Kapatagan, Davao del Sur is roughly 2 to 2 1/2 hours away from Davao City. My friend who’s visiting from Manila and I traveled to Digos City and from there, we proceeded to Kapatagan where Camp Sabros, the zipline and outdoor adventure park, is located.
A trip to Kapatagan is something that I’m sure adventure enthusiasts would love. The only public transportation available are the vans at the Old Terminal in Digos city and the habal-habal (sturdy, rough-road motorcycles that can carry up to four people while traveling through uphill and circuitous roads).
The temperature noticeably becomes cooler as you travel farther into the highlands of Kapatagan. The district is known to be one of the country’s major producer of civet coffee. The elevation, view, colder temperature, and pine trees reminded me of Baguio City and Sagada. But other than those, Kapatagan has its unique charms and sense of peaceful isolation. The road feels less traveled than the more popular Baguio, Benguet, and Sagada routes.
I’m not a huge fan of motorcycles, in fact, I try to avoid riding on one as much as I can. But for me, one of the best ways to enjoy the scenic view of the Digos City-Kapatagan road is while on board a habal-habal. Thankfully, the habal-habal drivers I’ve come across shared the same caution and care that helped in reducing or eliminating my fears.