When in Malaybalay: Mt. Capistrano and Nasuli Spring Adventure

Mt. Capistrano is a notable peak which can be seen along the highways of Malaybalay, Bukidnon. It has become a favorite hiking destination for both newbies and skillful hikers.

The trek starts with concrete stairway then ascend to an almost 90 degrees angle (ropes are laid to assist the hiker). While climbing up, you get to see the view of the rice fields and be in awe with its beauty. You will reach the summit between 1-4 hours of trekking depending on your speed and stamina.

The rock formations are unique. The wide rice fields with majestic mountain ranges in the background were beautiful and breathtaking.

The only ugly thing about Mt. Capistrano is the garbage that is scattered along the trail. The community must help one another to conduct a campaign to keep it clean and green. They may provide orientation for the trekkers and make sure they don’t leave any trash behind.

How to get there:

Mt. Capistrano is one of the popular destinations when you get to Malaybalay City. It is particulary located in Sitio Binalbagan, Purok 9, Brgy Simaya.

If you’re from Malaybalay or Cagayan de Oro: you can take a bus or multicab(from malaybalay only) and tell the driver to drop you off at Brgy. Aglayan.  From there, hire a habal-habal that would take you to Sitio Binalbagan, Brgy. Simaya.

Fees and Rates:

Environmental fee: P20.00

Pay at Ms. Imelda Villaruz’ residence.

Nasuli Spring

A very good choice of relaxation after taking a long hiking in Mt. Capistrano is a soothing cold spring water- the Nasuli Spring. The pool’s fresh ice cold water that comes from a natural spring is gentle for the skin. Nasuli spring is a fresh water lagoon and is best for a summer getaway. Waste no time and take the plunge under the intense heat of the summer sun.

As we got there, we saw that the pool is quite deep. Its color is somewhat bluish to greenish. It is indeed a place to recommend especially for nature lovers. It is peaceful and we felt comfortable staying there for a while for it is surrounded by huge trees.

It is also best for family bonding and picnic. You can bring food and enjoy the rest of the day taking a dip in the water. However, make sure that you prioritize safety especially when you have children with you.

How to get there:

If you’re from Malaybalay or Cagayan de Oro: you can take a bus or multicab(from malaybalay only) and tell the driver/conductor to drop you off at Brgy. Bangcud.  From the highway, walk around 500 meters to get you to the spring.

Fees and Rates:

Entrance fee:
20.00 pesos (Adults)
10.00 pesos for children below 12 years old
150.00-200.00 pesos for Picnic Tables and Chairs



    1. Hi,
      Sa ako lng inana jpon akong thinking at first pero pag-saka nko dha safe man xa ky duol rman gd xa sa mga ny balay. Kumbaga distansya lng pila ka meters..
      And, sayon r kau ang trail pod, sementado og ny mga pisi pra dili r kau lisod.. Ask lang mo if naa ba cla available nga guide pra sure jud… Hangak jud xa pero worth it xa once mkaabot mo sa peak.. Ingat2 lang mo sa taas ky pangpang na kaau… be careful sa pag selfie2 😀 😀


  1. hi if gkan sa mt. capistrano and like u, aftr trek drtso sa nasuli cold spring unsay sakyan, aha mo sakay aha mo naug. thanks

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