Sinulom Falls and Bolao Cold Spring are two captivating natural attractions located in the hinterlands of Cagayan de Oro City and Talakag, Bukidnon. These enchanting sites offer visitors a refreshing escape from bustling city life and provide an opportunity to reconnect with nature’s beauty.

Sinulom Falls is nestled amidst lush greenery, approximately 45 minutes away from Cagayan de Oro. Its name is derived from the local dialect, meaning “hidden.” True to its name, Sinulom Falls is tucked away in a secluded area, offering a serene and peaceful ambiance to those who venture there. The falls cascade down from a height of about 25 feet into a clear, turquoise pool, creating a picturesque scene.

The wonderful falls do not come from a river on the top of the mountains of Talakag but from an aquafer in the middle of the mountain cliff overflowing and cascading on the cliff.

To reach Sinulom Falls, visitors must embark on a super-step road going down the place. Once at the falls, visitors will wonder at the breathtaking cascading falls on the cliff. Once there you can take a dip in the refreshing pools available overlooking the cascading falls. The surrounding area provides ample space for relaxation, with some visitors choosing to have a picnic or simply bask in the tranquility of the surroundings. Photographers will find themselves captivated by the natural beauty, as the falls provide a stunning backdrop for memorable snapshots.

Bolao Cold Spring

Another natural wonder in the area is Bolao Cold Spring. Nestled in Barangay Sand Isidro on the side of Talakag, Bukidnon. Bolao Spring is a hidden gem known for its crystal-clear waters and peaceful atmosphere. The spring is nestled in a lush forest, offering a refreshing respite from the tropical heat.

Visitors to Bolao Spring are greeted by a large pool, formed by the spring’s cool waters. The pool is surrounded by towering trees, creating a canopy of shade and adding to the overall serenity of the place. The water is so clear that visitors can see the rocks and pebbles at the bottom, enticing them to take a refreshing swim.

Apart from swimming, Bolao Spring also provides an excellent opportunity for leisurely activities such as picnicking and sunbathing. The area is equipped with picnic tables and shaded huts, inviting visitors to relax and enjoy a meal amidst the natural beauty. Nature lovers will appreciate the diverse flora and fauna that can be found in the place, making it an ideal destination for birds, butterflies, and dragonfly watching, or simply immersing oneself in the sights and sounds of nature.

Both Sinulom Falls and Bolao Spring offer a tranquil escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, allowing visitors to appreciate the wonders of nature. These hidden gems showcase Cagayan de Oro’s natural beauty, providing an unforgettable experience for those seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of nature.