The town of New Corella is dubbed as Davao del Norte’s water basin because of the amount of waterfalls and unblemished springs present in the municipality.

Among the pristine water bodies scattered in the municipality is the Panas Eco-Cultural Park – an eco-park that’s the perfect spot for hikers and river trekkers.

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Panas Eco-Cultural Park is a protected zone and an LGU operated resort teeming with natural resources. It is a known spot which is only 30 minutes away by private vehicle from Tagum City. Due to the relaxing verdant surroundings and natural atmosphere, it has become the primary attraction of New Corella and has even become the most visited tourism spot in Davao del Norte.

Panas Waterfalls

The main feature of the eco-park is the Panas Waterfalls, a multi-tiered waterfall nestled in the protected forest that runs with cascading waters and layers of glistening water streams flowing along the majority of the park. The most prominent layer of the waterfalls is composed of gigantic rock formations smoothed over by the flowing water and waiting at the base of it is a turquoise basin of cool water that’s ready for splashing.

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 At the top of the 30-foot rock formation are low-level falls with gentle streams. There are also a couple more naturally formed pools at the top level that are also safe enough for a refreshing dip. If the natural pools get too crowded then the park also has man-made pools that are just equally refreshing to swim in.

Aside from swimming, there are stores nearby that offer food and drinks to replenish everyone’s energy while staying in their cottages. Visitors may also bring uncooked meat for lunch as there are grilling stations where they can cook them. There are no restaurants nearby so it is advisable to bring food that will last during the stay to keep the entire group filled while splashing in and exploring the park.

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Although there are still a few improvements that are being done to the park to accommodate all the needs of its visitors, Panas Eco-Cultural Park remains to be a one of the best summer destinations for the family due to its refreshing streams. Moreover, the cool natural breeze surrounding the park is a breath of fresh air for those who live in the cities.



  • Entrance fee: P50 per head
  • Parking fee: P10 per vehicle (as of 2018)


  • Big Cottage: P600 per 8 hours, good for 8 persons
  • Small Cottage: P300 per 8 hours, good for 4 persons
  • Dormitory: P300 for 12 hours (as of 2018)
  • Function Hall: P5000, good for 60 people (as of 2018)
    • Can be reserved at the LGU tourism office


  • Hard Liquor
    • Big: P10 per P-Bottle
    • Small: P5 per P-Bottle
  • Soft Drinks
    • Big: P10 per P-Bottle
    • Small: P5 per P-Bottle



Exact location: Carcor, New Corella, Davao del Norte

BY BUS: Find your way to Davao Bus Terminal. From there, ride a bus going to Tagum City. Upon arrival in Tagum, take a jeepney going to New Corella. Ask the jeepney driver to drop you off at Panas Eco-Cultural Park.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Panas Eco-Cultural Park” in New Corella, Davao del Norte. Parking space is available upon arrival

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