Kidapawan City: City of Fruits and Highlands of Spring

Nestled at the foot of the Philippines' highest peak, Mt. Apo, Kidapawan City holds the distinction as the "Fruit Basket of Central Mindanao", producing an array of exotic tropical fruits like durian, mangosteen, rambutan, manggo, lanzones, banana, marang, pomelo, and many more. The abundant harvest of these high value crops is the focus of the annual colorful, exciting and exuberant “Timpupo” the Kidapawan City Fruit Festival held something during the months of July and August. 

Here, visitors will have an experience of a lifetime during the fruit Galore where tons exotic fruits are offered to the public to eat for free of charge.

For the adventurous and thrill seekers, Mt. Apo climbing in Kidapawan is for them. The city is the jump-off point of over 4,000 foreign and local mountaineers who wish to conquer its towering peak, or who just want to savor the freshness of the water and the air of the rainforest or to bathe in the warm mineral of Lake Agko.

Tourist Spots
Mt. Apo
Mt. Apo; photographed by Geo Esguerra 
At 2,954 meters (9,692 ft), Mount Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines. This majestic peak is one of the country's most popular climbing destinations. Several trails lead to the summit, coming from North Cotabato and Davao provinces. Arguably the easiest route to the National Park is through Kidapawan City with an average hike taking 3–4 days roundtrip. In the classification system used by local popular mountaineering website, the difficulty of the hike is 7 out of 9. Various sights along the trail include Lake Venado, one of the highest lakes in the Philippines, the solfataras and the old crater near its summit. The mountain may be climbed year-round or one can register and join the city's Summer Climb or the Annual October Trek / Climb.

Marble Falls and Hot Spring
A hidden twin falls about 60-70 feet high surrounded by hot springs.

Lake Venado
A lake hidden among the mountain ranges at an elevation of 7,200 feet above sea level- making it the highest lake in the Philippines. It's crystal-clear waters mirror the twin peaks of MT. APO.

Lake Agko
Kidapawan's hidden eden-Lake Agco situates itself at the foot of Mt. Apo, a steaming blue lake where hot and cold springs meet

Timpupo Festival, movable from July - August
Festivals of Lights, December 1 - January2