Compostela Valley is one of the provinces in Mindanao with a protected landscape found in Mainit Hot Spring, Nabunturan. Endemic species can be found both in its landscape and seascape.
Several environment initiatives were pursued to protect and preserve its natural resouces which are precious assests of the province.
A THE DAY IN THE CRATER
An eight-hectare boiling cauldron of greenish-yellow murk, surrounded by mountain walls pockmarked by sulfur. The crater in nestled on a
small cusp of the hill of Amakan, New Leyte in the municipality of Maco.
Visit the Mainit Hot Spring in Mainit, Maco is located 22.5 kms. North of Tagum City via the municipality of Mawab and half a kilometre from Masara Mines. The dominant population is Mansaka.
The sulphuric hotspring and its perimeter are surrounded on three sides by forested slopes from where the spring cascades into a hot waterfall. Hot ulphuric water cascades on ledges from vents on the hillsides to form waterfalls. Visits are allowed year-round.