What started in 2006 as a way of leisure turned out to be a way of living life to its fullest!
I am a spelunker, trekker, adventurer, photo enthusiast, river rafter, motorbike and bike enthusiast, waterfalls chaser, playwright, poet, nature tripper, professor, lawyer, blogger, and a lone traveler. I am a Filipino!
This is my life. TRAVEL!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Twin Falls, San Juan, Kalayaan, Laguna
I have seen so many water falls in the Philippines but I had to see the falls in Rizal and Laguna. Once you see one, you simply cannot get enough of it and you crave for more!
The Twin Falls in Kalayaan is one of the best tourist spots in Laguna. I did not know that there was such a place until I looked at the tourist spots in the map of Laguna and one of the tourist spots highlighted is the Twin Falls.
How to get there
From Manila or Cubao, board a bus going to Sta. Cruz. The bus ride is more or less 3 hours depending on the traffic in Los Banos. From Sta. Cruz, ride a jeepney to Siniloan and alight at the Kalayaan town proper. Then, go to St. John, the Evangelist Church (the jump-off point) and trek the path towards the falls. The trek is good for 10 minutes and it is an uphill climb.
Adult - P40
Child - P20
Cottage - P300
Room - P500
Overnight starts 4:00 pm - 8:00 am
The first falls
Initially, I was expecting only one water falls. But I was told by the locals that there are so many falls in the vicinity. The last time I saw so many falls was in Lake Sebu. And because of that information, I got excited and hurried my way towards the falls.
The first falls can be seen at the entrance. It was a sight! A sight you should see for yourself.
Falls No. 2
The second falls is part of the twin falls but it is not that tall.
Falls No. 3
The third falls is the source of water of the man-made swimming pool.
Falls No. 4
The fourth falls needs a little ascending trek.
Falls No. 5
My personal favorite is the fifth falls because it is the tallest and it has a cave. According to my guide, Nilo (0916-596-9523), that aside from the five falls, there are other falls which are hidden and can be reached after hours of trekking. After knowing the information, I told myself that I will explore it the next time I am with my travel buddies.
After 2 hours in Twin Falls, since weather was not good that day, I decided to go home to Batangas. It's really fun in Laguna!