Monday, June 23, 2014

Bunga Twin Falls, Nagcarlan, Laguna

Underground Cemetery
Nagcarlan, Laguna is known for having its Underground Cemetery.
But other than this tourist spot, there is also another one that you should not miss.

Inside the Underground Cemetery
It was a beautiful Sunday morning and Alvin Mendoza and I decided to cruise around Laguna and visit the various water falls of Laguna. Our first stop that day was the famous Taytay Falls in Majayjay. Going back from Majayjay, our next stop was the Bunga Twin Falls in Nagcarlan, Laguna. But along the way, we had to stop and take souvenir pictures of this national treasure - the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

After our souvenir shots, we decided to head towards our destination.


The starting point of the tour was Nagcarlan Municipal Hall. From there, we headed to Barangay Bunga and you will definitely enjoy the view while cruising towards the falls.

How to get there 

From Manila (Pasay) or Cubao, ride a bus going to Lucena.

From Buendia, Pasay (Manila), ride either DLTB, Jam Liner, Lucena Lines or Jac Liner going to Lucena. Fare is around P100 only. Travel time is more or less 80-90 minutes. Alight in San Pablo City, ride a tricycle to the terminal of the jeep going to Nagcarlan, Laguna. Travel time to the tricycle terminal is 12-15 minutes. Reaching the Nagcarlan jeep terminal, ride the jeep to Nagcarlan. Fare is P25.00 and travel time is 15-20 minutes from San Pablo City to Nagcarlan. Alight at the Nagcarlan market, and then ride the tricycle to Bunga Twin Falls (Barangay Bunga). Rent of the tricycle is P60.00 or P20/pax. Tricycle ride is 8-10 minutes.

You will enjoy the trike ride to Bunga Twin falls because of the scenery along the way.

There is another mode of going there. But this time the route is from Antipolo. But I do not recommend this if you are staying in Manila. 

From Antipolo, ride the jeep going to Siniloan. From Siniloan, another jeepney ride to Sta. Cruz. From Sta. Cruz, another jeepney ride to Liliw, Laguna. And from Liliw, another jeepney ride to Nagcarlan. And from Nagcarlan Market, the tricycle ride to Bunga Twin Falls.

And the last mode is via Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

     
From the town of Nagcarlan, it took us less than 10 minutes before we reached the parking area. The fee for the parking area is P15.00/ vehicle.


A couple of steps from the parking area, we reached the entrance of the falls and paid P5.00/pax as entrance fee. 



From the entrance, Alvin and I had to descend towards the falls. The path is quite easy, unless it rains of course, and it then becomes slippery. It took us only less than 2 minutes before we reached the site of the falls.


And finally, we reached - Bunga Twin Falls!

panoramic view
Honestly, I prefer Bunga Twin Falls vis-a-vis Taytay Falls for the simple reason that it is not yet developed compared to the numerous structures in Taytay Falls. More so, the crowd is lesser than in Taytay Falls.



Entrance fee - P5.00/pax
Rent of cottage - P200 or P300
Overnight rent of cottage - P400
Payment for the barangay tanod (security) for overnight stay - minimum of P300 or higher depending on your kind discretion
Tent rent - bring your own 
Tent space - no fee (best spot is at the parking area)
hammock rent- bring your own
Place to set up your hammock - there are plenty to choose from at the parking area

Activities
swimming, nature tripping, trekking, camping

Water is deep!

Contact person/OIC at the entrance - Ms. Rema Ortiz (0949-625-9301)

With Biyaheng Tipid (lady in brown) and Larga-Bista (guy in red)
The best part of the tour was that  I got the opportunity/privilege of meeting my fellow bloggers who were taking a dip in the cold water of the river. I met Biyaheng Tipid and Larga-Bista! I hope in the near future I will be given the chance to meet my idol Pinay Travel Junkie! That would surely be a moment to remember! =)

It's Really Fun in Bunga Twin Falls!

20 comments:

  1. Iba na ang sikat

    #PogiProblems

    - Alvin

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  2. many thanks po....its a big honor for me...thanks for mentioning us in your blog...

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  3. ganda po dito. gusto po nmen puntahan ng friends ko this weekend.
    hassle po ba kpag nagdala kme sasakyan, or mas best kung magcommute lang kme?.

    -sonzi, las piñas city.

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    1. Better ang may sasakyan. Pero madali lang naman din mag commute

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  4. Good evening po.thank you blog niyo... we have a project po kc to advertise a place. And laking tulong po sa akin ung blog nio in how can i do my proj.in a beautiful scenery in a cheaper cost.. we are planning to go either majayjay or nagcarlan..we will stay in paciano rizal,calamba..it's our first time po.. any advice nman po,sa friday na po kc nmin gagawin eh

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    1. Bring enough money and be street smart.

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  5. May kuryente po ba jan?

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  6. Pwede din po ba magsama ng puppy?

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  7. Hello sir, we have tent po.and we are planning to stay there overnight. May babayaran pa po bang security fee?thanks in advance

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  8. sir gano po katagal ang pag trekking

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  9. Looks nice! We'll visit this place this Sunday. Thank you for writing this travel guide. :)

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  10. Sir I want to know if there's a shower room? or if there's a close room for overnight?

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  11. Necessary po ba yung barangay tanod for the overnight stay??

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  12. may 3 diwata daw po jan?

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  13. Hi, just want to ask if there's any resort near bunga falls that we can stay for a night? Thanks!

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  14. Great! thanks for sharing this.

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  15. Big thanks for this..passed by this place ystrday in search of resort but almost night time,so we decided to settle in Los Banos hot spring resort...we wl still come back to experience Bunga Twin Falls this week..

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