three falls: hidden gem of sta. maria laguna

Three Falls

Famous name: Three Falls
Indigenous Name: Barók Falls
Location: Brgy. Laurel, Sta. Maria, Laguna
Trek time: 20-30 minutes

 

3 falls entry

The image above doesn’t actually represent the name of the waterfalls. The Three Falls gained its name because of the series of waterfalls that cascade along the river of Brgy. Laurel. This is according to the locals. The two other waterfalls are shown below this post.  Continue reading

mt. kalisungan

Mt. Kalisungan

Mt. Kalisungan
760 MASL
Calauan, Laguna
Jump off: Brgy. Lamot Dos, Calauan, Laguna
Trek time: 2.5 – 3 hrs.

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Looking for a relax day hike was never easy especially when you’re tired of climbing the same mountain over and over. There are things to consider if you’re doing this alone. First is budget, how much would you willing to spend for a quick day hike? Second is itinerary, answers to what, where and how’s. Though this may be hard to do, I find it interesting to plan my own itinerary and put on some rules so that I may know how to break them when I get there.

There’s always another weekend to plan after a long and arduous stressful weekdays. For this entry I found Mt. Kalisungan as my destination.

The planned dayhike becomes an overnight affair!

We boarded the Greenstar Bus in Buendia at around 4pm. After enduring 4 hrs of heavy traffic, we finally arrived in Masapang, Calauan where the duck monument can be found. We planned to stay for the night in Don Bosco relocation area where I know some folks. We bought some food for dinner to share. We arrived at around 8 pm and have our dinner. We stayed in one of the empty houses the relocation site and pitch our hammock. We used hammock to survive the night. Continue reading

A Quick getaway to Magdapio Falls

Magdapio (Pagsanjan) Falls via Cavinti

Cavinti, Laguna
Jump-off:  Pueblo El Salvador Cavinti Nature’s Park & Picnic Grove
Brgy. Tibatib, Cavinti

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When i was a kid or rather elementary student I only see Pagsanjan Falls in a post card in our classrooms. I’ve been fascinated with its beauty and swear to one day visit it and took photos of it myself. Finding time and making that promise fulfilled is somewhat harder than I imagined. On the year 2007 I was able to join a school activity “Coastal Clean Up” in Lumban, Laguna and that’s when I renewed my promise to visit Pagsanjan Falls because of the stories from locals and the sign board hanging all-over the road. Continue reading

Buntot Palos Falls: Perfect Escape for Summer

Buntot Palos Waterfalls

Brgy. Natividad, Pangil, Laguna
Jump-off Point: Barangay Balian
Height: Approximately 80 meters
Entrance Fee: P25.00 as of March 2014
Guide Fee: P300 (Standard)

The locals from Pangil, Laguna prefer to stay and have a dip in their nearby Panguil river eco-park and trek the Ambon-ambon waterfalls during summer season but the daring choose Buntot Palos falls which is much larger, more beautiful with stunning scenery and has an amazing landscape. Buntot Palos was named after a local fish commonly found in the area locally known as Palos (Eel). The shape of the waterfalls is just like that of an Eel so then they call it Buntot Palos.

Buntot Palos  is known all over the internet, in fact you’ll find different itineraries and tips on how to get there. Below you’ll find the itinerary of LS to Buntot Palos.

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March 9, 2014

Lakwatserong Sulit organized a trip with his friends to escape the heat of Manila. LS had been to Brgy. Balian many times over but it was for a community project in all the barangays of Pangil, Laguna. The first time he trek Buntot Palos was last Feb. 2013 with his beloved with the help from his friends from Balian. It was just a quick trip due to limited time. Continue reading

Buruwisan Falls, Lanzones Falls and Batya-batya Falls

Trekking Mt. Romelo for the second time.

The last time I trek here was during rainy season.  It was muddier and there are presence of “limatik” along the trail that made it more thrilling. It took us more than three hours during that time but this summer it only took us two and a half hour. Continue reading