Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the Philippines according to Travel Bloggers (Part 1)

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What is the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the Philippines? I guess it’s really hard to tell specially in a country that has so many hidden wonders.

Sta Cruz Falls
Santa Cruz Falls in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte

The Philippines is blessed with so many photogenic waterfalls. The country may not have a waterfall that is as mesmerizing as the Niagara Falls but we have our own list of enticing cascades that can be found in different parts of the archipelagic islands.

To make it easier, I gathered the list of the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the Philippines according to Pinoy Travel Bloggers and here they are:

Oman Serapio of Oman is an Island, the traveling Lawyer has Bigaho Waterfalls on top of his list.

Bigaho Waterfalls by Oman Serapio
Bigaho Waterfalls by Oman Serapio

This is Bigaho Waterfalls located in Port Barton, Palawan. I love this falls because every nook and cranny of the place provides photo opportunities with combinations of boulders of all sizes and soft cascades between and around it. And if you have noticed, there is a boulder there that resembles a contoured-face. Bigaho Waterfalls can be reached via a twenty-minute boat ride from Port Barton proper and then a short and easy 15-minute trek from the white sand beaches of Sitio Bigaho up the Water Falls. (checkout his blogpost about Bigaho Waterfalls in Palawan)

Dong Ho of Escape Islands loves exploring road less traveled destinations. One of his recent discovery is the beautiful Imugan Falls in Nueva Viscaya.

Imugan Falls in Nueva Viscaya
Imugan Falls in Nueva Viscaya

A bit secluded from the highway is this small quiet village of Imugan West of Nueva Vizcaya. Apart from the beautiful pine forest in that area, it has this beautiful waterfalls. A short trek from the village leads to an easy trail with some parts crossing the river.

An added feature to this waterfalls would be the often foggy environ. Trekking won’t be a hassle and despite its accessibility from the town village, oftentimes you’ll find yourself alone in the area. (checkout his Imugan Falls blogpost)

Isadora Morales of Tripadora.com’s top pick is Tinuy-An Falls in Surigao del Sur.

Tinuy-An Falls by Izah Morales
Tinuy-An Falls by Izah Morales

Tinuy-An Falls of Surigao del Sur, which claims to be the widest in the Philippines, can be considered of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines. One can take a natural bath/hydrotherapy when visiting this falls. Other falls are just for sightseeing but not Tinuy-An where you can actually experience the waterfalls itself.

When I went there for a birthday trip, I felt one with nature. I got soaked under the Tinuy-An Falls and saw a rainbow. (checkout her blogpost about Tinuy-An Falls)

Ian dela Pena of Brown Man Trips shares why he loves Batya-Batya Waterfalls in Mt. Romelo Sinoloan, Laguna.

Batya Batya Waterfalls
Batya Batya Waterfalls

I like this falls because it not that intimidating, it is actually very inviting to people and take a dip. The falls features a small basin at the top that the water turns into a small pool before it drops below, you can enjoy this small but beautiful waterfall by scaling it and climbing to the top by using the vines coming from the tree. Its a waterfall that you can really enjoy! (checkout his blogpost about Batya-Batya Waterfalls)

Francis Balgos of Pala-Lagaw.com shares how he discovered Ditumabo Mother Falls in Aurora Province.

Ditumabo Mother Falls
Ditumabo Mother Falls

Nestling at the foot of the mountains in the borders of San Luis, Aurora, this mother falls is a sight to behold. The trek took 30 minutes following the huge pipeline from the San Luis Hydro Plant, while passing through water springs that’s actually fed by the falls itself. The rush of water is cold, which gives you an idea with whats up ahead. The trails, some part of it is reminiscent of forrested paths in “Temple Run”.

This is the Mother Falls of Aurora, a falls with a 140 ft drop. Located in a secluded circular vale, with steep slippery rocks filled with moss’s, wild flowers and wild blooms of orchids. The area is thickly forested, no resorts or cottages anywhere. (checkout his post about Ditumabo Waterfalls)

Edcel Suyo of Soloflighted.com– a well traveled Blogger from Cebu picks Merloquet Falls of Zamboanga City as his favorite waterfalls.

Zamboanga Merloket Falls
Zamboanga Merloket Falls

A 1.5 hour drive from Zamboanga city, you have to pass through several security checkpoints to get to Merloquet Falls. The waterfalls is divided into two where the upper falls is deeper which is great for swimming. The lower falls is where you can get massages through the water-drops.

What I like best is the water cascading on the rocks which adds drama to the beauty of this waterfalls. (read his post about Merloket Falls)

Mervs of PinoyAdventurista.com shares why Tinago Falls in Biliran is his top pick.

Tinago Falls in Biliran
Tinago Falls in Biliran

Unknown to many, Tinago Falls in the town of Caibiran, Biliran (some 20 kilometers away from the capital town of Naval) has a stunning height of about 90 feet. It falls from a stone ridge into a catch basin surrounded by big rock formations. The place is teeming with tall trees, vines and lush greens surrounding which adds to its natural exquisiteness.

Going to the falls is so easy; it is located a few meters from the hi-way and a pathway leading to the park where the falls is located had already been set. Tourists and visitors come here for a swim in its clear cool water. Cottages and picnic area where set-up available for the guests. An entrance fee of 10 pesos is collected upon entering the park. Of all the waterfalls I’ve visited in Biliran, this is my favorite. (checkout his blogpost about Tinago Falls)

Zigfred Diaz of Backpackpolymath.com shares about his favorite waterfalls in Cebu called Mantayupan Falls.

Mantayupan Falls
Mantayupan Falls

About an hour and a half from Cebu City, is a hidden gem undiscovered by a lot of people. I say undiscovered because it is only in the past few years that it has been opened up to the public. In fact, not much has been written about this place in the web. This undiscovered paradise is no other than the marvelous and majestic Mantayupan falls. The approximately 200 feet high Mantayupan Falls is located close to the east end of Carcar-Barili Road, Cebu Philippines where it connects to the national highway. Pools at various heights flow into the basin. I knew about this place when I read an obscure column about it in a newspaper.

You need only to walk less than 5 minutes to reach the main falls. On the way to the main falls you pass by some mini-falls which adds excitement as to the view that lies ahead. What’s good about Mantyupan is that there is not much development in the main falls. There are only a few cottages up front and the places to sleep in are still under construction and located several meters away from the main falls So next time if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustles of city life, experience the marvel and majesty of Mantyupan falls. (checkout his post about Mantayupan Falls in Cebu)

Ephraim Arriesgado of Selflesstravels.com is a Licensed Nurse who’s passion is to travel to learn and inspire other Filipinos to give traveling a try. Learn why Bito Falls in Javier Leyte is one of his favorite waterfalls.

Bito Falls in Javier Leyte
Bito Falls in Javier Leyte

This is the Bito Falls in Javier, Leyte. Situated at the heart of the rainforest in Javier, the falls is indeed majestic and beautiful. Locals say that this is just one of the two waterfalls in the area. I love this waterfalls because of its wonderful location- a secluded place among the mountains of the region, and the waterfalls itself is spectacular, breathtaking, and amazing!

One can reach the falls after 2 hours of river trekking, and the best way to enjoy the area and the falls is through an overnight camping trip. (read his blogpost about Bito Falls in Javier)

Jinkee Umali love to explore nearby destinations especially Laguna as she documented it with http://calamba-online.com/.

Taytay Falls at Majayjay Laguna
Taytay Falls at Majayjay Laguna

As I traveled around the country to explore waterfalls, still one of the most beautiful, huge and ready to plunge in for dip is the refreshing, uber cold springs of Taytay falls located in Majayjay, Laguna. A quick 2.5 hour drive tour if one is residing in the metro with no effort of booking a flight. For less than P 500, one can experience a travel trek adventure with your pack lunch behind captivating nature at its best. Check this link for more details – http://calamba-online.com/

Marky Ramone Go of NomadicExperiences.com shares why he picked Bolinao Waterfalls as his favorite.

Bolinao Waterfalls
Bolinao Waterfalls

Bolinao Waterfalls is one of my favorites because it has a wide pool fit for a whole afternoon of swimming and a 15-20 feet main waterfall. The water is crystal green because of its surrounding vegetation, you can sit under a shade and read a book while listening to the endless flow of the waters. For couples, you might wanna channel the legend of two star-crossed lovers “Boli” and “Nao” while skinny dipping. (checkout his blogpost about Bolinao Falls)

Ervin Malicdem of Schadow1 Expeditions shares his challenging trip to Malibiclibic Falls in Cavite.

Malibiclibic Falls
Malibiclibic Falls (looks like errrm)

One of my favorite falls as it is a challenge to get here. A result of convergence of 3 rivers from Maragondon, Aguinaldo, and Magallanes, Cavite. Due to thousands of years of pounding a 300-meter cliff, the water has found its way through it thus creating the Malibiclibic Falls.
It is a hidden waterfall as it can be accessed not by climbing but by descending through a ravine from the grasslands of Aguinaldo, Cavite. (check his blog entry about Malibiclibic Falls)

CA de Ramos of Adventurousfeet.com shares why everyone should visit Bomod-ok Falls in Sagada.

Bomod-ok Falls in Sagada
Bomod-ok Falls in Sagada

It is hard to choose from many waterfalls as we are blessed with many resources and every waterfalls is unique on its own. But why Bomod-ok Falls in Sagada should be part of your list? The long trek and great scenery on its way will make your journey to the falls so worth it you would want to dip in its very cold water.

Bomod-ok falls also known as The Big Falls is one of the must see when in Sagada, Mountain Province. It takes more or less 1.5 hours to reach the falls. (checkout her Sagada Experience post)

Aleah of Solitarywanderer.com shares her favorite “Green Falls” located in her hometown in Surigao del Sur.

The Green Falls
The Green Falls

The Green Falls in Surigao del Sur is just one of the many waterfalls in the province. It was opened to the public only last year, after the owners have developed it by putting in cottages and wooden walkways.

What I like best about it is that it’s multi-layered. There are seven tiers, and if you’re adventurous, you can follow the river and look at or swim in all seven waterfalls. The photo shows the first one, called Cagpangi Falls. Check out my post: The Green Falls in Surigao del Sur. (read her post about The Green Falls).

Shugah Kang of WanderingShugah.com thinks that Dodiongan Falls is her favorite among the various waterfalls that can be found in Iligan City.

Dodiongan Falls
Dodiongan Falls

This is Dodiongan Falls in Brgy. Bonbonon, Iligan City. It is one of my favorite waterfalls because it is huge and it has a cool blue lagoon, so ideal for swimming. The said falls is accessible via a trek along the river banks, approximately 20-30minutes away. – It would be awesome to spend the day listening to your favorite tracks or just read a good book. Its a good place to be one with the nature. (read her post about Dodiongan Falls in Iligan City)

Continuation : Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the Philippines according to Travel Bloggers (Part 2)

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