For the souls that crave waterfalls and endless waterfalls. For the obsessed nature-lover longing to see the greatness of the roaring waters in between towering cliffs. For the lazy ass who does not want hours of trekking to witness the beauty of a 200ft wonder. And for the hearts that yearn to discover a new place to feed their wanderlust. Behold, the land of the great waterfalls is about to give you its best beauty yet.
Laguna is indeed home of some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. The abundance of roaring beauties in shades of emerald waters echoing off the sheer rock walls makes the province a treasure that one needs to witness. Given its accessibility, with just a 3 hour distance from the Metro, the province makes it a lot possible to reunite with nature in a matter of minutes trekking the woods.
Little did people know that aside from its famous Pagsanjan, Majajay, and Buntot-Palos Falls, the province is about to unleash one of its best kept secret yet. A gorgeous thing perfect for your 600 peso budget. A stunning 200ft wonder with all the beauty in just a half an hour trek. But, for the love of pain, there’s a 2-hour route which tours you from the top of the falls down to its basin. You have options. You know what’s best for you.
So ladies, gents, readers. You owe it to yourself to at least, once, experience the beauty of Laguna. Because tucked away from the municipality of Luisiana, Laguna, is Hulugan falls, one of the most beguiling of sights you shouldn’t miss in the entirety of your lifetime.
Hulugan falls has been an awe-inspiring sight ever since a man discovered a carabao that fell from the top of the falls to the foot of the 200ft giant. It is from that incident that the waterfalls was named “Hulugan.” Witty as it may sound, the thunder roars of the enormous waterfalls makes it a one hell of a water-fueled badass you need to see.
The gorgeous beauty is also one of the few places that offers you a glimpse of the top of the falls before the basin. You also have options: take the easy trail (longer hike – 2hrs) or the difficult, the steep one, (but shorter – 30mins) during your trek. The two-hour trail prototype is adventurous and lets you crisscross streams. So better prepare yourselves for some stone-hopping!
One of the benefits of the longer trail is that it will lead you to another stunning beauty. A nice place for a breather. The Great Talay Falls! With completely mesmerizing gentle roars cascading down the lush green covered boulders, taking a dip in this amazing wonder will surely benefit your mind, body, and soul.
So there you have it, folks. The Land of the Great Waterfalls and it’s remarkable roaring beauties. Visit Laguna now!
How to get to both Hulugan and Talay Falls:
Take ride a bus bound to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Tell the driver to drop you off at “Pagsawitan.” There are various bus companies from Buendia and Cubao terminals offering the said route. At Sta. Cruz, ride a jeepney bound to Lucban (near Frank’s Burger) and tell the driver to drop you off at Barangay San Salvador. Note that the schedule of trips starts at 4:20am and leaves every 20 minutes.
You also need to inform the Barangay before the date of your visit. You may contact them through these numbers: 0921-375-5825 / 0928-975-9752. Guide fees are fixed at 650php good for 5pax. A registration fee of 15php is expected during the visit.
Also, this simple day trip itinerary might help:
02:30 Meet-up at Mcdo Buendia LRT
03:00 Ride Bus to Sta. Cruz
05:00 Sta. Cruz
06:00 Start Trek
07:30 Talay Falls, Break
09:00 Hulugan Falls
14:00 Trek down
16:00 Travel to Sta. Cruz
17:00 Travel to Manila
Enjoy your trip and, always, Choose Philippines!
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