Chasing waterfalls in Laguna

Chasing waterfalls on your bucket list? Why not make it happen! Go on an adventure in Laguna, solo or with your travel buddies!

Unfortunately we went there on a hot summer weekend so it is extra hard for us in trekking, there are more crowd than weekdays and also the waterfalls are bit dry.

So here’s the guide to my waterfalls adventure in Laguna:

Taytay falls, Majayjay, Laguna

The second most famous waterfall in Laguna next to pagsanjan falls.

DO NOT GO HERE ON A WEEKEND! I REPEAT, DO NOT GO HERE ON A WEEKEND!!!!

It can be a CROWDED POND OF ITIK on a weekend… Hahaha!

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What to wear:

  • sandals, aqua shoes (slippers.. it’s okay but you’ll have difficulty in climbing on boulders)
  • rashguard
  • leggings, shorts
  • any comfy clothes (be ready to get wet with water and sweat. lol)
  • cap

Hidden Falls, Luisiana, Laguna

The not so hidden anymore falls. Lol

The way to the hidden falls is dangerous and very exhausting so be careful!

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I actually forgot the name of this one. 😦

Swimming in this waterfall is prohibited.

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Hulugan falls

The highlight of the trip!

Too sad the fall is a bit dry but we still enjoyed our trip! 🙂

In case you run out of drinking water, there is an available water source near the small cave.

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Total Damage:

  • Van rental – 715 php
  • Toll fees (nlex) – 54php
  • Toll fees (slex) – 68 php
  • Taytay falls registration fee – 20 php
  • Hulugan falls registration fee – 20 php
  • Local guide – 50 php
  •  Tricycle from hulugan jump off back to kapitan’s house – 10 php

Note: We are seven persons in our group so the amounts above are already divided per person.

Things to bring:

  • waterproof bags
  • waterproof camera – If you dont have one, put them in a waterproof case.
  • water – There are water springs that you can get mineral water along the way
  • packed foods
  • extra clothes
  • towel
  • toiletries
  • PACK A LOT OF COURAGE AND STRENGTH!! 🙂

Notes:

  • The guide fee has no fixed price, it really depends on you how much you’ll pay your guide. (based on his awesomeness while guiding, maybe? lol)
  • Be physically prepared because the way to the falls is pretty exhausting. (I warned ya already.)
  • The trail could really be slippery, so be extra careful.

 

How to get there:

  • Via Bus:
  • Ride a DLTB bus going to Sta. Cruz, Laguna
  • Ride a jeep going to San salvador, Luisiana
  • You’ll see a sign that says ‘To Hulugan Falls’ and it will direct you to Kapitan’s house where the registration station is.
  • 1 hour to 2 hour trek (depends on your pacing/speed)
  • Via Car:
  •  Drive south in SLEX taking Calamba exit.
  • From the toll gate turn left passing the bridge and follow the National Highway going to Sta Cruz.
  • Then go tothe way to  Cavinti. Upon reaching Brgy. San Salvador turn right to the street with a signage to on the way Hulugan falls.

 

 

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