Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hike to Casaroro Falls

Casaroro Falls is a refreshing mountain waterfall dropping from the jungle of Mt. Talinis, the mountain that towers behind Dumaguete City. It is a sight to behold as a 20-meter column of white water heavily pours down from the mountain. The catch basin is a refreshing pool challenging swimmers with the powerful current coming from the falls.

From Manila, you can go to Dumaguete City where there are daily flights (Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific). It takes less than 30 minutes travel from Dumaguete City to Valencia. You can either hire a van or any private vehicle to go there or you can also use public conveyance. From the town of Valencia, you can hire a motorcycle called "habal-habal" and ask the driver to take you to the top of the mountain road to access the entrance of the falls. To witness this natural beauty, you will need to hike your way down through a steep but well-marked stairs.