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First, this isn't too far away. The landmark to this place? Look for Dafi Resort. That's where the entrance to the Aliw Falls is. That's where you'll start your journey, your short and simple 20 minute hike to one of the most amazing places I've seen. Don't worry, there's free parking in this resort, but don't expect too much (and hope there are not a lot of people visiting the place, as the open space for parking isn't that big).
Entrance fee? DONATION. No fixed amount. And there will be a tour guide available to help you get to the falls, and he won't ask for a fixed amount also. Just give what your heart feels like giving.
The hike to the falls was easier compared to the Hulugan falls (we went to both falls on the same day as they are sooooo close to one another). It was roughly a 20 minute hike, an easy one, the path isn't steep.
When you get there, make sure you ask the tour guide to take you to the TOP of the falls. Don't freak out, it looks high, but there's an easy path to get to the top, and it's gonna be worth it. Oh, aside from the top, you can also go to the middle part of the falls, where you'll have a closer look at the falls.
The resort offers a shower room for P15. Don't expect too much either. It's a simple, typical, province bathroom. No shower, just a pail. We just went for it since we really wanted to freshen up.
Really really had an amazing time! Perfect for group outings! Plus, there weren't too much people (we were the only ones there actually) and it's a trip that fits the budget!
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Last December we visited Hulugan and Talay Falls, but missed Aliw Falls. I promised myself that I will go back in Lusiana to see this 3rd falls.
Aliw Falls is located in Brgy. San Jose, Lusiana, Luguna. It was an unexpected trip – I rode a bus to Sta. Cruz around 11am to meet my friend in Los Baños.
▪️11AM – Bus to Los Baños
▪️1AM – Bus to Sta Cruz
▪️2:10 – Bujeep to Lucban. Tell the driver/conductor to drop you off to Brgy. San Jose (DAFI RESORT)
▪️2:51 – We reached the jumping off point to Aliw Falls.
We paid 50 pesos for donation fee and took a tour guide to assist us (No fixed rate). It was an easy trail. Mostly flat hike, but you will cross a river so better wear trekking sandals instead of trekking shoes.
We were able to reach the falls in less than 15 minutes. It was an amazing view. It’s a layer of waters gushing to the bottom, smaller than Hulugan but larger than Talay.
Our tour guide assisted us to the top of the falls. We climbed and were able to witness the top view of it. If you’re brave enough, they allow cliff diving here unlike in Hulugan.
You can also bring your own baon or eat near the falls, but make sure not to leave any trace of your trash.
"On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it." - Jules Renard
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Who would've have thought that there's a place close to heaven situated in a small town of Luisiana in Laguna. I brought my friends with me for another chasing waterfalls adventure this time. After our Hulugan and Talay falls, we went to the underrated Aliw Falls. Tour guides are not allowed to enter so we requested to drop us at the jump off. Just a 5 minute walk from Brgy. San Salvador to Mountain Hillcrest homes in Brgy.San Jose is where the Aliw Falls hides.
We met Jason, one of the locals here. He is a shy type of guy but he has one of the best smiles. He led us to get to the waterfalls. Jason said that Aliw Falls is temporary closed to public due to some conflicts but that didn't bother us. We asked him a favor to bring us to the caretaker to negotiate. They allowed us to get to the falls but we're not allowed to swim as part of the negotiation.. We just took photos and left the place after.
To get to Aliw Falls, one needs to cross a small river and pass through a plantation and rice fields. It was lovely to see horses and goats on our way. Wear rash guard and leggings because there's a lot of Limatiks (leech) especially when it rains. After 25 minute of gradual trek, I heard the very entertaining sound of Aliw Falls. This 65 feet waterfalls holds a beautiful characteristic of its own because of different reasons.The flat rocks and edges where the water cascades makes the view very surreal! Since we're not allowed to swim, we just sat down right in front of the falls and readied our cameras for some photo ops. The water is not clear maybe because it was raining hard that day. Taking a closer look at The falls made me think, why they don't allow the public to see this very entertaining and enchanting falls? I hope that the two Barangays will fix this conflict soon! The beauty of Aliw Falls is useless if they remain it closed to public.
If you're planning to visit this place, I suggest to coordinate with the Barangay first to avoid hassle just like what we've experience here. Waterproof everything. leave no trace. No fixed tour guide fee.
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