Bukal, Majayjay, Laguna
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I was here last Feb 29, Monday, Chinese New Year (yata) (thanks to my planner)
Since we are all from San Pablo City, we decided to meet up there. We met at 5:30 am and left the meeting place at around 6:30 am. We had a jeepney ride from San Pablo City to Liliw for about 1 and half hour and tricycle to jump off at Majayjay, Laguna for less than 30 minutes. At the jump off area we had registration and our assigned tour guide were given since everyone should have one. So we need to trek/walk before reaching the falls. Our tour guide said this would only last for less than an hour but I think we walked for more than one hour since it was raining slightly. Muddy trail? Yes!! Haha. As we arrive, there were few people around. I think because of the rain and too early too trek/hike to falls. We were there almost 9:30 - 10 am. Awesome falls!!! Very cold water. The view was very majestic. Small area to stay if you don't want to get wet. So I suggest brace yourselves to get wet from the falls. I don't know why am I not ready and forgot to bring stuff like shampoo and soap to get dressed before going home. We stayed there for less than 2 hours, took some photos and some catching up with friends. We also had our early lunch there. I had rice meal with boiled egg. So before going home, we went back to barangay hall where we registered earlier. We used there comfort room to take a bath and change our clothes. Since it's too early to go home, we decided to chill at Liliw, Laguna.
Expenses (cant remember the exact amount)
Jeep from San Pablo City to Liliw : 30-40 php
Tricycle from Liliw, Laguna to Majayjay: 50-60php
Registration fee: 20-50 php
Toir guide: 300php (fixed rate)
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Check out the video I made for this review: https://youtu.be/9KDT6DrCoxs
After seeing pictures of Hulugan falls on my phone, my sister really wanted to do a family day trip. And so she invited the whole family to spend a weekend during her off to go trekking, but I thought that the trip to Hulugan falls would be too difficult for my parents so we searched for an alternative. After a few searches on google, I found nice pictures of a 'not-so-popular' waterfalls in Majayjay, Laguna - Bukal falls! I saw that Dennis O recommended this to me and according to some blogs, the trek was fairly easy, so we decided to go there.
We left Manila at around 6am and arrived at the barangay hall of Majayjay at around quarter to 9. There, we paid for our entrance fee of 20 pesos/head and a fixed rate of 300 pesos for the tour guide. At the start, you have an option to ride a tricycle until you reach a part where it the pavement ends and you'll have to start walking on uneven road. We opted to walk since it wasn't that far. On our way to Bukal falls, we passed by lots of farm fields and our guide also had a piece of land where he grew different kinds of vegetables like amapalaya, sitaw, sayote.. Etc. He even gave us one big plastic bag of veggies for us to take home! We went trekking for about an hour to reach Bukal falls and I would say, it's not that difficult. Just a lot of walking. Hehe. Since it didn't rain, the path wasn't muddy at all.
20 minutes before arriving at the falls, you can already hear the water gushing and that to me, adds to the excitement of just wanting to jump in the water after a long trek!
Bukal falls is a 5 tiered falls (according to our guide) and to get to the 5th level, you will have to cross the stream of water connecting the 3rd level the 2nd level. To be honest, when we first arrived at the the top, I wasn't very happy with the strength of the waterfalls. But what surprised me was how clean and clear the water was! It was bluish, just like what you see on the internet. It actually reminded me of Kayangan lake. Only, the water here was wayyy colder! But that didn't stop me from jumping in!
After swimming and taking a few pics and videos near the falls, our guide recommended us to go one level lower. That's when I was totally amazed! The 4th level, to me, was the highlight of the trip! Strong current, the water is still clear and you can go behind the falls! It's one of the best water falls I've visited! I love how clean the water was. It's so clean that you can even drink the water!!
Watch a video I made for our family day trek to Bukal falls here (Watch in 1080p!): https://youtu.be/9KDT6DrCoxs
The link will also be on my bio until I post a new one.
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Was supposed to go to Mt. Pulag for the long weekend but all available slot was already hoarded by this group climb organizer. So the gang went for plan B and that is to go for a trek to Bukal Falls.
Bukal Falls is just a ride of Sta Cruz Laguna Bus from manila and one trike going to the bgy hall. This falls is quite fairly new and just starting to get attention from adventurers like me. People around the area were friendly and they aren't the type of people that take advantage of tourist. Registration per person was 20 and the guide was for 300.
Our trek going to the falls was very dirty, muddy and slippery because of the rain. Luckily our guide Kagawad Edward was very helpful in assisting our female friends. We weren't prepared for this trek and they were jist wearing havaianas sandals. But after 45minutes to 1hour we arrived to the majestic falls. It was so beautiful. Among the falls in laguna this is one of the most beautiful. The cool breeze of water was so refreshing. The nature was so untouched. Due to the rain the waterfalls current was so strong and we were not able to witness the enchanted river kind of water that I saw in some of the pics. Atleast got more reason to return this summer.
I would like also to thank |ooloo & Peanut D finally got to use the berghaus backpack. It was so helpful. My things was secured by the backpack from the heavyrain and best of all it was very lightweight. Thank you more trek to go!
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