Monthly Archives: October 2012

Kawasan Falls: One of the World’s Most Beautiful!

Kawasan falls is situated around 100 plus kms south of Cebu City.  It is located in Brgy Matitunao, Badian, Cebu.  It is one of the major tourist attraction in Cebu.  Tourists flock in the area on a daily basis and often triples on a weekend along with local tourists.  I have been there twice and I never got bored with the view.  It is indeed a majestic waterfall.  In an article on Yahoo Travel dated July 2012, it is dubbed as one of the World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls.

How To Get There:

From Manila:  Take a 45-minute plane to Cebu and in the airport you can hire a cab or rent-a-car service that will take you to Kawasan.  If you are a budget traveler, I suggest that you take the bus at the South Bus Terminal or Van at the One Citilink Terminal.  Just take a cab in going to the terminal.

From Cebu City:  Take a cab going to the South bus terminal and take the bus going to Badian or you may also take the v-hire/van in One Citilink terminal.

You also have the option to rent a car that offers airport transfer to hotel and hotel to kawasan vice versa.  Try visiting Extra Mile Auto rentals, or call them at landline # (032)343-3775 or mobile # (+63)9228433775.  They offer the lowest deals in town.

Remind the driver to drop you off in Kawasan Falls, the landmark that you would find where you should stop is a chapel at the left side. Some people/guide are there to accompany you but you have to give tips to them.  If you are adventure-seeking individual, you would not need any guide since there are plenty of road signs going to the falls.  It is a 15- to 20-minute trek going to the falls.

Here are some views you can find along the way going to the falls:

Once you get there, you can rent a cottage worth 300Php or more, depending on the number of people.

You can also rent a raft that would take you near and under the falls.

The Majestic view of the falls.

Kawasan Falls aint most beautiful for nothing.  It is undisputed by critics and appreciated by whining tourists.  You must see it for yourself.  When you are planning of visiting Cebu, you should not miss Kawasan Falls.  A day or two spent in Kawasan falls and nearby vicinity like Badian island would be a perfect and affordable getaway.

Tagaytay City: A City on Top of the Mountain

Tagaytay City is a mountain city located south of Metro Manila.  It is easily accessed through the South Luzon express way, Coastal road, or CavitEx, and then through Aguinaldo Highway.  It is 1-1/2 hour drive from the Metro.  Due to its proximity to the big city, it attracts local and foreign tourist to escape the humid weather in the metro.  Tagaytay has cooler weather at anytime of the day because of its elevation, just like of Baguio’s, but Tagaytay is more accessible.

How To Get There:  By Land you can ride a Bus or Van to Tagaytay from Pasay City, or near the Baclaran LRT station.  From Batangas, you can also easily access Tagaytay through Talisay-Tagaytay road.

Activities/Attractions:

Tagaytay Picnic Grove

Zipline and Cable Car

There are a lot of things to do in Tagaytay.  Or you can just have a day for picnic with the family.  It’s up to you.

Tagaytay City is the place where you can get the perfect overlooking view of the Taal Lake in Batangas.  Imagine, down the foot of Tagaytay is already part of Batangas. We travelled two places in one time.  Isn’t that amazing?

You can also find houses of popular people in Tagaytay as it is really an ideal place to live in.

Derek Ramsay’s House in Tagaytay

if you are planning to visit Manila, or if you happen to have a business trip to manila, you should not bother sparing some time visiting Tagaytay.  A day in Tagaytay would be great.  You do not want to miss its view and its fresh fruits.

Tinuy-An Falls of Bislig City

Tinuya-an Falls is located around 10 to 15 kms away from Bislig town proper, in Brgy Borboanan.  It is dubbed as the Niagara falls of the Philippines, tough it is smaller, it still look the same, almost.

This place is perfect for team outings, team buildings, family picnics or even for lovers and solo backpackers who loves to wanderlust.

There are cottages that you can rent that ranges from 50php (table only) to 500php.

You can also visit the upper part of the fall through the man-mad stairs.

Here is the view of another fall on top of the main fall.

I do not have nothing much to say about this place.  It is really breathtaking.  Speechless.

How To Get There:

From Manila:  By Air, you can take Cebu Pacific & PAL daily through Butuan then take the 4-hour bus bound for Bislig. By sea, you can book with 2go Travel and check their Manila-Nasipit schedules.

From Cebu:  By Air, you can take Cebu Pacific & PAL daily through Butuan then take the 4-hour bus bound for Bislig. By sea, you can book with 2go Travel and check their Cebu-Nasipit schedules.

Around Bislig:

Bislig City is a city located in Surigao del Sur.  The main commercial area of the city is located in Brgy Mangagoy where merchants and consumers flock.  It is the easternmost city of the Philippines.  There are plenty of things to do in Bislig, all you need is just to explore.