WANDERLUST: Pagsanjan Falls, Philippines

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Summer isn’t over yet here in the Philippines! So, why not go to out of town and relax for just a minimal budget? Yes! You have read it right, a very minimal budget!!!

Escaping from busy city isn’t bad after all, there is a hidden gem 2 hours drive only from manila, a very peaceful place where you can loose all the stressed nerves in you.

Me and mom went to Pagsanjan Falls, to explore the place which I only knew during my grade school textbooks and from my teacher’s stories. I never knew that I was goin to see this place, it is really an under-rated tourist spot.

Pagsanjan Falls (indigenous name: Magdapio Falls) is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines, now know as “Cavinti Falls” Located in the province of Laguna, the falls is one of the major tourist attractions of the region. The boat ride has been an attraction since the Spanish Colonial Era with the oldest written account in 1894. The town of Pagsanjan lies at the confluence of two rivers, the Balanac River and the Bumbungan River (also known as the Pagsanjan River). Wikipedia

So here are some of the photos i took during our getaway!!!

This is at the Resort, where you will pay for the boat ride and some tourism fees.

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This is me and mom during the boat ride. Aaaaahhh! How nice it is when everything slows down a little bit and let you relax and forget all your problems!

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So here’s our boatman, very accomodating and our insant tourist guide! Haha

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I really dont know how they can pass through those rocks! I felt like its a mini water rafting experience!

You will pass through these locals who are chilling under the sun too!

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And the breathtaking view!!!

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How beautiful the weather was during our trip!Β 

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And so glad to see some tourist too!

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During the boat ride to the falls, you will see a mini falls from the first stop!

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AndΒ  the hardest part of the boat ride came in…Β 

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And after less than an hour of the amazing boat ride, finally we have reached the falls!
The stairs that you can see was an alternative way before to go to the falls, because it is too steep, the tourism office have it closed. Too dangerous!!!!

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And ta-daaaaaa! The famous Pagsanjan Falls!

The “balsa” where we are standing, wi take you to the falls for a closer look and feel!

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Our encounter with the falls! The water is soooo cold! And so refreshing! Its really a great massage! Hahaha (yea! Alternatives) haha!

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Me and mom after the balsa ride. Thumbs up indeed!!!

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So now….

Let me share you on how you can escape the busy streets of Manila for less than 2500 Php only!

First, pack your meals and dont forget that precious H2O (very important!) .

Here’s how to commute from Manila to Pagsanjan Falls, Laguna.

1. Take a bus from Buendia (DLTB Co.) To Sta. Cruz Laguna Terminal. (Fare: 140php )
2. Take a jeepney from Sta. Cruz Terminal to Pagsanjan ( Fare: 20php)
3. Look for a resort for a boat ride to the Famous falls. ( Entrance:100php)
4. Boat Ride to and from Pagsanjan Falls ( Fee: 1250php/pax)
5. Boatmen tip ( up to you *wink)
6. Jeepney from Pagsanjan to Sta. Cruz Terminal (fare: 20php)
7. DLTB bus to manila (fare: 140php)
*** total= 1670php/pax
**excess 830php – your pocket money for pasalubongs or for emergencies

The trip was soooo amazing! I had so much fun! It was indeed another memory added to my travel list. And also, a super great bonding with mom! Now I can say I #choosephilippines, at the end of the day, its where my home is!

I also guaranteed that there is a rainbow, like in the textbooks! Yes!!!! Haha it made me happy!

So there you have it guys! Summer is not yet over! So go and pack your bags and enjoy the trip!!!!

Nothing more can make you feel wonderful than a closer encounter with mother nature!

Hope you got something for your next trip!

Xx

Deanna ( www.talkaboutbeauty.wordpress.com )

*this post is not sponsored

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