Going Alone to Casaroro Falls

2nd flashpacking around the visayas region in 2 days
september 24-25, 2011 saturday-sunday


objective: to visit the best tourist spots that fits my taste and budget accordingly
additional task: finalizing my lakbay-rizal quest, completing the 26 stamps in 2 months

iloilo-dumaguete-cebu on weekend only
iloilo city morning drive (lakbay rizal final leg)
ferry and bus trip from iloilo to dumaguete

dumaguete city short stroll (lakbay rizal final leg)

continued...

woke-up as early as 0545H to have my side trip to this quest in negros oriental. just walking 50 meters away from the hostel, i rode jeep bound to valencia city, fare costs php12 for 20-minute travel. arriving in valencia downtown, took some stroll first then negotiated a habal-habal roundtrip ride to casaroro falls. according to the driver, the standard fare for just a trip going there is php100 per person. since i told him that i will not spent so much time and i am doing it alone, he agreed to my negotiating skill of php150 roundtrip.

valencia city downtown plaza

valencia city downtown plaza

travel time for a habal-habal took only 15 minutes, crossing valencia city's other tourist spots like the campsite, the japanese shrine and this mountain with 374 steps. with entrance fee of php10 for adult and php5 for young ones, i did not paid due there is no one on duty that time. if i left my payment, most probably it will gone before 60 seconds. so there it goes, another adventure of trailing down the waterfalls by 335 steps of stairway.

Casaroro Waterfalls - as the province’s most photographed body of water, it is relatively enclosed by lush greenery and natural rock formations. The falls' cool water gushes down to a swimming hole.

trailing casaroro falls

trailing casaroro falls

trailing casaroro falls

i advise everyone to be accompanied by anyone in taking this journey due the trail and the boulders along is very slippery. i was anticipating it to be happen, but its not because of my utmost cautious action to study first the slippery amount before i move my foot. going there alone was like a feeling of exploring a hidden treasure of paradise. i was not frustrated by the scenes along the way. lots of abandoned picnic area, shelters were not so destroyed by the storm. i am so lucky it did not rain during my navigation here.

casaroro falls

casaroro falls

casaroro falls

i went back upstairs and still no tourist dropping by. at 0800H, i was already in valencia city downtown.




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