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Buruwisan Falls

Buruwisan Falls and Lanzones Falls are the most known of the several falls that can be found in Siniloan, Laguna. To reach these falls, one must have an approximate of two hour trek from barangay Macatad in Famy, Laguna. You must finish a number of uphill and downhill trails in Mt. Romelo to reach the campsite where several nearby falls can be found.

To get on Buruwisan Falls from  Ortigas-Rosario-Junction-Antipolo-Teresa-Tanay, you can chance upon a passing Infanta bound Bus from Raymond bus lines because it follows this route. It will pass by the National Road so this is the most convenient way of reaching Macatad in Famy, Laguna. Just ask the bus driver to drop you exactly at barangay Macatad. Roughly 100 pesos for the bus ride. In our way there, We took 2 Jeepney rides and a tricycle instead. 

In Macatad, by simply standing beside the road in that area where the bus dropped you off, trek guides will approach you. The guide will bring you to registration area where you'll pay 20 pesos as entrance fee. There you have the option to either ride a horse or hike by foot. Guide fee costs 200. I didn't ask for the horse fee because I know they're offered especially for the weighty climbers.

Trekking starts from the registration area. Along the trail, if my counting was right, you'll pass by five wooden shacks. The campsite is near as soon as you hear the waterfalls and you see the small streams of water. You will descend few meters more and there you'll find yourself greeted by the green waters of Buruwisan Falls.

Cagbalete in Quezon Province

The Cagbalete Island  rests east of Quezon Province, along Lamon Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This 1,640 hectare property provides just the ideal spot for a hideaway, lush coconut plantation, crystal-clear waters, white sand.. Plus it gives one just the most breathtaking view of the sunrise. Cagbalete Island does not have the busy bars and restaurants and high end resorts but its simple and natural beauty may just be its main attraction.

How to get to Cagabalete, first take the JAM/JAC from Buendia or Cubao bus going to Lucena Grand Central Terminal, P210 per person. It will be better to take the first trip to Lucena. The boat going to Cagbalete only has two trips, 10 am and 4 pm. If you are going to stay there for one night only, its better to get the first trip to the island. 

Take a bus in Grand Central Terminal going to Mauban for P60 per person. In Mauban, you may drop by the wet market to get your supply for the beach then take the trike going to the pantalan.

The boat going to Cagbalete island has two trips, take the first trip to enjoy the island better. P40 per person. Upon reaching the island, hire a guide for P20 to take you to a resort of your choice Sto Nino.

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