Showing posts with label Laguna. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laguna. Show all posts

Friday, August 22, 2014

How to Get to Twin Falls or Bunga Falls of Nagcarlan in Laguna

Going to Twin Falls in Nagcarlan Laguna or also known as "Bunga Falls"

Take a bus bound to Sta Cruz, Laguna from Alabang (South Station Terminal) located beside Muntinlupa Market (Alabang) or Buendia/Cubao. Travel time is 2  1/2 hours and Bus fare of Php 150-160 pesos per person. From Sta Cruz take the road to Nagcarlan upon reaching Liliw, Laguna via public jeepney and fare is Php 25 per person. Drop off to the "Tsinelas Capital of the Philippines" for a side trip before heading to Nagcarlan about 20-30 minutes away which cost you Php 8 pesos only. From the town of Nagcarlan you can opted tricycle going to Twin falls/Bunga falls with the cost of Php 160 (round-trip). Passing through that curva point, you are about 8 kilometers away from the main falls which is located at Barangay Bunga, Nagcarlan, Laguna (left side of the road) Entrance fee is Php 5 pesos only. Cottages is available in the area. Happy Trip Everyone - Bisayang Manlalakbay around the Philippines. 

The Twin Falls of Nagcarlan in Laguna | Also Known As Bunga Falls

Twin Falls is also known as "Bunga Falls" - It was a great view of two separated waterfalls at the heart of Nagcarlan Town were easily accessible to tourist & local commuters. These was a part of my solo trip from Liliw-Nagcarlan Tourist Attraction, you can reach this lovely place via public tricycle in the main town of Nagcarlan. The area is covered with green trees, plants and it's divided into two by  a big rock on the center. I feel amazed with the place because of the quiet atmosphere, cold water & relaxing ambiance. Did you known that Nagcarlan is at the foot of two majestic mountains - Mount Banahaw & Mount San Cristobal which is known to be one of the best rainforest in the country and abundant of natural resources where Bunga or Twin Falls is located which are the locals favorite hangout & picnic area during summertime. Yes indeed, a nature's sceneries of the country side when you visit the town of Nagcarlan.

Monday, August 11, 2014

How to Get to Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery in Laguna

Going to Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery in Nagcarlan, Laguna:

From Buendia Makati Bus Station or South Station in Alabang, Muntinlupa City take a bus going to Sta Cruz , Laguna You can either take Jac Liner, Jam Bus or BBL Bus Liner. Travel time is 2 hours and fare is ranging Php 120 -130 pesos. From Sta. Cruz , Laguna you can ride a jeep heading to Nagcarlan town with the fare of Php 20 per passenger & travel time of  30-45 minutes. Then from the town proper you can hire tricycle going to Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery with the fare of Php 20 pesos. The location of the cemetery is at the right side of the highway. Happy Trip Everyone - Bisayang Manlalakbay around the Philippines!

Amazing Structure of Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery in Laguna

This is one of the historical site and museum in Laguna which is probably the oldest underground cemetery in the Philippines aged of 164 old cemetery located on the boundary of Nagcarlan proper and Barangay Bambang was built by Franciscan friars during the Spanish colonization. I just went to the main entrance & registered my name before heading to the tombs under which a little bit scared with the structures at the walls but can't help not to look at the tombs and mausoleums. It's quite cool down under and I'm little bit scared. I took photo with me and leave immediately. I love the very unique arched gate leads to the chapel and main entrance built into the cemetery's inner wall. It was declared a National Historical Landmark in 1982.

Please take note: The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery is open on Tuesdays to Sundays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. There's no entrance fee. Being only one of its king in the Philippines, you should definitely not miss this.

St John The Baptist Parish Church in Liliw Laguna

Also known as Lilio Church which was build around 1605. This was my first time to visit the place & I was amazed by this church and has a very cool picturesque facade & ceiling. The adobe/red bricks has its old reflection of the place & very unique architecture design. The old stones fences on both sides of the streets were very cool. Located at Fernandez Compound , Liliw, Laguna and with a nice grand retablo beautifully framed by arch of the altar. The structure was amazing and interior are of bricks walls and stained with green grass. I also like their church door because of the unique carving design. They also have a gazebo at the right side of the church where you can simple relax and experience its fascinating structure. The adoration chapel to the right side of the main church boasts a very interesting and unique wood gold altar. Just before leaving the town of Liliw, Laguna I brought some pasalubong & sweet candy.

Liwaliw sa Liliw Laguna - Tsinelas Capital of the Philippines

Visit Liliw in Laguna to buy affordable slippers locally known as "Tsinelas" and shoes like there's no tomorrow where prices would average around Php 75 for leather slippers, Php 150 for slip ons to Php 350 for clogs and such a simple but beautiful town. The slippers and sandals made from Liliw are affordable and has a very good quality. I also appreciate the stalls where people sell homemade sweets. This was my side trip before heading to Nagcarlac in Laguna to visit the Underground Cemetery & Twin Falls. Along Gat Tayaw Street lined with footwear stalls and comnmercial pasalubong shops in the town of Liliw. Let us support & be proud of our local industry by purchasing their footwear products. Did you know that they are celebrates its annual " Tsinelas Festival" every last week of April. They are celebrating this week long festival which is highlighted by bargain sales, street dance, food & product fair. Another must-see tourist attraction is the St. John the Baptist Church on my next blog post.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to Get to Bumbungan Eco Park in Cavinti Laguna

Going to Bumbungan Eco Park in Cavinti Laguna & Bumbungan Waterfalls:

From Alabang, Buendia & Cubao bus terminal you can ride bus bound to Sta Cruz, Laguna and approximate 3 hours travel time with the fare of Php 80-120 pesos per person. Drop off to Lucban (Quezon Province) jeepney terminal along the highway of Sta Cruz. Take a 45 minutes ride going to Cavinti intersection where you'll find tricycle bound to Bumbungan Eco Park. Fare is about Php 30 pesos per passenger. Just ask the driver to drop you off at the entrance of Bumbungan Eco Park and pay for the entrance fee of Php 10 (environmental fee). Fare is Php 10 pesos per person. Complete Address: Barangay Tibatib, Cavinti, Laguna.  Happy Trip - Bisayang Manlalakbay around the Philippines.

Here's the rates:
Environmental Protection Fee (Entrance) - Php 10
Cottage - Php 150 for day tour & Php 200 for night tour
Multi-Purpose Hall - Php 400 for daytime & nightime
Table & chair Rental - Php 100
Life Vest Rental - Php 10

Cooling Off at Bumbungan Eco Park in Cavinti, Laguna

Located along Lumban-Caliraya-Cavinti Road you'll find this eco tourist park along the highway which has great view of the bridge & waterfalls-like river. They have affordable nipa picnic huts, clean bathroom & with entrance fee of Php. 10 per person. This is not-so famous tourist attraction in Cavinti, Laguna but the steps along the highway & the rock wall are cool. I love the lush greenery in the back ground & flowing of water makes me relax & calm. Also, the river do look brown after much rain that day and water cascading from the river spillway that look like waterfalls. We took a lot of photos and proceed to the terminal bound to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

How to Get to Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna via Cavinti, Pueblo El Salvador

Going to Pagsanjan Falls via Cavinti Laguna in Pueblo El Salvador Nature's Park & Picnic Grove:

The best fastest way and route going to Pagsanjan Falls via trekking & rappelling at Pueblo El Salvador Nature's Park & Picnic Grove.  From Alabang Bus Terminal located at South Station or Cubao/Buendia take a bus bound to Sta. Cruz Laguna. Travel time is about 2-3 hours via Calamba & Los Banos routes. Fare is around Php 80 - Php 100. Ask the diver to drop you off at Lucban jeepney terminal bound to Cavinti Junction & get off to Cavinti Cemetery where the tricycle you can opt going to Pueblo El Salvador Nature's Park & Picnic Grove a jump off point going to Pagsanjan Falls. Fare is Php 20 pesos each depending on your negotiating skills. We immediately paid a fee for Php 270 each and signed a logbook & waivers. Our  tour guide Kuya Alfred is very nice & accommodating along the first rappelling station who equipped me & my friends Sally a harness and ready to go. The whole adventure is awesome and we saw a lot of animals like monkey hanging on a tree, reptiles, birds and insects were everywhere too. There are a lot of steps heading to the main falls and two vertical ladders and two rappelling grounds area. Finally we came into full view of my childhood dream destination and the exhausting trek was worth it. There's also a chinese couple coming from the boat that time. You may contact them: Pueblo El Salvador Cavinti Contact Number- 0918-9859461 or 0917-2066110. Address: Barangay Tibalib / Anglas Cavinti, Laguna! Cavinti Falls Landline Number for Reservation - (049-523-0012). A total experience of Nature! Arriba Cavinti!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Childhood Dream | Pagsanjan Falls in Cavinti, Laguna

Yes, this is my childhood dream destination by seeing on Sibika & Kultura booklet during my grade school days and an excellent experience itself is great. The best part of our travel to Pagsanjan Falls also known as Cavinti Falls is travelling from Pueblo El Salvador a faster way or short cut going to the main falls by rappelling & trekking. Be ready to face long walk to almost 500 steps of steel and two times rappelling since it's the same way you will pass through back. The water falls surrounded with tall trees, also hear the birds and limestone mountains. Once reaching there, you take a  Bamboo boat to go close to the falls and the boat goes right under the falls and water will just drop on you and its thrilling experience and its all worth it. Quite a safe and beautiful adventure. to be honest I was very overwhelmed with our guide by the whole experience and I felt disappointed with the weather.

How to Get to Taytay Falls (Imelda Falls) in Majayjay from Alabang

Going to Taytay Falls (Imelda Falls) in Majayjay, Laguna from Alabang: 

Here's my do it yourself (diy) budget trip going to the most traveled waterfalls in Laguna. Ride a bus going to Sta. Cruz Laguna from Alabang Bus Terminal located at South Station near Muntinlupa Public Market. Fare is Php 80 per passenger & travel time around 2-3 hours depending on traffic situation but I recommend if you do it during weekdays. Then you can ride a jeepney bound to Majayjay, Laguna. Or when you coming from Lucban in Quezon Province at the public market you can ride a jeepney going to crossing Brgy Taytay located at the main highway. Travel time is 20-30 minutes and fare is Php 13. From the highway you can opt a tricycle Php 20 per passenger. Upon arriving in Barangay Center you need to pay for the entrance fee of Php 30 and a 10-15 minutes walking and trekking down to the main falls.

Fall in Love with Taytay Falls in Majayjay, Laguna

I love chasing waterfalls and with this stunning scenery which I like most of my traveled places around the Philippines. We had an expected day tour swimming with my friend Sally. From Lucban, Quezon we rode jeepney going to the town of Majayjay. Travel time is 30-45 minutes & fare around Php 13 per passenger. The water is very cold but the views are really breathtaking well if you are too about drinking water you have to buy distilled water from the sari-sari store and its a good place for adventure with family & friends, trekking or camping. Note: There is no nice bathroom to change your clothes though the place really needs improvement like and they also have to give attention in cleaning the surrounding area. But definitely a beautiful nature you can find here but beware with those slippery stones and you really need to be careful with every steps. There's also a small altar at the side of the falls pool area. If you love nature -Taytay falls or Imelda falls is the good place for you and a lot of different trees around and the best to visit the waterfalls during summer while its to hot and sunny to beat the season heat.

Friday, August 30, 2013

How to Get to Nuvali in Sta. Rosa Laguna

Going to Nuvali in Santa Rosa, Laguna:

From Alabang in Muntinlupa. Here's the quick guide, ride a jeep at South Station Terminal near Alabang Market. Ask the security where you can ride a jeep bound to Balibago, Laguna via South Luzon Express Way then passing through Binan, Cabuyao then Santa Rosa. Fare is about Php. 25 per person and travel time is 1 hour and a half. Ask the driver to drop you off at the crossing going to Tagaytay & Paseo De Santa Rosa then ride a tricycle will cost you Php 20 per person. Thanks and Happy Trip :-)

Nuvali Koi Fish in Santa Rosa, Laguna

I'm a fan of koi fish, that's why I choose to dropped by here to see this fish in person. I got so excited, since I already saw some Facebook post of my friends.  In a Japanese believe that this creator is a sign of Love and Friendship. This area is a 4-hectare man made lake which is develop by Ayala Land and known for the best outdoor activities in Laguna. They have a lot of restaurant in the area and unique facilities all over the place. If you have never been to Nuvali, I recommend to schedule you trip on a weekday and about 1 hour away from Alabang in Muntinlupa and to Tagaytay City.

Seeing and Feeding Koi Fish in Nuvali Sta. Rosa Laguna

Activities in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna! Feeding of Fish, Boating at the Lake, Wake Boarding, Eating and Walking Around the Park.

I had planned my itinerary well, just to visit this koi fish in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna. I love seeing those hundred of koi fish at one time and I think more than thousand of fish are there that turned the water orange. There are different varities of koi in the pond: colors mostly orange, red, gold, yellow, pink, black and white. A very nice place to visit and unwind during off weekend.These is my first stop before going to Tagaytay and Batangas on a weekend. They are operating from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily. Here's the rate of some of their activities: Fish Feeds - Php 15/pack, Taxi Boat Rental - Php 30/head (minimum of 6 person) & Bike Rental ( you can tour around the whole area) just for Php 60/hour. There are a lot of building is now being constructed and facilities is on going. Just enjoy the wind, feeding the koi fish, taking photos and fun fun fun for the whole day. How to Get to Nuvali in Sta Rosa is up next?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Weekend at Nuvali Lake in Sta Rosa Laguna

Just take a boat ride, fish feeding, overlooking view of the lake, mountain biking and walking around the area is the best idea in my mind before heading to Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. This is the place to be, if your're looking for a relax place during the weekend and outside the busy life of Metro Manila. Nuvali is an hour away from Tagaytay City and the first large scale eco-friendly community of Ayala Land. I like this green-themed park with the view of Nuvali Lake and surrounded with tall trees and flowers.

Friday, May 24, 2013

How to Get to Lucban Quezon from Manila via Pagsanjan in Laguna

Going to Lucban Quezon from Manila via Pagsanjan in Laguna, about 1 hour and 55 minutes away from Metro Manila and approximately 160 kilometers. Take a bus at Alabang City Terminal of Buendia Bus Terminal. You will pass to South Luzon Expressway, Calamba, Los Banos, Victoria, Bay then Sta. Cruz in Laguna. Cost about P220 - P180 pesos per passenger then ask the driver to drop you off at Sta. Cruz Laguna highway where the jeepney bound to Lucban is located along this road. Travel period is about 30-45 minutes depending on stop over of the vehicle passing through Cavinti, Lusinana and Lucban poblacion proper. The Sta. Cruz route is much more nearer than the Lucena, Quezon way. Please check this other routes to Lucban from Manila via Antipolo: Manila - Pasig - Cainta, Rizal - Taytay - Antipolo (1 hour drive) then Antipolo - Teresa - Morong - Baras - Tanay - Pililia, Rizal - Mabitac, Laguna - Famy - Sinoloa (1 hour drive as well) passing through Sinoloan - Pakil - Paete - Kalayaan - Lumban - Pagsanjan - Cavinti - Luisiana (another 1 hour) after about 20-30 minutes from Luisiana, Laguna to Lucban Quezon. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Majestic Trip at Enchanted Kingdom Sta. Rosa Laguna

How to get to Enchanted Kingdom from Makati City?

Thats quite reasonable. (Though the shuttle fare increased!)

If you are to commute from Makati, there is a bus terminal near the Buendia LRT Station. You can take the bus going to Balibago. You can get off at Waltermart inSanta Rosa then take the tryk going to Enchanted.
Going back, tryk to Waltermart then there are buses that pass right across the shopping center going to Makati/Manila. 

Fare for it, 60php for the bus and 8php for the tryk per person. (one-trip)

You can sure save, but with a little difference from the shuttle



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