Pulangbato waterfalls is just one of the attraction you can visit whenever you’re in Valencia. It is named after the pulang bato or or it’s literal translation red rocks, that are abundant around the area.
This falls have a wide cascade, and due to the geography of the place being hilly and mountainous the water is very cool. The water cascade from the falls pours down into a swimming hole that is also deep enough for diving. The red rocks itself serve as the diving spot, you just need to climb up the said rocks, but be careful as they are a bit risky.
Valencia is have a lot to offer, if you are in the area you can also visit:
- Tierra Alta: A Taste of Santorini in Negros Oriental. read more about it HERE.
- Casaroro Falls
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HOW TO GET THERE?
Pulangbato Falls is located in Valencia Negros Oriental.
From Dumaguete City
via public transportation
*Go to the public market and take a tricycle ride to Pulangbato Falls.
*The driver will only drop you off beside the highway. You may bargain for a fair price with the driver if you want to be dropped right at the entrance of the falls itself as it will require a kilometer trek from the highway.
*Alternatively, there are jeepney that pass by Pulangbato Falls, too. Look for one that goes to VALENCIA.
via private car
*It’s around 20-minute driving. You may ask the locals along the way for directions.
*You can also rent a motorbike in Dumaguete City. This is actually what I did as I was planning to explore the falls in Valencia. Motorbike rental ranges from ₱350 to ₱600, this can be haggled so better prepare your bargaining skills.
My visit was during Dumaguete’s charter day, and unfortunately most of the rental shops had there bikes fully rented, so I search on google and found 4J Rentals and Transport Services.
If you are opting to this I suggest to check the weather first before parking right outside the falls entrance as you will pass by a small stream which can be flooded during heavy rain. Therefore you will have a difficulty passing the stream.
THINGS TO DO:
These are the things you can do when visiting the falls:
Eat – inside the vicinity of the Pulangbato falls there are two restaurants. I’m not sure if the other one is still operational as it is close when I went there, the other one is called Cool Center. There food is quite good at a reasonable price.
Swim and dive – beside swimming in the swimming hole under right in the falls itself, they also have a pool, not sure how deep it is though as it was raining hard when I went there and the water is to cold.
Enjoy the great outdoors.
Aside from these, there is also Red Rock Sulfur Hot Spring resort you can visit. It is located just before the falls. A good place for a relaxing deep with its warm sulfur water believed to have some healing effects.
Also an attraction is the sulfur emitting mountainside just along the road going to Pulangbato Falls, one of the signs that Mount Talinis is a potentially active volcano. You won’t miss it since the area is literally fuming and emitting a pungent odor.
Pulangbato Falls Entrance: 100 PHP
Not sure if they have a parking fee, as I have parked my motorbike near the highway due to heavy flood on the stream.
See few more photos from my trip.
So there you have it, the things you need to know about Pulangbato Falls.
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