This site features the Group and its members' adventures - mountain climbing, traveling, nature tripping, random outdoor and backpacking activities, and even just touring around local cities.
Our goal is to spread the word that the Philippines is a beautiful destination.
Nonetheless, our travels abroad aim to help fellow Filipinos as they plan to visit foreign lands to enjoy and to experience different cultures.
Our first mini adventure destination is the famous Daranak Falls. Continuing the series, just inside the same park, you will see another waterfalls also flocked by tourists and locals: Batlag Falls.
Treading the early route to Daranak Falls, you will encounter a fork. The right path will lead you to Daranak Falls while the left path will take you to a bridge. If you would like to visit Batlag Falls, cross the bridge until you see the signboard: Welcome to Batlag Falls. It is just a 10-15 minute walk. However, prior to entering the premises of the second falls, another entrance fee is collected. Yes, there is an entrance fee even if you have entered the park already! I had the liberty of asking the staff and she told me that the 50Php entrance fee is because the area is a private property. Hmmmm... a wonderful falls which is part of our national territory owned by someone? Anyway, the park (inside the park) has the same ambiance. You can see a monkey tied up on a tree after the entrance gate, poor monkey! Then there are cottages. After a couple of more minutes walk, you will see the cascades of Batlag Falls.
When we went there, the waterfalls was flowing down in three cascades. The one in the middle is the main falls with a big catch basin. The water is not very deep. You can swim all the way where the water drops from the hill. The cascades on the side are nice as well.
Here are some of the pictures in Batlag Falls:
Batlag Falls cottages
Chons, Ivan and Angel
After spending an hour and a half inside the park, The BACKPACKERS and friends hopped in for their second stop: an ecopark in Pangil, Laguna.