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Splashing on Pulangbato Falls with Cuernos de NegrosJun 5, 2011

Splashing on Pulangbato Falls with Cuernos de Negros

Out for a Cold Shower
After an overnight camping at the Japanese Shrine, it was time for a cold shower - not your typical washroom shower, but a cold dip at the plunge pool of Pulangbato Falls - a once obscure R&R mountain hole that's increasingly gaining popularity amontst the locals.

Main Resort
We headed by crewcab past Palinpinon and into Pulangbato. Entrance was a reasonable P10/head. It's not clear if the falls is still in Pulangbato or Malabo (both barangays of Valencia Municipality). The main pool was right by the entrance. It's manicured for public use. Right beside is a more natural plunge pool fed by another waterfall.

Layered Waterfalls
We hiked further up away from the crowd. We came across the 2nd level waterfall which was already magnificent from where I could glimpse it. But we hiked further up until we reached the 3rd level.

Slide Pool
There was no one else at this level. Given the hike, it's not really a destination for families with kids in tow. This is perhaps the funnest playground. There were several holes to jacuzzi with fast running cold water. There was enough holes for everyone. The icing on the cake comes by way of a smooth natural rock slide that delivers you smack onto another plunge pool.

Ending Thoughts
This is one heck of a weekend - overnight camping at the Japanese Shrine at over 2000 feet above sea level overlooking the waters separating Negros from Cebu, Siquijor and Bohol. The view was spectacular. This was followed by a hike into the mountain range dotted by sulphuric geothermal vents and into a tucked-away layered waterfalls with cold and deep plunge pools. Whoa! Cuernos de Negros...these guys know how ot have fun. Thanks for tagging me along, guys! You rock!

--- TheLoneRider

How to get there from Dumaguete

  1. within Dumaguete, take a pedicab (tricycle) and ask to be dropped-off the jeep station for Palinpinon. P8.00
  2. board the jeep but tell the driver to drop you off the junction for the Pulangbato Waterfall.
  3. at the junction, there are habal-habal rides that will take you to the falls. You'll pass by the hot springs on the way to the falls.
Travel Tips/Info:
  • best to be wearing hiking shoes for best grip but bring along a pair of flip-flops too
  • Admission Fee for the Falls: Php 10.00 (don't tell them it's cheap! You'll introduce inflation)
  • Admission Fee for the Hot Spring: Php 10.00
All Articles on Pulangbato Falls / Hot Springa on
Red River Valley Water Falls nipa hut Tanduay Rum to go...a promise of good things to come first pool on street level - popular to the mainstream folks
full house intermediate pool - smaller, not too popular ascent going further up
rest stop finally arriving at the slide pool cold dip Ryan Ong
Rodney Ong and Ken Uypitching shoulder massage bombs away Michelle Kay
slideshow glam shot cool dip head first slide
lunch prepared by Onyot and Janelle pasta lunch...yummy! packing up heading home
Waterfalls / Spring Blogs
  1. Lagaan Falls Mar 9, 2023
  2. Tibhong Spring Water Source Mar 8, 2023
  3. Bolo-Bolo Natural Spring Mar 2, 2023
  4. Camagung-Ong Natural Spring Feb 28, 2023
  5. Locong Falls Feb 9, 2023
  6. In Search of Tubod Cold Spring Jan 27, 2023
  7. Capilay Spring Jan 17, 2023
  8. Freediving Canawa Cold Spring of Candijay, Bohol June 30, 2017
  9. Splashing at Can-umantad Falls, Candijay, Bohol June 30, 2017
  10. Bathing with the Carabaos at Hagnaon Spring, Camotes Islands Feb 28, 2017
  11. Taking a Dip at Capasanan Spring, Camotes Islands Feb 28, 2017
  12. Exploring Tudela and Busay Falls, Camotes Islands Feb 21, 2017
  13. In Search of Guiwanon Cold Spring Jan 12, 2017
  14. Hurom-Hurom Cold Springs Immersion Dec 11, 2016
  15. Dipping at Bungan-Bungan Spring in Libertad Dec 9, 2016
  16. Exploring Malumpati Spring of Pandan Dec 4-6, 2016
  17. Visiting Igpasungaw Waterfalls Dec 3-4, 2016
  18. Exploring Bugtong Bato Waterfalls, Tibiao Nov 24, 2016
  19. Splashing at Magkawas Falls in Lanuza, Surigao del Sur May 16, 2013
  20. Visiting Lubcon Falls, Surigao del Sur May 13, 2013
  21. Visiting Maria Cristina Falls, Iligan Apr 24, 2013
  22. Exploring Santander, Samboan and Badian, Cebu (Aguinid Falls and Kawasan Falls) Oct 30-31, 2011
  23. Pulangbato Falls and Hot Spring Jul 16, 2011
  24. Splashing in Pulangbato Falls with Cuernos de Negros Jun 5, 2011
  25. Hike to the Japanese Shrine and Casaroro Falls Apr 25, 2010
  26. Island Tour of Siquijor Apr 22, 2010
  27. Tinago Falls of Iligan City Mar 16, 2009
  28. Camiguin (Katibawasan Waterfalls) Mar 9 - 14, 2009
  29. Hike to Bomod-ok Falls November 3, 2006

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