Sunday, April 15, 2012

Taytay Falls


As I mentioned before, this was really an unplanned trip, after our visit in Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery, I told my husband to go back to my grandmother house because I don’t think this is the best time to go to Taytay Falls. But he was really determined to swim so we continued our journey. After 3 hours (almost) of travelling from Victoria, Laguna we reached our destination. We had 3 stop overs along the way; some people are asking for donation for fiesta daw, you have no choice but to give kasi naman hindi ka makakadaan at may harang talaga na tali.

Entrance fee: P20 each no charge for my 3yrs old son.
Parking: P30

There is a logbook at the entrance, just write your name, pay the entrance fee and they will give you the stub. You have to bring the stub on your way to the falls; there is a guy who collects all the stubs. From the parking lot, you will pass few sari-sari store and carinderia where you can buy food and drinks. But it is best if you can bring your own food.  

You need to walk about 15-20 minutes before you reach the falls, it depends on the traffic and how fast you walk. 

Traffic na, pababa pa lang!

paliit-ng paliit ang pathway
It was Black Saturday so the place was really crowded. I don’t really plan any summer outing during Holy Week because I dislike traffic and crowded places. As far as I can remember, we only had one family outing during holy week. We had a day trip in Golden Sunset and it was my hubby’s decision.

Anyway, Taytay falls is just a small falls compared to Daranak Falls, Three Falls, Mt. Pico de Loro Falls, Katibawasan Falls and Kawasan Falls. So far, this is the 6th falls that I’ve seen. 

Ten or eleven years ago, I was supposed to be here but I did not join the trip when I learned that most of the participants are boys and it was an overnight trip. I don’t see myself sleeping on a tent and I’m not sure if there’s a comfort room in the area. 

But if I joined the trip, this will be our first meeting (me and hubby). He was one of the participants and according to him "maganda daw ito and nagtrek talaga sila mula baba. Akalain mo pwede naman pala magkotse, nagpakahirap pa sila. Hehe! Sayang daw, sana daw sumama na ko nun kasi ang laki daw ng pinagbago ng falls kasi ngayon commercialized na."

I must agree with him because I did not enjoy our Taytay Falls trip. The place was really packed; there were tents and trashes everywhere. I had a hard time looking for a good spot where I can stand and take pictures. I don’t know if this is the scenario every weekend or dahil holy week kami nagpunta. We only stayed for one hour including our walk from parking to falls and back to parking.

traffic din palabas
I felt sad when I saw the falls, sana lang malagaan nila. From Taytay falls back to Victoria, Laguna, we travelled 1 hour and 30 minutes (wala ng side trip).

Note: Taytay falls is also known as Majayjay Falls or Imelda Falls.
There is shower room and comfort room in the area but I have no idea if it is clean. Hubby and son did not take shower after they swim because of the long line. Good thing that we are less than 2 hours away from my grandmother’s house. 


  1. di talaga ok pag masyado crowded. at least alam na mo na dyan. hihi

  2. I've been here a few months back. It was a long drive from Manila pero worth it kasi ang lamig ng tubig sa falls :)

  3. regardless kung maliit or malaki ang falls... falls is falls... and i've never seen one :(

    mukhang malamig nga yung water, mukhang nilamig si Ethan.


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