Enjoy the deep water basin and shallow streams of Taytay Falls. (Image: Brgy. Taytay Majayjay, Laguna Fb)
Taytay Falls is one of the most popular falls in Laguna, and one of the most beautiful, too. There will be a 10-minute trek from drop-off point to reach the falls, but the walk is worth it. This 12-meter falls is a narrow stream of water that plunges directly to a man-made basin that is over 10 feet deep and overflows to a rocky stream. The water may look a little mossy green, but it’s very clean and safe to swim in. Aside from the basin, the streams below are also a nice place to lounge around and perfect for small children because of the shallow waters.
Entrance fee to the Taytay Falls is just PhP20.00. Visitors can also set up their own tents or rent one for PhP200.00. The place might get a little crowded because of its fame, but it’s still worth a visit. There are also nearby eateries and parking spaces near the drop of point if you plan to bring your own car.
Ambon-ambon [L] and Malagaslas Falls [R] ((Image: It’s more fun in the Philippines and Courtesy of Aljon Reyes)
Another entry on our number four is Twin Falls of Laurel in Batangas. The Twin Falls of Ambon-ambon and Malagaslas is a beautiful destination but only for the adventurous at heart. To reach these two falls will require you to pass a bridge, rice paddies, and a stream before actually seeing one of the falls.
Ambon-ambon is a high falls that descends into a narrow strip and broken by a slab of a huge rock before actually hitting the water basin below. Because of the challenging trek, the place is not exactly family friendly so you won’t see many huts to relax in. Malagaslas on the other hand, is on the other side of Ambon-ambon and is much more visitor-friendly. The falls itself breaks into different streams cascading on a wall. A bamboo at the end of the falls directly feeds the water basin at the bottom.
There are also huts in the area where visitors can lounge and relax during their stay. Entrance fee for both falls is PhP20.00 and guides are available if you need one for the trek.