Hidden in the mountains of Barili is the most scenic waterfall that I have ever seen exist. It simply has all of the necessary elements that makes a waterfall perfect. In her towering height that kisses the sky is a testimony of her grandiose beauty and the lush green vegetation and wild orchids endemic to the place that surrounds her even more exotic. It is one of the remaining virgin waterfalls in the country that haven't been fully modified or abuse by our kind for our own comfort. What I adore most is the triple flow waterfall on the first level that remained as my highly praise work of photography that I posted two years ago on some photography site (www.deviantart.com) If ever you want some intimate moment with a waterfall who has enthralling exotic beauty then give this place a visit. It will be worth every penny you'll spend and the best part is it won't cost you much.
Ever since I start blogging a few months ago this has been at the back of my mind to come back here and cover it's ethereal beauty and introduce it to the world. This is one of the few waterfall that really made an impression on me. At first sight you would definitely say 'now this is how a waterfall should be' and what makes it even more inviting is its accessibility and affordability. It's just less than 30 minutes drive from the town proper of Barili for only P20 and less than 15 minutes trek then you would be greeted with its beauty. It's back draft is a lush jungle complete with all the wild orchids that's out of reach from human hands hanging in the wall of the waterfall and the plants that surrounds you will really make you feel like you're in some deep forest somewhere. Yes it is that deceiving when you're completely immersed of the whole experience.
|FIRST LEVEL - TRIPLE FLOW|
|Waterfall Body Massage, priceless!|
|To be behind a waterfall is an different experience.|
|Cross this bridge to get to the next waterfall|
|The excitement builds up most here!|
|SECOND LEVEL - MAIN WATERFALL|
|See the rope!|
|Life Jacket costs only P10|
|this cost only P150|
|my two really healthy younger bros hehee...|
|Bisdak Explorer with my younger bros|
If you had enough with the waterfall there's actually lots of other activities to choose from:
- Go spelunking with their short course lots of crawling Ambakan Cave.
- Visit their wildlife & bird sanctuary and see the main source of the water above the waterfall along the way.
- Pool dipping if the waterfall water is not your trip.
- Go fishing with the Tilapia breeding pond and let them cook it for a good meal just 10 minutes trek outside.
- Horse back riding if you get curious for only Php50.
|Pool fee - P20|
|Fishing Rod costs P20|
|Horseback Riding costs P50|
HOW TO GET HERE FROM CEBU :
Head over to SOUTH BUS TERMINAL *near E-Mall* ---> take the bus with BARILI / BADIAN sign -- 1.5 hrs travel --> arrival in BARILI BUS TERMINAL *keyword here is SHAMROCK pasalubong center* you can find lots of habal-habal there to take you to the waterfall for only P20 -- 10 - 20 mins travel time --> MANTAYUPAN WATERFALL entrance fee P10!