Casaroro Falls is situated in Valencia, Negros Oriental. Valencia is 9.4 kilometer away from Dumaguete. You can take a jeepney or rent a motorcycle to reach this municipality. It would only take you 10 to 15 minute drive from Dumaguete without traffic and at a 40 kilometer per hour speed.
|This is the mysterious falls behind the a gigantic rock formation.|
|We have the motorbikes ready.|
|We did walk. A lot.|
|Viola! We're here, but where is the falls exactly? Phioxee, Jannette, Tito Albert, and Me.|
|Entrance fee of P10.|
|You need to take 334 steps to reach the river.|
|Might as well take some photos while resting.|
|There was previously a bridge created to not have you pass through the rocks to see the falls, but the typhoon Sendong destroyed it, and Pablo made it worse.|
|Phioxee and Jannette rock climbing.|
|The beauty of nature at its best. This nicely done pile of rocks is actually a testimony of someone who has been there. You can create your own pile of rock if you wish to.|
|This was the old entrance to the falls; an end to the never ending walk before the bridge was destroyed.|
|The Mystic Casaroro Falls.|
We stayed there for a couple of minutes just staring at it and really trying to be detectives and asking how did those people died here? The river is shallow, and there is clear water from where we stand. Seeing and hearing the falls like that really makes me frightened. I guess they were braver. We took some shots and then we went home. You don't want to stay too long, it may rain. The weather was never that great. The water would be unpredictable by then.
|We created this pile before leaving. I just though we might as well leave a trace.|
|Blowing off the Dandelions goodbye.|
As much as I would love to stay a little longer, stare at the falls, and be drawn by it's own mystery, we really need to go because we are so ready for lunch. I just learned that we really need to be conscious with signs, or pay attention and read while you are on the road. It pays to really follow instructions. I don't want to blame those people who died because there is no point, I just wish they could have read and follow the signs. We need to be extra responsible when traveling- that's my point. It might take a little while for me to be back to this beauty because my muscles ache the day after, and muscle aches are not such my favorite travel hangover. Thank you for keeping up with me. Till our next trip....xoxo!
P.S. I am so excited for my next post for the ICON 2013. I'd keep you guys posted, and Happy Heart's Day!