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2/13/13

Casaroro Falls

I came to know about Casaroro Falls because of a fellow Paulinian who died in this place a few years back. Everybody I know told me this place is dangerous perhaps because of the incidents, and the cause of such death are all a mystery. Just like what happened last November 1. You can check into Phioxee's post here. I was at first hesitant to see the place for myself until last Thursday.


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.
Casaroro Falls is one of Valencia's pride for tourist destination. Let me show you how to exactly get to the falls.

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.
From the never ending stair steps, you can hear the gushing flow of the river. It really excite me as well as it brought some chills. I'm actually scared, and for some reasons I found the place a little bit creepy. The rain forest is dense and quite, but I just thought I need to face my fear over a waterfall.

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.

This is placed at the end of the steel steps, so I got confused why there are death cases in this falls. It is clearly stated not to swim near the waterfall area. They might have missed the sign due to excitement. The person in-charged also told us to be careful and not to get near the falls to much.


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.
My feeling of fear was taken over by excitement and awe. The falls was so mysterious, powerful, and majestic I can say. Hiking, walking, and rock climbing was never my forte, but seeing a beautiful creation like this makes me forget all the suffering. It was worth it! Everything was green and clean.


The Mystic Casaroro Falls.

 

Casaroro Falls is one of the most photographed body of water in the province. There has also been numerous death cases on this falls, so we can't stay too close. It is being said that the depth of the water underneath the falls is the same as it's height. No expert has measured how deep the water is really.

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!



59 comments:

  1. Ang ganda ng falls. isang falls pa lang kasi ang napuntahan ko yung sa batanggas. medyo maliliit ang baitang nya pero 3 layers :)

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    1. really...siguro maganda din yung 3 layers...:)

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    2. uu at sobrang lamig ng tubig na galing sa bundok ng tagaytay :). Nga po pala, narinig ko po na makakasama kayo sa meet up with arvin sa feb 15... kita kits po :)

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    3. id be in manila dis friday morning...mga 9:30 ung dating ko...di ako xur kung paano ung meet up...i have no nos or watsoever...hehe i hope makaka join ako...:)

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    4. sa Mall of Asia ang meet-up I'll ask christian (senyor iskwater) to contact you po :) susunod kasi ako sa kanila may work kasi ako ehehehe.

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    5. cge2...for you guys, mag ti-twitter ako...para ma update ako...hehehe medjo hindi ako twit twit twit eh...:P

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  2. Ang mahal ng entrance... :P Haha, joke pero ang ganda ng lugar. Naalala ko tuloy yung pathway ay parang sa Himulugang Taktak dito sa Antipolo, kaso mas malinis diyan ng 50x :))) Ang sarap lang ng feeling nun tititigan lang yung falls, parang inaagos na rin yung mga problema :D

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    1. yes..tama! nakaka wala ng problema ung ganda nya...:)

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  3. mukhang matino at maayos naman yung place para akusahang lumalamon ng nawawalang mga tao.. hehehe.. at mukhang na-enjoy niyo naman kaya tiyak akong bali na ang lahat ng mga maling paniniwala para sa lugar na 'to..

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  4. Kakilala mo pala si Phioxee.. Travel buddies na talaga kayo?

    Maganda sya pero syang kasi bawal yata maligo talaga at kung pwede man parang ayaw ko. Scary. Tama na ang photo ops.

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    1. uu naman..bespren ko un...:)

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    2. Miss you Grah..parang nung isang araw lang na meet kita.. happy na meet na kita... Phioxee kaw susunod!

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  5. The falls is beautiful. Too bad that it got the reputation is a place where many people died. I am sure some stories circulate that the dead were taken by the encantos.

    I can see that the place is still pristine because the trees are still there. I hope that it stay that way, for the sake of the citizens of Valencia.

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    1. Yes sure that's true. I just hope everyone would pay attention to the warnings to stop these stories.

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  6. I had goode bumps while reading ur blog, at may bonus pamay link sa blog ni Phioxee naku yun na.
    We will visit a falls this coming saturday at natakot naman tlga ako, i guess super picture at super ingat nalang ang gagawin namin.

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    1. Yes, that's true. just be careful especially with kids around.

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  7. ayy ito pala ung nasa post ni phioxee
    katakot buti safe kayo
    tapang nu namang dalawa ahh!
    hmm mukang matarik at madulas ang mga bato at ung tubig sigiro malakas ung current kaya di pwede maligo
    mejo creppy nga ung place to the fact na may namatay gheeh ka kilabot

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    1. kaya nga..pero oks lang...di rin kami nag tagal...hehe

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  8. ang hirap kaya tahakin ang mga falls kasi sobrang masukal ang daan papunta tapos laging may mga death stories talaga because of the water current...

    masarap lang magpa-picture pero sobrang delikado noh? nakakatakot pa yung mga bato..

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    1. Diba mahilig ka naman sa mga bato batong yan? :D

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    2. Uu talagang fun magpa picture sa mga bato bato...but its slippery...:( hehehe

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  9. Amazing photos!

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  10. Beauties of nature! :)) kasama kayo dun! ;) See you soon!

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    1. yeah...excited ako ng konti...konti lang...baka kasi hindi ma tuloy...hehehe

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  11. Ganda nga dyan. You are lucky st daming magagandang lugar fyan na malapit amd thanks for sharing.
    Yes, in reality, we have to follow God's do that we will not be trap by danger.
    Happy heart day to you too:)

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  12. hi! thanks for dropping by my site. followed you, btw :)
    your adventure reminded me so much of our bomod-ok falls adventure. glad everyone's safe.

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  13. ang ganda naman sa halagang 10 pesos... busog na busog na ang iyong mga mata... kaso hindi pwede maligo :)

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  14. The place looks really dangerous. No wonder lots of accidents happen. We really have to be cautious and use common sense all the time. =(

    The place is beautiful, though.

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  15. ang ganda naman nitong falls na to fan na fan talga ako ng falls... mailagay nga sa listahan yan salalmt :)

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  16. Ang ganda naman ng Falls, and that was a good idea filing the rocks and took good picture. You're creative.Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  18. the place looks mysterious, almost lahat yata ng aterfalls ganun ang feeling. but it's worth the adventure :)

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  19. sad how people lost their lives at such a beautiful place. You're right we should all read signs and be careful, so we can enjoy nature and still be safe :)

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  20. dai you're right. that warning is a bit old. im sure it was there when the NOVEMBER 1 incident happened. i just couldn't imagine what happened to them.

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  21. Wow! P10 lang ang entrace...ang mura pero maganda ang place.. Ganda ng falls, sarap pagmasdan. Ganda talaga ng nature. Very relaxing.

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  22. apakaganda namanpo pala talaga nglugar, pero nakakakilabot. Kiniilabutan talaga ako habang binabasa toh, I was thinking too bakit nga kaya sila nadisgrasya? :<<<<

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  23. reminds me of the falls near our place, I heard, may mga namatay na din dun, usually mga bata o teenager kase nga naliligo mismo dun sa waterfall area, tsk. tama ka, follow instructions/signs and be careful and be responsible dapat.

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  26. Such a breathtaking view, I love waterfalls! Buwis buhay din yung mismong pag-akyat nyo sis but it was all worth it. I bet you're right, travellers/tourists should always be extra careful and cautious..

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