CHASING KABIGAN FALLS IN PAGUDPUD, ILOCOS NORTE

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CHASING KABIGAN FALLS IN PAGUDPUD, ILOCOS NORTE

We were having our lunch at Bangui when our tour guide reminded us to eat well as our next destination would require a lot of walking – The Kabigan Falls.

Our tour guide boast of Kabigan Falls as a  must-see destination in Pagudpud. Kabigan Falls is an  80 feet waterfall  and is located in the eastern part of Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Reaching the place from the main highway is approximately  30-45 minute walk depending on your speed and power.

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the road to Kabigan Falls

The trek going to Kabigan Falls is mostly of a flat area so you’ll have time to enjoy the beautiful panorama. I felt tired while trekking, but I just entertained myself with the very nice green farmland, vegetation and streams, water buffalo, rice paddies and more.There were local vendors on our way selling some local food and drinks.  There is a 20 Pesos/pax entrance fee at the jump-off point where you will be assigned your official trek guide going to the falls. The local guide charged PHP 100.  You don’t have to worry about getting lost in the area because the locals had organized their official group to guide tourist and receive payment.

There is a 20 Pesos/pax entrance fee at the jump-off point where you will be assigned your official trek guide going to the falls. The local guide charged PHP 100.  You don’t have to worry about getting lost in the area because the locals had organized themselves to guide tourist and receive payment.

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I was amazed seeing a formal toilet in the middle of the forest. It only goes to show that the place is really tourist friendly.

After a few minutes of fast walking, we’d  reached finally the Kabigan FallsThe waterfalls are approximately 87-feet high. The water drops into a concave basin where trekkers, after a long walk, could reward themselves with a dip in a natural pond just below the falls…. but I have to warn you — it’s very cold.

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Kabigan Falls is an  80 feet waterfalls  and  is located at the eastern part of Barangay Balaoi

Don’t miss the chance for a swim in the cold and crystal clear waters in the basin surrounded by tall green trees that form part of this lush virgin rainforest when you visit.

TIPS WHEN GOING TO KABIGAN FALLS

  1. Wear rubber or comfortable walking shoes. Cap, sunglasses.. are just perfect travel essentials when visiting Kabigan Falls.
  2. While there were vendors selling native delicacies along the way, it would be best to bring at least bottled water. If you want to stay at the falls for a while, it would be best to bring some snack items.
  3. If you want to swim the moment you arrive at the place, just be ready with you wardrobe.
  4. Don’t forget your camera, the place is simply stunning.
  5. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen especially if you go there during noontime.

 

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jojo vito

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Default Comments (7)

7 Comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! What an amazing experience. And how convenient to have a toilet

  2. Everything is so gorgeous! I love waterfalls.

  3. I have been to Pagudpud several times (it’s the most beautiful place isn’t it??) but have never been to this waterfalls. Maybe when I next visit. It’s lovely!

  4. Beautiful photos of stunning waterfalls! Looks like you had an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I like how you have to hike to get to the fall destination, which I find very relaxing and exercise your feet while you know that soon you’ll be able to see the beauty of nature.

  6. How beautiful is that! I am seeing so many gorgous Falls in the Philippines throughblogs.

  7. Everything is just so beautiful. I don’t mind the long walks, it’s going to be worth it in the end.

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