One of the natural resources Im talking here that they offer to tourists and catches my attention is the Tamaraw Falls. Why? Then read further...
|Claire doing her "eksena" again|
Click here for direction: Manila to Puerto Galera. Then from White Beach, Puerto Galera, take a tricycle ride going to "Bayan" or Calapan Terminal. Fare is 100 pesos per tricycle which is good for 4 pax. As you reach Calapan Terminal, ride a jeepney going tamaraw falls which costs 40 pesos per pax. It is roughly 1 hour 45 minutes of time travel from White Beach to Tamaraw Falls.
But since we went there in a large group, we did rent a multicab to take us at Tamaraw Falls which costs us 1,500 pesos. Though it is a bit expensive compared if we travel on our own, we still avail it for reasons. One, it will saves us time (remember, we're only there for 2 days). So we value more of our time than a penny. Second, for convenient purposes. Most of my companion in this trip were ladies so I have to make this travel less stressful. Third, I've read and heard that travelling back to White Beach from Tamaraw Falls is difficult as jeepneys are already or almost full because they also have another terminal right before Tamaraw Falls. And since we were a large group, chance of fitting into 1 jeepney that passes Tamaraw Falls is very low.
|Touchdown! We're at Tamaraw Falls|
Tamaraw Falls is composed of different unsymmetrical layers of falls that leads into grand one as it reach the waterbed. It is located in Barangay Villaflor, Puerto Galera and according to Wikipedia, it stands at 423 feet (or 129m) tall. Approximately, it is a 4-5 storey building high. It is covered with lush green plants which adds beauty of this falls. The water streaming down this falls isn't that grand, maybe because it hasn't rain for more than a month now, yet it still possess an undeniably unique beauty. We were actually all smiling and excited as we saw Tamaraw Falls up-close and in person.
|I wonder how it looks like during rainy season|
|No electricity on this part of the Galera|
|Luscious green surrounding! Priceless!|
|Water from the mother falls|
|With my 2 photo-bomber friends|
|Mini falls near the cliff|
After an hour of picture taking and splashing on its water. We then bid our farewell to Tamaraw Falls but that's not the end of this blog entry as we also had a side trip to "Virgin Island" beach.
Sidetrip: Virgin IslandOur trip to Virgin Island is also included in our 1,500 payment going to Tamaraw Falls. Though we only spent half an hour to this unspoiled beach as we were catching up the sunset at White Beach of Puerto Galera, our group still enjoyed the stay as well as its water. I have 2 conclusions why this place is called Virgin Island Beach. One is because of the grotto of the Vigin Mary installed in the middle of a huge rock and second, is because it is still undeveloped and a non-commercial coast.
|The grotto of the Mama Mary|
Breakdown of Expenses:
Multicab (White Beach - Tamaraw Falls - Virgin Island Beach) - 1,500 Pesos / 8 pax = 188 Pesos
Tamaraw Falls Entrance Fee - 30 Pesos per pax
Food - **.**