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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Valencia Negros Oriental - Trip to Casaroro Falls

Last November 1, 2012, I shared a tragic incident that happened in Casaroro Falls HERE. That post was not intended to discourage people from visiting the mighty waterfalls in Valencia, Negros Oriental.
Casaroro Falls - source
It may not look beautiful in the photos, but the waterfall was really enchanting. This is one of the most famous tourist destination in Negros Oriental province. The water gushes down 100 feet to the ground causing a deep swimming hole and flows to a narrow stream. This is actually what makes Casaroro Falls unique. 
Casaroro Falls
How to get there? Lemme take you with me.
All you have to do is to get to Dumaguete City. From the city, a public utility jeep or a pedicab (trike) can take you to the cool town of Valencia, Negros Oriental. Friendly locals will help you get a public motorcycle for you to reach Casaroro Falls entrance. 
phioxee, Tito Albert, Janette, and Xoxo_Grah
With my blogger friend Xoxo_Grah, Janet, and Tito Albert, we decided to explore Casaroro Falls for the first time. We have our own motorcycle, so transportation wasn't a problem to us. You can also rent a motorcycle in the city for Php 100.00/5 hours if you wish to get there on your own convenience. 
The road was fine, and the ride was really fun. Temperature started to drop as we went higher. Valencia is 500 meter above sea level, so better wear jackets and coats. 
me and my bike (Titan)
hike to Casaroro Falls
Finally, we reached the entrance, and for an affordable good-as-donation cash, we proceed to hike down to Casaroro Falls. We ignored the tiring 350 stair step just to see the majestic waterfall. The excitement and enthusiasm were all on our faces.
For my six years stay here in Valencia, I never dared to visit the waterfall. My aunt keeps telling me unpleasant stories about the place. But when visiting the place, those stories were becoming real. There were a lot of boulders everywhere. Wild ferns and lush of thick plants surrounded us.
me relating the November 1 incident to my friends
Janette at the top of the biggest boulder I've seen. I envied her. I was afraid to climb.
The deafening stillness of the place really bothers me. It felt like someone was watching us. Another noticeable thing is the waterfall itself. The water angrily plunges to the ground. It's quite troubling. Among the waterfalls I have visited, this was a different experience. I couldn't help but think about the incident that happened in Casaroro Falls last November 1, 2012 HERE. It was a little bit scary.
broken bridge after a Typhoon (sorry forgot if it's Pablo or Sendong)
stream from Casaroro Falls
Tito Albert and Janette
Though I enjoyed the adventure, but honestly, I don't want to visit the enchanting waterfall again. But if you happen to be in Negros Oriental, don't hesitate to visit the place. 
Casaroro Falls
Just don't forget to ask assistance from Valencia or Dumaguete City's tourism office. You can also ask me to help you. I'd be more than willing to give you the details. 
Phioxee at Casaroro Falls
This is all for now. This post was actually sitting on my draft for many weeks now. I just posted it today, because I wanted to complete all blog post about Valencia. And I'd like to thank Lara of Lara Lizard blog for the cute ring she sent to me.

Just me, 
Phioxee

30 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. Nice place to visit:)

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  2. Falls have special place in my heart.

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  3. I love waterfalls and this one looks amazing! You look very beautiful and we can see you were
    very happy there! denisesplanet.com

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  4. Very enchanting indeed!
    Ganda ng falls, anlalaki ng rocks! Awesome nature!

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  5. ohhh...it's beautiful :) will add this to my waterfalls chase list..

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  6. my friend always recommend i search for waterfalls every time i go back to pinas. i'll let him know about this. ganda.

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  7. talagang kahit 'yung mga nasa kasuluk-sulukan na pwede pasyalan, pinupuntahan ni'yo.. ganyan ang traveller.. hehehe..

    sa tanang buhay ko, isang falls pa lang yata ang napuntahan ko.. sa probinsya namin.. hidden treasure din, kasi napakalayo sa kanayunan, tapos hindi pa gaanong napupuntahan ng mga tao dahil nasa gitna ng mga kabundukan..

    nice post ulit.. :)

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  8. May falls din dito, puntahan nyo... Falls dito sa Laguna. ;) For sure alam nyo yun. :D

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    1. How i wish makarating sa pagsangjan falls

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  9. Wow! The falls look amazing. Love the pics.

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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  10. I remember going to Catanduanes even with a typhoon so that I can swim at the fall. I love visiting falls and especially with small fish nibbling your toes and feet.

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  11. Ang ganda ng falls pero nakaharang ka... hahahaha...

    Honestly, mas maganda ka sa falls!

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  12. have you visited daranak falls? :) it's also majestic :)

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    1. :-( wala pa. Gusto ko makarating jan. Is that in your place?

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  13. Mysterious ung falls madami akong nafifeel na hiwaga

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  14. i love waterfalls... nakakarelax ang tunog ng bumubuhos na tubig... kahit meron akong experience na muntik na ko ma deads, wala pa rin akong kadala dala.. ehehehe.. natutuwa pa rin ako sa waterfalls..

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  15. water is my element kaya swak ang casaroro sakin :)

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  16. Echanting yet deadly.. I read your post before..scary indeed

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  17. for me all falls were enchanting! but this one looks very enchanting.. feeling ko pag anjan ako nasa ibang mundo na ko hehehe...

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    1. Xempre. Mag-iiba mundo mo. Eh dyosa ka.

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  18. I saw your other post about this place... Nalungkot ako... =( Pero I like places like this kasi very natural and enchanting... Although nakakatakot, pero, medyo maka-Lord of the Rings ako kaya gusto ko yung ganong feeling na may mysterious aspect yung place... hehe

    I love your pic na nasa motor hehehhe!

    Steph of www.traveliztera.com

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  19. Wow, majestic nga ang view ng Casaroro Falls! ganda :))

    Feeling ko ung naramdaman mong eerie feelings ay dahil sa mga unseen spirits na nagbabantay sa paligid jan >.<

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  20. pang DP sa FB yung last pic . hhehehe

    Ang sarap siguro amg muni-muni jan sa may batuhan habang nakatingin sa falls. :)

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  21. para sa akin masarap pumunta sa ganyan kapag may inuman..

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  22. Huhu ang saya. Gusto ko din. Sana madami akong kaching pang travel!

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  23. I looked at the linked post and it is really a sad event. Kawawa naman yung namatay. I do hope that they are now in Heaven with our Lord.

    Maganda pa rin ang Casaroro Falls kahit may masamang insidente na naganap. Sana nga lang ay huwag nang maulit uli yung nangyari.

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  24. Lovely Watetfalls photography simple yet very dramatic and dating.

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  25. mukhang extra challenge nga yung pagpunta sa falls pero mukhang worth it naman :) haven't been to Negros Oriental pero mukhang madami ding maganda puntahan dyan :)

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  26. parang iba yung ambiance jan hehehe napaka misteryo...

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