Monday, February 18, 2013

DIY Trip: A Glimpse of Batlag Falls

by lakwatserong tatay

Right after our quick photo session in Daranak falls, our group was supposed to upper level of this park, where another falls can be seen. However due to the incident, three of my trippers decided to stay and have rest. Me and Ichan go ahead with the plan. To have another glimpse of a majestic falls, mostly can be seen in fantasy movies like "Enteng Kabisote", due to its enchanted look place....

Batlag Falls
In fact this falls is favorite place for prenuptial photo shoot. Luckily last year, i've tried it, and experience to have a prenuptial shoot to be used on my friends wedding. Because of that i came to conclusion that's why this place is favorite on fantasy movies and tv series because of its majestic and enchanting place.

this where you have to pay for the entrance...
Batlag falls is at top of Daranak falls, you don't need to have another ride to reach this falls because it few meters away, just follow the cemented path and whaaaaallah.....you will have the glimpse of its cascading waters. So enjoy the view first this photos as we walked into its cemented path.....



Welcome to Batlag Falls....


Batlag falls offers overnight trippers which could cost you for php150 for adults and php75 for children. For day trippers you have to pay php50 for adults and php25 for children. Picnic sheds and cottages are also available which cost you around php250-300 pesos. There's also a open space for campers that could maybe pitch their tents however i wasn't able to ask if there's additional fee for tent campers. However according to other blog sites bringing DSLR camera's could cost you php150, but if you just have a digicam that could be hidden on your backpacks your damage would just be the entrance fee...^_^, just like we do, both of us, has DSLR cameras but we manage to sneak it in and placed it on our backpack, although we have to lie to the caretakers...^_^ and having a photoshoot could cost you around php3000.


Here are some of my photos that i captured while sneakingly taking shots......maybe because of this scenery why this place really nice to be used in movies, commercials and photo shoots.





one of the small basins..

Glimpse of Batlag Falls
Batlag falls is consists of three cascading waterfalls which has each of small catch basins while Daranak falls has much wider and deeper catch basin making Batlag falls more crowded even though you have to pay twice on its entrance. So choose what's best for your group, if your into swimming and all of you are swimmers it is better to go to Daranak falls which has less crowd due to it deeper pool/basin however it is not a photo haven like the Batlag falls, so if your group is photo opps enthusiast and just want to have better view of the forest or maybe just to have chilaxation....Batlag falls is much better for you....^_^


1st of three cascading waters....

Lakwatserong Tatay @ Batlag Falls

Note: Bathrooms and shower rooms are available so don't worry changing up your wet clothes.

How to get there:

You may take two options via GTXpress Vans or Jeepney ride to Tanay Market. For GTX will cost you php70 located in Starmall (EDSA cor Shaw Blvd.). For Jeepney ride: will cost you php55 located also in Starmall and another terminal in Parklea Jeepney Terminal adjacent to Starmall. Traveling to Tanay is about 2-3 hrs depending on the traffic situation, specially on Ortigas Extension. As you arrive in Tanay Market, most of the tricycle will stare at you and talked to you to bring in your destination. The usual fare is php150/4pax up to Daranak falls entrance, however there are no tricycle waiting near the falls going back to Tanay market, so its a better option to negotiate with your tricycle driver and used your haggling skills...^_^.
Or else you will have to walk on foot up to the main highway and/or maybe up to Tanay market and pray to have a tricycle that has no passenger...^_^

Next stop.....Paete, Laguna: Trek to Mt. Humarap (aka Tatlong Krus), Matabungka Falls and Church of Paete......

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this information. Two falls near Metro Manila is a nice way to have a quick getaway...

lakwatserong tatay said...

@anonymous...thanks too..yap your right...two waterfalls near Metro Manila is a great weekend getaway..^_^

SpicyTsinelas said...

Hello Lakwatserong Tatay!

I just want to know, the date of the post is Feb 2013, was the trip also within this year? I'm planning to go kasi but I'm trying to find out how it looks nowadays, may nagsasabi kasing crowded na daw eh from your pictures naman, mukhang okay pa din ung place. Hope you can reply. Ganda ng pic nyo sa cave haha.

thanks!

tsinelas

lakwatserong tatay said...

@spicytsinelas, last year po toh, one of my draft post...^_^
But as far as i know ganun parin naman po ang number of crowds...however pag weekend po and summertime has just started medyo magpeak po talaga ang visitors sa mga falls na toh. medyo marami po talaga visitors dun sa Daranak falls which is the first falls kasi most of the time konti lang umaakyat paBatlag kasi po separate pa entrance fee...^_^

thanks po, last november lang po un picture sa cave...in callao cave sa tuguegarao...^_^

VAL FABRO said...

lakwatserong tatay..pwede ba kmi pumunta ng gabi sa batlag falls? mga 6 or 7.
daranak falls ay 8-5 pm lng..pno un? madami po kc aqng nkitang ganitong tanong wala po sagot.thank you pag share ng mga byahe

lakwatserong tatay said...

@val fabro....actually meron na nga po nagtanong sakin nyan...since 8-5 lang un schedule ng daranak falls, pero pwede overnight sa batlag....tingin ko dapat before mg5pm nasa loob na kayo ng daranak & batlag falls area. Kasi wala rin po talaga ko idea kung pwede ba yun plano nyo..since bago ka makapasok sa batlag falls dadaan po talaga kayo ng daranak falls...

hope nakatulong po ako..^_^

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