In the shadow of Eastern Visayas, the town of Calbiga offers the most majestic and panoramic falls I’ve seen so far. Amused by the beauty and superfluity of nature I almost blanked out where I actually was, until I’ve heard the thunderous roar of this massive falls, my soul suddenly ceases to smile and from the spot where I was standing stupefied there’s only silence and nature between me and the thundering mass of water across the valley.
Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the 14-kilometer rapids from the source at Lake Kalidongan to the Calbiga River With Approximately fifty meters wide, Lulugayan Falls has been dubbed by travelers as a Mini Niagara of the Philippines. Getting there is fun, a 740 meter trail awaits you to hike for approximately twenty to thirty minutes well before you see the waterfalls.
As I enter thoroughly In the forest, I have seen colorful butterflies fluttering by, trees that reach a hundred feet into the air, with vines through the earth and birds flocking from trees to trees accompanied by a variety of bird calls echoing overhead, As I continued the trail I stumbled upon a butterfly tiled path, the native told me that it will guide you to the falls so you’ll never get lost.
As I draw nearer and feel the mist spray around me, I felt like the waterfalls were calling me for a plunge it was my first time to see such kind of waterfalls and the thing I like most is that it differs from the rest, it is the best falls I have seen thus far.
The the sheer volume of water cascading over the rocks and the picturesque view of the falls that turns even more beautiful in the filtered light of late afternoon leaves me speechless and “temporarily deaf!”.
As I drag my eyes away from this display of power and beauty I suddenly pondered that Philippines is gifted with an explosion of nature in its rare and untouched form. Lulugayan Falls indeed offers a delightfully revitalizing experience!