Friday, October 23, 2015

I CHASED AND CONQUERED CASARORO FALLS! | Valencia, Negros Oriental


In the town of Valencia, Negros Oriental located 9.4 kilometers west of Dumaguete City lies the beautiful Casaroro Falls considered to be the most photographed waterfall in the entire Negros province.
Casaroro Falls is lodged deep into the rock crevices of the rugged Valencia mountains. With an astounding height of 100 feet, the water plunges into a deep cold basin before it flows down to a stream. The waterfall is considerably narrow, instead of the usual wide cascade, but this is precisely what makes Casaroro unique. Though despite its narrowness, the volume of water that drops is heavy and causes a roar as it touches the pool. Around the basin are natural boulders huge enough to rest any traveler’s weary feet. Details here

According to our tour guide Archie  who happens to be our personal (habal-habal) driver, a bridge was already built to help lessen the burden of tourists who aren't into trekking and going through big boulders of rocks. But then, the place was badly affected by a natural calamity and it contributed to the complete destruction of the bridge as seen on the photo on the left.

The entire area has quite a number of long bamboo trees.

The place is not only blessed with good natural resources and sights to visit. They are also blessed with fruits like lanzones (left) and rambutan (right) which you can buy for 30-40 pesos per kilo which depends of course on how good your haggling skill is. In our case, we got lucky having been given a bag full of rambutan by two men who just finished harvested.



Snaps of the falls which served as our background.

The journey going to Casaroro falls was really tiring. Imagine 335 steps guys. I may have stopped and paused more than what is necessary, was exhausted and had really painful legs for three days. But seeing this beauty is worth the hardships we went through.

Before finally ending this entry, you can check my previous post about Dumaguete here.

I CHASED AND CONQUERED CASARORO FALLS!
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