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    Travel Guide: Hulugan Falls in Luisiana, Laguna (Entrance Fee, How to Get There)

    Another waterfall in Laguna conquered by Tutubi recently, opened for tourism just last year, even if Tutubi's been aware of its existence for some time now. In this case, a trek to the now famous waterfall in Laguna, a majestic falls about 90 meters high, was another spur-of-the-moment decision the day before the May 2016 national elections.

    Here's a hastily-written (and unedited) Hulugan Falls travel guide written by the busy blogger for those who wanted to visit the place:

    1. How to Get to Luisiana, Laguna

    Either take an HM Transport bus or DLTB on EDSA, Cubao or GreenStar Transport or DLTB bus on Taft/Gil Puyat/LRT bound to Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

    In Sta. Cruz, transfer to a jeepney going to Lucban, Quezon but request to be dropped off in Barangay San Salvador in Luisiana (after passing the road going to
    Cavinti poblacion)

    for those with cars, ample parking space available near the registration area (guarded), parking is free

    2. Get a guide

    To get to Hulugan Falls, you need to secure the services of a tour guide (for a voluntary fee but be a bit generous here)

    3. Register and pay Hulugan Falls "entrance fee"

    pay PhP20.00 "entrance fee" to Hulugan Falls. Senior citizens need to sign a waiver

    Hulugan Falls is majestically high but a just trickles in summer, best to visit during the typhoon season

    4. Take a tricycle or walk about a kilometer to the jump off point. Tricycle fare is PhP10.00/person

    5. Trek down to the falls in about 15-30 minutes. the path is a bit steep yet has bamboo/wooden handrails

    6. Enjoy the falls

    There's also Talay Falls or Aliw Falls nearby for about another 40 minutes trek but Tutubi didn't go there as it may be hard for his septuagenarian father.


    1. You can eat at various eateries near the registration area (e.g. Aling Ganda's eatery with tapsilog and pancit habhab for PhP60.00/order).
    2. You can take a shower at some homes there for PhP15.00
    3. Ample parking available, no parking fee
    4. you can buy Luisiana style bibingka with nice pandan basket priced at PhP100.00 for three pieces of bibingka about 5 inches in diameter
    5. The best time to visit the falls is during the months of November to February. The falls is more majestic though during the typhoon season yet a bit dangerous
    6. On your way back, you can take a tricycle back to the registration area or the main road for PhP10/person
    7. There's a first aid station along the trail; the nearest hospitals are in Pagsanjan town

    Do you know why it's called Hulugan Falls?
    Tutubi asked this question to Aling Ganda (a friendly local and owner of a tapsilogan) who told Tutubi it's probably due to the place used as hulugan ng kalabaw.
    Not sure about it though :(

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:08 PM,


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