It’s pretty common to most of us to go to the beach during holidays, special occasions, or even just weekends. We have so many beaches here in the Philippines, and most of them are very accessible to anyone. If not beaches, we opt for swimming pools, kids love that, don’t they? But have you tried going to somewhere different? Somewhere with a touch of adventures for you and your company? Waterfalls, perhaps?
I’m a beach person, I won’t deny that. But I won’t say ‘no’ to something that excites my adrenaline. I was born and raised from down south of Cebu, a so-called “waterfalls capital of the province”, Samboan. Approximately 140km from the city, that’s about 4 hours to travel. Yes, we have more than 10 waterfalls here. That’s how blessed we are with water. But no, the water we are using at home isn’t free. And mostly even short during summer. To name few of the waterfalls in our town are Binalayan Falls popularly known as Hidden Falls, Aguinid Falls, Candayvic Falls, and Dau Falls.To where I actually grew up is where Dau Falls located. The highest among the waterfalls we have here and the coldest too. Barangay Suba is just a few minutes away from the proper town. Going to the falls itself involves 30 to 40 minutes trekking and a little more adventure along the way. The last time I actually went here before it was commercialized was early 2012. No wooden trails. No hanging bridge. No guides. And mind you, it was even more adventurous although the tiring journey to Dau Falls.
This is not actually for the faint hearted as the journey is not really that easy. I bet you want to do some stretching first. Hahaha! I don’t mean to discourage you but some say ‘scary’, ‘hard’, etc. I suggest to not go there when it rains, the trekking part will be harder.I honestly had the worst muscle pain going there for the first time. It was all worth it, though. It was really worth it. The jaw-dropping Dau Falls is really a paradise. A piece of heaven on earth, indeed.
Have you been here? How’s the experience?