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A side trip to Bolinao Falls

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Last weekend's trip to the beach brought us to one of the falls found in Bolinao, Pangasinan. This was our first destination.

Before arriving to this place, we had our lunch along the way.

I couldn't get a proper photo of the all the food because we were famished by then.

We ordered beef soup (bulalo) thinking it is a serving that is good for one or two. The price is almost the same that's why I assumed their serving is the same like we have here.

I was surprised that it came in a big bowl with lots of soup and not much vegetables like what I am used to here in our city. However, the meat is soo good. It's tasty and tender it easily separates from the bone. This taste of beef is something that I don't usually taste in places I have eaten here in our city.

From that stopover, it was one hour drive to the falls.

The way to the falls takes you away from the main road. There is a booth along the way where you have to pay for environmental fee which covers all the tourist spots in Bolinao. A separate fee will be collected from every tourist spots that you go to.

There are three falls along this river but they are distanced apart. This falls that we went is the tallest of them.

Parking fees and entrance fees have to be paid first before you can go down to the waterfalls. Coconut and shellfish are the only food not allowed to be brought in.

Entrance fee is PHP20.00 per head. Kids 6 years old and below are free. Parking fee depends on what kind of vehicle you have.

There are about 20 steps going down to the waterfalls. Huts and picnic tables are set up along the steps. There is also a cafe called Kopi Kubo within the premises but it was closed at that time.

There are kayaks and bamboo rafts on the shore. I'm not sure though if those are for rent. I also noticed life jackets hung on bamboo poles.

I don't know what to expect when we got there. We didn't swim though for there were a lot of people then. We decided to just take photos and then head on to the beach. It was hot and we were sweating just minutes out of the car that we wanted to go back in right away. Although we wanted to be refreshed, our minds were really set on the beach.

Before finally going to the beach, I noticed that there are people on top of the falls and saw the stairs going there so I headed there and checked it out. I am afraid of heights and I don't know how to swim but the curious me still wanted to see for myself the view from above.

I went as close to the edge as I can to take these shots. In the first photo above, you can see my shadow on the bottom of the pix. There were guys on top of the shorter falls waiting for their turn to jump. Seeing that I cannot go any further, I decided to go back and some of the guys did not jump and followed me as I went down the steps. I overheard them saying that they are scared to jump.

Once we were satisfied with the pictures that we took, we then decided to head on to the beach.

One can follow the road that goes to the other waterfalls down the dusty road. However, the road is not yet paved. This road will also lead to the coastal road but we did not know that then. So we went back and took the main road instead.

Walking up the stairs to the parking lot had us parched. Thank goodness there is a booth that sells coconut shake and we did avail of those to quench our thirst.

Our beach experience will be posted next.

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Those are beautiful places to go. Glad you were able to unwind

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Kahit ako takot tumalon haha sa bangka ko nga lang nasubukan tumalon nong bata ako akala ko kasi pag tubig hindi masakit bagsak mo gosh ang sakit pala bumagsak ka sa tubig kahit mababa lang.

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1 month ago

haha same here kuya, though kahit hindi ako marunong lumangoy, I would still go and check it out haha para naman hindi ma curious

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1 month ago

I want to jump from the top of it. Fascinating and so lovely. How could I thank you dear? Wow!

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1 month ago

Ang ganda lang falls kuya pero takot ako tumalon kasi feel ko ang taas niya per if may kasama na barkada tatalon talaga ako hahaha

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1 month ago

It looks like it is too high to jump, I would not dare either, it is a place for enjoyment, it has a beautiful view.

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1 month ago

ganda ng falls ahh.. and same here sir.. pag nasa mataas na ako na part ng place, i feel like being pulled down or parang feel ko mahuhulog ako or ung mga bagay na dala ko like cellphone..etc

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1 month ago

You seem to be enjoying your trip. Its clear frim the photos posted.

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1 month ago

Aww naiinggit na naman ako. We are not allowed to go out because we have toddlers :( Nice pics and glad you had fun!

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1 month ago

Beautiful place as always Lee but please be careful.. Omicron is out there

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1 month ago

Very nice pictures of your trip. I like the waterfalls and the vegetation covering the surroundings.

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1 month ago

Aww this is so beautiful, you really had an amazing trip. I want to have a trip like this next year too hihi.

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1 month ago

It could have been nice if you swim by the waterfall. The water might be cold.

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1 month ago

You had fun...!!!! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!!! It's a beautiful waterfall!!! Nature is awesome!!!

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1 month ago

Looks like you’ve had an amazing trip, full of yummy food and beautiful views Lee ;)

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1 month ago

What a beautiful place to chill and relax. Waiting for the next trip.

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1 month ago

I hope you are enjoying your day with Dilicious Dish yummy dummy Diligently because you are Hungry that why you don't made any pictures of You're meal But one thing more interesting about you're journey that was very awesome You don't know about the .

Tomorrow firstly going to beat and enjoy your day because this one never came again in you're life

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