One of the places that I have heard when I was growing up was Pagsanjan Falls. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Cavinti Falls is actually Pagsanjan Falls and that last weekend, I was given the chance to experience first hand the beauty of Cavinti Falls.
However, as with anything worth getting to, we had to exert effort to actually experience the beauty of Cavinti Falls. We started with a trek to get to the place. It took a bit of effort because I was never much for working out and this required trekking, overcoming 589 steps on a metal ladder that goes 85degrees, a lot of balancing and ensuring we don't slip on the moss growing all over, plus rappelling on tiny circular things.
The stairs were one of the hardest because it was almost at a 90degree and its very scary to go down to since one misstep can actually lead you to your death. To be honest, I initially thought that there was no place that was worth all the hardship and effort we were giving into seeing this falls.
As you can see, it wasn't easy getting into Cavinti Falls and it took a lot of strength, courage, determination, and screams of fear to get to the falls. When you do get to the falls, it is simply amazing. My jaw dropped and all I could say was that it was just gorgeous.
It was unbelievable for a city girl like me to witness such beauty. I'm used to seeing skyscrapers, not magnificent waterfalls. It was just breathtaking.
|photo by Azrael Colladilla|
|my hurt wrist|
Virgin bodies of water surrounded us and I had to stop myself from screaming when the boat tilted a bit due to the rapids because it was just that kind of place. It was so serene that you don't want to disrupt the quiet.
Cavinti Falls is definitely one of those places that are hidden in plain sight. Its located in Laguna and can be reached by land transportation yet many people are not aware that it even exists. Personally, I didn't know where it was or that it was actually right under my nose since I live in the South.
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