Cooling Down at Majayjay Falls

My friends don't want to leave Lucban without doing some sort of nature tripping. So, the day after our Pahiyas Festival experience, we went to Majayjay Falls to escape the heat and relax after a night of puyatan and drinking vodka.

Majayjay Falls, which is also known as Taytay Falls and sometimes mistakenly called as Imelda Falls, is located at the outskirts of Mount Banahaw. Its very cold water draws many people like a fire to the moth. It is not surprising that it was crowded during our visit.
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Majayjay Falls, Laguna
  Majayjay Falls in Laguna

I am amazed by Majayjay Falls’ super cold water. Swimming in it is like entering a refrigerator. Because of this, many people place their drinks under the water so as to keep them cold. As for us, we placed our remaining vodka and other drinks under the water to keep them cool.
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Majayjay Falls, Laguna
Feel the force of Majayjay Falls.

The water flowing at Majayjay Falls comes from Mount Banahaw. Possibly, this is the reason why the water is incredibly cold.
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Visitors to Majayjay Falls
Majayjay is crowded during weekends and holidays.

 

How to Go to Majayjay Falls


If you are coming from Lucban, you should ride the jeep going to Majayjay at the jeepney terminal located at Lucban’s new public market. Ask the jeepney driver to let you go down the road leading to Majayjay Falls. Travel time is about 30 minutes and costs 15 pesos per person. You will know that you went down the right place if you see Edie’s Store and signboard in the picture below:

Sign to Majayjay Falls
To Majayjay Falls

Next, you should ride a tricycle that goes to Majayjay Falls. Tricycles going there is quite few and usually you have to “fight” other people waiting for the tricycle to get a ride. Tricycle ride to the falls is 8 pesos per person. Be aware that there are some tricycle drivers who will take advantage of the situation and ask you to pay 50 pesos person for a ride. Jeepneys from Lucban rarely go directly to Majayjay Falls and it only happens if all passengers will go to the falls.

On the way to Majayjay Falls
Onward to the Falls

I do not recommend walking to the falls because it is about 3 kilometers away from the main road and the road is uphill. We tried walking toward the falls, which is a bad decision. Luckily, a jeepney passed by and we were allowed to ride on the jeep’s roof. Traveling to Majayjay Falls gave me my first time experience of riding top load (or sitting on the jeep’s roof). The rushing winds and the steep cliff side road are exhilarating.

Deadly cliff on the way to Majayjay Falls
You’ll see the mystic Banahaw on the way to the falls.

I recommend that you go to Majayjay Falls by your own car because tricycles to the falls are somewhat rare.

Majayjay Falls Entrance Fee and the Long Walk


Entrance fee to Majayjay Falls is 20 pesos per person. The park, which covers the falls, has parking facilities for private vehicles. There are also souvenir shops and eateries inside the park. If you have no food with you, this is the best place to eat or buy some snacks and even beer before going to the falls. The falls is still far from the park’s entrance so this is the last chance you could buy what you need.

River from Majayjay Falls
View of the river from the trail.

You have to walk on a cliff side trail to go to Majayjay Falls. It is about 15 minutes walk and the trail was already paved and cemented. Those who are so excited to dip in the cold river need not go to the falls because there are stairs leading to the river below. However, I recommend that you go to the falls to maximize your visit. The water near the falls is fresher as compared to the water downstream.

Downriver from Majayjay Falls
There are also plenty of people downstream

Rocks of Majayjay Falls
The best place to leave your belongings is on the rocks located along the cliff wall, waterfall’s side.

After a long walk, you will reach Majayjay Falls and now you can enjoy in swimming in the super cold water of Majayjay Falls. You could harmlessly pass through the waterfall. Just be careful of the rocks on the riverbed that is slippery.

So, that’s my Majayjay Falls trip. If you are going there, I suggest that you bring your own camera.

Read my other article on Majayjay Falls.
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26 comments:

  1. Wow sarap talaga magbaba s falls..
    I remember naka ligo na din ako sa isang falls..
    Kahit sya famous wala nga yatang name yun..
    Ang kagandahan lang nun hidden sya..^^
    Nasolo namin yung pagligo dun..^^..grade 4 pa ako nun
    Kaya di ko pa alam yung
    Significance ng mga ganung spot^^

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    1. Talaga? Asteeg! Sana makapunta rin ako duon at sana hidden pa rin yung falls na iyon.

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  2. Chop! I'm first! Hehehehehe!!!

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  3. When I went to the Philippines - 1981, they all took me to this beautiful waterfalls...we got in a boat and they took us to the bottom of the falls getting us all wet...but I think it was somewhere to Baguio side. We went there from that hill city...

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    1. Oh oh. It seems that Bry beat you in being the FC.

      Wow, you already visited my country? I am glad. I do not know of that kind falls around Baguio. Maybe I'll search for it when I got the chance to visit Baguio.

      I'll ask Nicxter about this. She came from Baguio.

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  4. Pahirapan ang pagpunta ah... anyway worth it naman... hehheheheheheh... kaso mas gusto ko kung kaunti lang ang tao hehehehhehehe... saka sa "If you are going there, I suggest that you bring your own camera." UU nga naman... ahahhahahahhahaha... ingats!

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    1. Syempre. Sayang naman ang moments kung hindi mapi picturan. Kaya kailangan talaga yung camera.

      Medyo pahirapan nga pagpunta dito at malayo. Pag baba mo from the mountain eh tuyo ka na agad. Sarap magbabad dito at ang lamig ng tubig.

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  5. Filing ko wla n ung spot n un kce puro subdivix0ns ung malapt dun bka gnwa n dng subdivix0n ung area..kung mgagawi k s paliparan dasmariƱas cavite puro subdivix0ns n dun

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    1. Yan ang problema sa Pilipinas. Walang matinong land use plan. Kaya yang mga magagandang nature spots eh nasisira na lang.

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  6. ang daming tao...
    sarap talaga pag natural ung tubig di tulad sa pool...

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    1. Oo nga. At galing pa ang tubig ng Majayjay Falls sa Banahaw

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  7. wow the place looks so stunning Ish...
    sana i'll get a chance to visit that place..
    wala kasi maganda dito sa Cavite haha
    well, except Tagaytay and Corijidor kaso sobrang layo sa amin

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  8. have a great day Ish..oh by the way you can now meet our IBOTM may 2010

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    1. Yesh. It is somewhat stunning. One of the remaining clean freshwater features in the Philippines. Sana makagala ka rin kahit minsan. Ako nakapunta na ako ng maraming beses sa Tagaytay. Baka sa susunod eh 'yung Corregidor.

      Okie dokie. Sisilipin ko yang IBOTM. ^_^

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  9. I've never try to swim into a falls but i've seen one ( i think), when i was younger in Masbate. Um, nice Nature trippin ha!---really fits the summer!

    Haha. I am scared swimming thre cause might someone drive me down the water!--haha. Crazy imagination stevevhan!---stop that!.

    Well, rated 5!

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    1. Actually, I also thought of that. Thankfully, no one tried to jump from the cliff. Anyways, that is prohibited.

      I am quite curious if I could pass through the falls. Which, I did.

      Victory!

      Thanks for the nice rating my friend.

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  10. Aww. i love to go there. ayaw nina momi. :(- so cold daw kasi. eh mainit naman. HAHA.

    heyheyhey! may direction. >:D (plotting something.) HAHAH. my friends went there and they said- dapat mapuntahan before school starts. but for me. in the near future na lang. :))

    Linked you kuya! :D thanks.

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    1. Aha. :-P Isumbong kita sa Mommy mo. :-)

      Sayang naman. Sarap pa naman magbabad dun. Sana makapunta ka. Salamat sa pagbisita. I link na rin kita.

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  12. Wow! So many people at the waterfall? I prefer it to be less crowded! Haha!

    Nice scenery on the way to the waterfall! : )

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    1. Thank you for the visit my friend. Yes, it is always crowded. The reason for this is that it is so hot this summer.

      People just want to cool off.

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  13. we also visited this place last May and camp-out overnight. Sobrang lamig ng tubig -- grabe.
    Nice place. kaya lang sobrang crowded.
    Bat ganun, 35.00 pesos entrance namin? Siguro iba ang rate pag overnight. I also made a note about our trip on my blog.

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    1. That is possible Yodz. Because you will go overnight that why you paid extra.

      I will be visiting your blog and read your Majayjay Trip.

      Thanks for visiting my blog. ^_^

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  14. Looks like an awesome place for adventure :)

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