After our Aguinid falls encounter, we needed to see more. We were advised by my couchsurfing friend to try and visit the Binalayan Falls which is just adjacent to Aguinid falls. We rode a tricycle to the Binalayan drop off point and paid Php1o only. As usual, we need to fill up some information in the registration and paid PHP20 for the entrance fee.
The traverse to Binalayan falls is easy. No climbing and leaping. Binalayan falls is composed only of two layers. When we got there, there were only a handful of visitors. I guess only a few knows the falls. There was a signboard along the road but it was a bit inconspicuous, not enough to catch someone’s attention.
It will take you 15 to 20 minutes by feet. We were assisted by our guide. I believe this is not really necessary because the trail was really easy. Walking towards the falls is a bit fun for me. You can here the birds chirping and singing add to it the babbling waters of the river. There are occasional cows and dogs you will encounter. Don’t forget to say hi! hahahaha.
As you approach the first layer these swings is the first thing that you will notice. If you feel like Tarzanning, you might want to give it a try! Do not jump into the water because it is really shallow. You might hurt yourself. Or what could be worse is that you might jumped into this big stones. Be careful.
The first layer was really beautiful but it not so big for a natural pool. But what excites me about this is that at the upper part, you can take a really nice picture which is really good for profile pics in your Facebook account. I used mine as a cover photo!
After taking a really nice dip from the first layer, here comes the really majestic Binalayan Triple drop falls. When I was told about it, I wondered, why the heck triple drop? After seeing it, I just smiled and shook my head off. It was really stunning. I think I like it more than the Aguinid waerfalls. There is something in her that is really captivating! It was as high as 20 meters. One drawback I think is that the area where you could swim is really small. Nevertheless, it was such a beautiful natural wonder.
I would definitely recommend including Binalayan in your itinerary. One. The traverse is really easy. It is like a walk in the park. Two. You can definitely squeeze in your schedule because you can stay there for 1 to 2 hour max. Three. It is definitely beautiful!
- Giving tips to guide is really not required.
- Cost includes only entrance – PHP 20 and tricycle from Aguinid – PHP10. This is really cheap but the experience is priceless.