What could be more amazing than capping your weekend with a dose of adrenaline rush by jumping off from a falls? I finally had the opportunity to go and see Bantakay falls. For quiet some time it has been making a buzz in my facebook feeds. I got so jealous of my friends posting pictures of them with the Bantakay as their backdrop. To think that the place is just near my city.
Bantakay is located in Brgy. Sta. Catalina, Atimonan, Quezon. So it is a 30-45 minute drive from Lucena City. There is a small signage “Bantakay Falls” along the highway. For me, the signage is not really noticeable. Also, it is facing north, so if you are from Manila bound to Bicol, you won’t see the signage. If you came from Bicol and have a great pair of eyes, you will see it. But suggest that tell manong driver to drop you off to Bantakay Falls.
Near the signage is the registration site, you will need to fill up some of your information. For tourism purposes, I think. There is no registration/entrance fee for this. Yey! If its your first time you will need a “mandatory” guide – 300PHP. But I think its better to have guide and it is not a waste of money!
Prior going to Bantakay, it is important to consider the weather. Well it is just easy, if it rained hard last night, or it is raining today, please bear in mind that the trail will be very slippery and muddy. A good and sturdy pair of sandals. On occasion, you will meet a horse carrying logs. hahaha.
After that atleast one hour trek, a beautiful water landscape will greet you! Yes, after a tiring walk here comes the prize! The beautiful Bantakay falls. I can’t help but take off my clothes and splashed into the cold and refreshing waters.
Below is the third layer of the falls. It is so inviting. I cant help but be mesmerized by it. In the right side of this falls, there is a potable water. Our guide drank its water and told us that it is clean. But I didn’t bother to drink. hahaha.
That jacuzzi vibe… the second falls Bantakay! The water coming from above can be a good way to massage your back. It is so relaxing and surely all the stress in your body will be gone! (parang nageendorse lang)
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