When going to Valencia in Negros Oriental, another must-visit falls aside from Casaroro Falls that you should see is the Pulang Bato Falls.
We managed to visit the falls on our day trip in Valencia. In truth I was not expecting a lot to see in Valencia but now, I am planning to return and explore more. There is THAT much to see and explore here for sure!
I was somehow expecting a road side falls as our driver mentioned it was just along the road.
As we were approaching the falls, I was getting really excited as we keep on seeing streams with red stones and some were even fuming with heat.
When we arrived at the falls, I was in for a pleasant surprise. I was not quite expecting a commercialised area. It was with relief that we approached the entrance as I was no longer willing to climb over more rocks just like we did on our way to the Casaroro Falls.
After paying the entrance fee of 50 Php (0.94 USD) per head, we were able to explore the falls and the surrounding area.
Aside from Pulang Bato Falls, another falls (its twin as per our local guide) is also located just a few feet from the famous waterfall.
The second (or rather the first as it is more closer to the entrance) is a narrow cascade of clear water against a rocky wall. It’s surrounding pool has been concreted, making it appear like a natural pool of water.
A few feet from it is the Pulang Bato Falls that is truly riveting with its cool color of red. Obviously, it is not the water that is red. Rather, it is the sulphur deposits that covers the wall of the waterfalls, making it appear red/ orange in color.
Despite the presence of sulphur, however, the water is safe for bathing in.
How to Get To The Pulang Bato Falls in Valencia
From Dumaguete City, ride a jeep going to Valencia. Fare is at 12 Php (0.23 USD) per head and travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
Alight at the Valencia Terminal and hire a habal-habal or a tricycle to take you to Pulang Bato Falls. Fare is at 100 Php (1.91 USD) per head (one way only).
Pro Tip: You can negotiate with the driver to wait for you while you enjoy the falls. You can also visit Casaroro Falls and the Sulphur Vent to maximise the fare of going back.
Pulang Bato Waterfalls Facilities
To add convenience to your visit, the Pulang Bato Waterfalls has the basic facilities one will need for a day trip including the following:
A parking area is available inside the vicinity. This is also available for the habal-habal or tricycle that you hired.
Rest Rooms And Shower Rooms
Need a rest room break? The falls have clean rest rooms and showers available near the entrance.
Hungry after that refreshing dip? There’s a restaurant in the area if you haven’t bought any food.
If you are with a group, cottages are available for use. Prices are at 300 Php (5.62 USD) at the time of our visit.
What to Do at the Pulang Bato Falls
As I’ve mentioned before, the Pulang Bato is located in a commercialised area with several amenities. Here are some of the things you can do with your friends and family when you visit:
Dine with the steady rhythm of the falls as your background music.
We found around a few areas to dine in when we went to Pulang Bato: near the Pulang Bato Falls, and along the stream.
There are tables and chairs that are easily available here for guests wanting to have a picnic near the falls. Fee was at 200 Php (3.75 USD).
Swim at the cool water of the falls.
There are 3 areas in total that you can swim in at the Pulang Bato Waterfalls. Aside from the two (2) falls I’ve mentioned previously, another pool of water near the entrance is also available.
Jump off waterfall cliffs and feel the adrenaline rush.
If you’re a fanatic of jumping off cliffs to feel the rush of excitement, then visiting Pulang Bato Waterfalls is a great choice. The falls are perfect for this and for sure you wouldn’t be disappointed.
Too bad my husband did not have any spare clothes with him. I’m sure he would’ve loved doing this too. We just came from the Manjuyod Sandbar earlier in the morning. And we were pretty much satisfied with just looking at the views.
Stay the night.
The resort also offers some guesthouse where you can utilise for Day Use and overnight for a fee. At the time of our visit, fee was at 2,000 Php (37.49 USD) for day use and 3,000 Php (56.24 USD) for overnight.
Take remarkable photos of the falls.
As the place is developed and pretty much well-maintained, there are plenty of photo opportunities here. Check out some of our shots of the Pulang Bato Falls:
There is an area near the Pulang Bato Falls that you can go to without the worry of getting wet. We got this shot from the said vantage point.
The stream of water as it flows down from the falls.
If you are looking for a place to stay, you might like to check out the various accommodations near Valencia and Dumaguete here! Booking a room has never been this easy!
What do you think of Pulang Bato Waterfalls? Would you like to visit this amazing falls too?
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