TAYTAY FALLS (IMELDA FALLS)
Height: 12 meters
Jump-off point: Brgy. Gagalot, Majayjay, Laguna
Trail length: 10 minutes (to first waterfall); 30 minutes (to final waterfall)
Entrance fee: P35.00
We conclude our tour of Laguna’s waterfalls with perhaps the waterfalls with the cleanest and clearest water, Taytay Falls in Majayjay. Indeed, the water is so clean that you could still see a one-peso coin if you drop it in the 10-feet pool! This waterfall is actually a series of seven waterfalls – you could scale your way up to reach the seventh waterfall, which has a beautiful and wide pool, even clearer than the pools below. Taytay Falls, also known as Imelda Falls, has become a popular local picnic destination due to the sheer clarity of the water, as well as the large campsite area nearby. Also, the very cold waters of the waterfalls are refreshing. But I repeat: very cold!
The exploration of the waterfalls system adds up to the adventure. In one waterfall, you have to use a vine to rappel your way down; you may also have to use all sorts of ‘maneuvers’ to go all the way up. Each part of the system has its distinct beauty, and since it is at the foot of Mt. Banahaw, the forest is also serene.
To reach Taytay Falls, one can go to San Pablo City then proceed to Nagcarlan. Since the place is generally out-of-the-way, it is best to just charter a jeep from either town (Liliw could also be a staging-off point). Entrance fee is about P35.00 as of 2007. The path from the jump-off to the waterfall passes by a cemented foothpath; water flows in a stream beside you, foreshadowing the clarity of the looming waters.
Camping near Taytay Falls is a pleasant experience, although it could be noisy and crowded as there are many locals who love to spend the night there (and drink) — this is especially true on weekends. There are sari-sari stores and parking space at the jump-off; and some comfort/ shower rooms in the campsite. Taytay Falls may also be reached by foot from the ranger station at Mt. Banahaw de Lucban in Lucban, Quezon.
Part 1: The waterfalls of Laguna
Part 2: Pagsanjan (Magdapio) Falls
Part 3: Buntot Palos (Hidden) Falls
Part 4: Bunga (Twin) Falls
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23 Comments on "Taytay Falls"
Hi nagpunta kami dito last April 17, 2015 with my H.S batchmates. Malapit na ito sa Lucban, Quezon at makikita yung view ng Mt. Banahaw. Malamig talaga yung tubig galing sa falls, parang tubig galing sa loob ng ref. Yung tubig ng falls galing daw sa M. Banahaw..
Good pm po sir Gideon,
Sana makatulong sa blog tong konting info:
1. 20 php po yung entrance kapag hindi overnight.
2. Alternative Route para sa mga nasa Rizal and Metro Manila Area eh yung Manila East Road na dadaan ng Antipolo, Teresa, Morong at Bugarin, Pililla Rizal.
Nung holy week nagpunta po kame dyan nung girlfriend ko malinis pa rin naman ang tubig kaya lang sobrang crowded sya wala kang matinong mapwepwestuhan. Sobrang kalat na din po sya. Tapos yung ibang tao basta basta nagsesepilyo dun sa tubig, naghuhugas ng pinagkainan at yung iba parang narinig ko basta nalang umiihi dun pa sa mismong major na catch basin pa nung falls. Andami pating mga medyo rowdy at unruly na mga lasenggo na parang naghahamon pa ng away. Ang masaklap may ilang bote ng Empi lights pa akong nakita nakakalat nalang kung saan saan.
Sana may mga clean up events din sa mga falls. Malaki kasi magiging epekto kapag di napigilan yung ganitong practice lalo na sa mga water systems na kakabit ng mga bundok.
William from Morong, Rizal
well developed na ang taytay falls ngayon, car parking, motor parking, pwede at maluwag ang space, pati rent ng room, madami rin tindahan, 20p yung entrance fee, overnyt is 30p, pwede rin mag rent ng tent for overnyt, 10p ang bayad sa parking ng motor, may cr din malapit sa falls,
planning to go there with family(with 2 kids)… may parking na ba dun? last time na pumunta ako dun mga 1998 pa… safe ba ung parking area? how many mins ang walk to majayjay falls from parking area?
hi good day! We are planning to go there on Sunday, is there any rent room inside Majayjay falls?