Laguna, Philippines

TAYTAY & BUCAL FALLS, LAGUNA: Day Trip Hiking Itinerary and Budget

8/27/2018

ESCAPE TO LAGUNA: TWO WATERFALLS IN A DAY

Taytay Falls Jump-off Location: Barangay Gagalot, Majayjay, Laguna
Country: Philippines
Taytay Falls Coordinates: 14.0980° N, 121.5043° E
Bukal Falls Jump-off Location: Barangay Bukal, Majayjay, Laguna
Bukal Falls Coordinates: 14.1052° N, 121.4762° E

Taytay Falls and Bukal Falls are two different falls situated not far from each other. We decided to visit them both in a day trip. Both waterfalls are majestic and refreshing to visit. Although, both can be quite crowded when visited on a holiday and on weekends.


Taytay Falls is also called Imelda Falls since the former First Lady Imelda Marcos funded the tourism of this falls. Its development led a safe and concreted path heading to the falls. You don't need to wear hiking shoes going to the falls.


The latter falls got a dispute with its name due to its location. Locals of Majayjay call it Bucal falls while locals of Liliw calls it Kilangin Falls. Unlike Taytay Falls, getting here requires hiking for 40 minutes to an hours passing by streams.

ITINERARY:
🚩Cubao to Sta. Cruz: 1.5-2.5 hours via bus | 160PHP | Hail a bus at DLTB
🚩Terminal to Sta Cruz Public Market: 20 minutes via tricycle | 25PHP | Tell the driver to drop you at the jeepney terminal to Majayjay.
🚩Sta Cruz Public Market to Majayjay: 40-50 minutes | 35PHP | Tell the driver to drop you at town center heading to Taytay Falls.
🚩Majayjay to Taytay Falls: via jeepney | 16PHP | Tell the driver to drop you at Taytay Falls.
🚩Environmental Fee: 50PHP
🚩Guide fee: None, the trail is very established
🚩Taytay falls to Bucal falls: via tricycle | 200PHP | We hailed a tricycle that would take us straight to the jump off of Bucal Falls.
🚩Environmental fee: 20PHP
🚩Guide fee: 300PHP
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🚩Bucal to Majayjay: via tricycle | 35PHP
🚩Majayjay to Sta Cruz Public Market: via jeepney | 35PHP
🚩Sta Cruz Public Market to Bus Terminal: via tricycle | 25PHP
🚩Sta Cruz to Cubao: via bus | 160PHP

Other expenses:
🚩Tent fee at Taytay Falls: 350PHP for a tent
🚩Shower fee at Bucal Falls: 30PHP
*Prices may change and travel time may vary.





FOOTNOTES:
Credits to Dan Fugrad and Rae Argallon | Majayjay, Laguna | January 2015 | Updated November 2017

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1 comment

  1. My husband and I have a joke about hikes that are "just a short trip to a waterfall." whenever we've gone on one while traveling, it always ends up being far more challenging than we envisioned. We still go, because honestly there is nothing prettier than a hike to a waterfall, and the challenge is worth it

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