Hulugan Falls: It’s Not Worth the Fall

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I’m not a big fan of trekking because I’m a lazy ass but if family says we’re hiking, who am I to say no? Anyway, it’s summer and I have no plans of making new summer stories so, why not join family in hiking to a overly-hyped falls in Laguna?

So, I have been reading a lot of posts about Hulugan Falls in Luisiana, Laguna. It is not too far from our place, and I once asked my brother if we could, you know, visit it but since we don’t have the luxury of time, we weren’t able to do so until family decided to go.

It’s gonna be fun, they said.
It’s gonna be worth it, they said.

After trekking deadly slopes for around 40-45 minutes, with all the slippery rocks and steep steps to take, we finally reached Hulugan Falls, and I was, okay.

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I am not sure if it was just me, or is the falls really just normal? Like ordinary, like nothing so special. Apart from the adventure you get from trekking, there’s nothing much to say about it. I’ve read posts that says, “Fall in love with Hulugan Falls” but to me, I’d ask, is it really worth falling for?

If you have plans of visiting the place, then go. But don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. You will be faced with slippery slopes, almost nothing to very few railings to hold on to. Don’t wear your white kicks. JUST DON’T. I suggest you use trekking shoes if you do have one, because slippers are too dangerous!

As per food, if you can bear the hassle of bringing food while trekking, then go. But if you wish, there are eateries which serve Pinoy silogs before you start your trek. You may bring food to the falls if you want to, but please LEAVE NO TRACE, okay? It may not be as grand as I have imagined but it still deserves proper maintenance and care.

There’s a  10 PHP environmental fee and a guide fee that depends on how much you can offer them, they don’t like, name their price but we gave 300 PHP and food to our guide.

How to get there? 

It is located in San Salvador, Luisiana, Laguna. Ride a bus  to Sta. Cruz, Laguna via Calamba. Once in Sta. Cruz, ride a jeep bound for Luisiana then ask the driver to drop you off San Salvador, if the jeep won’t pass that way, ride a tricycle going to San Salvador and go directly to Kap’s House. 🙂

Let me know your experience, ha?

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