Sunday, April 27, 2014

Dunsulan Falls Of Bataan

Located at the foot of Mt. Samat is Dunsulan Falls. After exiting to the main highway from Mt Samat, you will be seeing a huge sign pointing the direction of Dunsulan Falls after around 5 minutes and after turning left, it will be just a short 10 minute drive to the falls. There is a fork in the road where you need turn left. At the end of the road is the parking space for the falls.

Pathway to the entrance
The caretaker's office which was under construction while we're there
 After walking the pathway to the entrance, you will need to pay an entrance fee of P50 for adults and P20 for children. What welcomes you inside the is a large picnic grounds and the murky green water of the catch basin of the falls. It is quite noticeable though that there isn't that much water pouring as it is almost the summer season.

There is a sign which says that you cant swim near the drop of the falls as according to them, the hard rock bottom of the surface of the falls is shaped like a cone and there was a reported incident before that someone has drowned in it. Scary! >.<

Rock formations at the edge of the falls

Instead of riding a vehicle you can actually just use a zip line from Mt. Samat into Dunsulan Falls. According to some blog posts, that zipline is the longest in Luzon with a length of 540 meters and a one-way zipline ride would cost P450. The price is a bit too steep in my opinion.

Seems like some sort of treetop adventures which was also closed and under construction while we were there.
There is evidently improvements on how they are trying to improve the general area of the falls. The caretaker's office is under construction, the pathway is being paved with concrete, and the treetop adventure is being constructed. What still lacks though is a decent changing and shower room. The only decent rest room is a single cubicle for male and female at the caretaker's office.

What I think that needs more improvement is that they need to raise awareness on the settlements that live above the waterfalls as they could be affecting the quality of water pouring down on to the catch basin if they want to bring in more tourists into this tiny paradise.

After a little bit of exploring and photo ops around the area, we decided to leave early and not take a dip anymore as the sun is almost setting and we have to reach our next destination further west which is the Pawikan Conservation Center in Morong, Bataan.

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