Simple Bolinao Falls with travel bloggers

Travel bloggers with Bolinao Falls at the background

Through the invitation of Micamyx, fellow travel blogger who hails from Dagupan, a bunch of us bloggers went to the northwestern province of Pangasinan to enjoy and discover what this beautiful place has to offer. A simple cascade, Bolinao Falls is in an oasis, providing cooling waters and respite from the heat and hotness of the surroundings. It was one of the first stops that we, a group of travel bloggers, made when we arrived in Bolinao, located at the western tip of Pangasinan.

The waterfalls isn’t really located in some lush or mountainous area but in a farming place where the short trail leading to it is a bit hot and with only a few trees offering shade, until one reaches the short cement steps. It can be steep in some parts.

Rock formation near the falls

Another view of the falls. CLICK TO ENLARGE

What it lacks in height, which is just about 30 feet, my own estimates, the waterfall offers a good and wide pool at its base, cooling bathers. But what I did like about the area is the stream emanating from the cascade that goes over a few rocks and bushes that is a little bit scenic.

There are many vantage points in the area but the best ones are right directly infront of the falls but one has to cross over some rocks, across the stream to reach it. When you’re a bit adventurous, it is possible to just go up, retracing the steps up and just go to where the water drops and plunge.

Bolinao Falls is quite remote and to reach it, one has to ride a private vehicle or hire one from the town center. While I’m not sure how much it is, do try to haggle.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. Anonymous
    October 24, 2011 @ 13:29

    I remember this trip like it was yesterday, first time to travel with fellow travel bloggers. And mg one year na pala to.

  2. Jenn
    October 24, 2011 @ 22:23

    That’s one place I’ve been bookmarking to go visit one of these days… The falls looks impressive despite the lack of height. It looks breathtaking especially on the first photo.

  3. Edmaration
    October 25, 2011 @ 12:28

    As usual, superb ang shots.

    Ang saya naman nito bloggers meeting up in person.. 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    October 30, 2011 @ 12:29

    thanx Jenn

  5. Mitch
    November 5, 2011 @ 22:36

    Ganda ng kuha ah! Multi awarded blogger, indeed! Love your last pic.

  6. Mitch
    November 5, 2011 @ 22:36

    Ganda ng kuha ah! Multi awarded blogger, indeed! Love your last pic.

  7. Anonymous
    November 9, 2011 @ 8:21

    thanx Mitch 🙂

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