Cooling off in pretty Kalikasan Falls

Quaint Kalikasan Falls with a shallow basin perfect for a dip

Quaint Kalikasan Falls with a shallow basin perfect for a dip

Two waterfalls in one day? But I was already too tired and my knees and legs we’re already wobbling from the early morning hike up and down the steep trails going to Malinamon Falls. We were having a boodle lunch then but the idea of visiting another waterfall, albeit nearer and smaller than the previous was just too hard to resist.

With enough courage, I decided to visit Kalikasan Falls. Besides, it’s not always that I will be able to visit Camp Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, one of the largest military reservation in the country and bathe at its five different cascades. Even if I was warned that the trail going there is steep.

Off I went, down the trail. To the steep but well developed path with wooden hand railings. But I was just taking it slow as my knees were already aching, having hiked as early as 7 AM. What I do like about the trail is that it’s shaded and not so hot. Breezy.

Army recruits and a Claire the blogger atop a barely submerged rock

Army recruits and Claire the blogger atop a barely submerged rock

Just when I came at the foot of the mountain, where a hut was constructed, I can already hear the sound of rushing water. A peek, a couple of steps down and looking to the forward direction, was a pretty little cascade. Kalikasan Falls doesn’t have the height of a Tappiyah nor the volume of Aliwagwag but its quaint and charming like Anuplig.

Getting to and from the waterfalls. The wooden ladder is really just around 3 meters long.

Getting to and from the waterfalls. The wooden ladder is really just around 3 meters long. CLICK TO ENLARGE

The waterfall cascades down a gorge like formation. To make a deeper pool, a portion has been blocked with rocks. Just a meter where the water falls are two rocks, barely breaking the surface but where one can stand or just sit and gaze. At the side is cavelike, hollowed out but not too deep.

The pretty Kalikasan Falls is worth the effort. Its really a beautiful waterfall that visitors will just appreciate right away.

Kalikasan Falls is accessible via Camp Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz. To visit, one has to ask permission first with the military reservation. Just ask for directions at the camp gate.

My thanx to the Capiz Provincial Tourism for this opportunity.

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