Busay Falls

A refreshing swim in Malilipot’s Busay Falls

Busay Falls is a series of seven waterfalls. This one is the bottom cascade and is the most popular with visitors

Busay Falls is a series of seven waterfalls. This one is the bottom cascade and is the most popular with visitors

A closer look at Busay Falls

A closer look at Busay Falls

We were just driving from Tabaco City to Legazpi City in Albay and when we reached the town of Malilipot, saw a road sign to a waterfall. Curious, we detoured towards the dirt road and in less than five minutes, arrived at the parking area of the waterfall.

Tucked in the rugged fastnesses of Mt. Busay is Busay Falls with its seven cascades. It’s a popular destination for locals who flock to this refreshing wonder especially during weekends and holidays. It is said to stretch for 250 meters total with the highest at 91 meters while the popular spot, the last cascade is 40 meters high emptying into a shallow pool where most people swim.

We just stayed for a few minutes but its possible to go up and explore the rest of the waterfalls for a great adventure. Just be careful though as there are challenging parts with some steep portions.

GETTING THERE: Busay Falls is around 20 kilometers from Legazpi City. Along the highway in Malilipot is a road sign where you need to turn left. Just follow the road till you get to the parking area and takes less than five minutes. There is a token fee for the parking.

 

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.

3 Comments

  1. Estan, Ang Langyaw (@LangyawMedia)
    September 30, 2014 @ 20:11

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    […] Busay Falls is around 20 kilometers from Legazpi City. Along the highway in Malilipot is a road sign where you need to turn left. Just follow the road till you get to the parking area and takes less than five minutes. There is a token fee for the parking. –  Source […]

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