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.
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.