A short trek down a beautiful waterfall in Albay

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Beautiful Vera Falls with its basin
Beautiful Vera Falls with its basin

A well paved path with railings
A well paved path with railings
It was a short but steep walk down cemented steps from the parking lot where trekking starts and for a few minutes, we were heading down. The sound of falling water was becoming louder and louder as we covered more ground. At the end of the railing, as our feet fell on hard stony ground, we were amazed at what greeted us!

Malinao’s Vera Waterfalls in Albay is a beauty. At the middle of a stony wall, water falls down 25 meters into a 2 meter deep pool whose water gradually changes in color according to the depth. From dark to murky to greenish and clear as the water’s edge laps at the stones.

Around the rock wall are streams of water emanating from cracks that other than the main waterfall, these streams appear like mini falls too. The water is deep yet refreshing, especially if you come from a long habal-habal ride and a short trek.

The end of the cemented steps brings one to the waterfall.
The end of the cemented steps brings one to the waterfall. But you need to pass the log with wooden railings first.
The rock wall within the waterfall area with water streaming down
The rock wall within the waterfall area with water streaming down
Parking area at the top. From here, its a series of steps down to the waterfall
Parking area at the top. From here, its a series of steps down to the waterfall

Getting there: From Tabaco City, ride a jeep or hire a tricycle to Barangay Soa. From the barangay, hire a habal-habal to the waterfall parking area. You need to negotiate with the driver to wait for you as the road going back to the main road is several kilometers away.

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