Certainly, Aurora province is rich in natural resources. So rich, you'll never run out of things to explore. So, for my 3rd and supposedly last day in Baler, I was brought by my friends to Ditumabo falls, locally referred to as the Mother falls. Located in Brgy. Ditumabo in the town of San Luis, Ditumabo Falls one of the major attractions of the province. According to some locals, it's the biggest waterfalls in the province so it gets the name mother falls.
HOW TO GET TO DITUMABO FALLS
Going to Dimutabo Falls is easy. From Baler, hire a tricycle to Brgy. Ditumabo and alight at the national road. Another option is to drive a motorcycle which could navigate from the national road all the way to the hydroelectric power plant. It will cut the trekking time to almost half, otherwise if you'll be on public transportation, the trek starts from the national road. Total trekking time is about an hour.
Upon reaching the power plant, we left the motorcycles on the parking space and prepared to cook our lunch. While waiting, we had some booze at one the cottages by the riverside. This is also the first time I've tasted Baler's ensaladang pako which complements with every shot of Emperador that we had. Hahaha!
Ditumabo falls is still 1.3 KM away from the power plant. So we started the short trek to the waterfalls after finishing our lunch. As experienced mountaineers, it's just an easy “walk in the park” thing. Hahaha!
The lush vegetation welcomed us as we start the trek. There's also a river and some rock formations that needs to be crossed. The current is strong and I have to battle it as I pull myself to the other side. Small waterfalls are also a sight to behold along the way.
Until we reached the point where there is a concrete pathway that leads a dam and to the waterfalls. Indeed, the trek to Ditumabo falls is an added treat in itself.
A magnificent sight of the stunning Ditumabo falls greeted our group. At a height of 140 feet,
Taking pictures is a bit hard as the splashes of water kept on ruining our cameras' lenses. Some of us savor the view and snapped on some pictures while the others took a dip and enjoyed the clear and cold water at the basin.
Even with the dam constructed by the hydroelectric company, the grandeur of the Ditumabo Mother falls is still breathtaking. The wide basin and the huge imposing cliffs on both sides are superb work of nature. Truly, nature at it's best!
Ditumabo Falls is an enthralling sight to behold and certainly worth a visit. After a while, we decided to trek back as I am scheduled to leave for Manila at 6:00 PM (which I missed... Hahaha!).
My 4-day "love affair" with Aurora happened last June 11-14, 2011. Here's a series of posts on what transpired during my stay in a province that I quickly have fallen in love with. This is my 4th solo trip and 27th province on my list.
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