Magnificent Casaroro Falls in Valencia Negros Oriental, Philippines

Written on April 30, 2009 – 5:05 pm | by Etravel |

Casaroro Falls in Valencia

Considered as one of the treasures of the municipality of Valencia in Oriental Negros, Casaroro Falls has attracted foreign and domestic tourists of all ages despite the steep trails that one has to go through to reach the falls.

The Casaroro Falls got its name from the phrase “Casa ni Roro” or “House of Roro”. It is located some 9.4 kilometers west of Dumaguete City and is considered as the most photographed waterfalls in the entire Negros province.

The falls is lodged deep into the rock crevices of the rugged mountains of the town of Valencia. Before, the only way to reach the falls is to climb uphill and down a steep gorge. In recent years, however, a 350-step concrete stairs was constructed and is now the only access point to the falls. While going to the falls up the concrete staircase, visitors experience the dense tropical foliage of Valencia and may even see rare species of birds.

With a height of 100 feet, the Casaroro Falls’ water plunges into a deep cold basin before it flows down to a stream. Unlike other waterfalls, the Casaroro is narrow, making it unique. The volume of water that drops from the falls is still heavy though despite the narrow cascade and causes a roar as it touches the pool. There are natural boulders around the basin, which are perfect for resting after the trek to the falls.

Getting There to Casaroro Falls in Valencia

The town of Valencia is less than an hour’s drive from downtown Dumaguete City. One can ride a pedicab, or jeepney ride to central Valencia. From the unloading point, one has to take a 30-minute ride to an area alongside the mountain where the trek begins. Those traveling in groups can also rent a van. Once in Valencia, there are tour guides for hire at the point where the trek to the Casaroro Falls begins. There are also guided tours to the falls.

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