Pinsal Falls. Grandiose.
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Photo: Asik-Asik Falls: Alamada, North Cotabato, Philippines has also changed a lot since my last visit. The thick shrubbery has turned into a pavement enabling every beauty queen to walk without losing poise.
Considered to be the largest and grandest falls in ILOCOS REGION
ILOCOS REGIONFAST FACTS: This region located at the northwestern side of the island of Luzon in the Philippines is blessed with beautiful beaches, rich heritage and great people. 3 Philippine presidents came from this region.
Photo: Vigan City's famed Calle Crisologo in Ilocos Sur., Pinsal Falls has gained high level of popularity in this part of Ilocandia. I would say Pinsal Falls is naturally nifty. If this is a fashion show, this waterfall will surely stand-out. Ceaseless drops of water pour down to two natural catch basins. It is a twin waterfalls actually. This natural wonder is like a fancy white curtain that spreads immensely - horizontally and vertically. Above this waterfall are numerous natural pools that will surely invite everyone to plunge and get wet.
It offers a grand show, exuberantly plentiful as always. If this is a movie, she will be the best picture. It is now very accessible. Thanks to the LGU for the great idea. Her wow-factor is profuse. You can't contain it. During summer, the dropping water is reduced but there's no need to worry, it will be everyone's chance to explore the numerous deep natural pools above this waterfall without worrying of getting drifted by the plentiful spring rushing down the gorge during rainy days. Its beauty comes in different packages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Natural pool above the falls
You can swim above the falls
Notice the minute people
View from the parking area
Motorbikes parked, including mine.
[STA MARIA] Nuestra Señora de Asuncion Church of Sta. Maria, Ilocos SurTEASER: "Because of oldness, the walls are mossy. The old wall has become a very fertile place for algae and other aerial plants to thrive.". You can just hire tricycles from there. Negotiate for the fare first if you don't want to be overcharged at the end. Or, if you have a motorbike or a car, just drive. The best access road going to Pinsal Falls is the road immediately after the #SANTA MARIA
#SANTA MARIAFAST FACTS: This town is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Church and the largest waterfall of Region 1, Philippines.
Photo: Pinsal Falls: #Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Bridge.
Santa Maria is 7 hours from Manila and 45 minutes to 1 hour from Vigan. Pinsal Falls is 30 minutes away from the drop-off points I mentioned above.