[Sta Maria] Pinsal Falls - Ilocos Sur: Grandest Show Activated

"It offers a grand show, exuberantly plentiful as always. If this is a movie, she will be the best picture."

Everytime I pay a visit to this destination where a certain FPJ (Fernando Poe Jr.) movie was filmed, the dropping water has always been limited not until the fourth time when this natural wonder bragged of a naturally stylish packaging that made me brush my elbows with bitter herbs, shake my head, raise my shoulders and say "wow."

Pinsal Falls

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 REGION

FAST 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. It's beauty comes in different packages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Pinsal Falls | Sta. maria, Ilocos Sur

Natural pool above the falls

Pinsal Falls | Sta. maria, Ilocos Sur

Side view

Pinsal Falls | Sta. maria, Ilocos Sur

You can swim above the falls

Pinsal Falls | Sta. maria, Ilocos Sur

Upper cascades

Pinsal Falls | Sta. maria, Ilocos Sur

Her sister

Pinsal Falls | Sta. maria, Ilocos Sur

Twin sisters

Pinsal Falls | Sta. maria, Ilocos Sur

Notice the minute people

Pinsal Falls | Sta. maria, Ilocos Sur

View from the parking area

Pinsal Falls | Sta. maria, Ilocos Sur

Motorbikes parked, including mine.



HOW TO GO TO PINSAL FALLS

1. Coming from Manila, ride on any  bus bound for Vigan or Laoag. 
2. Drop at Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur (Drop-off locations: SM Savemore Market or Sta. Maria Church)
3. From the drop-off point, hire a tricycle and just tell you're going to Pinsal Falls.

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.

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[STA MARIA] Pinsal Falls | Largest Falls in Ilocos

TEASER: "The 85-foot-high waterfall cascades wonderfully down into a narrow gorge. The waters of this breathtaking wonder flow down into not just one but two large natural catch basins at the bottom."
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TEASER: "It was very steep as if I am climbing a tree! Yes, that's how steep it was to the point that I am handling the roots of the plants and other plants around just to be safe and be secured from injury or any accident."
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[STA MARIA] My Brother Trekked Pinsal Falls in Formal Attire

TEASER: "My brother was wearing a long-sleeved polo and tight-fitting jeans. I was also wearing a polo shirt with an unzipped sweater. It was just too inconvenient for some but we managed to wear them with ease!"
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[STA MARIA] Pinsal Falls | Largest Falls in Ilocos

TEASER: "The 85-foot-high waterfall cascades wonderfully down into a narrow gorge. The waters of this breathtaking wonder flow down into not just one but two large natural catch basins at the bottom."

comment 14 #TownFolks Commented :

Marie, shiny pearl on September 8, 2013 at 1:38 AM said...

WOW oh WOW! Look at those rock formation! Awesome...very picturesque, a perfect spot for low ISO waterfall photography! Thanks for showing these photos...

Raya on September 8, 2013 at 7:38 PM said...

Wow! I have never been to Ilocos.. thanks for sharing those beautiful photos! Hubby has relatives there.. we should plan a trip sometime.

Edmar TownExplorer on September 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM said...

Marie, shiny pearl | and of course for picnic too. even for pre-nup if you dare :)

Edmar TownExplorer on September 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM said...

Raya | You should! hope to see you around :)

Franc Ramon on September 8, 2013 at 10:10 PM said...

Wow! This falls just have so many layers and so many angles to appreciate.

Edmar TownExplorer on September 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM said...

Franc Ramon | Actually, the photos can't justify the grandeur :)

Gil Camporazo on September 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM said...

It is amazing to look at. But it doesn't sustain or in full show the whole year round because the falls reduce due to limited flow of water. Again, it is really amazing.

Edmar TownExplorer on September 8, 2013 at 11:25 PM said...

Gil Camporazo | However sir, during summer, numerous natural pools appear atop, so that's another reason to enjoy :)

Teresa Martinez on September 9, 2013 at 12:51 PM said...

When oh when will I get to see such beauty in front of me? Really getting envious of travelers like you.

Edmar TownExplorer on September 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM said...

Teresa Martinez | well there are lots of beautiful places out there! Stay Calm and go carefree! :)

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen on September 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM said...

What an amazing place! i've been to Ilocos but I've never been there. I will keep this in mind for when I go there next time.

Edmar TownExplorer on September 10, 2013 at 10:54 PM said...

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen | You should! :) It's won't disappoint you, but of course, summer could be errrr...

Pondering Paodaolei on September 12, 2013 at 11:52 AM said...

ang ganda nung falls! :-)

Edmar TownExplorer on September 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM said...

Pondering Paodaolei | Ayun! I therefore conclude maganda talaga, marami na nagsabi at isa ka na doon yehey!!

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