It was already noon when I started to feel hungry. Just in time to have a heavy lunch after a rigorous activity in the water. Swimming with the whale sharks is no easy task especially if you’re very persistent to get a nice underwater shot. Although I took a short free diving course before, my body just kept floating back unto the surface no matter how hard I try to go deeper. I looked like I was having an asthma attack as I kept on gasping for air every few seconds or so. Where the hell is my mermaid skills when I needed it the most. It must have been the sausage mcmuffin, hash brown and iced coffee that I had for breakfast, or the booze we had the night before. Nonetheless, we decided to have lunch at one of the humble restaurants nearby before continuing our Oslob adventure. After filling our tummies with scrumptious seafood lunch, we head on to cool off at Tumalog falls.
After seeing this sign, you will see a lot of locals with their motorbikes for rent (habal-habal). I checked out the paved road and it’s looking a bit steep. Reaching the waterfalls on foot would mean testing my fitness level once again. We all decided to ride the motorbike instead of walking since the sun was also scorching during that time. I’m actually glad we chose to ride the motorbike because it enabled us to appreciate the view and it was also a relaxing way to cap off our visit to Tumalog falls.
The waterfall albeit small looked like a hidden paradise. I was fascinated by the umbrella-like formation where the water flows. It was my first time to see this kind of waterfall. The light turquoise water in the river bed was shallow and cool. It’s the perfect place to have some nature fun with friends, share silly stories, laugh and just let the time pass. We were lucky to have the place all to ourselves.
On the contrary, I’m the type of person who is not used of being in cold water. I take hot steamy showers every time. Hence, enjoying Tumalog’s cool waterfalls became a challenge and I made sure to document it.
Ready, one, two…
That was actually good and refreshing!
Our visit to Tumalog falls was one for the books. Some may find it disappointing because of its small size, shallow water and inconsistent waterfall. For me, nature is beautiful no matter what and Tumalog falls is no exception.
Tips & Reminders:
“Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time.”
Motorbike rent (habal-habal): Php100-Php120 roundtrip per person
Tumalog falls entrance fee: Php20
There’s a free public shower near the waterfalls if you want to freshen up but be sure to bring your own toiletries.
Have you been to Tumalog falls? How was your experience? If you enjoyed reading this post, please let me know by leaving a comment below.