Chasing Waterfalls: Kabigan Falls
Location: Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Type: Slide horsetail
Kabigan Falls is one of my favorite spots in Ilocos Norte. It has always been part of my itinerary whenever I bring a group to Ilocos for a weekend road trip. Just this year alone, I visited this waterfalls four times!
A kilometer and a half away from Barangay Balaoi reached via a leisurely 30-minute walk, Kabigan Falls flows through an 84-foot drop, feeding waters to a natural pool that provides refreshing dip to visitors.
As tourists flock in this destination, it creates income-generating opportunities for the residents. Visitors are required to get guides (P100 for one to four persons; P20 per head if five or more). Entrance fee is P20 per person. Guests can buy snacks such as fresh buko juice, banana cue, carioca, banana blossom fritters, and the likes. They can also have their sumptuous lunch prepared by the locals.
- From Manila (air): take any Laoag-bound flight of PAL, and Cebu Pacific.
- From Manila (land): take a Laoag-bound bus of GV Florida, Farinas, Partas, and Maria de Leon.
- From Laoag: take a bus or van going to Claveria. Drop at Balaoi.
- From Manila (land): take a Junction Luna-bound bus of GV Florida. Drop at Balaoi.
Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls.