Chasing Waterfalls: Balanan Falls
Location: Lake Balanan, Siaton, Negros Oriental
Type: Fan horsetail
On May 5, 1925, a 6.8 earthquake shook the southern town of Siaton, Negros Oriental that resulted to massive damages in the mountains of the village Sandulot. The collateral damage caused the boulders from Balanan Ridge and Nasig-id Ridge to form a 25-hectare lake within the Balanan River.
Located at the northwestern side of the lake, the Balanan Falls can be reached on a 45-minute hike along a moss-covered trail. This and Lamarao and Nasig-id Creeks feed the 237-meter high Lake Balanan.
How To Get There:
- From Manila: take any Dumaguete-bound flight of PAL, and Cebu Pacific.
- From Dumaguete: take a Siaton-bound Ceres Bus. Distance is 50.1 kilometers.
- From Siaton: at the bus terminal, hire a habal habal going to Balanan. Travel time is 25 minutes.
Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls.