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Ditumabo Falls
Province:  Aurora
15° 40.687N   121° 27.758E
Note: The above coordinates were only calculated from a map; not actual reading; may not be accurate.
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Barangay Ditumabo, San Luis, Aurora

Ditumabo Falls is one of the key attractions of the province of Aurora. Though currently the site of an ongoing hydroelectric project, the falls is still one enchanting site to behold and certainly worth the visit. It towers more than a hundred feet above a wide basin and imposing cliffs on both sides hem the falls itself. The locals have nicknamed it ?the mother falls.? The trek alone to the falls is a treat in itself. One gets to pass through lush vegetation, large boulders, a number of sprays and small waterfalls, and cross several streams and rivulets. There are wooden footways already in place; perhaps to aid the construction crews ferrying supplies to the small dam being constructed near the falls.

There are no campsites in the area, although there are several wide cottages about 100 meters from the waterfalls. At the time of our visit, these simple sheds were free for our use.

How to get there:

From Manila, board a Genesis bus bound for Baler, Aurora. Ask the driver to drop you at Bgy. Ditumabo in San Luis, which is actually the town before Baler. The jump-off point is a dirt road to the right of the highway (if coming from Cabanatuan) immediately after the bridge at the entrance to San Luis. The bridge has a clear view of Mt. Danayag to your right.

You may wish to take a 10-minute tricycle ride from the highway to the first river crossing. From this point, it is just a short 2 km trek to the falls. Prepare to get your feet wet. Nonetheless, it is relatively an easy hike through the river. There is a possibility that you will meet the caretaker who will ask for a minimal ?registration? fee. He can guide you all the way to the falls.

Waypoint narrative by: Jay_J 2004     follow Jay_J on Facebook



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