April 28, 2019

Ambon Ambon Falls

Our trip to Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate in Talisay Batangas was a whirlwind plan. So before heading there the next day, I Googled what tourist spots is near the convent and it yielded Ambon Ambon Falls. Take note though that there are two other  “Ambon-Ambon Falls”, one in Pangil, Laguna and the other in Bagac, Bataan.

Sister Nympha said this falls is near their convent, about 30 minutes away.  This Ambon Ambon Falls is located in Bgy. Miranda in Laurel, Batangas. The Trail length is about 20-30 minutes to reach the first-smaller falls. Then another15 to 20 minutes to reach the second falls. the hardest climb is bout 25 to 30 minutes to reach the third and biggest falls.

Its name literally means ‘drizzle’ or ‘light rain’; a waterfall christened as such would have to be very tall to evoke such an effect. With an estimated height of 60 meters, in three levels of sharp rocks, I don't think any one can reach the 2nd and third falls like Julia and Juan who decided to stay and wait for us to finish the trail.

Though some of those who went before us find he trek to Ambon-Ambon falls easy, John and I find the climb a bit difficult but it was all worth it!

We advise that you visit Ambon Ambon Falls with any of the residents as they are knowledgeable of the place. We were blessed that Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate  were there to be our tour guided. Or you might want to join tours arranged by mountaineers and trekkers.

Start the trek as early as 5am so you'll avoid the heat of the sun and the many trekkers. Wear trekking shoes, lycra top and leggings. 

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