Imugan Falls | Things to do in Santa Fe-Nueva Vizcaya
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Balete Pass, formerly known as Dalton Pass, is the only access between Pampanga and Cagayan Valley. It was named in honor of Gen. Dalton who was shot by a sniper’s bullet during the liberation of the province. One of the attractions is the Dalton Pass Park and Tourism Complex. It has a picnic area overlooking the zigzag roads of Santa Fe. Also, one may experience the zip line from one mountain to another mountain.
Set against the backdrop of Caraballo mountains, Puyao River is a beautiful montage of clear flowing water, boulders, and green slopes. It is a popular relaxation area where locals would usually bring their own food and rent one of the straw cottages set up on the riverbank. Be warned, however, that this place is located in a rather remote part of San Nicolas. It is not particularly far from the town proper in terms of distance, but the absence of vehicle-friendly roads makes it difficult to reach. It is actually the same case for many of the town’s attractions. Thus, tourists are encouraged to get in touch with the local tourism office when planning an excursion around the area.
The journey to Maranum Falls begins where paved roads end. Like the many attractions tucked in the largely unexplored Caraballo mountains, this gem requires from its visitors some sense of adventure as the 20-minute trek to the falls, short as it may be, is not without its share of complications. The passing scenery of mountainsides flanked by towering trees is indeed distractingly beautiful. However, some narrow sections of the trail demand full attention, where any misstep could lead to a painful slide down steep slopes and to the gushing river below. The hike is most intense at the final approach. Just as Maranum Falls comes into view, boulders of all sizes present themselves as mighty obstacles for the last hurdle. Expect to scramble a little and do some lunges – an effort that doesn’t count for too much if it means being granted the opportunity to swim in this waterfall’s cold refreshing waters and to experience its pounding power up close.
Where to stay
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Natividad, Pangasinan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Getting there and around
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