Gololan Falls | Things to do in Kabugao-Apayao

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Apayao Kabugao 55
Gololan Falls is a breathtaking 33m-high cascade that comes with its own rainbow, thanks to the surrounding boulders that trap sunlight at the bottom. The falls can be reached after a grueling 30 to 45-minute downhill trek. The name comes from an old folk tale concerning a kiwat (eel) and an aguning (a fish related to the tilapia). The story goes that both wanted to climb the falls, a task only the iwat can accomplish. The aguning, left behind, cried out "Magol-olol" several times, which roughly translates to "Help, I'm stuck." Thus, the waterfall was named Golgolan.
Open: 24 hours
Address: Brgy. EKB, Kabugao, Apayao
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Bellang Cave
Attraction
9.73 km away

There are two ways to reach Conner’s Bellang Cave. One is via a 40-minute tricycle ride through paved roads, while the other is by crossing knee-deep muddy trails and waist-deep rivers with gushing waters which takes around 1.5 hours. Once you reach the jump-off point to the cave, reward yourselves for surviving the trek or extremely bumpy ride by jumping into the cool lagoon.

Purag River
Attraction
12.71 km away

Purag River is an emerging tourist destination located in Apayao’s fruit capital, the humble town of Conner. Families would often be seen feasting on a sumptuous spread of igat (eel) and wild duck dishes at the rocks by the riverbank. The blue-green lagoon, which can go as deep as 30 feet, conceals a number of caves behind its small cascades, which are often frequented by individuals and couples yearning for alone time.

ASC Museum
Attraction
16.54 km away

The artifacts displayed in this classroom-turned-museum are a combination of donations from nearby communities and Sir Allen Mayodong's personal collection. The Humanities and English professor began gathering items of historical and cultural importance from the Isnag and Ifugao tribes in 2003. Baskets, kitchen tools and equipment, and national costumes are just some of the invaluable items on display. Entrance to the museum is free, but Sir Mayodong must be informed before visiting. Interested parties can contact him through his mobile number +63 906 743 6611.

Where to stay

Pattag Lodging House
₱1500.00
Hotels and homes
12.26 km away

Strategically located at Kabugao, Apayao, this lodging house is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay. 

Una Casa
₱300.00
Hotels and homes
12.26 km away

Immerse yourself in the real local experience when you book at this homestay located at Kabugao, Apayao. The place is simple and equipped with the basic comforts you need. Staying at this local home will give you a glimpse to everyday life and allow you to learn more about the wonderful province of Apayao.

Girton Babes Travellers Inn
₱400.00
Hotels and homes
17.74 km away

Strategically located at Conner, Apayao, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Getting there and around

Brgy. EKB, Kabugao, Apayao

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