Chasing Waterfalls: Malabo (Pulangbato) Falls

Commonly known as Pulangbato Falls, Malabo Falls is located Ocoy Valley, Brgy. Malabo in the town of Valencia, a 30 minute ride from Casaroro Falls or 45 minute away from Dumaguete City. I really thought that the name of the Falls was Pulangbato due to the search results on the internet and also, it made sense when you look at the pictures. However, I knew from the locals that I was wrong all along. It’s not Pulangbato but Malabo Falls. Pulangbato is the name of a barangay before Malabo. Indeed, theĀ best way to know a place is to visit it. šŸ™‚

The reddish color in the area is caused by the presence of natural reddish rocks which said to be gotten from Mt. Talinis. The first time I heard of it was when I saw in one of the episodes of Biyahe ni Drew. I thought it was the same as Casaroro Falls which doesn’t have any cottages but I was surprised that a resort was built beside it. The resort isĀ similar to The Forest Camp, that has a man-made swimming pools which is open for picnics.

If I just had enough time, I could haveĀ jumped from the falls apex since the basin is deep enough for cliff jumping. Or maybe this could be another reason why I should go back to Malabo Falls.

Malabo Falls
Malabo Falls
Red River Valley
Red River Valley
Malabo Falls
Malabo Falls
Red River Valley
Red River Valley
One of the pools inside the resort
One of the pools inside the resort
Steaming sour sulfur odor as you reach Malabo Falls
Steaming sour sulfur odor as you reach Malabo Falls
Sulfuric fumes emitted from the cliff wall
Sulfuric fumes emitted from the cliff wall

The author J-Boy Cagumbay

Full stack web developer at Batmaid. Native Boholano. Lives in Poland. Loves to Travel. Hobbyist Photographer.

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