Monday, October 24, 2011

Mantayupan Falls, Barili, Cebu

A couple friend of ours invited us on a road trip to Mantayupan Falls in Barili.  However, due to prior engagement with my best friend who invited me to Amara in Liloan, we passed the invitation.  So, last Sept. 17, driven by the power of curiosity, we forced ourselves to wake up as early as 6 am to head to Mantayupan Falls.

It was a hot-sunny day but in spite of the scourging heat, we traveled  on our motorcycle from Cebu to Barili.  We stopped by Carcar and bought some food and drinks for our travel, then proceeded to Barili.  On our way to our destination we stopped by the hot bibingka of Mantalungon, Barili on the sidewalks for 5 pesos each.  We also stopped at the Milk Station to try their cold and nutritious fresh milk only 25.00. After driving for 1 hour and 30 minutes we reached Mantayupan falls.

We paid the entrance fee and made our way to the falls. There are man made stairs and short, concrete bridge for visitors use in reaching Mantayupan falls.
Smaller falls that you will see on the way up to the main falls.

The sound of the falling water, smell of rocks, lush-green trees and  green-colored water is indeed breathtaking. 
Mantayupan Falls
Mantayupan Falls is one of the tourist attractions in Barili, Cebu.

Mantayupan Falls
Enjoying the ice-cold water of the natural jacuzzi from falls' current.

The water here is very cold, you would not want to go back after taking the first dip.  Some rock formations are slippery, so extra care must be observed.  There are no food stalls near the falls area but you can order in the restaurant near the entrance. We would have wanted to try their native chicken but it's expensive(Php 280.00), good thing we brought our own food.  It's advisable to bring your own food and drinks.

How to Get There

From Cebu City, you will have to travel for 2 hours or less if you have your own transportation.  If you don't have your own transportation, buses are available in Sourth Bus Terminal.  Mantayupan is located in to Barangay Campangga, Barili.  Along the way, you will pass by the Milk Station, a few meters from there you will come across the Dakit Elementary School on the other side of the road.. A few meters from there you will see a sign to Mantayupan Falls.  Follow that direction and at end of that road, you will a sign welcoming you to Mantayupan Falls.  A nice thing about going to the falls is the well paved and cemented road making it safe for driving. Once you reach the area, you pay 10.00 pesos entrance fee(worth the price, hope to have this price in Cebu City...).  There are also small umbrella cottages on the falls area for 150.00 pesos or you can just place your things on the rocks that surrounds that place.

1 comment:

  1. very nice place, i wish ill be there.. soon