I am by no means sporty and I don't really go on hikes. But, since we were in Batad, you of course should at least checkout Tappiya Falls. Good thing we arrived the day before and chose to go to the falls on our second day. The trail going to the falls is quite scary. There are areas where the stones you step on are small and there are no railings on the side. Definitely not for someone scared of heights because if you look down, it could be about a few 30+ feet drop or even more. Steps are steep and will take up a lot of your energy.
When you get to the falls, it is rewarding in a sense that you were able to reach that far. Going back is a whole different story because most of the steps are uphill. There are rest stops throughout the trail. Beware that a tiny Gatorade is about Php 70. It was alright for us though since it is such a small amount to support the local community. Kids would sometimes be the ones manning the rest stops.
This trail took us about 1 hour and 30 minutes one way. I was really slow!! Our guide was Harold from Hillside Inn. Other couples we met at Hillside Inn even went on trecks to other nearby villages. Maybe when we come back next time, I will be more prepared. Ask your guide to take you through the Batad village on your way to the falls.
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