Niludhan Falls

Niludhan Falls, Negros Island: Address, Phone Number, Niludhan Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Niludhan Falls
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Dantesnipe
Cebu City, Philippines200 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The place is amazing. Bring your go Pro or action cam for capturing amazing views. good to hear guys they provide life jacket for free after the death of father & son they both trap under the water.
Written May 9, 2019
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Joy P
5 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We went there today. Take the long drive from Valencia. We started at 6:30 in the morning and got there around 10. That would be a shorter time if we didn't stop on the way for photos. Tho it was raining and muddy, I made it to the falls leaving my companion in the car. He can't make it he said. As I got close I found out it was just the caretaker who was there. So I got the falls solo. It was really amazing. I'm blessed to saw it that way.
Written July 9, 2018
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Jona D
Dumaguete City, Philippines106 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Went there with friends for a photography competition and the view is just...wow.
At the time of visit, the cascade of water was not that thick, but it is still stunning. I recommend you bring your own car so that it will be easier for you to go there.
It's quite far from the city proper but you can also enjoy the view going there.
Written February 21, 2018
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Roel B
Belgium127 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
To answer how to get there. Take the Ceres in Bayawan going to Mabinay via Dawies. In Dawies you'll make a sharp right hand turn. After about 3km the falls are at the left-hand site. ( just past kilometer marker 139).
The falls are quite impressive and worth a visit. Legend goes that the Japanese soldiers threw Filipinos from this fall.
Written February 20, 2017
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Jr. D
7 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
The falls is beautiful. Going to the place is a little bit difficult though as there are no signage. We have to ask locals from time to time if we are on the right direction to the place. The road is 95% concrete as of the time of visit so the travel is not as difficult as I have read in other blogs. We used the Mabinay route as it is closer and its all worth the efforts.
Written August 31, 2016
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wilmagroovy
Dumaguete City, Philippines6 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
We went there by private car from Siaton.I know it is an hour to go to Bayawan with good cemented roads.Before you enter the city proper there is a road at your right that says going to Kalumboyan and another 10 minutes the road splits and you take the right one going to Mabinay.The road is still cemented and ongoing cementing till the 30mins travel from Bayawan.The next road is bumpy and dusty due to some big rocks so you have to slow down till you reach the town of Dawis.Another 10mins ahead and you reach the place. You then have to walk down to get to the falls about 3-5 mins by cemented stairs.There is no signage to the falls so be on the look out.I was not impressed at first since there is only one fall, maybe because it's summer time but listening to the cascading water soothes and relaxes my self.There are some people swimming but not under the fall.Two huts and a comfort room with no running water and it needs cleaning and maintenance.I was excited to see this place but was not satisfied with what I saw. At least I got to see it. Maybe will go back if the road cementing is done and maybe during wet season to see the many other falls beside.
Written February 29, 2016
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Arwing
United Kingdom55 contributions
Jan 2016 • Solo
Before i describe the falls (let's be honest, 1 picture is really all you need for that), i'll explain how to get there. As this is usually the important piece of information most travellers need, and the part that is often lacking on websites. From Dumaguete, goto the Ceres bus terminal near Robinsons Place mall. Take a yellow Ceres bus to the town of "Bayawan". Price is 100₱ for non A/C. A little more for A/C. Journey time takes around 2.5hrs and will arrive you at the main bus terminal in Bayawan. From here you just hop on another Ceres bus, this time destined for the town of "Mabinay" and ask to be dropped off at "Niludhan Falls". The bus will pass the falls on the way to Mabinay. I think only non A/C buses run this route due to the road being of a very bad condition. Price is 68₱ one way. The falls are literally 2 minutes walk from the road (if you can call it that) where the bus drops you off. Now, the important thing to know here is that, while the buses run this route throughout the day, they aren't very frequent. On average times, the bus that drops you off will take 2.5hrs to continue its journey to Mabinay and reach the waterfall again on its return journey to Bayawan. What i suggest (to avoid a possible long wait), is to tell the ticket guy on the bus you want picking up on their return journey. While it'll probably take 2.5hrs, i'd make sure you're ready after 2hrs, which is plenty of time to spend here.

Other tips i'd give would be to leave early. I left Damuguete bus terminal at 6am (which means i was there by 5:45am). Take food and water too, as aside from the bus terminal shop at Dumuguete (not the cheapest) and some stalls across the road at the Bayawan bus terminal, where you may have a 30minute wait, there's no where to buy food or water.

The basin here is great for a swim, though be careful on the rocks around its edges, they're muddy and can be slippery. Entrance is free, though there was a guy here when i came, who seemed to be looking after the place. From the roadside, you can walk to the top of the cascade where there are some water buffalo, which seems fitting as that's where the falls get their namesake from (water buffalo had to kneel in order to cross the rough path). Also, follow the stream down from the basin and there's a nice nature trail with lovely views.
Written January 8, 2016
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sole_iAn
Cebu Island, Philippines216 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
In summer, the cascade split into smaller and thinner cascades but falls is still spectacular. During wet season, the smaller cascades merge forming a wide majestic falls raging like beast as it collides the natural pool below.

From Dumaguete, You can ride a Mabinay-bound Ceres bus and get off at Paniabonan junction. Tranfer to a Dawis-bound Jeepney or a Bayawan-Bound bus and tell the driver to drop you near Niludhan Falls
Written June 1, 2015
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Davyboy31
Bacong, Philippines24 contributions
Around three hours drive from Dumaguete,the falls are a peacefull place to visit but the last 45 mins drive from mabinay is mainly sugar cane rd and unpaved so best to go in a 4x4 or motorcycle.
We have been there around 7-8 times now and have never met any other foreigners there,there is usually an old guy who looks after the place and always give him a few peso.
Safe enough to swim there and lovely warm water and there is also a small ledge behind the falls for the more daring visitors! Above the falls is the spillway where the locals wash their cloths and the carabo laze around in the water all day.
We always combine this trip with the caves at mabinay which are also well worth visiting.
Dumaguete4x4tours
Written November 25, 2012
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