El Kabayo Waterfalls

El Kabayo Waterfalls, Subic Bay Freeport Zone: Address, El Kabayo Waterfalls Reviews: 3.5/5

El Kabayo Waterfalls
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Abizzu
Luzon, Philippines26 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
We went there with my family and with seniors in tow by cars. We walked to the falls,The road is quite muddybecause of the track of the horses who went there. We paid i think 50 to 60 pesos per pax. May guide naman. We arrived at the falls at least more or less 15 to 20 mins because we have senior citizens. The people are accommodating. Its a short trip. The falls is not really well taken care of. Alagan pa nila, so that it can be a real tourists attraction so that it can help their community. Theres a small fall and the big fall.The big one os deeper at 20' deep. We didnt go there because of the kids. Take care when youre going down the rocks, cement baka madulas kayo. Ingat lang.
Written January 20, 2018
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Jona R
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines13 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
For people who loves nature. You must see this place. The water is cold though, but it's very refreshing.
Written May 25, 2017
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Alma B
29 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
When planning to visit this place, be sure to have other activities aside from just the normal sightseeing or trekking so that you can consider your trip worthwhile. Sightseeing and trekking would only take about 30 mins, I recommend that you bring food for a picnic with your family as the place has a great outdoor feel, ideal for family bonding. The water near the falls is a bit murky, but swimming is allowed, and they also provide lifejackets. If you have a 4x4 vehicle, it is possible to bring it all the way to the falls. There is a small sari sari store at the entrance, they have very limited items to sell, their most attractive commodity is the pure honey that they sell for 250 to 500 pesos. This place is not recommended as a primary destination, you should have other plans near the area like the El Kabayo stables or pamulaklakin forest trail. And just an additional information, if you avail of the horseback riding at El Kabayo stables, they have a package that lets you ride a horse going to the falls and back, but it cost more than a 1000.
Written April 28, 2017
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mstrumfa
London, UK10 contributions
Dec 2016
Short hike to he "waterfalls". They are fairly small, all together you will be in and out in less than 30mins.
Tip the guide, as they must pay chunky tax to the government from the entry fee. Also, make sure you either get your taxi to wait for you or to come pick you up again, otherwise you're walking back to Freeport...which takes about an hour.
Written April 10, 2017
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r1a2016
Mandaluyong32 contributions
Mar 2017
Going to Subic and tired of doing the usual zoobic-ocean adventure (then shopping) combo, I wanted this time to have a lot to do with nature and other attractions which the family has not experienced in SBMA. El Kabayo and El Kabayo falls was one of them and I was able to check off both from our list when we did the waterfalls ride from the stables.

Being a mountaineer, I appreciated the short 'trek' to the falls from the top of the area. Although it was a few steps down and to the waters, I am sure that this was a heck of a 'hike' for my 6-y/o. We had fun exploring the area and going up and down two trails leading back to our first jump-off. We then proceeded to the falls (as close as we could get!) and posed by the rock formations there.

With the make-shift water source (portruding tube from the spring), showing my kids and having them try it out for themselves (I'm sure) was a game-changer :P

I believe there are variations to the tours and have longer treks w/ general / basic jungle survival techniques being featured, including lunch at the falls and we will definitely put that up on our list of next to-do's when we go back (soon!).
Written March 15, 2017
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Lizzy B
Tirana, Albania22 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
El Kabayo Waterfalls lies an easy 5-10 minute hike from a major road. As far as jungle hikes go it is pretty un-remarkable. The trail is well traveled by horse and can be muddy even without the rain. The trees are no where near as impressive as other forests in the Subic Bay area. The keepers of the area have forged a couple of pedestrian-only trails at certain points in the trail which helps with the horse use.

The falls themselves are modest cascades that fall over short outcroppings of rock into moderately deep pools. The water seemed a bit on the mirky side when we were there, but it had rained the day before so perhaps the stream was carrying more silt than usual.

If you want a very short hike to a moderately pleasant destination, then this might be the spot for you. It would also be a nice way to end the horse trek from El Kabayo Stables. As a hiking destination - it would be better to fork out the money for the eco tour (250 Pesos) or to go to a better location in the area (like the Apaliin trail).

You do not need a guide to reach the falls, and the people who were there when we arrived spoke almost no English.
Written February 2, 2017
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RowenaG8
Makati, Philippines223 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
It was drizzling on that November weekend. The guide said it will take only five minutes to reach the falls. It took us more than 20 minutes because we had difficulty treading on the slippery mud. The guide was gracious enough to assist us and even crafted walking sticks to help prevent us from slipping. Excellent tour guides.
Written December 26, 2016
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jcaluyo
Dubai, United Arab Emirates45 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
the waterfalls is next to the El Kabayo riding stables. take a walk deep into the forest and make your way through the landscape of wild ferns and other wild flora. after several bends get int the pool of water fed by a soothing mountain creek. please do not leave any garbage behind to preserve nture as it i.
Written December 26, 2016
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,531 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
This is the destination of one of the horse back rides available at El Kabayo Stables. It is a great ride through the jungle. If you decide return here via car, you can swim, dive and enjoy yourself. But NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY.
Written October 5, 2016
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laphph2
Las Vegas, NV134 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Is is worth it? Not as a destination, but if you are in the area, and you have a chance, and it wont take time away from anything else, and its rainy season, it wont hurt.
Written June 19, 2016
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