REJUVENATING THE SOUL AT PULANG TUBIG WATERFALL IN PATAG

After spending some time in Ilaya Highland Resort in Patag, the kids and I decided to trek  to PulanTubig Waterfall. Pulang Tubig is one of the beautiful attractions of Patag which is very popular for its beautiful surroundings and unspoilt nature.

You can hire a tour guide for 250php to go trekking to this fall which is about an hour’s trek from Patag.

Patag is a small village that is popularly known as the last stronghold of the Japanese Imperial Forces during the second world war. It is also known as the pre-war site of a hospital for recuperating patients suffering from tuberculosis. It is now the favorite destinations of locals and tourists alike. Due to its altitude the cool weather has remained a perfectly good reason for nature lover to hike to the cool mountains of Patag.

Trekking the fall is quite an adventure and fun. We had to trek through the jungle were a real sight to behold. I love rainforest and jungle. I could not imagine a world where I was not surrounded by the beauty of the trees.

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The trek can be arduous at times we needed to wade through the cool water of a stream.

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Jumped from one boulders to another. Some of the boulders are also very slippery so be sure to bring footwear with good tread.

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Hurdled over green bushes and trees.

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Had to be careful while walking along some pretty steep hillsides.

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The trek is pretty demanding but manageable amid spectacular views as the scenery continuously changes, traveling to the impressive Pulang Tubig waterfall. After an hour of  gruelling zigzag trek up a rewarding view awaits. One can not hear any sound other than the roar of the falling water. The sight of the water falling in great volume or from mighty height is a beautiful sight.

The beauty and charisma of this waterfall is so immense. Its natural beauty and soothing effect is always exceptionally terrific for almost everyone. I could feel the power, hear the roar of the grandiose waterfall hitting the river. The cool mist sprinkled my skin was truly an encompassing sensory experience.

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The waters flowing over the cascade become so irresistible, and you can not help but get inside the waters just for a small dip at least. The entire scene is really hypnotic and pulls you closer.

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Nature in its purest form is all we need to heal any worrying and ailing soul. Sometimes this is all we need…. to unplug and connect with nature. 

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YOUR BREATHLESS ESCAPE – ILAYA HIGHLAND RESORT

If you are looking for a quick getaway after a stressful and busy day check out the newly opened resort that’s quite popular already among Silaynon – the Ilaya Highland Resort.

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Tucked away in the quiet country side just 40 minutes from Silay City proper Ilaya Highland Resort offers a total seclusion while remaining in easy reach of many famous tourist sights. The location of this luxury resort is nothing short of fabulous with the resort perched high up on a hillside overlooking the mountains  surrounding Patag.

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The resort is a perfect getaway for couples, friends and families wanting to enjoy time together in the countryside.DSCF3541.jpg

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The infinity pool is one of the main attraction of the resort which offers a beautiful mountainous  backdrop. It tends to get crowded especially on weekends and holidays.

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Pool bar still a work on progress.

Resort Policy:

  1. Outside food and drinks can not be brought into the premises of the resort. The resort has its own restaurant which serve a variety of food to please every palate.
  2. All persons entering the pool area will be charged an admission fee. Please present the ticket to the lifeguard at the pool. All swimmers must shower before entering the pool. The use of proper swimwear is strictly observed in the swimming pool. Lifeguards are authorised to enforce all safety rules and facility policies posted or otherwise approved by the management.

The resort is a work on progress so for the time being overnight stay is not available however the management has a future plans of building glamping pods and villas.

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INHALE the fresh mountain air and EXHALE your worries. Received an inclusive EXPERIENCE you deserved only at  Ilaya Highland Resort.

 

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INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN SILAY CITY

Silay City my hometown, is a third class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is often referred to as the “Paris of Negros because of its rich heritage history, well-preserved arts, cultures and Spanish colonial houses.

Aside from heritage houses, Silay has so much to offer both for tourists and locals alike. There are breathtaking sights to see which is perfect to put on your instagram profile!

So here are some of  Silay City most-instagram-worthy spot. All you have to do is grab your phone or camera to capture the moment.

SILAY SPANISH COLONIAL HOUSES

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Silay Spanish colonial houses located along Cinco de Noviembre Street that have been long a sightseeing attractions for tourists. 29 of these ancestral houses considered heritage treasures by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

SILAY CITY MINI PARK IN FRONT OF CITY HALL

This is one of the underrated spot in Silay.  This spot is located right in front of Silay City Hall beside the San Diego Parish church.  Wear your OOTD and snap a picture at this iconic statues.

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 SAN DIEGO PARISH CHURCH

You don’t have to go to Rome to post for a picture of their famous churches. The San Diego Parish Church proves to have those structures comparable to Rome churches. This church is unique in Negros Occidental for being the only church in the province featuring a cupola or dome.

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 MANGROVE ECO PARK

Mangrove eco park is located in Balaring. The park consists of a long bamboo walkways that winds through a forest of Mangrove trees which the local government and residents have constructed for easier access. This is one of Silay tourist attractions.

Inside the mangrove eco park is so cool and calm, the shades will sparing you from the sun’s glare. The view is relaxing and admiring. It is a little sanctuary where you can feel serenity, tranquility, and a gateway, out into the open seas.

Mangroves play a vital role in establishing the slightest ecological imbalance. Mangroves not only help in preventing soil erosion but also act as catalyst in reclaiming land from seas.IMG_1882

BALARING THE SEAFOOD CAPITAL OF SILAY 

Balaring is a small barangay or village located kilometres away from the city proper, with panoramic sea view, stunning sunset and an array of seafood restaurants.

Each one of us loves a good sunset. Balaring is an amazing place to sit back, relax and enjoy as the sun slowly bids goodbye to the day that is just flown by.

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LANTAWAN VIEW SILAY

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The place is surrounded by greenery and fresh air.  The scenery is so beautiful. You felt you are being transported into a paradise realm where the Earth is still pure and fresh and nourishing. 

LANTAWAN ZIGZAG ROAD

The zigzag drive going to Lantawan view and Patag is very scenic.  The landscape is very picturesque and the drive is definitely worth it. People stop here to take photos. I would say this is a dream destination for every photographers. So don’t forget to bring your camera.IMG_1929.JPG

PATAG THE SUMMER GATEWAY 

Patag is a small village that is popularly known as the last stronghold of the Japanese Imperial Forces during the second world war.  It is also known as the pre-war site of a hospital for recuperating patients suffering from tuberculosis.

Patag is know the favorite destinations of locals and tourists. Due to its altitude the cool weather has remained a perfectly good reason for people to hike to the cool mountains of Patag.

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PUNONG GARY’S PLACE

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The place is not far from the centre of Silay City but secluded enough for relaxing surrounded by nature. The place is a blissful sanctuary which reminds me of Bali Indonesia. The place is absolutely lovely surrounded with big towering old trees.

So the next time you visit Silay City, check out theses places and don’t forget to bring your camera to take nice photos and post away 🙂