Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ambon-Ambon Falls in Panguil, Laguna: Again!

We haven't exactly had enough when we first visited Ambon-Ambon Falls. I invited several friends and helped them experience the thrill that we have felt the first time we went there. Good thing none of the excitement I felt ever diminished!


Panguil, Laguna


Before we move on, let me first give you important contact details of the Panguil River Eco-Park. This Eco-Park houses the Bollero Dam and Ambon-Ambon Falls. It is being managed by Mr. Raymund Diaz, the Chief of Tourism Operations. The park is located at Natividad Extension, Brgy., Natividad, Pangil, Laguna. Here are some contact information that you might need:

Email:         panguilriverecopark@yahoo.com
Telefax:      (049) 557-0977
Mobile #:    0915-379-5866
                  0948-384-7618
                  0932-372-9861


Now, on with the show!

If you want to know how we got to Panguil River Eco Park, check my first post about Bollero Dam and Ambon-Ambon Falls.


Because we went by car the first time, we didn't have the chance to experience the tricycle ride to the park. This time, we made sure we experience that. What's so different? Well, the tricycles in this town seats an astounding seven people!!! Yep, you heard it right; seven people. And that is apart from the tricycle driver himself!

Panguil, Laguna


You might think that being there for the second or third time, I might no longer find anything new to do. Wrong! Since the municipality of Pangil and the management of the Eco-Park are continuously trying to improve the place, there is always something new for me to do.


For instance, the second time we went there, after trekking towards Ambon-Ambon Falls, drinking sweet spring water, riding bamboo rafts, showering (and getting a massage) in the falls, we went Rubber Tubing. Sounds weird? A picture can speak a thousand words, so, without so many words, here it is:

Panguil, Laguna

Panguil, Laguna

It feels like your own personal Rio Grande ride (an Enchanted Kingdom wet ride)!



Aside from that, you can also get a full-body massage! Talk about relaxation!



Although a couple of inns and resort-hotels have already opened nearby, we still opted to camp. What's good in going to such eco-parks if we don't spend the night there? We wanted to rough it out! And so we did.

Panguil, Laguna


If you happen to visit the place and decided to spend the night at the spur of the moment, you can rent a tent in the Eco Park office. It was priced at PhP300 per tent per night. The tent that they are renting out can accommodate 7 people. But since we brought our own tent, we didn't have to rent one.

Panguil, Laguna




What is a camp without a campfire? We set-up our own campfire to keep us warm and to keep the mosquitoes away. However, campfire is just allowed on certain spots, so make sure you camp near the allowed spots.



Panguil, Laguna



You can bring your own ball and have some fun in the camp grounds, or just splash around the river and lie down on the flat cemented surface right before the dam. Honestly, there are tons of things to do to enjoy your stay. Your imagination is the limit!

Panguil, Laguna



Or like me, you can wander around the place, breathing in the beauty and serenity of nature.



But that's just me! Feel free to share your Panguil, Laguna experiences!

24 comments:

  1. Da best ang experience dito Jaymee!!! thanks for inviting me! mwah

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  2. Pahabol: winner ang website mo! =) invite mo ulit ako sa mga susunod na happpenings!

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  3. can you do the same here....hk122410@hotmail.com

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  4. thanks to your blog...it helped us so much in our Pangil Adventure! We super enjoyed it...god bless you...

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  5. May parking ba jan

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    1. Yes there is :)

      When we went there last year, there was no parking fee, I'm not sure if there is a fee now. But there's definitely a parking space big enough to fit a dozen cars.

      Enjoy!

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  6. how can we get there in panguil laguna?we're hir at dasma cavite.tnx!

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    1. if u have a car, from dasma, u can take the carmona exit entering slex (southbound) and drive to calamba and exit there. u can take the national highway going to pagsanjan (u will pass the municipalities of los banos,bay,victoria,pila and sta.cruz)fronting the church of pagsanjan, take a left turn and go straight until u reach the panguil town church(u will pass the municipalities of lumban,kalayaan,paete,pakil and then panguil) from there u can ask locals on how to get to panguil eco park.

      if u are going there on public transportation, from Robinsons dasma, check if there are vans/jeeps going to calamba and alight at Waltermart/SM Calamba, then from there u can ride a bus with a STA.CRUZ signboard that will bring u up to the terminal in pagsawitan, then look for jeepneys bound for "SINILOAN",u can take them and ask the driver to drop you off at the panguil church, from there take a tricycle to panguil eco park. (be mindful that there are two towns ending with -il (panguil and pakil)so be clear with the driver to drop you off at panguil. hope this helps... :)

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    2. That's very helpful. Thanks Angeli!

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  7. my num is 091033523687

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  8. my num is 09103352368

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  9. Hello! I'm not sure since we came from Los Baños, Laguna. You can use Google Maps for directions. Cheers!

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  10. Hi! May entrance fee ba? :)

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  11. Hello! Yes, there's an entrance fee. Check this post for more info on the various fees: http://www.lagunapinas.com/2011/02/bollero-dam-and-ambon-ambon-falls.html

    I'm not sure if they have changed the fees, but if they did, can you please let me know so I can update the blog? Thanks a bunch!

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  12. Thanks for this very helpful blog. But is there any terminal near there
    going to Manila?

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    1. Unfortunately, the nearest bus terminal is in Barangay Pagsawitan, Pagsanjan, Laguna. You have to ride a jeepney from Pangil going to Santa Cruz. Tell the driver to drop you off at the bus terminal in Pagsawitan. HM Transport and Green Star Express share the same terminal. :)

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  13. Hi po. May mabibilhan po ba ng food dito? Or may carenderia?

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    1. I'm not sure if there is one now. When we went there last time there was a manang selling kakanin. There's also a sari-sari store near the entrance. But if you are looking for rice + ulam, you might need to go to Panguil market. The market is close to the church, by the way, so you can buy your food before you go to Ambon-ambon falls.

      Hope that helps! Let me know how it works for you. ^_^

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  14. We' re fr cubao po, pano kaya pagpunta dito tnx

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    1. I believe there's a DLTB station in Ali Mall. Look for the ones going to Sta Cruz, Laguna. From Sta. Cruz, take the jeep to Siniloan. Ask the driver to drop you off at Pangil. Mind you, say the name properly or the driver might confuse "Pangil" to "Pakil". Those are different towns. Pakil first before Pangil, by the way. Good luck!

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  15. May lugar po ba sa Panguil River Ecopark kung san pwede iwan yung valuables kapag mag trek sa Ambon Falls or kahit magswimming lang sa river? Safe naman po ba yung place na pwedeng iwanan sa cottage? haha

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    1. When we went there, we hired a person to look after our stuff and food. About valuables, we actually brought our wallets and gadgets with us during the trek. We placed them in zip lock bags and waterproof bags para safe. I suggest you do the same na lang. ^_^

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    2. Ohh okay! Thanks! Btw, how much did you pay for that person? :D

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    3. We paid her P200, but that was three years ago, mate! Marami nang nagbago, but if we get to visit this summer, I'll let you know. Or maybe you can update me if you get to visit first ^_^ hehe.. Thanks!

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