Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Ambon-Ambon Falls in Panguil, Laguna: Again!
(Check this blog post for an update on fees)
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:
Telefax: (049) 557-0977
Mobile #: 0915-379-5866
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!