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“Recommended for Picnic ”

El Kabayo Waterfalls
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

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.

1  Thank mstrumfa
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Reviewed 15 March 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!).

Thank r1a2016
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

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.

1  Thank Lizzy B
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

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.

Thank RowenaG8
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