If you’re thinking of checking out other places aside from the overrated beaches this summer, then Mag-Aso Falls is your perfect destination. Located in Sitio Dug-anon, Barangay Oringao, Kabankalan City; it is only a two-hour car ride from Bacolod City.
Get drenched in the powder blue water coming from the unsoiled and enchanting place of Mag-Aso Falls. This body of water can be likened to Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor where it allures the travellers of its bewildering aura.
Mag-Aso Falls generates a mist as its water drops from its natural basin. Located at Sitio Dug-anon, Barangay Oringao (22 km. from town proper), it is only a two-hour ride from Bacolod City (110 km.).
It’s soothing to see Mag-Aso’s cool and clear water splashing on its greenish-blue basin.
Things to Do in Mag-aso Falls Resort
- Team Building and Family Bonding
If you are planning for a team building or just a family getaway, this is a good place for you. They have a lawn where you can place games or probably setup a mini-amazing race. The night is peaceful and can be best for strategic planning and team management.
- Trekking down the falls
For mountaineers, this place is good if you love to trek down the falls. You can go closer to the pool and experience the mag-aso thing. I spent a few minutes soaking myself with the smoke coming out from the waterfall. You must try it.
- Camping and Bonfire
Good news, they don’t charge for tents. So if you have one bring it. I think they have a good spot near the main falls which is also good for bonfires.
- Pool Dipping
Please don’t go home without dipping down the pool. The water is not that cold and no chlorine or may just a little, just fresh water carefully filtered filling down the infinite pool. The pool is not that big by the way.
The resort is photogenic, from inside out. You can have a group photo on the main entrance with the Mag-aso Falls Resort name at the background or at one of the concrete bridges. You can also do some wacky pose at the main falls.
- Burning Fats
Pandas don’t like stairs. That’s what I know from Kung Fu Panda, that’s the reason why there are no pandas at the resort. Stairs are every where at least to make your trekking little easier. A five-time going back and forth down the falls will help burn that cholesterol.
- Self Reflection and Meditation
If you just wanted to escape life for a just a moment and hear noises of nature away from the place you have been for years, well this is good for you. Introverts will like the place, I did.
From Bacolod, drive to Kabankalan (90 km.). From town proper, go to the direction to Mabinay and turn left upon reaching the junction of Brgy. Oringao. Mag-Aso is about 22 km. from town proper. There’s a wide parking space on drop point.
From Bacolod, ride Ceres bus bound to Dumaguete and tell to driver/conductor to unload you to Brgy. Oringao. From there, ride a tricycle going to falls (P25 per person).
- Entrance Fee: P50
- Cottage: P200
- Room: P1,000
- It’s better to go to Mag-Aso Falls during summer since the water is muddy there during rainy season.
- If you’re just side tripping there for few moments and (hopefully not forever) alone, advise the caretaker that you won’t rent a cottage.
- Cell signal is scarce there.
- Need more privacy? You may also want to check out the nearby private pool which is named Mag-Pusa (pusa is cat, while aso is dog in Tagalog). It also has sari-sari store which is of course, named Mag-Pusa Store (sadly, they don’t sell cats).