Situated in Brgy. Balian, Pangil Laguna, the place can be reached either via Tanay, Rizal route or Fami, Laguna.
Reaching the falls may requires 2 to 3 hours trek, good thing that I was with my friends who's into mountain hiking and we were able to cut the hike for about an hour and a half.
Reaching the catch basin has 2 routes, a full descent or via the easy trail. Full descent trail is faster however it will require good hands & feet coordination due to slippery terrain.
The Falls measures about 80 ft high and during rainy season, strong current is expected. The view was indeed breathtaking.
I had a chance to stay as close as possible to the portion where the water drops however due to strong current I was not able to reach the undercutting.
One can visit the brink and I've read few blogs that featured rappel activity, hoping I could try it in the future.
Buntot Palos, a gem of Laguna......... a falls worth visiting.
Security is in question within the area since few occurrences of hold up were reported.
Even Kagawad Nick Valente cautioned us, they are aware of such incidents however Buntot Palos is accessible by other nearby barangays too that is beyond their jurisdiction.
Though the trail was well established however for first timers, I suggest to secure a Guide not just for protection from bandits but because few other small trails leading to other parts (farms, village, etc.) and their are no trail signs too.
They charge 25.00 pesos for bathroom/shower use while 50.00 pesos for pool with shower.
0400 Assembly at Chowking EDSA CROSSING
0430 ETD Tanay Rizal
0600 ETA Tanay/ Ride Jeep
0700 ETA Siniloan, Laguna
0730 ETA Register at Brgy. Balian Pangil, Laguna
0715 Final Prep, Secure Guide
0800 Start Trek
1100 ETA Buntot Palos
1200 Swim, Eat, Pictures
1730 ETD Jump Off
1900 Back to Manila
Manila to Tanay - 53.00
Tanay to Siniloan - 44.00
Siniloan to Brgy. Hall - 10.00
Registration - 25.00
Guide Fee - 300.00
Possible Contact Person
09396578197 - Kagawad Nick Valente
- incase you arrive early and/or brgy. hall still closed
How to Get There
1. At Chowking Edsa Central, ride a Jeepney bound for Tanay Rizal.
- Drop off point: Tanay Market, Jeepney will stop at the Terminal.
2. Ride another Jeep bound for Siniloan, Laguna.
- Drop off point: Siniloan Public Market, then Ride a Tricycle
- During our visit, before we reached Siniloan Public market, a barker was calling for passengers going to Sta. Cruz. Our drop off was the Brgy. Balian Community Library.
- Drop off Point : Brgy. Balian Hall
Note: Going back to Manila: from the Outpost, hike all the way to Church and ride a jeep (9.00 pesos) bound for Siniloan. Inform the driver your drop off would be the Public Market.
From the Public Market, you may choose a jeepney going Tanay Rizal or bound to Junction (I think it's the Cainta Junction) then ride another jeep bound to EDSA Central.