How to Get to Anghalo Falls - San Felipe, Zambales

Cliff Jumping Nangoloan Falls Zambales
Cliff Jumping at Nangoloan Falls
After several months of not posting on my blog, I finally had the time to share my tours and outings with my friends.  This post should have been published October last year but for some reason, my laptop stopped working and had to delay my posts until I get a new one.  My friends are happy to learn that my blogging will continue and they also told me to contribute to this blog.

Oh well, the blogging begins...

The Majestic Lubong Nangoloan Falls or Anghalo Falls

Lubong-Nangoloan Falls is situated in Barangay Feria San Felipe, Zambales.  From Olongapo City, we spent an hour on a bus bound to Iba, Zambales.  The fare was seventy-five pesos.  We stopped at San Felipe Public Market where we took a tricycle at 7 Eleven going to Anghalo Falls. The driver dropped us on a road with three Agoo trees - the landmark where to start the trekking, we traveled for five minutes.

Jump off Anghalo Falls
San Felipe Public Market
The fun begins when we crossed a bamboo bridge along the road.  We trekked for about twenty minutes before reaching the waterfall and the journey was a bit hard because of the tall grasses.

Nangoloan Falls Trekking
The bamboo bridge we crossed
How to Get to Anghalo Falls
 Long sleeve is advisable

A hundred meters away we heard the roaring waterfalls that made the group so excited.  We reached the place with amazement because of the beauty of the cascading waterfalls.  For thirty minutes we rested and cooled down, regained our strength and took the plunge.

Lubong Nangoloan Falls
The Lubong Nagoloan Falls a.k.a. Anghalo Falls

It was very good to swim in its clear and cold water that we spent our time until before sundown.  A picnic can be done here because there's a shade on the left bank of the river but be responsible not to litter the place.

Nangoloan Falls pool
Lubong-Nangoloan Falls plunge pool

The months of August to November is the best time for a visit because this waterfall is categorized as a streaming waterfall which means it dries up during summer.  The pool is approximately eight feet deep during the rainy season.

Nangoloan Falls Zambales
Nangoloan Fall's pool during the rainy season

When visiting the place from Manila or Baguio City, take Victory Liner Bus.  Trips to Iba and Sta Cruz are scheduled daily, you can check their website.  I suggest when taking a tricycle going to the waterfalls, make sure the driver has a mobile phone so he can fetch you at a time you're done swimming.

Accommodation at Lubong Nangoloan Falls
Where you can stay in San Felipe

In Sitio Liwliwa, there are nipa huts and transient hotels where you can stay and spend the night at the beach. Tricycles will get you there in no more than twenty minutes from the waterfalls.

Lubong Nangoloan Falls Map

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  1. Do you know any tour guide to contact to assist us?

    1. Yes,our tourguide's contact number is 09297684478 but he is only available on weekends. His name is Paul.


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