Busay Falls: Escape to Bani Pangasinan

Busay Falls Bani Pangasinan
Busay Falls in Barangay Calabeng Bani, Pangasinan

A road trip to the sleeping town of Bani, Pangasinan in search of a waterfall posted on Facebook was not easy. All we had was a picture and the barangay address where it is situated. It sparked our curiosity because of its scattered waterfalls flowing on different parts of a mountain slope. It looked beautiful in the picture!

Busay Falls Swimming Area
Dodong watched the swimmers in the swimming area covered by the boulder

Busay Falls of Pangasinan

Busay Falls is located in Barangay Calabeng, Bani, Pangasinan; on private property owned by Ortaleza Family. We had a brief interview with Aura Lena Ortaleza supervising the area the morning we arrived at Busay Falls. We were told that these waterfalls have year-round flow but less torrent during the dry season.

Guide to Busay Falls
Busay Falls Swimming Area

Ms. Aura Leina said she was surprised it became a tourist destination in Bani Pangasinan and to neighboring provinces. During her teenage years while riding her horse, herding their cows and carabaos; Busay Falls was ignored. Just a scattered waterfalls feeding a water reservoir down below the mountain.

How To Get To Busay Falls
One of Busay's small waterfalls scattered in the area

There was no entrance fee at Busay Falls but you have to register at Calabeng Barangay Hall for Php 10.00 per person. Before going down to the waterfalls, food and refreshments were sold. A parking area is not a problem because the place has a wide open field. There were no toilets, only an improvised dressing area.

Busay Falls Entrance Fee
Busay Falls Registration Area at Calabeng Brgy Hall

Busay Falls Regulations
Behind this reminders printed on tarpaulin is the dressing area.

How To Get to Busay Falls

From Manila to Bani via Alaminos:

You have three choices; either to take a Victory Liner, Solid North or Five Star bus from Manila. Take Alaminos bound buses only if, by chance, there are no buses bound for Bolinao. Travel time usually takes 5 - 6 hours depending on traffic. At Alaminos Victory Terminal, take a minibus bound to Iba, Zambales or Bolinao. Tell the driver to stop at Tiep Elementary School in Bani, Pangasinan.

From Tiep Elementary School, rent a tricycle to Busay Falls in Barangay Calabeng. The fare is Php 300.00 roundtrip. Just tell the driver what time you want to be fetched back.

From Manila to Bani via Bolinao:

Take a bus bound to Bolinao. Alight at Tiep Elementary School in Bani then take a tricycle to Busay Falls. The fare is Php 300.00 roundtrip.

Blog Topics:

  • Busay Falls
  • How to Get to Busay Falls
  • Busay Falls Travel Guide
  • Pangasinan Tourist Attraction
  • Waterfalls in Pangasinan


  1. Beautiful. Sana pagbalik ko pwede nang umakyat.

  2. Hi Sir Jun, bundok lang daw po ang inaakyat. Haha!

  3. good day po, i am so much interested pero paano po galing kami baguio?

    1. Hi Ms. Linda! From Baguio, take a Victory Liner Bus bound to Bolinao. Sabihin mo sa conductor baba ka sa Tiep Elementary School sa mismong Barangay Tipe ng Bani Pangasinan. Then mangontrata ka na ng tricycle. Isa pang option, sakay ka victory to Alaminos, from alaminos sakay ka papuntang bani, then baba ka sa Tiep School. Thanks!

  4. Hello! May available guide po ba paakyat ng bundok? Ty!

    1. Hi! No need for a guide po. Dadalhin po kayo ng trike mismo sa babaan papuntang falls, may hagdanan naman po. Thanks!

  5. Correction lang po mali po yung nailagay na pangalan ng owner, it should be "Ortaleza" and my mom's name is not auralina it should be "Aura Lena"

    -Joshua Ortaleza


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