Vera Falls: The Enchanted Paradise

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We reached the Municipality of Malinao in between the City of Tabaco and Tiwi in Albay at around eleven in the morning. We went there because firstly I want to see the Mayon Volcano and sencondly I thought it was the way to Vera Falls. Half-truth though, Vera Falls is located in Municipality of Malinao but the easier route going there from Tabaco is from Brgy. Quinastillohan, Sabloyon Road in Tabaco Albay. Sabloyon Road is the highway from Polangui to Tabaco. Then from the intersection, take a habal-habal down to Vera Falls (If you don’t have a private car). Most people that we’ve asked in Tabaco said that Vera Falls is in Malinao and you have to take a 20 minutes jeep and a habal-habal or tricycle.

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Vera Falls is located at the foot of Mt. Malinao or Malinao Volcano a baby brother of the majestic Mayon Volcano. Mt. Malinao has no history of eruption. There was a time that Bicol Region benefited from the energy from the mountain through the Tiwi Geothermal Plant. The plant was decommissioned due to a decreased in the steam supply. 

 

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Surrounded by large and small rocks Vera Falls is as unique as every human being that has visited the falls. Obviously there are minimal activities in the vicinity of the falls,however,most visit the falls to be at one with nature and I certainly did. There are cubicles/comfort rooms, a sari-sari store that sells goods, that are priced at a few peso’s more than your local store, cottages for family and a barbecue area for the would be chefs among you.The caretaker will accept a donation for any amount your heart wants to give, I suggest a donation of Php30.00 – Php50.00 per head is enough.




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