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Lulugayan Falls

Literon | Literon, Calbiga, Wester Samar 6715, Calbiga 6715, Philippines
+63 927 812 7821
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The falls is breathtakingly beautiful! But the road and travel in reaching the falls was hellish. I... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Tacloban, Philippines
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Majestic, Mysterious

To lay down/loosen one's hair is what "Lugay" means. According to local stories about the falls... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
ableroad b
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21 Aug 2016
“Majestic, Mysterious”
11 Aug 2016
“One of a kind”
Literon | Literon, Calbiga, Wester Samar 6715, Calbiga 6715, Philippines
+63 927 812 7821
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The falls is breathtakingly beautiful! But the road and travel in reaching the falls was hellish. I hope the government would pay attention in paving the road to this attraction. Tourists would flock to this area if it would be easier for them to travel...More

1  Thank imitheos92
Reviewed 22 August 2016

To lay down/loosen one's hair is what "Lugay" means. According to local stories about the falls, there lived a woman/fairy who has a very long hair. When the woman lays down/loosens her hair, the locals believe that the volume of water will be so great...More

1  Thank ableroad b
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

When i reach the place, i didn't expect that it was breath takingly beautiful. The tour guide help me climb all the way to the upper most part of the falls and assist me do the jump of my life down to the river. The...More

5  Thank Emilio T
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Great view and cool fresh water... However, getting there is like riding a rollercoaster without the safety belt. Hold on for dear life or fall down a muddy path.

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I was expecting a mere trickle of water on the falls but was pleasantly surprised that the volume of water on one side was still powerful. When summer comes in Samar, most creeks and springs dry up so of course the waterfalls will dry up...More

1  Thank Solotaire
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The waterfalls are nice and beauiful, the cascades are very much welcoming to the tourist and even to the explorer. Visiting this site are good but the roads are not and the environmental fee is very expensive its 500php not including the tourist guide and...More

8  Thank Thepoortraveler M
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

one of the best falls that I've seen. very majestic, unadulterated and serene. before visiting the falls ensure that you have your local permit. it is approximately 16km of rough road from the national highway. a 30 min trekk to the falls is worth it....More

4  Thank girltraveller2009
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Literon is a small village with huge potential to show off its natural wonder on the Calbiga River. Located at the very end of the 15 km road/jeep track up into hilly farmland, it plays host to travelers healthy enough to ride 'habal habal' on...More

7  Thank Opal10
Reviewed 8 October 2014

1 and a half hours away from Catbalogan City where we are staying, our tourist guide brought us to this magnificient falls in Calbiga. I warn you, that 1 and half hours are complete dirt and rocky road, so better rent a car that would...More

8  Thank MyGillian
Reviewed 21 August 2014

If you visit Samar, try to pass by this Niagara Falls of Calbiga - a 15 kilometer motorcycle ride from the town of Calbiga, Samar. Lulugayan Falls is a mini-Niagara of Samar. It's a river with multi-level falls. It's hard to reach that will take...More

7  Thank nathzniel
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Walter G
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm planning a trip with my fam this weekend (my wife and 2 little kids). when you say off road. is it possible for an SUV to get to the falls?
1 September 2015|
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I just visited this place last May 20, 2015 & have seen this amazing falls. I was instructed to get a permit first at their city hall. When there,, it seems employees of the city hall are not so oriented w/ the permit & it so happened the person in charged for the said permit went out so they asked me to wait. But since it's amost 12 noon & waited for 15 mins, I decided to leave. The view uphill before u reach the falls is really a wonderful sight. But, not highly recommend, not an advisable place to bond w/ the family. Why? Upon reaching the place where we have to ride a " HABAL HABAL" ( motorcycle, the only form of transportation to reach the falls) they are very disgusting, charged us P 1 k for a round trip ride for a 2 habal habal for 5 persons. 2nd, the ride as I described it was "A VERY UNCOMFORTABLE DEADIYING RIDE". Imagine, riding 4 persons in a motorcycle running very fast in a very bumpy road for 30 mins. w/o cushion on your sit, a place to rest your feet & a safe part to hold on as we are flying. Imagine yourself, siting in front of the driver, beside w/ what I just mentioned, my position in front was like a slide that I can't position my body straight, Not to cover the front view of the driver & my legs are slightly hang, in this position for more or less half an hour in a bumpy road. Then, I was just holding a 2 inches inverted u steel in front of me.. 3rd, upon reaching the jump off point, I was asked instead to get a permit from the chairman of the place, I was asked to pay P 700, P 500 for a verbal permit w/o a receipt & the P 200 for the guide. In fairness, our guide was ok, very attentive in our every move & steps. 4th, the river, stone around the place is dangerous, as it was covered by molds, algae very slipper, wrong steps you will fall, worse, you might bump your head & slip straight to the river, where there very deep parts & strong current of water. SUGGESTION- I since I don't see any benefit of that P 500 they are referring as permit, part that payment should be for the SAFETY OF YOUR TOURIST. PROVIDE, LIFE VEST & HELMET while they roam around. 2nd, REGULATE THE HABAL HABAL FARE, 3rd, DEVELOP THE ROAD GOING TO THE FALLS. 5th, TAKE CARE OF YOUR TOURISTS to promote the place. TRY CHECKING THE TOURIST DISTINATION nearby like ULOT RIVER TORPEDO BOAT RIDE IN PARANAN, WESTERN, SAMAR & BIRI ISLAND IN NORTHERN,SAMAR. upon reaching the drop off points THEY ALREADY HAVE A FIX RATE FOR THE PERMIT, RECREATION & HABAL HABAL RIDE. GOOD LUCK TO YOU.
4 June 2015|
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