Kabigan Falls in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Kabigan falls which is located in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte was my first destination for the northbound tour. I immediately registered and pay 10 pesos as entrance fee and 100 pesos as a fee for the tour guide. I was the first visitor for the day.
The 1.5 kilometers of trekking going to the falls would take 30 to 40 minutes depending on your pace. Most of the trail is relatively flat but there are parts where you need to cross an improvised wooded bridge. Need not to worry of falling because the streams were shallow. Also, you do not have to worry of getting lost because the trail is well established.
Trekking to Kabigan falls won't directly exposed your skin to the sun because the trail is thickly covered with thick foliage. I also saw some stalls along the way but there was no refreshments sold probably because it was too early and it was low season. There are also parts which are rocky so better wear your most comfortable foot wear. The freely flowing streams would definitely add to your excitement to see the Kabigan Falls. There are some locals wearing goggles and seemed to me that they are looking for "something" in the stream - maybe a shell. The water of Kabigan Falls freely fall at 120 feet into its basin where visitors can take a refreshing dip. Since i still have a lot of spots to visit, i did not bother "tasting" the water of Kabigan falls although the clear water is really tempting.