If you want an easy "chasing waterfalls" experience with a spectacular view, you might want to head to Luisiana, Laguna. Aside from the famous Pagsanjan Falls and Majayjay Falls in Laguna, there you will find at least two more worth mentioning waterfalls; Aliw Falls and Hulugan Falls.


Although I was not able to get to Aliw Falls (because I was at Hulugan falls around 4 PM and we can not push thru with it since it will be dark soon), the locals recommended to head there next time we visit Laguna. It has a different appeal from Hulugan Falls.

Trekking your way to Hulugan Falls

Going to Hulugan Falls was a spontaneous decision I made after waking up from a lazy afternoon nap. I was not prepared, at the least, to wear my trekking sandals. Big mistake! 


trekking hulugan falls
Do not wear your favorite kicks for trekking/hiking

Trek to Hulugan Falls
Fairly easy trek to Hulugan Falls

The trek there consists of rocks and soft soil with muddy trails near the river crossing. After which you can either take the long and winding trail down to the falls or take the straight incline path through. Do note, it its really steep and could be really slippery when it is raining.


Trail run to Hulugan Falls
Trail run to Hulugan Falls


River Crossing in Hulugan Falls
River Crossing in Hulugan Falls

Trail in Hulugan Falls
We choose the Steep Descent 
"Up and Under" Experience

This is a new experience for me, you first walk on top of the falls before you head down to the basin. 

Hulugan Falls Laguna
Edge of the Hulugan Falls

Hulugan Falls San Salvador Laguna
River Crossing on top of Hulugan Falls
View approaching Hulugan Falls
View approaching Hulugan Falls

That "Mahuhulog sana ako sayo, Kaso di mo ako sinalo" moment in Hulugan Falls

Hulugan Falls Luisiana Laguna
Seem like I'm on the Edge

San Salvador Hulugan Falls Luisiana Laguna
Mighty yet Serene Hulugan Falls

Hulugan Falls San Salvador Luisiana Laguna
Small water cascades after the enormous Hulugan Falls

You never cease to amaze me Hulugan Falls
Come at me bro! You never cease to amaze me!

Hulugan Falls

Hulugan Falls

Hulugan Falls

Hulugan Falls


How to get to Hulugan Falls


Laguna is atleast two hours away from Manila. There are lots of ways to get there either commute or private vehicle.

Private Vehicle: 
Via SLEX, use the Calamba Exit and head to Pagsanjan. From there, you turn right from Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church in Pagsanjan. After a 15-20 minute drive, look for the San Salvador Arc on you right. If you are not sure, ask around because you might miss the turning mark.





Via Bus

There are plenty bus companies that will take you to Sta. Cruz Laguna, your gateway to Luisiana Laguna. You can ride either Jac Liner in Gil Puyat Taft Ave or DLTB in Taft Ave.


Itinerary for commuting to Hulugan Falls

5:00 AM - Jac Liner / DLTB Headed to Sta. Cruz Laguna

7:30 AM - Arrival Sta. Cruz Laguna

7:30 AM - Jeep going to Barangay San Salvador, Luisiana

8:20 AM - Arrival San Salvador, register and sign in 10 pesos per head (Kapitan's House)
8:30 AM - Start trek for the Hulugan Falls
9:30 AM - Arrival at Hulugan Falls (1 hour to 1 hour trek depending on you speed)

11:00 AM - Back to San Salvador, Kapitan's House

11:00 - 12:00 PM - Lunch / Rest / Log Out
12:30 PM - Start for Aliw Falls
1:30 PM - Arrival at Aliw Falls

Expenses for Hulugan Falls:


  • 140 Pesos - Bus from Gil Puyat/Taft Ave to Sta. Cruz 

  • 25 Pesos - Jeep from Sta. Cruz to San Salvador 

  • 10 Pesos - Registration fee 

  • Guide fee - depends on you. No fix rate.


Road Construction 

For those with private vehicles, rejoice, you might get closer to the falls by parking in the road being constructed along the trail (Expected completion in 2016).  This might be a "turn off" for mountaineers and the like, but convenient for tourist. I just hope this will not hinder the "natural vibe" in hiking to the falls. 


San Salvador Hulugan Falls
Road construction to Hulugan Falls


64 comments:

  1. sir madaming tao narin ba dito tuwing weekend? ang ganda talga ng hulugan falls sulit na sulit siguro pagod mo dito makita mo ito :)

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    1. Indeed!! Ang ganda dun. Oo madami now. kasi newly discovered attraction and fairly easy to go to kaya for sure dami tao. try weekdays para masolo nyo. or like us, ung pa hapon na where paalis na mga tao papunta plang. for sure solo nyo ung falls. :)

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  2. hi sir ask ko lang kung pwede mag nightrek sa hulugan falls? thanks :)

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    1. Base from our experience, may cut off ung trekking papunta sa Falls. so better be early if you are planning to camp there. :)

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    1. Puedeng puede. They have Camping site above the falls.

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  4. hinde ba delikado yung sasakyan namin kpag iniwan??

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    1. Meron ng mga puede pag park malapit sa bahay ng Kapitan. so hassle free.

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  5. hello po :) ask ko lang po sana kung may mga rooms din po bang narerent dun?

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    1. I don't believe wala pang ganung accom sa Hulugan. Try Camping siguro. :)

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    2. pag motor po ? hindi ba risky iwanan ?

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  6. Tsaka magkano rent sa campsite? :)
    May tour guide po kayo?

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    1. sa Campsite, I am not sure, pero di papatak siguro ng 100 per person or 300 for whole group.

      sa tour guide, as of our entry there, parang GIVE what you can. wala pang fixed price..

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  7. ok lang kaya kahit walang guide ?

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    1. Required kasi baka mawala kyo sa trail. Better be safe nadin na may guide

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  8. Pwede bang paliguan ang lahat ng areas sa may falls?

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    1. may areas lang na puede.. so check it with your guide

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  9. Sir may contact kayo sa guide or madami na po doon?

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    1. From Baranggay Hall, dami na dun. centralize namn sila dun. so No worries sa Guide. di kayo mauubusan :)

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  10. Sir anong LeveL of difficuLty neto??..more dan a year na din poh kc aqng hindi umaakyat eh dahiL ngka-injury ung 2 qng paa & ngaun Lng uLet sasabak if ever..

    Thanks poh 😚

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    1. There are two paths pababa, ung isa mga 3 or 4? ung isa 2 lang. Manageable for newbies and the like. Basta ingat lang and enjoy the trail going down :)

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  11. May tent for rent po ba dun sir? Salamat

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    1. I guess for now wala pa. I'll get back on you if may nakuha akong updates :) Thanks

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  12. Dun po sa parking ng private vehicle, to the farthest extent possible... gano katagal na trekking na lang po ang kailangan? thanks!

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    1. 1 hour should suffice for the steep slope then 1 and 30 mins for the easy slope

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  13. Sir ask ko lang . bikeable ba papuntang falls?

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  14. ok na po ba yung road pwede na po bang daanan?

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  15. ok na po ba yung road pwede na po bang daanan? may pag paparkan po ba ng motor?

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    1. medyo passable namn na nung pumunta kami. that was october. so i guess mas ayos na at meron n pag paparkan

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  16. hi sir han hernandes,
    safe po kaya na isama namin ang 1 yr old baby namin going to hulugan falls?

    thanks and more power!

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  17. Sir san ba pwede mag overnightstay before going to Hulugan falls? pwede ba kami magstay muna sa Pansol? malapit na ba yun sa Louisiana town? were from manila kasi. thnks a lot

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    1. Puede sa Pansol, or anywhere near Louisiana. Kung kaya nyo, mag camping na din kayo sa Hulugan. meron naman camping site. just bring ur tents. :)

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  18. dan, kaya kaya ng 3 bagets ko ang trail dyan.. ages 6,8 and 12.. nag caving na rin sila sa wawa sa montalban

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    1. Hi sir. puede pero be very extra careful po. at siguro ung kunin nyong trail is ung mas madali. if open pa ung isa. para mas safe.

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  19. dan, kaya kaya ng 3 bagets ko ang trail dyan.. ages 6,8 and 12.. nag caving na rin sila sa wawa sa montalban

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  20. Hi sir, tanong ko lang po kung pwedeng mag camp sa Hulugan?.. Saka kung may alam po kayong pwedeng kontakin sa barangay para matanong yung updated rates. Thank you sir!

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    1. Hi Peepoi. Wala ako contact. pero yes puedeng puede mang camping at overnight. expect nyo nalang na madami tao :) as for the rates. di pa fix eh parang inaayos pa rates nung pumunta. as soon as meron ako makuha. update ko tong blog :)

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  21. Good day sir, tanong ko lang po kung pwedeng mag camp sa hulugan?.. Saka meron po ba kayong contact sa barangay para matanong po ang updated rates. Thank you sir!

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  22. Hi Sir, do you have any idea ung pinapayagan po nila ang batang edad 7, or strictly for adults po ba?

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  23. Hi Dan, pwede po ba ang 4yrs old kid papunta sa dalawang falls?

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  24. you visit Talay and Hulugan falls as one part of the trek visit...then after go to Taytay falls sa Majayjay. Malapit sa boundary nf Majayjay-Lucban municipal, pristine clear ang water and cool water,mas magdanda dito maligo! entrance fee sa Talay and Hulugan falls is Php 15, sa Taytay is Php 20. Walang guide fee.. yun Aliw falls malapit
    sa lugar ng Hulugan pero hindi ito kasiganda ng nabanggit ko. Enjoy your Waterfalls hopping!!:)

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  25. after you visit Talay and Hulugan falls, go to Taytay falls near the boundary of Majayjay and Lucban municipality. Entrance is Php20, parkingis Php 50, no guide fee kasi malapit lang lakarin. Water is pristine clear..at superlamig!

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  26. you visit Talay and Hulugan falls as one part of the trek visit...then after go to Taytay falls sa Majayjay. Malapit sa boundary nf Majayjay-Lucban municipal, pristine clear ang water and cool water,mas magdanda dito maligo! entrance fee sa Talay and Hulugan falls is Php 15, sa Taytay is Php 20. Walang guide fee.. yun Aliw falls malapit
    sa lugar ng Hulugan pero hindi ito kasiganda ng nabanggit ko. Enjoy your Waterfalls hopping!!:)

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  27. Mga sir tanong ko lang po kung maganda ang daan papunta jan?? Kung may mga matatarik po na na kalasada?? Thanks..

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  28. Mga sir tanong ko lang kung mag kano ang bayad sa mga tour guide kung 2 lang kame. Or kung pwede bang pumanik ng wlang guide? May contact po ba kayo ng guide dun? Salamat mga sir/maam!

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  29. Sir okay lang po ba kahit walang guide? kaya ba? thanks

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  30. sir dan, ilang hours po from departure area paakyat?
    #heartly

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  31. Magandang hapon po. :) Maaari po bang mag-overnight? Salamat po. :)

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  32. Hello Guys! kakagaling lang naming dun last Saturday. Medyo nakakadismaya nga lang kasi di mo masyado maapperciate ang ganda ng Hulugan dahil sa sobrang damni ng tao. Based sa records and tour guides, more or less 1,500 na tao ang nagpunta dun nung Saturday (nagkataon din kasi na Holiday). Lima kami magkakasama binayad namin sa guide 350 pesos. Hindi po allowed mag trek ng walang kasamang guide. pwede po mag over night pero hindi po mismo dun sa may falls. may space sila for tents sa may parteng taas na (madadaanan naman). Konting ingat lang din po kasi meyo madulas gawa ng lumot at medyo malalim din po sa may parting gitna ng tubig. sa pag commute naman, galling Buendia Taft pwede mag bus LLI, JAC Liner, GreenStar or DLTB (byaheng Sta. Cruz Laguna po (140 per head). pwede po kayo bumaba ng SunStar Mall. May mga Jeep po dun na papuntang Luisiana. 30 pesos naman po pamasahe. pagdating po ng jumpoff mag tricycle po 10 pesos per head (pwede naman mag lakad mga 30 mins.) ang mag pa register na po 20 pesos ang bayad. they will provide naman po the guide. never forget to try the pancit habhab and bibinka after your Hulugan adventure! ang sarap! :)

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    1. Thank you for these details Sarah! Appreciate it! share the good vibes! :D

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  33. Hi saan po kaya pwede magovernyt and magkano expenses per head ? T.y

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  34. hi! great post you've got here...plan to go there this week and be captivated with this beauty....:-)

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  35. bale nasa 1 hour lang kayo nagstay sa Hulugan Falls based on your iti. Tama ba? :) At pwede ba magswimming dun?

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    1. Puedeng puede mag swimming. hehe sorry late reply. 1 year later haha

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  36. Hi po ..

    bukas po kaya ang barangay o may tour guide kay kahit hollyweek .. blaka po namin mag trekking tomorrow ..


    I need info po plsssssss

    Thank you

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  37. Hi po. plan po namin pumunta ng hulugan falls sa may 12-14. first stop po namin sa hulugan falls and next day sana sa hotel or resort or inn na pwede mapagpahingahan after magcamping. baka lang po may alam kayo na pwede tuluyan o malapit na hotel sa hulugan falls.

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  38. ask ko lang po if may suggestion po kau na pwede matuluyan na malapit lang po sa hulugan falls? may contact details po ba kau? thanks

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