Exploring the Hidden Beauty of PATA-AN FALLS, Mailum, Barangay Maao, Negros Occidental

Puppy Mood: Out exploring while we have time! My fur mom has been so busy but she said we get to chase a waterfall!

Puppy Facts:

Sitio Pata-an is a quaint little town hiding in the outskirts of the Barangay Maao.  It’s best to ask for directions from the locals because the road going there is unpaved. The ride going there was not a smooth one. Most of the dirt roads are left rough and unkempt.

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A guard stays in a small waiting shed that serves as their entrance. As you go in, you are led by a winding pathway to the pool and overnight cottages.

Destination

Landmark

Rates

South Bound Ceres bound to:

Barrio Ma-ao

> It is approximately 1 hours of travel. Php 25-35 per head
Barrio Maao to Pata-an > There are tricycles/habal-habal going to Pataan. They are parked along the road near the Terminal of Ceres Liners – by the marketplace. Ask the locals which one is going to PATA-AN. Php 50 per head

Puppy Seal of Approval:

A day out with mom with a nice weather is great! Pata-an Falls is a stop for puppertrippers who just want to sit and commune with nature. There is no signal there so be prepared of being detached from civilization which is FUR-fect for anyone who doesn’t want their boss calling them. Woof~~

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Pata-an falls doesn’t form a belly – which is very unique. The water falls on a unique rock formation where people can lounge and enjoy a massage from the downpour. The falls provides a cool refreshing mist in the surrounding area that is sure to extinguish the heat from any summer. ❤

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What I love about this place is the old century tree that stands near the base of the falls. It provides the shade and a picturesque background for your Instagram worthy pictures! Woof!

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Rating:
Travel party: Great for everyone!!! It is accessible by commuting or by those big cars for families. This place is pretty much straightforward and safe for little puppers and children alike.

Budget: Entrance is Php 50 per head. Day trip cottages range from Php 250-500.

Trip: Day-trip and overnighters. Overnight rooms would be Php 1500 to 2500.

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SEEK, PUPPY! MY TOP 5 WATERFALLS OF NEGROS ISLAND

 

Everybody will be flocking the beaches this summer. Crowded shores, rowdy groups and fully-booked resorts – then what? The sun is high up and you want to escape the hassle? Then this puppy explorer might just have something you’d like to consider.

Beat the Heat of summer with My Top 5 Waterfalls of Negros!

  1. MAMBUKAL MOUNTAIN RESORT Murcia, Negros Occidental:

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  • A common recreational destination, it is just an hour away from Bacolod City in the municipality Murcia. This place brags – not only one – but SEVEN waterfalls!!! The trek going all the way to the 7th falls is worth it. You get to bathe on those cool fresh waters after a short hike up. Open even for beginner, this one is for list of must-go this summer.
  1. MAG-ASO FALLS, Barangay Oringao, kabankalan City, Negros Occidental:

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  • Feeling like stepping up to your chasing waterfalls game? Then Mag-Aso Falls is
    perfect. Located about a three hours ride south from Bacolod City, all the travel is worth the view and experience. Come and dive in those deep glorious turquoise waters of Mag-Aso Falls. The basin is deep enough to cater those who would dare to do a “Cliff dive” from the little caves.
  1. GAWAHON MOUNTAIN RESORT, Victorias City, Negros Occidental:

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  • A little more toned down and less commercialized. You would least likely find this place crowded. This place also takes pride of their seven different falls. A little walking distance from one after the other, truly this one is a nature lover’s treat.
  1. PATA-AN FALLS, Barangay Mailum, Bago City, Negros Occidental:

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  • DO you want to spend a day just sitting and enjoying icy cold water shower? Then Pataan is just the right choice. Unlike the usual, the falls fall on a rock formation and shaded by a century old tree. You can spend a day just to relax sitting under the falls to extinguish the heat.
  1. GUINTUBDAN FALLS, Ara-al Road, Occidental, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental:

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  • If you love the great outdoors, hiking, forests, swimming and random meet-and-greet with farm animals, Guintubdan is just for you. Approximately two hours and a half bus ride, you get to meet this splendor tucked in a quaint place of Ara-al. With a total of 6 falls and one spring, you get to exhaust you day swimming in the cool waters and beautiful mountain top scenery. You will be left with a filled heart and happy soul after hiking time of 15 mins to 45 mins from the different falls.

Remember, the beach is not the only place you could spend the summer buzz in. Sometimes, you just need a puppy nose for roads less traveled and a mum saying, SEEK!

Where are you off to next, puppy trippers? We’d like to hear from you, so don’t forget to leave a comment down below. Who knows…We might just be dropping by to explore your suggestion!

Woof!

Taking a Plunge in MAMBANGON SPRING RESORT, La Castellana, Negros

Puppy Mood: Happy to be free – finally! Excited to kick off our summer adventures  with some soul-time!

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Entry Number 011: Load Up with Protein. meat.Meat.MEAT!!

Imagine this, stack after stack of well-seasoned beef, slow grilled to tender perfection, served with fresh lettuce, cucumbers and onions, topped with cheese and special sauces. Nomnomnom!

I think everyone would agree that protein is life after a week of deathly exams so that is exactly what mom and I did. We went to HOMESITE SHAWARMA at Homesite, Paglaum Street, Brgy. Montevista, Bacolod.

Last picture: Photocredit – grabbed this from their FB page because we went there for dinner and we compeletely forgot to take a picture. 🐶

Shawarma rice! How pinoy could you get? We eat anything with rice! (First pictures)
Puppy personal nomnom fave….. TACOOOOOOOSSS! (Third picture)

Price ranges from Php80 and above. Worth the food, and serving. 

Surely, this one is NOT the usual commercialized and watered-down shawarmas out there.  

All filled-up without being guilty.
Have you been there?

What’s you favorite?

Finding some peace under Mother Mary’s mantle at REGINA RICA at Tanay Rizal

Every puppy tripper would agree that sometimes, we just need some down time and just spend it reflecting. That is exactly what mom and I did.

Puppy Mood: Feeling in need of some soul food~

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Entry Number 010: of Sweets and Potato Treats

Great things starts in small beginnings – and that small thing could be your good old potato.

Since mom and I went to Mabinay Springs with family again, we made sure we did a little stop over for some sweet something for the road. 

Potatoes. We know an array of ways to serve this root crop… but who could guessed it would take a crown for desserts too. MILA’S RESTAUTANT along the Highway of Hinigaran, Negros Occidental – near the public market and 711 Store is known for their Potato Cakes.

This heavenly treat of multi-layered soft cake topped with crunchy caramel is something everyone should try.

This small serving is only PhP75~

They are also known for other treats like Royal Bibingka, Fruit Tarts and Buko Pies. All of them are baked to perfection, melts in your mouth and fills your sweet cravings.

Make sure you come by a little early because the line could grow long and the competition for the last slices is tough.

Have you tried this before?

Woof! 

Thailand 2: Of Gold and Culture

Puppy Mood: Excited to see majestic temples and see a glimpse of their histor

As promised from our previous post, we continue on with our 5 part Bangkok, Thailand special. In this block, we will touch on those pretty temples this woofer was able to visit. Woof!!!! We will give snippets about each temples~ woof!

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