In the deep crevices of the highland town of Valencia lies one of Negros Oriental’s most sought after tourist destinations – the towering Casaroro Falls!
Standing at around 100 feet, Casaroro Falls is tucked in the hilly terrain at the foot of Cuernos del Negros or Mount Talinis, approximately 10 kilometers or one hour away from Dumaguete City. It consists of a single layer horsetail cascade with cold water emanating from the springs in the upper slope of Mount Talinis, unique and iconic with its narrow and smooth yet powerful drop to its deep and cold natural pool.
Casaroro Falls is a favorite day trip from Dumaguete City due to its proximity and accessibility. But despite the continuous flock of visitors, the place is still generally quiet and raw. There is no other structure aside from the 350-step staircase and the metal and concrete paths on some parts of the trail.
It is not surprising for Casaroro Falls to be the most photographed waterfalls in all of Negros. Its sheer beauty and grandeur speak worthy justifications.
How to Get to Casaroro Falls
Make your way to Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have numerous flights daily from Manila to Dumaguete City.
From the city proper, catch a multicab near the public market going to Valencia (P12/person, approximately 20 minutes) and charter a motorbike to the trail head of Casaroro Falls (P300/motorbike for 2 pax, approximately 20 minutes). Take the 350-step staircase and trek to the waterfalls for approximately 20 minutes.
While in Valencia, you may also visit the other famous waterfalls – the Pulang Bato Falls and other attraction nearby.
*Originally Posted: 23-May-2015 | Updates: 03-Nov-2017; 04-Jul-2019; 11-Apr-2020