Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Consocep Falls (Mt. Isarog- Tigaon, Camarines Sur)


Mt Isarog Consocep Camarines Sur

It was our first day in Camarines Sur and after touring around CWC, we went to Consocep Falls.

Mt Isarog Consocep Camarines Sur
The biggest sardines ever!
Consocep is a barangay in the town of Tigaon, Camarines Sur. There is a Consocep Mountain Resort/ Falls located at the foot of Mt. Isarog. We were accompanied by my friend's relatives so transportation was not a problem. Coming from Naga City, with own transportation, it was a 1-hour travel to Tigaon.

Mt Isarog Consocep Camarines Sur
Dirt road going to Consocep Falls
From the Tigaon main highway, a short 15-minute drive to the uphill and downhill slopes and you will reach the area where you have to pay Entrance Fee of P15 each person.

Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
the trek
Trekking the 1350+-step trail (though some are broken-down) is effortless from the entrance because it is a downward slope, going back is another story...later. The trail is not as steep as when you trek Daranak Falls in Tanay, Rizal and there are signs to guide you along the way. If you get tired, there are some benches along the trail for you to rest upon. You can bring stuff with you, like food, alcoholic drinks, barbecue stuff and this will not be checked when you enter (apparently, you own the whole place, in case that there were no other tourists or locals in there, and there are no caretakers that will check on you while you're enjoying the place). You will not get bored because of the amazing view of nature. Even if you trek during high noon, the cool breeze of nature will calm your senses.

Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
one of the few thousand steps
There are three falls in the area. After the not-so-hard trek, you will be greeted by the "Kawa-Kawa falls" (got it's name from "kawali" because of its shape). 

Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
Kawa-Kawa Falls
If you follow another trail, you will see the "Bulalakaw Falls" (its name from shooting star).


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Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
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Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
rocks, rocks and more rocks
Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
chapel/gazebo-like structure 
Another trail will lead you to "Tumaguite or Tumaguiti Falls"

Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur


Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
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We went there during June and the water was not that strong (first photo), but look at the other photo (second one), it shows how strong it should be. The water in the falls is chilling, literally freezing cold. Even during noon, the clear water is really cold. 


Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur


Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
i dunno what's this, but it's cute:)
There's also a two-decade old tree house. It is somewhat dilapidated and going up is really nerve-wracking because of the broken stairs. But when you're up there, it's surreal. Hearing birds and seeing other creatures that you only see in books is really an amazing feeling.


Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
treehouse
Consocep Falls Tigaon Camarines Sur
it's not that easy to get there but it's worth the nerves..:)
Trekking out of the area is really hard! Of course, you're tired from swimming, eating drinking, and roaming around. If you're a hardcore nature-lover, go and look for this gem in Camarines Sur. I totally recommend it.





10 comments:

  1. Pamilyar yung giant sardines! nadaanan namin yan, at napiktyuran nung first time namin pumunta ng CamSur. Hehe

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    1. korek. ang laking sardinas lang di ba? hehe

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  2. Been there to Consocep...all the way from Colorado. LOVED IT! My wife's (Bicolana) favorite place. Great little hike there and back. One of the greatest attractions i can ever remember in my world travels.

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    1. it's really nice there and glad you loved it :)

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  3. You are all so lucky to have seen it in its glory days. We visited May 2014, maganda pa rin ang mga falls pero sadly ang dami nang basura. Hope the LGU does something about it. Sayang talaga. :( So reminder lang sa lahat... SOP sa ating mga magagandang pasyalan... "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories."

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    1. Oh my... That's sad. Nakakainis talaga yung mga ganyan. Sana nga magawan ng paraan :(

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    2. yeah too sad. but for everyone's info. though brgy. consocep was within the municipality of tigaon's jurisdiction, it's the provincial government of camarines sur runs the consocep mountain resort not the lgu-tigaon nor brgy. consocep. camsur provincial government developed the place and collected revenues from then til this time. the park was very much attended and well-maintained during the term of former governor luis villafuerte but unluckily grossly neglected (including the mini-park at the back of prov. capitol building at the main provincial complex) during the term of his son lray villafuerte 'til the present administration of his "apo" migs villafuerte. sana maibalik ang dating ganda ng mga ito...someday. :(
      btw, miss blissfulguro...can i use some of your pics in consocep? i am asked to layout our new business permit and im thinking of using pictures such as yours for backdrops. thanks in advanced :)

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    3. Hi there! Please email me at blissfulguro@gmail.com regarding the photos. Thank you :)

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  4. Natatandaan ko yong giant sardines bago pumasok ng Ocampo Town sa may La Purisma .

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    1. Totoo! Tatatak talang ang sardinas na yun. Haha

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