It’s just another ordinary summer’s day in Carmen and I felt the need to go outside. Good thing I overheard my neighbor saying that Mangitngit Falls is now re-opened to the public. It’s just a ride away so I thought I’ll just check it out. Mangitngit Falls was closed by the municipal officials back in 2007 due to a landslide incident to ensure the public’s security.
Mangitngit Falls came from the Cebuano word ngit-ngit which means “dark”. The area is now rehabilitated with pools and cottages, although trekking to the main falls is strictly prohibited(for now, I think). To be honest I was kind of disappointed with the place when I arrived. Maybe I just expected more of “untamed nature”just like the other waterfalls in Southern Cebu. It’s just another Uragay and Durano Eco Farm in the making.
The resort has lots of pools with different depths which makes it a great place for family bonding, class reunions, barkada trip and company outings. Here are some photos taken during the day:
How to get there:
Almost all Ceres buses will pass through the town of Carmen from Cebu North Bus Terminal. Just tell the conductor to drop you at the Carmen Public Market just across Metro. A habal-habal ride will take you directly to the resort, back and forth fare should not be more than Php70/person. The place has a parking area for private cars. The entrance fee is Php50. Cottages are available at Php400 and Php1,500. For now, you have to bring your own provisions.
How’s your summer so far? What do you think about Mangitngit Falls?