This was actually not part of our itinerary since this is not much visited by travellers. We were supposed to go to Twin Lakes, however our guides suggested that we go to the Red Rock Falls instead as it was nearby and will cost less as compared to Twin Lakes which is situated farther away.
PulangBato / Red Rock Falls is located in Ocoy Valley, Valencia, Negros Oriental. The said falls is 20 minutes away from the Valencia Town Plaza. Check Dumaguete: Transportation on how to get here.
It was named such because of the waterfalls’ red river water caused by the presence of natural reddish rocks found in the area. PulangBato Falls is blessed with calm and refreshing water. PulangBato Falls has a wide cascade. The shape of Pulangbato Falls has been considered unique because of its layered structure. At the first tier, the cascade begins narrowly and widens progressively as it moves down the next levels. At a distance, the waterfalls look triangular in shape.
The water smells like rust due to the presence of iron minerals and this as well can cause stain to your clothes so be careful leaning on the rocks.
The falls has its lowest level which can be seen as soon as you enter the resort.
While a greater view and for further appreciation of the falls would require hike up the hill which during that time the soil was slippery as it was wet. We were not prepared for it, we were just wearing the ordinary slippers which makes it difficult walking as compared to being bare foot. I was not able to take pictures of the trail because I have to focus on every step I take to prevent any accident. But the hike was indeed worth it seeing the bigger falls.
The rock layers in the falls look interesting and really amazing. Truly worth to see.
Some sites that can be seen around the area of the falls.
Enjoying the falls after the tiring hike up the hill and freshening up before heading back.