HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Romelo and the Buruwisan Falls

Mt. Romelo
Laguna, together with Batangas and Cavite, is one of the centers for outdoor activities, such as hiking, because of the hidden wealth in the forested areas. Hiking Mt. Romelo and rappelling the Buruwisan falls was an amazing experience because it has rich bio-diversity, both flora and fauna. There is a body of water that flows on its terrain, thus, this mountain has a high concentration of trees and other plants. It can bring a good combination of adventure and relaxation.
THE TRAILS OF MT. ROMELO: The terrain of Mt. Romelo is a long, grassy but simple to moderate, however, it is slippery and muddy because it serve as a trail for the hikers and locals with their animals such as horses and carabaos to transport their products from the mountain, like fruits and vegetables. There are fork trails, if lost, you can ask the locals for the right way. Its trail type got a two of nine rating in terms of difficulty.

Mt. Romelo

Buruwisan Falls
THE BURUWISAN WATERFALLS: If you’re looking for place to relax your muscles, swim on a cool water, beautiful waterfalls, and a place with a photo perfect background, this is the perfect spot for you. If you are also looking for an extreme experience, you can try canyoneering, wall climbing and rappelling on the 180 feet Buruwisan Falls and Lanzones Falls  located a few meters away from the camp site. By the way, the campsite of Mt. Romelo is a wide, clean area near the relaxing river and the waterfalls. The sounds of the lashing water gives a relaxing feeling while resting inside the tent.

HOW TO GET TO MT. ROMELO AND BURUWISAN FALLS: In Shaw, or any point on EDSA, you can ride in a jeepney  to Tanay Public Market. Another jeepney to Famy Public Market. From there, you ride in a tricycle to the jump off. Drivers already know the area. Another option, in Robinson's Junction, Cainta, Rizal, you can ride in a jeepney bound for Siniloan.