If you’ve been wondering what Puerto Galera activities that are available, you’ll love this post.
In Puerto Galera and the surrounding areas, there are a number of magnificent adventures you can go on. From mud karting to scuba diving, there’s no chance that you’ll ever get bored while in Puerto Galera.
Tukuran Falls (see picture above) is a great place to visit. It feels like a hidden paradise, as it’s tucked away deep in the jungle. From Puerto Galera, it will take around 1 hour to get to the trailhead.
However, don’t be worried about the journey. The highway takes you high above the sea and you’ll experience incredible views of Puerto Galera and the surrounding islands.
At the trailhead, there are a number of bamboo huts, as well as the local public transport – caribou.
You’ll be able to buy snacks and drinks (including ice cold beer!) before setting off on the journey to the falls. It’s best if you arrange your food beforehand. When you stay at Badladz, we can help you to arrange a trip out there, including food and transport.
From the trailhead, it will be around a 30 minute walk through lush, dense jungle before you arrive at Tukuran Falls. You’ll pass through freshwater creeks and rivers, as well as thousands of tall coconut trees. There are tasty tropical fruits that grow in this area, so ask one of the locals to grab one for you.
Often, you’ll have an entourage of locals that are interested in following you through the jungle.
When you arrive at Tukuran Falls, take a deep breathe and look around. You’re in one of the most beautiful spots nearby Puerto Galera, and you’re in the middle of the jungle. Drop your gear in one of the bamboo picnic shelters and dive into the water for a refreshing swim.
Depending upon the recent rains, the waterfalls may be a raging torrent or they may be only a trickle.
Tukuran Falls isn’t a massive set of cascading cliffs or anything of the sort. Instead, it’s a fairly small waterfall (if you can call it that). The river leisurely makes its way down the valley, rolling over rocks where necessary. Further up the fiver, you’ll find rapids that are exciting to float through.
This adds to the amazing serenity of the falls.
Lunch in the bamboo picnic shelters feels remarkably ancient, like you’re stepping back in time.
When you’re done, walk back out the way you came in. Take a caribou if you don’t feel like walking. Your transport should be waiting for you back at the trailhead, ready to take you back to town for a wild night enjoying the nightlife in Puerto Galera.
Tukuran Falls Travel Tips
- Bring your own food as there are no restaurants in the area.
- Whatever you take in, take out. Don’t leave any trash there.
- If you don’t like getting bitten by mosquitoes, bring a bottle of potent insect repellent.
- Take a camera.
- Climb over the rocks and up the river to explore.