A lot of activities and magnificent adventures you can do when you’re in Puerto Galera, and Tukuran Falls is one of our favorite. If you’re into jungle adventure then come and visit one of the most beautiful “hidden paradises”.
Tukuran Falls is just one hour away from any of the BADLADZ resorts. This falls is one out of three that are here in Puerto Galera. The other two are the Aninuan Falls and the Tamaraw Falls. Here I will guide you on how to get there and give you some ideas on things you can see and do on the way.
Preparing to go to Tukuran Falls
Before we leave for our journey to the falls let’s make sure we have all what we need first. Make sure to arrange your food, snacks and beer. Don’t ever forget the cold beers before leaving since no restaurant or store is in the area. You can also hire a tour guide that knows the whole area. If you are staying at one of the BADLADZ resorts we can arrange that all for you.
How to Get to Tukuran Falls
From Puerto Galera you can either ride a jeepney or hire a van that can take you directly to the trailhead. You don’t have to worry about not having anything to do because the highway takes you high above the sea and you’ll experience incredible views of Puerto Galera and the surrounding islands. After reaching the trailhead there are number of bamboo huts, as well as the local public transport, the Carabao cart.
Walking Through the Jungle
From the trailhead, it will be around a 30 minute walk through lush, dense jungle. There are lots of mosquitoes there so bring a bottle of potent insect repellent. There’s also a lot of tasty tropical fruits that grow in the area, just ask the locals to grab one for you.
You’re going to get your feet wet on this one no matter what, so make sure to bring shoes you don’t mind will get wet. You’ll pass through at least six freshwater creeks and rivers, as well as thousands of tall coconut trees. If you don’t want to get your feet wet you can take their local bus, the Carabao cart.
I guarantee you the scenery is awesome, breath-taking I might add. You can take pictures and videos anywhere you like.
Prepare to be blown away!
You will notice that you’re already close to the paradise when you hear a gushing sound of water. Right after you arrive you will see a clean and green color pool situated at the bottom of the rocks where the water is flowing freely.
The river leisurely makes its way down the valley, rolling over the rocks. Further up the fiver, you’ll find rapids that are exciting to float through. You can go diving, swimming, rock sliding and more fun.
And of course it wouldn’t be complete without some great food to eat. You can set up and cook your foods at any of the bamboo picnic shelters alongside the falls.
After eating you can go back for more swimming, more exploring and more fun fun fun. It really takes the stress away.
Let’s Go Home
When you’re done it’s time to head back to BADLADZ and hang out on the beach. Just keep in mind this important reminder. What ever you take in, please take it out. Don’t leave any trash.
Walk back out the way you came in. Take a Carabao cart 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.
Takuran Falls Video
I made a video of our recent journey to Takuran Falls Puerto Galera. This is the beauty as much as my camera can capture, check it out below