Caavinti Laguna where Pagsanjan Falls is located is just another two-hour trip from Manila. Going here by means of public transportation isn’t much of a hassle because there lots of accessible buses anywhere in EDSA or in Taft Avenue. Having your own lift would also be much easier though.
When you arrive at Cavinti, you would need to register in any resort in the vicinity becuase they are the ones who are talking with the boatmen. It will be up to you though if you would want to take their package tour or just stick with your plan of just enjoying the river rafting going to the falls. you will be riding in a boat accompanied by two boatmen. Each boat could carry 2-3 passengers for a fee of 900 pesos.
The first sight that you will see would be the river. Noticeable are the lily pods that are all over the place and a bunch of resort with all Korean Phrases in it. This I think is already famous to the Koreans because a large percentage of tourist would be them (or some of them could have probably owned a resort).
Nearby houses are also visible along the river and so with the women doing laundry and kids taking a bath. You will also meeting vendors along the way and will offer you souvenir items or refreshements. (Notice how they do sales talk… Amazing!).
As the boat ride progresses, you will find out that the current is already against you and it becomes stronger as you proceed. Rocks will be along the way and you’ll experience boat bumps and until you sing the nursery song “Sit down, sit down, you’re rocking the boat!” You’ll get used to it though and will enjoy the whole ride! hee-huh!
Reaching the First water fall would be the boatmen’s break. There will be stalls if you feel the urge of hunger or you fell you want to buy another set of souvenirs (Witness Another Amazing Sales Talk!). This will be another moment of photoshoot. After the break, more thrilling experience will happen because the current is really getting stronger. More effort for the boatmen because they would need to go down the boat to the boat up while your in it! Don’t bother the spalsh of waterbecause avoiding it mean avoiding fun.
Last part would be the most remarkable as you will face the magnificent Pagsanjan Falls. Another fee will be deducted from your pocket because going there means taking away 90 Pesos from you (Yet I think this is worth trying!). Enjoy the mist of the falls, that as if your bathing under the rain. Once again it will bring back the child in you because it would be indeed a delightful experience. Want massage? Let the cataract do it for you!
You think you’re done with the fun eh? You’re still going back and that means duplicating the fun! Pagsanjan is a moment in you life that will never be taken away from you!