In the town of Valencia, Negros Oriental located 9.4 kilometers west of Dumaguete City lies the beautiful Casaroro Falls considered to be the most photographed waterfall in the entire Negros province.
Casaroro Falls is lodged deep into the rock crevices of the rugged Valencia mountains. With an astounding height of 100 feet, the water plunges into a deep cold basin before it flows down to a stream. The waterfall is considerably narrow, instead of the usual wide cascade, but this is precisely what makes Casaroro unique. Though despite its narrowness, the volume of water that drops is heavy and causes a roar as it touches the pool. Around the basin are natural boulders huge enough to rest any traveler’s weary feet.
How to get to Casaroro Falls
Because 65% of Valencia’s geography is made up of hilly terrain, the climb uphill and down a steep gorge to Casaroro was actually a tricky feat before the 350-step concrete stairs was constructed in recent years. This staircase is the only access point to the falls. Throughout the trail, dense tropical foliage can be seen and if you’re lucky enough, you may catch sight of a bird or two from some rare breed.