We had a free half day in Guinobatan, Albay after our arrival at noon. The next day will be our meeting discussion, the reason we are there. Before our arrival our host actually already texted me what i would like to do on that free time. So I expressed my intention to visit a waterfalls if there is one nearby. After lunch we took at least 45 minutes by car to reach the town of Jovellar, and another 20 min walk to the waterfalls at Barangay Quitinday.
This is what they call Jovellar Underground River and Quitinday Falls. There is a bamboo stairs to the falls and a bamboo raft brings passengers through the underground river for at least another 30 minutes to another small waterfalls inside. The entrance of the cave is at the left side of the photo. A 200 pesos fee is collected going through the underground river. We just content ourselves photographing the landscape, didn't go through the river.
an enlarged view of the entrance to the underground river
This is the downstream of the river, where the locals jump and dive. The water is brownish because of the constant daily rains for the last few days. They say this river might be 20 ft deep. During dry seasons the water is colored green and people swim in these pools.
Quitinday Falls, now has bigger volume of water because of constant rains the days before.
This is the hole where waters from the falls pour in. It is a hole which seems very deep.