Fascinating Estrella Falls

Before returning to Puerto Princesa I thought of wandering for a while in some spots in Narra. And the trip would never be complete without visiting Estrella Falls. It is a popular swimming place because it is readily accessible by the locals and also by the tourists. From the highway, you will be taking a five kilometer dirt road and there’s not much trekking that needs to be climbed. From the route you can see the Victoria’s Peak which is one of the highest mountain.

After more than twenty minutes we reached the entrance of the resort and paid PhP30 per head. From the entrance we walked 300 kilometers to reach the falls. As we neared the falls we can hear the waters falling from the falls.

There are resort facilities in the area, such as cottages and restrooms to accommodate the visitors (Estrella Falls, Narra, Palawan)

There are resort facilities in the area, such as cottages and restrooms to accommodate the visitors (Estrella Falls, Narra, Palawan)

The falls are separated by a large boulder (that’s why it is sometimes called the twin falls), but during rainy season the separating rock is sometimes inundated. The drop point is deep and we were advised never to go there. The water flows from the mountain, so expect it to be cold (very cold). According to Ms Desa, the tourism officer assigned here, there are 64 other waterfalls but you need to climb the mountains for four days to see them all. The trek is open to those interested and a guide will be assigned.

Estrella Falls is a secluded destination that features a refreshing swimming area with cascading cool waters from a 20-foot-high falls.

Estrella Falls is a secluded destination that features a refreshing swimming area with cascading cool waters from a 20-foot-high falls (Estrella Falls, Narra, Palawan)

The flowing waters are cascading to the natural pools which have varying depths. At the bottom of the waterfalls is a large pool which can be bathed. Hanging ropes were also installed where anyone can hang and swing like Tarzan. There is a sign forbidding the drunk from rope hanging as someone said to have drowned because of it. There are cottages, shower room, picnic area and guest houses to those who want to stay overnight. The development of this resort is great as it gives a feeling that you’re still in a forest. The environment is clean, refreshing and (always, we’re told) there are troop of monkeys seen playing here.

Kevin and Ian cooling off at the 20 ft twin falls of Estrella

Kevin and Ian cooling off at the 20 ft twin falls of Estrella (Estrella Falls, Narra, Palawan)


ADMISSION

  • Adult: PhP30
  • Palawan Resident: PhP20
  • Children: PhP20
  • Foreigner: PhP50

The Falls is open from 8am to 5pm
For trekking, inquire at the Municipal Tourism Unit Office, 2nd floor Municipal Building, Narra
Make sure to bring all necessary things as the nearest store is so far away

Charming Ms. Desa, the Municipal Tourism Officer in-charge here

Charming Ms. Desa, the Municipal Tourism Officer in-charge here


DIRECTIONS

  • Private Vehicle:
    Take Puerto Princesa South Road going to Narra. Before reaching the town you will be passing by Bgy Malatgao. Turn right at the junction and go straight until reaching Estrella Village Welcome arc. From here, there are signages that points to the waterfalls. Or you can ask the locals to be sure.
  • Commute:
    Take a van going to Narra and alight at Bgy Malatgao (You can also ask the driver to take you to Malatgao or to Estrella Falls). There is a large sign that can be seen on the highway. Take the tricycle and tell the driver to take you to the falls. You can also ask them to fetch you back.
Estrella Falls has been a favorite destination of tourists in Palawan (Estrella Falls, Narra, Palawan)

Estrella Falls has been a favorite destination of tourists in Palawan (Estrella Falls, Narra, Palawan)


QUIPS

  • Last 2004 this town became the news when it was reported that one of the menus served in a wedding reception there was actually one of the visitors.
  • Though the local government admit of the presence of the NPAs in the town, they are not harming civilians.
The clear water cascades to three natural pools of varying depths (Estrella Falls, Narra, Palawan)

The clear water cascades to three natural pools of varying depths (Estrella Falls, Narra, Palawan)


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