Kabigan Falls is surrounded by thick forest and well known for its concaved basin, located at the eastern part of Barangay Balaoi, about 1.8 kilometres away from the national highway.
Kabigan falls is also part of the town of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte and a trek going to this falls is usually included in the tricycle tour offered in the area. There is a 20 Pesos/pax entrance fee at th ...
e jump-off point where you will be assigned your official trek guide going to the falls.
You don't have to worry about being lost or being conned in the area because the locals organized their official group to guide tourist and receive payment. The trek going to Kabigan Falls takes 30 to 40 minutes mostly of flat area so you'll have time to enjoy the verdant panorama. Although there is a visible trail going to the falls, you'll still need a tour guide if it's your first time there just to be safe. Wiki
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The Philippines is known for its beaches and friendly people. No matter where visitors come from, Filipinos welcome them with open arms. This may be the reason behind foreigners' undying appreciation of the Philippines.
Ask questions like "Where to go if I visit Luzon?" or "Where are the nearby places I can go to escape Manila?", and each Filipino is bound to have a list of his or her own. Many of the better-known places are swarmed by tourists and locals alike, but there are other hidden gems that are underrated but definitely worth the road trip.
1. Ilocos Norte
No, the name of this waterfalls in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte isn't derived from the Tagalog 'kaibigan' or friend. According to our local guide, the name is derived from the word 'kabig' which in this sense, means [to] collect. More specifically, it pertains to how the water from the streams coming from the falls is collected and then shifted for the irrigation in the area.
Most of the times, we don't get to know and hear the story about the origin of a place's name and are left to make guesses.
Story behind the name 'Pagudpud'? Clue: Pagod and Pudpud.
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