Sunday, May 03, 2009

Karaha Cascades @ Biliran

This is probably the first time I learn of cascades... those rocks, stones and flowing water formations that is smaller than waterfalls but bigger than rapids. And what better way to learn this by actually going to and enjoying Biliran's Karaha Cascades.

Located in Barangay Villa Vicenta in the Municipality of Caibiran, Karaha Cascades is a cool and sulfuric waters where you can submerge yourself in two of its shoulder-deep pools. The waters here are said to have medicinal properties that can cure lots of skin ailments. Plus, the cool water here can surely refresh the weary bodies of tired travelers.

Karaha is a visayan term for kaldero (caldron, kettle). The cascade was named karaha because of the basin-like feature of the pool where the bigger cascade flow. Caution should be taken-though because the stones here can be quite slippery. In fact, one of my companions broke a finger when he slipped within ten feet from the cascades. So take caution when exploring this place.

Here are few shots I have taken of the place:

The Bigger Cascade


The Caldron-Like Pool


Beautiful Sight Amidst Slippery Stones


The Smaller Cascade


Let it Flow


The Shallow Second Pool


Can You Spot Lawstude Here?

23 comments:

  1. mukhang masarap mag swimming dyan ah!! the water looks cool lalo na ngayong mainit ang panahon ^^

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  2. weee! ako ang nakauna!! ^^ har har!

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  3. what i'd give to be there right now...

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  4. Wow. The place is so amazing. Is that you on the last photo? Wow naman, sarap maglangoy dyan.

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  5. timing talaga mga post mo... ganda ng mga pictures... nakaka enganyo pumunta dyan... sana mapuntahan ko din yang mga lugar na yan... hays!

    yngat =)

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  6. another great find! cant spot you. hehehe.... cant help but pick my favorite photo in this set. definitely the fifth one.

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  7. Nice set of photos...

    You surely visit far places for adventures like this. I hope this quiet and serene place will not be spoiled by irresponsible tourists...

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  8. hello....
    i love the place....
    i also want to swim there someday...

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  9. is that you? para kang nalulunod.:D

    what a beautiful place...i could soak in one of those pools the whole day.

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  10. shucks. that looks very relaxing.

    hmmm. i'm loving the last photo. haha. san ka kaya dun?

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  11. parang ang sarap mag slide down dyan sa falls na yan! :)

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  12. pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is a "cascade"?

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  13. These photos are so beautiful. Another trip with good bonus photos. You can make a whole lot of postcards with these photos.

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  14. sarap magslide jan ah! that's a really beautiful place! kakarelax :)

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  15. WAAHHHHHHHH... sa sobrang init nagyon at sa sobrang dami ng sunburns ko, gusto kong magtampisaw jan Oman... Malimig at fresh! Reminds me of Aliwagwag Falls sa Cateel.

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  16. Nice cascades! You swam in there?

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  17. OOOOH. What I'd give just to be there. Fantastic shots as always.

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  18. Madanda... relaxing view!

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  19. peek-a-boo...i see your head above the waters! sarap naman maligo dyan...

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  20. eto pala ang cascade
    hehe
    ehem
    nakita pala kita sa last photo
    astig
    hehe

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  21. I remember me and my cousins were sliding thru the rocks with the waters flowing over it. One of the must see of Biliran. I wonder if you were able to visit the Sampaw, Recoletos, Ulan-Ulan and Kinaraha. All four waterfalls are lined up together.

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