The province of Laguna is famous for having stunning waterfalls that many travelers love visiting especially on hot summer days. Among the most notable falls is the Majayjay Falls.
This waterfall in Majayjay Laguna releases crystal clear, icy cold waters coming from Mount Banahaw perfect for cooling down all-year long. In this blog, we will guide you with everything you need to know about this waterfall so that you can have a wonderful experience.
*Cover photo credits to Thom Watson via Flickr
How to get to Majayjay Falls
Majayjay Falls is located in Majayjay Laguna. Here’s the easiest way to reach the waterfall by commuting.
- From Manila, ride a bus bound for Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
- From Sta.Cruz, ride a jeepney to Majayjay.
- Upon arrival at the Majayjay Laguna town proper, wait for a jeepney or tricycle going directly to Brgy. Taytay where the Majayjay Falls and cold springs are located.
Important note: Make an earlier arrangement for transportation back to Majayjay Laguna town proper. Only a few jeepneys to Majayjay pass by the main road late in the afternoon, especially if you are leaving at past 4pm. If you can’t catch a jeepney, you would have to rent a tricycle which is a more expensive option.
What’s inside this blog?
- About Majayjay Falls
- How to get there
- Things to do in Majayjay Falls
- Rates and other information
- Other tourist spots in Laguna
- Majayjay Resorts
- Laguna Tourism Guidelines 2021 | COVID-19 Updates
- Frequently Asked Questions About Majayjay Falls
About Majayjay Falls
Photo credits to Thom Watson via Flickr
Majayjay Falls Laguna goes by several names: Taytay Falls and Imelda Falls. It is called Taytay Falls because the barangay where the waterfall is situated is called “Taytay”. As for the latter name, it is said that it was named after the ex-First Lady Imelda Marcos who funded the promotion of tourism of this spot.
When you visit this waterfall, expect a very cold getaway, and by very cold, we mean it. Majayjay Falls and cold springs offer cool and icy pristine waters that come from Mount Banahaw. Of all the waterfalls in the province, Majayjay Falls Laguna has the cleanest and clearest waters. It is so clear that you could still see a coin if you drop it in the 10-feet pool.
This waterfall is a series of seven waterfalls and the seventh waterfall has a beautiful and wide pool, even clearer than the pools below. Aside from dipping in the waters, Taytay Falls is also a popular local picnic and camping destination.
The journey to this wonder of nature is both challenging and rewarding. You would have to go on a trek, rapel, and use all sorts of maneuvers to go all the way up.
Things to do in Majayjay Falls
- Swimming – Like many other falls in the Philippines, Majayjay Falls and cold springs are perfect for swimming, making you forget that you live in a tropical country. But do note that the water here is very cold.
- Picnic – With many cottages and wide grounds, many families have a picnic around the area. Most of them bring their own food while others just buy from the vendors in the area.
- Camping – There are actually little to no hotels in Majayjay so if you want to spend a night in town, just go camping. There are Majayjay Falls resorts that offer camping for every tourist.
- Trekking – When going to this waterfall, you would not just enjoy its cold waters but you’d also be given an adventure you’d surely remember.
- Waterfall-hopping – Near Taytay Falls is Bukal Falls so whenever you feel like going on for another dip, just head to Bukal Falls.
Rates and other information
Photo credits to Taytay Falls, Majayjay Laguna
Location: Majayjay, Laguna
Height: 12 meters / 39 ft.
Jump-off point: Brgy. Gagalot, Majayjay, Laguna
Trail length: 10 minutes to first waterfall; 30 minutes to final waterfall
Entrance fee: PHP 35
Majayjay Laguna Zip Code: 4005
Other tourist spots in Laguna
- Pagsanjan Falls
- Bukal Falls
- Seven Lakes
- Bato Springs
- Hulugan Falls
- Dampalit Falls
- Enchanted Kingdom
- Nuvali Park
- Rizal Shrine
- Hidden Valley Springs
In this part of Laguna, there are no Majayjay hotels that you can stay at but there are Majayjay Falls resorts that you can check out in case you’re planning to spend an overnight in town.
1. Carayan Resort, Majayjay
Address: Majayjay – Lucban Rd, Majayjay, Laguna
Price from PHP 1,000/night; Entrance fee is PHP 50; Cottage PHP 700; Table PHP 300
2. Dalitiwan Resort
Address: Barangay Ilayang Banga, Majayjay, Lumban
Price from PHP 1,000/night; Cottage PHP 500
Laguna Tourism Guidelines 2021 | COVID-19 Updates
Laguna is currently under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until May 31. Staycation is allowed in accommodation/establishments that have been granted a Certificate of Authority to Operate for Staycation (CAOS) provided that guests may only come from the NCR Plus Area.
Check out Laguna Tourism’s Facebook page to be updated on Laguna Tourism Guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions About Majayjay Falls
Q: How do I get to Majayjay Falls?
A: From Manila, ride a bus bound for Sta. Cruz, Laguna. From Sta.Cruz, ride a jeepney to Majayjay. Upon arrival at the Majayjay Laguna town proper, wait for a jeepney or tricycle going directly to Brgy. Taytay where the Majayjay Falls and cold springs are located.
Q: What is Majayjay known for?
A: Majayjay Laguna is known for many natural tourist attractions like Mount Banahaw, Taytay Falls, and Bukal Falls.
Q: How far is Majayjay Laguna from Manila?
A: Majayjay is 103.1 km from Manila. Travel time is around 2-3 hours.
Q: When is the best time to visit Majayjay Falls Laguna?
A: The best time to visit Majayjay Falls Laguna is all year round. But note that the local government unit closes the waterfall for tourists when there is a typhoon.
Q: What is Majayjay Laguna Zip Code?
A: The Majayjay Laguna Zip Code is 4005.