The province of Batangas boasts of a lot of tourist attractions ranging from historical structures, food, and natural wonders, such as mountains, islands, and waterfalls.
|Location of Laurel, Batangas|
Definitely overshadowed by more popular towns like Lipa, Nasugbu, Laiya, and Calatagan, Laurel is a third class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. Laurel was previously part of Talisay, its current neighbor town. The town was previously known as Bayuyungan. On May 25, 1961, the town of Talisay was divided into two municipalities, and the new town was renamed Laurel after Miguel Laurel, known as the first Laurel in the Philippines and a longtime patriarch of the place.
|Laurel market area|
|Sitio Salipit area|
As we walked amidst nature, we crossed a very sturdy hanging bridge, and walked further, surrounded by several bamboo trees, passed through rice fields, and did some stream trekking.
|Crossing a Stream|
|Crossing a Stream...anew|
|Trekking Huge Rocks|
|Nearing Ambon-Ambon Falls|
After the re-energizing dip, we shortly rested in one of the cottages there, trudged back towards the jumpoff point, and rode a tricycle back to the Laurel market area.
|Resting in a Cottage|
|Departure from the area|
Before leaving Laurel, we had our late lunch at the Rachelle and RJ Restaurant at 2:00PM, composed of Atay, Adobo, and Pusit, with Coke worth Php 420.00.
|Rachelle and RJ Restaurant|
Laurel, Batangas may not be one of the top-of-mind places for a tourist, but it definitely boasts one of the most enjoyable waterfalls we have experienced.