La Castellana is a town in Negros Occidental that’s considered as one of the roads less travelled. It is named after the famous Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain.
This rural town is situated at the base of Kanlaon Volcano and is known for its natural springs, waterfalls, and other scenic spots. Like many towns in Negros Occidental, it is an agricultural town thriving with sugar cane, as well as rice and banana farms.
The town itself is bounded by many cities and municipalities, which explains why it is rarely visited or heard by people. On the north is La Carlota City, on the south are municipalities of Isabela and Moises Padilla, on the west are municipalities of Hinigaran and Pontevedra, and on its east is the provincial boundary between Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental.
Let’s explore more of this quiet and distant town and get to know the reasons why we should visit it.
Caduhada Spring Resort
Caduhada Spring Resort, or also known as Mambangon Spring Resort, is one of the most famous tourist spots in the town. It is greatly representative of the town with its pristine and refreshing waters. The freshness of the water in Caduhada Spring Resort definitely brings life into the body due to its clean and cool temperature. It also literally brings life to the town because it supplies water to the land and it is also a source of water to the people of the nearby barangay. Staying true to its name as Mambangon Spring Resort – coming from the root word bangon which means “to rise” – it is a source of life and livelihood.
Calangag Natural Spring and Falls
Calangag Spring and Falls is one of the untouched destinations in La Castellana but is one that is also frequently visited by trekkers and hikers. It is also a famous destination to the locals of Brgy. Puso due to its relaxing views and refreshing waters. The irresistible water of the spring is doubly enticing especially after a long hike just to find it.
Calangag Natura Spring and Falls is a secluded area which is surrounded by lush trees and other flora that gives it such an enchanting appearance. The azure blue of the waters and the vibrant green of the surroundings make it look like something straight out of a fairytale book.
Brgy. Puso River
The Brgy. Puso River is a famous trekking destination due to the facade of a majestic rock formation standing tall by the river banks. Combined with the luscious trees and plants growing by the outcrops of the rock and the thriving flora by the banks of the river, it creates a picture-perfect scenery that’s hard to find anywhere – a definite beauty in its rawest form. When the river isn’t raging and the currents are subtle, there are rafts that could take people to the other side of the river.
Acantilado Viewing Deck Cafe
Acantilado Viewing Deck Cafe is the perfect destination with the perfect view that captures the beauty of La Castellana in its entirety. It’s the best place to take souvenir pictures of your trip to La Castellana. There are various props and backdrops to make your photos look more fun and lively but the views of the mountains will be more than enough for a great picture. More than just being a view deck, there are also tables and chairs where onlookers can enjoy the views while recharging their bodies with light snacks.