The Philippines is abundant of beautiful waterfalls. In Cebu, there are the Kawasan Falls and the Budlaan Falls. In Leyte, there are the Tinago Falls and Masaba Falls. Palawan has Estrella Falls and Bigaho Falls. Everywhere you look and everywhere you go, you would most certainly find beautiful waterfalls around the area. This time, we are turning our heads at Pulacan Falls in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.

Photo by Dennis Jaromahum
Photo by Edmon Canoy

Pagadian was once known with an alias as the “Little Hong Kong of the South”. This is because of its landscape with steep hills plummeting into the sparkling coast. However, it really deserves to have its own title without the need to compare with other countries. Pagadian has many tourist spots, and all of them are beautiful. The Pulacan Falls is no exception.

Photo by Michael Pulido
Photo by Eric Esquero
Photo by Eric Esquero

Pulacan Falls covers about 400 square meters, which makes it a very large and magnificent work of nature.  Water falls from its peak, diverging into several streams. It goes in different directions and cascades into different pools, imitating long white curtains. Instead of being a strong downstream of water like standard falls, Pulacan Falls differs in how the water trickles down. It is akin to a painting with gentle flowing waters through different terraces and pools.

The falls is surrounded by lush vegetation and trees, making you forget about the city life. Nature overpowers in here. The area has been designated to be a site for camps and jamborees because of how serene the environment is.

Photo by Frost Gaming is Life
Photo by PCUP- Field Office Mindanao Ferdinand C. Iman


  • DAY USE:
  • Entrance fee: N/A
  • Opening hours: N/A


  • GV Hotel: P600 – P1,500
  • Cinderella’s Hotel: P900 – P6,000
  • Four Queen’s Resort: P1,700 – P10,000


  • Corkage fee: None
  • Contact numbers: N/A
  • Email address: N/A
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Exact location: Pulacan Falls, Labangan, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao

BY BUS/VAN: If you are in Ozamis City, take a bus or van going to Pagadian City. If you are in Dipolog City, take a bus or van going to Pagadian City routing through Sergio Osmena. If you are in Pagadian City, take a bus or van going to Ozamiz City or Dipolog City. Tell the driver to drop you off at Pulacan Falls, just before the military camp of Pulacan.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Pulacan Falls” in Pagadian City. Parking space is available.

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