Tamaraw Falls can be found in Barangay Villaflor near the city of San Teodoro. One cannot miss this 423-foot natural wonder because it is found along the road. It consists of a series of smaller waterfalls which converge to the main waterfalls cascading down to the waterbed below. This provides one of the most breathtaking sights to behold.
The falls derived its name from a species of buffalo which can only be found in Oriental Mindoro. It is among the countrys endangered species as it is being hunted by people who are after its meat. Proclamation No. 692, signed in 2004, made October 1 a special working holiday in the province in celebration of the Tamaraw Conservation Month.
Tamaraw Falls is fifteen kilometers from the town proper. There is a resort found at the foot of the falls and for a minimal fee, guests can refresh themselves at its cool and clean waters. Aside from that, there are recreation halls, picnic huts, and shower rooms that leads down to the foot of the falls. The entrance fee to the resort is PHP 25 per person.
Tamaraw Falls serves as an alternative to the beaches of Puerto Galera. Although there are other waterfalls in the island, Tamaraw Falls provides one of the most breathtaking sights for tourists.
To get to Tamaraw Falls from Batangas, one would have to take a ferry ride to Calapan and Puerto Galera. The cost of the fare ranges from PHP 150 to PHP 200. For passengers, it is advisable to check how much time the trip would consume.
For passengers who would like to take their own vehicle, there are RORO ships that ply the route going to Puerto Galera. The fare, which ranges from PHP 1000 to PHP 1200, will depend on the size of the vehicle.
By land, there are jeepneys that regularly ply the Calapan to Puerto Galera route. However, the trip may be unpleasant as the jeepney may be jampacked even up to the roof.
Renting a van would be the most comfortable land transportation option. The cost for the rental ranges from PHP 2000 to PHP 2500 inclusive of the driver. Guests can likewise arrange to be picked up at the hotel they are staying.
On the way to Puerto Galera, the Tamaraw Falls will be passed as well as other scenic sights such as the Tukuban Falls, Punta Baluerte, and Tanapunan Hot Springs.
Sightseeing in Puerto Galera is definitely not complete without having a glimpse of the Tamaraw Falls.