An effective way to cool down, as in REALLY cool down is head down to Dalitiwan Resort and enjoy the ice-cold stream of water running down from Mt. Banahaw.
Dalitiwan Resort is located in Brgy. Ilayang Banga, Majayjay, Laguna. I would prefer going here during the summer (March-May) because we never expected that the water would be super cold, and it’s already the start of monsoon season. First dip took me a lot of time to adjust with the temperature.
Enjoy the lush greens and the cool water. You can choose swimming in either the river or the pool. The pool water is untreated and comes straight from the river. Swimming in the river is from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM only for safety reasons, it is also free but it’s best if you rent a table to place your things.
For beginners in photography like me, this is a great chance to experiment with those camera knobs and buttons and take a beautiful Waterfall shot. Mine’s pretty decent, I think? Haha!
There are lots of tables available but some are far from the pool and you’d have to cross a hanging bridge.
You’ll have to bring your own food, eating and cooking utensils because there are no stores and markets nearby. The only store in the resort is open from until 6:00 PM. The resort has grilling stations, while the rooms are provided with gas range with LPG. Aside from swimming, you can play volleyball in the pool, rent a videoke, or have henna tattoo. Yes, I was surprised that they offer henna because you usually find these things at the beach.
Dalitiwan Resort is a good place to “just be with the nature”. The rooms are not air-conditioned but it doesn’t pose an issue. You can enjoy a back massage from the waterfalls or lay back on the rocks along the river and just feel the water flowing down.
Day Tour: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Overnight Stay: 6:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Whole day entrance fee: Php 80 adult & Php 70 kids
Overnight entrance fee: Php 150 adult & Php 140 kids
- Native 1, 2, 3, 4: Php 2,400 + entrance fee (Good for 4pax)
- Building 1, 2, 3, 4: Php 2,400 per room + entrance fee with extra mattress and c.r. (Good for 6pax)
- Nipa hut: Php 3,000 + entrance fee up and down with 2 mini bedrooms, c.r. and kitchen. (Good for 9pax)
- Casa Franco: Php 3,500 + entrance fee, 2 beds, 1 extra mattress, c.r. and kitchen. Near pool area and parking lot. (Good for 9pax)
For more info and reservation, you can check out their Facebook page or contact this number: 0927-9956231 (Globe)