Mag-Aso Falls In Kabankalan
Kabankalan City is classified as a first class city and is situated about halfway between Bacolod and Damuguete, on the western coast of Negros Occidental. Kabankalan is about two-thirds of the way from Bacolod to Sipalay and as a result, we often used to stop off for lunch on the way to Sipalay at Perico’s, a quirky (formerly) Portuguese style restaurant on the main highway.
Aside from these stopovers, I had not really thought too much about Kabankalan as a tourist destination. However, I was asked by my boss to investigate the area further, in search of possible accommodation options. We frequently had out-of-town guests due to the fact we had a project in nearby Sipalay.
Subsequently, through the help of my local connections, I came across Balicaocao Resort. This is nestled up in the mountains overlooking Kabankalan City and the Sulu Sea. Upon some further investigation, we stumbled across Mag-aso Falls.
A Graceful And Elegant Waterfall
There were two things that immediately struck me – the colour of the water in the basin. It was an amazing turquoise colour, unlike anything I had seen before and secondly, the waterfall itself had three distinct, very gentle, flowing falls. Would you make a special trip to Kabankalan just to visit Mag-aso Falls? No, you wouldn’t. However, if you were travelling along the west coast of Negros, had your own vehicle, and had a couple of hours up your sleeve, I would recommend it for sure!
Please click below to watch my short video of Mag-Aso Falls in Kabankalan