Morion’s Travel Diaries| The Less Visited Lumondo Falls

I have discovered a priceless treasure in Barangay Budlingin, Alegria, Surigao del Norte - the less visited Lumondo Falls.  The waterfall  which is about 10 meter-radius from the actual water drop or 20 feet up the rift of the river is justifiable to be called as “environmentally-raw”. Less visited, its natural beauty is  preserved and close to untouched. 

Lumondo Falls in Alegria, Surigao del Norte PHILIPPINES

What to See

Cascade of small lagoons with crystal-clear waters embedded on huge rocks is an opening salvo as one approaches the location of the waterfall. Huge Rocks’ formations are naturally set-up and engineered.  The waterfall is literally photogenic and majestic.The place is a rich "flora and fauna environment".  Reptiles like "bebang",  different species of birds, rich vegetation of  ornamental and non-ornamental plants are common sightings in the area. According to the locals, flying Lemurs are also seen visiting the river close to the waterfalls.

flower in Lumondo Falls in Alegria, Surigao del Norte PHILIPPINES

Getting there is as easy as 1-2-3! The falls is approximately 2.5 kilometres away from the national highway of Alegria. From Eskina (crossroad) Don Julio take a habal habal (motorcycle for hire with flat timber wings) up to the Tourist Information Center towering the nearby location of the actual water drop. Expect the more or less 10 minutes motorcycle ride to be rocky since the road going to Barangay  Budlingin is rough or not yet fully paved . From the tourist Information Center be prepared to 154 steps trail going down to the location of the majestic falls.  Bring foods and water- there are no stores or any food stalls near to the location of the waterfalls. 

Lumondo Falls

Lumondo Falls in Alegria, Surigao del Norte PHILIPPINES

I forgot to charge my camera and bring extra batteries during this trip but thanks to Yong Sumile for being “BS” Boy Scout – for bringing his P and S Olympus Camera.

Plan your trip to Surigao del Norte now and don’t forget to include Lumondo Falls in your itinerary.


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Lumondo Falls is approximately 2.5kms from the national highway and 51.5 kms from the nearest airport(Surigao Domestic Airport). From the crossroad of the national highway along Brgy. Don Julio Ouano, Alegria, SDN, one can sport a ride with a habal-habal up to its Information  Center towering the nearby location of the actual water drop. 

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  1. The drop is gorgeous from this falls! Lumondo Falls is definitely a great find in terms of exploring Surigao. :) I hope I get to see some flying Lemurs when I do get to visit in the future. :)

  2. 2.5 kilometers from the national highway with parts accessible via tricycle is not that far to see the beautiful falls.

  3. wow a hidden gem of Surigao, this place is a must see. I've planning to go to Bucas Grande mid this year, i hope this falls is along our way =)

  4. Amazing falls! Surigao is being highlighted of late by many of my friends who traveled there :) It's nice to see someone enjoying another lovely vacation destination :)

  5. The place looks great, there are really a lot of untouched and seldom visited places in the philippines, I hope there will be more of these hidden wonders for us to uncover!! great post!

  6. flying lemurs?? it will be awesome to see one :) there's so much too see in this country and I'll definetent consider Surigao in my travel list

  7. the falls look amazing! it is definitely a hidden gem in Surigao. I'll include this in my itinerary when I get the chance to go to Surigao

  8. Ang dami talagang natatagong magagandang place dito sa pinas. Tulad ng falls na ito. Sana lang pangalagaan nila ng maayos kung i propromote bilang isa sa mga tourist spots sa Caraga. :)

  9. It would also be nice to see the plants and animals along the trek.

  10. I wonder why this is less visited place, It's just wonderful. . .thank you also for adding the complete information on how to get in there. .

  11. This place is marvelous! I think they should put up stores or hotels nearby for the travelers' convenience. :)

  12. First time to hear about LUMONDO FALLS. Ang galing! I love the view, the place itself looks so mysterious.

  13. The water is so inviting. Sarap mag-dip sa lagoon, ang lamig siguro ng water.

  14. Wow another beautiful creature. I really never seen personally any falls. This one sounds new to me.

  15. I just hope the LGU will do something about it starting with paving the way going to the falls as this is the main source of difficulty of going to the falls - its rocky, hilly and involves long walk from the starting point. I think this is the main reason why there are less visitors are to the falls and only few Surigaonons are aware of it. This falls has a potential so I hope the local government will do something about it.

  16. Your comments were heard! The road going to the falls is now fully cemented / concretized / paved! :)


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