Nov 12, 2016 – Exploring the Northern Negros Natural Park

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Today we didn’t know what was in store for us, but we wanted to visit the Northern Negros Natural Park. Every local we spoke to didn’t really know what it was or how to get there. So, we had to travel to a couple different towns until we were in a van on our way there.

The Northern Negros Natural Park is the largest protected area in the province of Negros Occidental and provides water for 17 municipalities and cities in Central Negros. It also has a large amount of biodiversity boasting of 166 species of trees and 140 species of birds and mammals.

Once we arrived in the small village of Patag, we found a guide and another group of Filipino tourists who we joined to hike to a waterfall. It took about 45 minutes to get there and while we hiked it started to downpour in the rainforest. I’m glad I brought an emergency poncho! Overall, the park has remained virtually untouched. The Pulang Tubig waterfall was spectacular and approximately 60 feet high.

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