Hidden in the lush rainforest of Brgy. Caraye in Javier, Leyte lies a beautiful and majestic waterfalls-- the Bito Falls. It is now considered as one of the wonderful natural attractions of the municipality. Javier is a town in the south-eastern part of the province of Leyte.
The sound of the mighty waters falling, the sprays of mist touching your face, and the sight of the cold blue and green waters-- these will never fail to entice you to explore this great natural treasure. The water flows to the Bito River system which makes up their local irrigation system benefiting many barangays of the municipality.
The waterfalls can be explored by trekking on land for an hour and river-trekking for about 2 hours. Sounds tiring? Maybe. But the reward of seeing the waterfalls and swimming on its waters is worth it all!
|River trekking to Bito Falls.|
Where is Javier, Leyte on the map?
|Map by: Wikipedia|
How to get there?
1. Tacloban to Abuyog- PhP60 (ordinary bus, 1 to 2 hours travel time)
Note: I prefer this route. Entry point is Abuyog, another town near Javier.
2. Abuyog to Tambis, Javier - PhP30 (habal-habal, 15 minutes ride)
Note: Tambis is a barangay in Javier, Leyte and the jump-off point to the falls.
3. Brgy. Tambis to Brgy. Caraye- approximately one hour trek
4. Brgy. Caraye to Bito Falls- approximately two hours trek