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Trip to the Philippines: Dalitiwan River in Majayjay, Laguna

Updated on September 29, 2016
the cold flowing water from Mt. Banahaw
the cold flowing water from Mt. Banahaw

About Dalitiwan

According to the old folks, the name "dalitiwan" came from two words "dalit-iwan" (well literally means "hurry up and leave it ").

Over the years, this river became a part of the rich history of not only Majayjay but the Philippines as well, a daring witness for all the things happened in the past especially during the bloody era of invasion. In this peaceful time, now the river serves as a relief from the hot weather. Its invigorating water will surely wake your body up.

Aside from the famous Taytay or Imelda Falls, this is another great destination to try with your friends and family. The cold crystal-clear water of the river is actually one of Majayjay's pride.

The river's exact location is Barangay Ilayang Banga, Majayjay, Laguna and it is just very near Taytay falls and Costales organic farm.

Location of Dalitiwan

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Majayjay, Laguna Philippines:
Majayjay, Philippines

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Dalitiwan Resort Majayjay, Laguna Philippines:
Majayjay, Philippines

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"maiden of the river" :-D
"maiden of the river" :-D

Memories of the Old Days...

The inviting splashes of the icy pristine water can easily attract anyone in a second (...ohh, maybe that's the reason why it's called "dalitiwan").

Memories of the old days are now rushing in my head. When I was a kid, the entire place was not yet develop and mostly covered with thick grasses but even though this is one of our favorite picnic sites. We just usually search for a good spot to put our things (extra clothes) and food then while we are enjoying the water, the adults are grilling some pork (we called it barbeque) as viand for rice and some are unpacking the snacks. Since no entrance fee that time, we were able to indulge in the cold crystal-clear water even if we are penniless. The water which is coming from Mount Banahaw can take anyone's breath away.

Soon the owner of the nearby land built a resort so entrance fee was implemented. Cottages and rooms are also available for extra charge.

Photos of the River

The water seems shallow but actually some parts are deep. Always be careful to avoid unwanted things to happen.
The water seems shallow but actually some parts are deep. Always be careful to avoid unwanted things to happen.
The sound of the flowing crystal-clear water, swaying trees, noisy bird and insects are all music to the ears. Relaxing indeed!
The sound of the flowing crystal-clear water, swaying trees, noisy bird and insects are all music to the ears. Relaxing indeed!
Cottages are just at the side, near the deep water part of the river.
Cottages are just at the side, near the deep water part of the river.

Dalitiwan Spring Resort

The management keeps on improving the resort so renovations are still on-going. Updates can be seen thru their facebook page.

Here's the rate as of 2013:

Entrance fee:

  • Php70- children
  • Php80- adult
  • Php150- overnight stay

Cottage: Php500

Room Rate:

  • casa franco- Php3500 good for 9 persons
  • nipa hut- Php3000 good for 9 persons
  • native- Php2400 good for 4 persons
  • building- Php2400 good for 6 persons

Running pool (untreated) is available and food can be served if requested.

Videoke and store


Depending upon your preference or budget, different types of rooms are available for rent like this one.
Depending upon your preference or budget, different types of rooms are available for rent like this one.
whole day cottage rent is Php500 (~$12)
whole day cottage rent is Php500 (~$12)

How to get there?

1. Ride the Sta. Cruz route jeepney or bus.

  • Get off at the front of Mercury Drugstore. Just take a walk going to the terminal bound to Majayjay. It is located in the public market near Unitop.
  • Another option is to get off at the plaza (at the church) then ride a tricycle going to the Majayjay terminal.

2. In Majayjay, get off at the terminal bound to Lucban or Taytay route. Then just tell the driver your destination is "Dalitiwan".

The water is coming from the upper section but I'm not sure its source and whether it's clean or not. This is located near the bridge and accommodation area.
The water is coming from the upper section but I'm not sure its source and whether it's clean or not. This is located near the bridge and accommodation area.

Who knows more wonders of nature are just hiding in this mysterious town and just waiting to be discovered.

It is also fun in Majayjay! Remember to add this on your list when you visit Laguna.

Thank you very much for dropping by.

© 2013 pinkhawk

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      AJ_012 

      3 years ago

      Hi, thanks for sharing this info. :) do you have their contact nos?

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      pinkhawk 

      5 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      Hello D.A.L! Thank you very much for the kind comment! Have a nice day... :-)

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      Dave 

      5 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi, beautiful hub with fantastic images. Almost felt like I was there. Well done.

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