The Mainit-Springs are the perfect combination of nature, wildlife and wellness spa and also the most common tourist attraction in Malabuyoc.
It’s very easy to get there by car or motorcycle and enough parking space is also provided. At the entrance they ask for 20 PHP “environmental fee” and a short entry in their register. If you follow the way, you’ll see the first and hottest pool with 42°C at most. On the right side you’ll find two other pools, with only 36°C and 38°C at most, in the middle of a small river.
From the pools it’s only a 10 min walk and a little pass through a cave, to get to Mainit Falls.
On the way you’ll already pass some really nice swimming opportunities and also some rocks you can jump down. If you want to jump from the big rock right under the falls, you should wear some good shoes or otherwise you will hurt yourself just like I did.
But a little swim in the 42°C pool recovered my feet and my body from all the little injuries. If you change between the hot water and the cold stream of the river, your body will become incredible relaxed. Very hungry, i went to Fantasy Lodge to eat and recover from all the relaxation in the provided hammock. It’s possible to receive a massage directly at the springs, but you have to tell them upfront.