A lot of mountaineers flock to Mt. Talamitam because of its beautiful scenery. But the area holds another secret attraction. Located at Barangay Bayabasan there are fresh water streams that will refresh any mountaineers and tourists in the area.
Recently, they opened a new campsite and picnic area at the foot of Mt. Talamitam
which is called Layon Bilog River View. There is parking in the area with minimal costs. It is safer to park your can inside as it gets more shade and is more secure.
From the parking lot, a 500 meter walk down will take you to the camp site.
The lush green of the area makes it an ideal site for camping and picnic. They also have toilets and bath if you want to wash up or change clothes.
An overnight stay here will cost you Php 50.00 per head. And if you want to swim down the river or picnic, there is an entrance fee of Php 20.00.
Looking down, you would already see a glimpse of the Layon Bilog River which was the main reason why we were here.
After having lunch, we decided to walk down and head straight to the river. Going down was a bit of an adventure as you walk through the bamboo stilts and rocks around the river.
Listening to the rapids of the river was so relaxing that's why we came here, to relax and to just enjoy the scenery! It felt so private too since we were the only ones aside from the locals who were here.
One of the many things I like about this place is the whole atmosphere. You still see some locals doing their washing here at the river side which is very rare to see nowadays.
You are probably wondering what LAYON actually means. In Nasugbu, Batangas, Layon means cove or lagoon. As you can see, the river has many coves or lagoons which is ideal for swimming. It's like natural mini pools!
While at the river, you can put your stuff anywhere but always be careful with your belongings and keep the place clean. CLEAN AS YOU GO (CLAYGO)
If you're searching for more adventure, they also have rappelling or a cliff jump at the deeper part of the river.
Just be careful where you dive as you can never tell where it's shallow or not. That's why I asked the locals who were swimming there to try it first since they know the place very well.
But for those who cannot swim, you can still enjoy the place just by chilling out with friends and just having a great time!
Layon Bilog River View is definitely a hit to all who wish to cool down after their climb at Mt. Talamitam or just to go on a nature trip with friends and family.
If you are planning a visit to the place, you may contact Kuya Gany or Ate Glo in this number : 0928-945-8351
HOW TO GET TO MT. TALAMITAM
DLTB Buendia - First trip to Nasugbu from Buendia is at 3:30am
BUS Fare: More or less Php 150/ Person
The driver normally knows where to drop passengers if they are going to Mt. Talamitam.
1. Drive to Tagaytay and carry on until you've driven pass the Nasubgu Arch.
2. Look for Km. 83 Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga, Nasugbu, Batangas
3. It is located on the right side of the road coming from Tagaytay.
4. Landmarks: Waiting Shed and Karinderia (Tuck Shop) .
5. The place is around 8-10km from the Nasugbu Arch.