Merloquet Falls, a secluded tourist attraction that features majestic views and crystal clear waters, is one of Zamboanga’s top nature sights to visit.
The view offered by Merloquet Falls is nothing short of ethereal — rich greenery surround the falls that look like a soft curtain draped over the rocks. Merloquet Falls is divided into two tiers — the taller tier with its strong, rushing waters, and the lower tier with its dramatic cascading waters. Below the falls is a pool of crystal clear water where guests can take a quick, refreshing dip. Once you’re done with bathing, take your camera out and capture some stunning souvenir photos — Merloquet Falls doesn’t run out of photogenic spots.
Merloquet Falls is located in Sibulao Road, Zamboanga Sibugay, a 2-hour drive from Zamboanga City.
Opening Days and Hours
The falls are open 24 hours, daily.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to Merloquet Falls is PhP 5 (USD 0.10) per person.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Zamboanga via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the city proper, board a bus headed to either Dipolog or Ipil.
- Alight at Vitali Bus stop.
- Take a habal-habal (motorcycle) to Merloquet Falls.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Average time spent in this attraction is 2 to 3 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Unlike other attractions in Zamboanga, Merloquet Falls isn’t too crowded. The best time to visit here is just after the rainy season — between August and September — when the falls are in full bloom.
Tourists are encouraged to bring their own food and water.
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- Kabasalan Mini Zoo
Some of the accommodations in Zamboanga Sibugay can be found in Lantaka Hotel, Grand Astoria Hotel, and Ever O Business Hotel. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 95.