Taytay falls is getting famous now a days even though this is my home province I havent visited the falls it self upto now :( There is also a Big Old stone Church you can visit its near the jeepney terminal and plaza, you can just walk around the area and enjoy the green atmosphere in the area, you can still see people using horses as their transport comming down from the uphill farm to their houses.
Popularly chosen by Catholic pilgrims as Visita Iglesia site, St. Gregory Church is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. The first chapel made of indigenous materials (bamboo and nipa) was built by the Augustinian Missionaries in 1571, but was burned down in 1576. The Franciscan Missionaries led by Fray Juan de Plasencia,OFM, rebuilt it in 1578, but it unfortunately was destroyed by fire again in 1606. The present stone church was constructed from 1616 to 1649, slightly burned in 1660 but restored in 1707 by Fray Jose de Puertollano in 1711-1734. The structure was damaged by storms but repaired and fortified in 1839, 1842 and 1808. It was used as American headquarters during the Filipino-American war in 1912.
Antique relief statues of saints brought by the Spaniards are preserved well and placed in retablos inside the Church. A popular feature of the church is the belfry where four small bells and one big bell are found. Local folks say the big bell is supposedly the oldest bell in the country, as evidenced by embossed inscriptions attesting to its origin.
Pilgrims feel the past historical glory of the town through St. Gregory The Great Church.
My husband & I have always wanted to go to Taytay Falls, so I was ecstatic when we finally had time to go to Majayjay again. I was still nursing allergic rhinitis when we made the road trip, but after entering the rainforest, I immediately experienced relief in breathing. The crisp, cool air and lush greens seemed to have given me an oxygen boost.
Taytay Falls is also named Imelda Falls (after the former First Lady, Imelda Marcos), but the tourists have given it the nickname "Shangrila of Laguna" because of its enchanting surroundings that impart a reinvigorating effect on the body and spirit. Taytay Falls is located in the midst of a rainforest in Barangay Taytay at the foot of mystical Mt. Banahaw, the source of its clear and cold water. A dip in the cold water gives you a tingling sensation all over the body, which is an indication of good blood circulation... Overexposure to the cold water may be hazardous to your health,though, so don't overdo things.
Taytay was formerly part of Barangay Gagalot, but is now considered a separate barangay. Because of the fast-rising popularity of Taytay Falls, the local government and the Department of Environment & Natural Resources hastened to develop the area. Now, the road leading to the Barangay is cemented, and going down the slope is no longer slippery because the path has been paved. Cottages and restrooms have been set up, though tourists are allowed to pitch tents. There are also tents for rent.
Mahayhay falls as many tourist call it but actually the locals call it Taytay Falls. The falls is about 20-30 feet high with wide downpour. The placeis very nice and the local government is investing alot on this area building cottages and comfortable restroom. So you won't have the problem of changing clothes. you can also camp overnight here, bring your own tent. The entrance for this falls is only P20 and you can deep into freezing(really!) cold and clean water. The water is very relaxing and only from waist to neck deep. so you wont have to worry if you don't know how to swim.
AKA Majayjay Falls. Take a dip in its icy water, stay there as long as you can. :D Just beware od the slippery rocks.
A very nice falls in Majajay.. you need to do some walking 1st to get there.. The water here is really cold and even in summer. You can have a picnic here and photo ops.