my life in Oriental Negros series
Cloud-filtered sunlight earlier with a little bit of rain. Not bad for a road trip down south of Negros Island.
|390 something concrete steps make the walk downhill easy. the way back is one cardio exercise!|
I'm a sucker for natural hot springs so when I heard there's an accessible one with a 38 to 40 degree water temperature (hot enough to scald the skin!) at the foot of an ancient volcano, I got curious and wasted no time in looking for it.
Getting information about Baslay Hot Spring in the fringes of Cuernos de Negros Mountains was already half the adventure! I did my homework (online) on whether or not it has been reopened, the fees and how to get there. As it turned out, many information were old and unreliable since these were written before typhoon Sendong wiped out the facilities in December of last year. Must be closed. I went anyway.
|It was deserted but not closed. I was the only guest that day. Perfect for skinny dipping which I did!|
The junction to Baslay from the National Road is hard to miss. It's on the right side if you are coming from Poblacion, Dauin. Just before Jagoba-ac Bridge in Masaplod Norte. From there, it's a 7 kilometer uphill drive on a rough road with portions, about 40 percent, which are cemented.