If we talk about waterfalls, Ilocos Sur is truly blessed. One of these is the Baey Anito Falls in the Alilem town of Barangay Anaao. Depending on how fast you walk, it could take you 30 minutes to an hour to get here. When you get to the waterfalls, the majesty of the water, its basin, its luscious green surroundings, and the rock formations will greet you. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the location is called Baey Anito, which roughly translates to “House of Gods or Spirits.” Another thing to know before visiting this place is that Ilokano and Kankanaey are the native dialects of Alilem. People in the past used to say that the name Alilem was derived from the words LemLem, which meant “continuous rain storm,” and ALICONO, which meant “whirlpool.”
There is another hidden wonder which is very close to Baey Anito Falls the Bakun AC Hydro Power Plant, which has been providing Northern Luzon with clean, renewable energy since 2001, is another feature of Alilem that sets it apart from other natural wonders. A 16 km stretch of access roads built during the plant’s construction is now used as farm-to-market highways. This includes the 292-meter “Friendship Bridge” located in barangay Dalawa that provides access for cars to the Alilem municipality. I suggest visiting also this place, just the roadway to Hydro Power Plant is a remarkable and enchanting view itself. To explore more about the hidden wonders of Norther Luzon kindly visit this page Travel and Tourism.