Baño, a Castilian word for bath or bathing place, is an apt name for a street in Pakil, a small sleepy town about a hundred miles east of Manila. This Baño Street is constantly filled with bañistas roaming around soaked from head to toe as this narrow pathway is the main artery to the town’s bathing hole: The Turumba Spring Resort.
Named after the town’s festival, Turumba is not your usual dipping ground. Locals and nearby town visitors plunge here all year through to the belief of the chilly mountain spring’s healing powers. A widely accepted saying here is that you are not from Pakil if you can’t stand Turumba’s biting cold waters. Can’t argue on this one.
Nature’s ever flowing bounty straight from the hills of the Sierra Madre.
And now the pueblo acrobats..