Last updated on April 16th, 2020 at 11:53 am
Aguinid Falls are located in Samboan, South Cebu 150 kilometers distance from Cebu City. It’s a great day trip if you are staying in Moalboal and visiting Kawasan Falls. If you are coming from Oslob swimming with the whale sharks. Or you can even reach Aguinid Falls from Cebu City. There are 8 levels waterfalls and we will tell you how to get to Aguinid Falls in Samboan from Cebu, Moalboal, Oslob in our Aguinid Falls travel guide!
Aguinid Falls they are becoming popular and travelers include in their route in Cebu after Kawasan Falls, Osmena Peak and swimming with the whales in Oslob.
Read here 50 Awesome Waterfalls in the Philippines!
Best time to visit Aguinid Falls
Those who enjoy the summer heat can visit Cebu from May to October to experience the island’s warmest months. Those who don’t mind a little bit of rain can go to Cebu around June and until December.
The best time to visit Aguinid Falls would be between January and May which is dry season. It’s because even during the wet season, you should only expect occasional and scattered rains. Unless there’s a thunderstorm heading for the island, it’s safe to plan a trip to Cebu the whole year round.
How to get to Aguinid Falls
How to get to Aguinid Falls from Cebu City
If you are coming to Cebu from Mactan–Cebu International Airport. The most reliable airlines with flights to the Philippines and Cebu includes Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia.
You have to head to South bus terminal in Cebu City which will cost you around 200-300 PHP if you do by taxi or Grab.
To get to Aguinid Falls from Cebu City, you have to get a bus in South Bus Terminal until Bato. The journey will take 4 hours and it will cost around 150 PHP. Once in Bato you have two options. You can go by bus (10 PHP and 5 minutes).
Or by tricycle, to get to Aguinid Waterfalls expect to pay 30-40 PHP. Obviously the bus will leave every 30 minutes aprox or when they have enough people. By tricycle will be faster! Once in the road you have 5 minutes walking distance to the entrance. Everything is well indicated with signs and you will not get lost.
How to get to Aguinid Falls from Dumaguete
If you are coming from Dumaguete after spending amazing time in Apo Island or Siquijor Island. First you need to get to Sibulan port in Dumaguete by jeepney or by tricycle. It will take you around 20 minutes. If you are coming from Siquijor you jsut need to get the boat to Dumaguete and follow same steps below.
Boats are leaving from Sibulan to Santander every hour. It costs 70 PHP for 30 minutes journey. Once in Santander, you have to get a tricycle to reach Bato Bus Terminal. From the Bus Terminal to Aguinid Falls you can go by bus (10 PHP and 5 minutes). Or by tricycle, to get to Aguinid Falls. Once in the road you have 5 minutes walking distance to the entrance. Everything is well indicated with signs and you will not get lost.
How to get to Aguinid Falls from Oslob
If you are getting to Aguinid Falls from Oslob where you can see the whale sharks. You have to get a bus to Bato Bus Terminal which will take you around 2 hours and will cost you around 100 PHP. From Bato Bus Terminal you can go by bus (10 PHP and 5 minutes). Or by tricycle, to get to Aguinid Falls. You can go 5 minutes walking distance to the waterfalls from the road.
How to get to Aguinid Falls from Moalboal
If you are getting to Aguinid Falls from Moalboal is so easy you just need to get the bus going to Bato and 5 kilometers before Bato ask the driver to stop in Samboan where you can go 5 minutes walking distance to the waterfalls.
Aguinid Falls Travel Guide
The entrance fee is 40 PHP for locals and 60 PHP for foreigners. You will get a guide for yourself (you have to tip the guide since they don’t get money from that job). Not really sure why is happening that! The guide is obligatory to have. And necessary, especially if you want to reach Level 8. Their salary is the tip that you have to give them.
We got a guide for 2 people and we gave him 500 PHP which is $10 USD. And the total time that we spent with him was little bit more than an hour. He was so helpful with us taking pictures and keeping our phone safe! Up to you how much you want to give them but we guess between 300-600 PHP can be fine!
The waterfalls are amazing, the first Level has nice colors and it’s very quiet. From Level 2 to Level 6, the waterfalls are nice but can be little bit crowded. We visited during a town fiesta, so there were some locals who are also staying to visit the area. The normal tour is to visit the falls until the 5th level, but your guide can actually help you to see 3 more levels.
They are trickier to climb than the first 5 ones, the reason why they don’t really suggest going up until they see that you can do it. Our guide was confident enough with us, plus he said we would really enjoy going up 3 more levels, where there are not so many people. And we weren’t disappointed!
In the entrance, they will keep your belongings, and allow you just to bring one camera to take pictures inside. Since you’ll be climbing different levels, you are not really supposed to bring your heavy bags with you. Cameras need to be waterproof too. Or be places inside waterproof bags. If you do all the levels will take you little bit less than two hours having enough time to enjoy jumping, swimming and taking pictures. If not you can be done in an hour and 15 minutes.
How was our experience in Aguinid Falls
It was amazing adventure and great pictures. We had so much fun! We recommend you to visit Aguinid Falls and if you have more time you can explore Binalayan, Dao and Candayvic Falls just around the area.
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What to bring to Aguinid Falls
If you’re going on an adventure to Aguinid Falls, you should be ready with a dry bag otherwise you will risk your camera or phone. You will get wet for sure reaching until 5th level in Aguinid Falls. As we mentioned before you can leave your belongings in the entrance and they will take care of it!
Make sure you bring proper shoes for climbing that make you comfortable and not difficult your day in the waterfalls.
Remember to bring a sunblock so you can explore the falls and go swimming without worrying about sunburn. A towel and extra clothes are obviously very important, too.
There are restaurants around Samboan close to Aguinid Falls that offer pretty affordable meals if you don’t want to bring your own food.
Where to Stay in Moalboal
We wrote a full blog post of places where to stay in Moalboal which is the closest place to stay with all the options cheap accommodation and more luxury if you prefer. Read here where to stay in Moalboal!
If you prefer using AirBnB, you can also click here to get $30 USD credit with your first booking.
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Where to go After Visiting Aguinid Falls
The most popular waterfalls in the Philippines. Actually you can visit both in the same day if you organize well. Since Moalboal is a good place where to stay while visiting South Cebu. Kawasan Falls has 3 levels of waterfalls and you can even do canyoneering if you love adventure! Read here our experience in Kawasan Falls!
There’s a small island in Cebu just a few hours away from Cebu City and Kawasan Falls called Malapascua. This paradise is a hotspot for divers and is also a great place to relax, meet locals, try local food and watch the sunset. From Cebu City’s Northern Terminal, you can take a bus headed to Maya port. From there, a ferry will take you to the island. The crystal clear waters and friendly people of Malapascua are definitely worth the bus and boat ride! It will be a long ride from South Cebu but it’s an amazing destination to visit.
Same location than Malapascua North Cebu. You will have to go to Cebu City North Bus Terminal and get a bus or a van to Hagnaya where you can get the one hour ferry to Bantayan Island. The trip will take you 7-8 hours so it will be great if you can go at night time to stay early morning in Bantayan Island.
Read here our Bantayan Island Travel Guide!
When you visit the island of Moalboal in Southwestern Cebu, you will have access to some of Cebu’s most breathtaking locations and one-of-a-kind experiences. You can go on a tour of Pescador Island and swim with sardines and sea turtles, go snorkeling in Lambug Beach and encounter beautiful starfishes, enjoy the nightlife at Panagsama Beach and eat all sorts of local food in the area. A ride to Moalboal from the North Bus Terminal costs around 130 PHP.
Another beautiful destination in the southern tip of Cebu is Oslob, a very popular destination for tourists. This is the perfect place to go whale watching early in the morning. It was a truly amazing to see these whale sharks in their natural habitat.
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