Last updated on June 19th, 2020 at 08:48 pm
Why you should visit Cebu waterfalls? There are many popular falls in South. Cebu is one of the most touristic places in the Philippines. In this Visayan island is a mix of cosmopolitan beauty and rich natural resources. Just keep reading below the best 12 falls in Cebu.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT CEBU FALLS
Cebu only has 2 seasons – sunny and rainy – and sunshine tramps rain most days of the year. May to October is the rainy season but even during the rainy season, you can expect occasional sunny days.
The dry season is from November to April. The dry season is the best time to visit Cebu falls where you can enjoy sunny days around the beach.
We will write about 12 falls in Cebu. All of them are outside Cebu City. The best way to reach these Cebu waterfalls is renting a motorbike to move around and prices per day is around 400-500 PHP.
If not you can ride buses, jeepneys plus tricycle. Some of these Cebu waterfalls will require to hike 30-40 minutes. All of them are beautiful and will allow you to swim and refresh yourself from the heat.
Most of them have a small entrance fee of 40-60 PHP and some of them will be great if you hire a guide to find them!
Best Falls in Cebu
1. KAWASAN FALLS
Kawasan Falls for sure is the most popular in the list of Cebu waterfalls. It’s very popular because of the pristine waters, Canyoneering experience and for 3 levels of waterfalls that are so beautiful.
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How to get to Kawasan Falls
If you are coming from Cebu City, get a bus from South Bus Terminal to Badian. The trip will last around 3 hours and it costs around 140 PHP. Once you get to Badian, the bus will stop on the road and you need to walk to Kawasan Falls around 15-20 minutes.
It’s a very easy walk and you will not get lost since there are many people going there. Prices are 40 PHP for locals and 60 PHP for tourists.
Read here Kawasan Falls Guide!
2. AGUINID WATERFALLS
The waterfalls are amazing, the first one in Level 0 has nice colors and it’s very quiet. From Level 1 to Level 5, 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!
How to get to Aguinid Falls
From Moalboal you have to get a bus until Bato. The journey will take more than one hour. You will have to stop a few kilometers before Bato. Just ask the driver and he will tell you where to stop.
The entrance fee to Aguinid Falls 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 necessary, especially if you want to reach Level 7.
Read here how to get to Aguinid Falls!
3. TUMALOG FALLS
The pool from the falls isn’t deep enough for swimming but the falls itself is relaxing. It’s one of the falls in Cebu that you can’t miss it.
How to get to Tumalog Falls
Tumalog Falls entrance fee costs only 20 PHP while the Habal-Habal ride going to the falls is 50 PHP. Tumalog Falls are located in Oslob and you can reach them 10 minutes driving by motorbike or tricycle.
4. INAMBAKAN FALLS
Inambakan Falls in Ginatilan is amazing because of its tallness and turquoise color. It will be a perfect place for swimming and relaxing.
How to get to Inambakan Falls
Inambakan Falls is located in Samboan. Getting here is easy from Ginatilan town proper, just ride a Habal-Habal for 100 PHP. Inambakan Falls entrance fee also costs only for about 50 PHP.
5. Binalayan Falls
Binalayan Falls are popular falls in Cebu for cliff jumping. You will have to hike for 15 minutes to reach them and they are also called Hidden Falls in Samboan.
How to get to Binalayan Falls
Binalayan Falls are located in Samboan just a few kilometers South from Dao Falls. And less than one kilometers far from Aguinid Falls. Binalayan Falls entrance fee is 60 PHP for foreigners and 40 PHP for locals.
6. Dao Falls
Dao Falls with turquoise blue water perfect for relaxing ans swimming. A perfect paradise to enjoy in South Cebu.
How to get to Dao Falls
Dao Falls are located in Samboan close to Binalayan Falls and Aguinid Falls around Santander. Dao Falls entrance fee is 40 PHP and you will be require to have a guide since the trekking is around 30 minutes to reach Dao Falls.
7. Mantayupan Falls
Mantayupan Falls is a very popular on the list of Cebu waterfalls for locals. You will see them around swimming, relaxing and spending their day. You will have to do a small hike to reach the waterfalls.
How to get to Mantayupan Falls
Mantayupan Falls is 2 hours driving distance from Cebu City in the South. And it’s a great opportunity to visit if you are based in Moalboal since it’s only 30 kilometers North of Moalboal. Mantayupan Falls entrance fee is 40 PHP.
8. Cancalanog Falls in Alegria
Cancalanog Falls are not so popular like Kawasan Falls. The water is so blue and transparent and it’s a perfect place for swimming.
How to get to Cancalanog Falls
Cancalanog Falls are located in Alegria 3 hours South Cebu City by bus and 1 hour far from Moalboal. You will have to ride a habal habal to the entrance. Once in the entrance you will have to hike 20 minutes. Cancalanog Falls entrance fee is 50 PHP.
9. Lusno Falls
Lusno Falls is a quiet place around Ronda area. Once you get to the entrance you will have 5 minutes hike to reach the waterfalls.
How to get to Lusno Falls
Lusno Falls are located in Ronda. It’s almost 3 hours by bus from Cebu City to the South. Lusno Falls has no entrance fee.
10. Cambais Falls
Cambais Falls a beautiful stunning watering pool fill with clear blue or emerald waters. There are 3 levels and you can hike, cliff jumpin and enjoying swimming and relaxing too.
How to get to Cambais Falls
Cambais Falls is located in Alegria just 30 minutes driving from Kawasan Falls. Cambais Falls entrance fee is 50 PHP and 100 PHP if you want to hire a guide to see the upper falls. You will have to walk 20 minutes from the entrance to reach the waterfalls.
11. Kampael Falls
Kampael Falls are located just above from Inambakan Falls and also close to Bugnawan Falls. You can swim and relax in the clear waters.
How to get to Kampael Falls
Kampael Falls are located in Samboan. Getting here is easy from Ginatilan and Kampael entrance fee is 40 PHP.
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12. Tinubdan Falls
Tinubdan Falls is located in Catmon almost two hours North Cebu. You can get a bus from North Cebu Bus Station. You will have to trek 20 minutes to reach to the waterfalls.
How to get to Tinubdan Falls
Tinubdan Falls entrance fee is 40 PHP and you can hire a guide if you wish. There are also cottages for rent if you are planning to spend the day.
Where to Stay While Visiting Cebu Falls
The most convenient place to stay for visiting these Cebu waterfalls is Moalboal since is a small town with accommodation for all the budget. You can rent a motorbike and reach most of the places in less than an hour driving. You can also get public transportation plus tricycle and habal habal if you wish.
PESCADORES SEA VIEWS
We stayed at Pescadores Sea View Resort, and we recommend our stay 100%. The staff is super friendly and here you can enjoy a delicious local breakfast. There are board games and a pool table available in the reception area.
If you want to do activities like snorkeling and kayaking, they will provide the gear for FREE if you are a guest. The beach is really nice for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. You can even see turtles not so far from the seashore. Not to mention that taking pictures here or flying a drone were really awesome because of the stunning views. And the sunset, who doesn´t like to enjoy a magical sunset after an amazing day swimming and kayaking?
QUO VADIS DIVE RESORT
Quo Vadis Dive Resort is in front of Panagsama Beach and is it 1.9 mi away from the town of Moalboal. It is one of the top rated location is Moalboal. It offers a free airport shuttle, swimming pool, it also has free WiFi, and also offers free breakfast. You can choose from 6 room categories. Room rates for $43 up to $150.
WHERE TO STAY IN MOALBOAL ON A BUDGET
MoHo offers accommodation in Moalboal and it is 39 mi away from Tagbiliran Airport. The place offers free WiFi, airport shuttle, free parking and certain units has its own seating area. They offer dormitory rooms for as low as $5 to $10. The $10 dorm room has its own aircon.
JJ’s Place is 5 minutes walk from Panagsama Beach. And it is also walking distance to bar and restaurants. The place has a free WiFi, airport shuttle, has a bar, and also offer a wonderful breakfast. You can choose from 4 rooms categories. Room rates starts to $5 for their dorm room and $12 for their Budget double room and Deluxe Room.
If you want to sign up for Airbnb, we give you $40 USD credit with your first booking!
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