Relaxing amidst an exotic waterfall setting can perhaps be the most unforgettable experience one can have on his/her vacation. If we talk about a place which is the home to the most stunning waterfalls, then without a doubt, Cebu waterfalls are some of the best. This picturesque island in the Philippines offers tourists the perfect blend of both adventure and nature altogether. Along with pristine seashores, colorful corals, canyoneering, and whale sharks, the beaut city of Cebu is also known for its array of waterfalls that together attract millions of tourists here every year. Hence, for you, here I have curated a list of best falls in Cebu, Philippines. So, here we begin!
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The Best Cebu Waterfalls
Kawasan Falls is probably the most astonishing waterfalls in Cebu and that too for good reason. Located in the town of Badian, Kawasan Falls is a perfect stopover for all those traveling to Moalboal or Oslob. It is just a 15-minute walk away from the road. The best thing about this waterfall is that you can swim here in the azure waters of a pool formed by the cascading water. If you want to be more adventurous, then try jumping off rocks right by the falls. If you are keenly looking to indulge in canyoneering in Cebu, Kawasan Falls is the right place to be. For your safety get a guide and, you don’t just get to perform canyoneering, but also hiking through the jungle until to the waterfall site, jumping off cliffs, and swimming in cold water.
Yet another exotic waterfall location in Cebu is Cambais Falls. Situated in the much-famous town of Alegria It is located just an hour’s drive away from the Moalboal sardine run. At the Cambais Falls site, there are a number of waterfalls and different cliff jumping levels. The first level has a huge pool of blue water that flows gently over the boulders and limestone cliffs. On the first level, you can also explore small caves or rocks. Whereas, the second level is a bit challenging to reach. There is a pre-installed rope that is installed against the stone. This Cebu waterfall site even has a smaller pool to walk through the ladder (made of bamboo) to climb all the way up to the second level.
Located in the town of Oslob, Tumalog Falls is a popular hangout spot in Cebu, Philippines. You can expect the exact same beauty of tranquillity as Kawasan Falls here at Tumalog Falls. But, what lures the tourist here the most is the shark-watching adventure. There is a gorgeous swimming hole at the bottom where you can spend some quality time with friends and family. You would be amazed to know that the pool is home to Garra Ruffa fish. These are the fishes that are used for fish spas. This means you can take a fish massage while swimming at this popular falls in Cebu.
** Traveling from one island to another is super easy in the Philippines that why we suggest while you are in southern Cebu you make sure to visit the surrounding islands like Dumaguete and Siquijor. They also offer some incredible waterfalls you don’t want to miss.**
Dao Falls is one of the underrated waterfall sites in Cebu. Kawasan Falls is one of the most astonishing waterfalls in the region which is flocked by oodles of tourists every day. But not many people know that Dao Falls is one of those waterfalls which is equally charming and spectacular. It is the tallest set of falls located in the Samboan region. In order to reach the waterfall site, one needs to indulge in a jungle trail trek which is an amazing adventure in itself. If you just want to go for a waterfall hopping, then the best way to make your day by visiting Aguinid Falls and Binalayan Hidden Falls along with Dao Falls.
This is one of our favorite Cebu Waterfalls. Not only is it less known but it offers multiple levels to really avoid seeing anyone. Although the lower level is beautiful and that amazing blue color everyone is looking for we think that the upper level is one of the best parts. After a 20 minute hike up the side of the cliff, you reach the highest point of all the falls. This is where you can jump and swim. Its really an amazing place to spend the afternoon.
If you indulge in the adventure right away, then there isn’t a better place than Aguinid Falls. Aguinid Falls is a set of five waterfalls. The expedition to the waterfall involves moderate trekking that passes through the forest, small waterfalls, and pools. In order to visit this waterfall, you’ll have to hire a guide. The trek to the waterfall is quite challenging, yet it is fun to indulge in. There is even a small cave which is located in the middle of the rock. Like most of the waterfall, here is also a small pool where you can take a dig into the azure water.
What to Pack When Visiting Waterfalls in Cebu
Like El Nido, if your visit to any waterfall in Cebu can turn out to be an unpleasant experience if you have not given the extra care to what to bring on your visit to a waterfall site. Here I have included some of the must-pack things while planning a visit to a waterfall in Cebu, Philippines.
Well, I know this is one thing which is inevitable when it comes to visiting Cebu falls. But, it’s a reminder to tell you that you cannot forget this essential. Pick something which you feel comfortable while wearing.
Quick Dry Towel
It obvious, you are going to take a dip into the water. Hence, it is important to take alightweight, quick-dry towel so that you can use it over and over for the entire day.
Shoes are one of the most essential things you need to take with you while visiting Cebu waterfalls. Now, it’s up to you which shoes you are perfect for you and you are comfortable in. The best ones are these water shoes.
To keep all these things, you ‘ll need a bag which is waterproof. Along with the above essentials, you will also be taking your camera with you, hence, having a waterproof bag is also an essential thing to keep with you while visiting waterfalls in Cebu. Trust me you don’t want to make the mistake and ruin all your belongings.
These are some of the best waterfall sites in Cebu that you should visit on your next trip. Since all these waterfalls boast an exotic setting, it is important to make the most of your waterfall visit by capturing all the moments in your camera lenses to cherish them for a long time.