10 Beautiful Waterfalls in Cebu

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The tropical summer weather makes us yearn for a continuos blast of  soft breeze – even a small gush of wind teases you to put on your swimwear for a dose of vitamin sea.With most people rushing to get sand between their toes, you might consider a colder dip a good alternative for the aberrant climate we are currently experiencing.

To be honest I’ve only been to three waterfalls in Cebu. And to satisfy my craving to chase waterfalls this summer,  it would be best to consult friends who know better. I have been following adventure enthusiast Elei Matthew Tatad (@iameleimath) on instagram since last year and his photos would make you wish you acquire Barry Allen’s speed and don’t miss a single good exploit around Cebu.

On a brief online interview, Elei shared  his Top 9 Waterfalls to visit this summer in the south of Cebu, plus a beautiful falls in the west to close the list to 10. And he is even kind enough to make it easier for us and share information on how to get to these amazing spots!

 

10 Beautiful Waterfalls in Cebu

 

1. Dao Falls, Samboan

How to get there:

–  From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Barili – Bato. Estimated fare – P163 ( travel Period 3 -4 hours)

– Alight at Samboan town proper then hop on a habal – habal (motorcycle for public transport)  that would take you to Dao Falls. Estimated fare P30 ( travel time 15 to 20 mins )

– Entrance fee P20

– Arriving at the waterfalls drop off point, the locals will provide a personal guide who would accompany you to the falls (15 to 20 mins. trek to the main falls). 

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2. Tumalog Falls – Oslob

How to get here:

–  From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Bato – Oslob. Estimated fare – P180 ( travel Period 3 -4 hours). Alight at the Tumalog Bus Stop where a “Tumalog Water Falls” welcome signage is erected . 

– Habal-habal (motorcycle for hire): Php50.00 /person roundtrip (from drop-off point down to the Falls | Solo ride.

– Entrance fee P20

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3. Binalayan Hidden Falls, Samboan

–  From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Barili – Bato. Estimated fare – P163 ( travel Period 3 -4 hours). Alight right where the “Binalayan Hidden Falls” signage is. It’s always a good idea to tell the driver and the bus conductor where you would be alighting. 

– Entrance fee P20.

– 15 -20 mins. walk will take you tothe falls’ first tier. 

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4. Aguinid Falls – Samboan

 From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Barili – Bato. Estimated fare – P163 ( travel Period 3 -4 hours). Tell the bus conductor to drop you off at  “Aguinid Falls” stop.  There’s a welcome signage to the falls and alight there. Then just follow the signage going to the  falls. Then take a 5 to 10 mins walk to the site.

– Entrance fee P20

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5. Inambakan Falls – Ginatilan

– From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Barili – Bato. Estimated fare – P160 ( travel Period 3 -4 hours). Alight where the “Inambakan Falls” welcome signage is.

– Take a 20 minute Habal-habal ride to Inambakan (Inambacan) Falls. – Ginatilan to Inambakan Falls fare – Php 80.00 (round trip).

Parking spaces are available for those bringing their cars with them.

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6. Cambais Falls – Alegria

From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Barili – Bato. Estimated fare – P139( travel Period 2 – 3 hours).

From Alegria you can ride a habal-habal ( Motorcycle ) and inform the driver to drop you off in Cambais Falls. P140 ( Round Trip ). 

– Entrance fee P20.

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7. Kawasan Falls – Badian

From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Barili – Bato. Estimated fare – P120( travel Period 2 – 3 hours). Kawasan Falls is located at Matutinao Badian, Cebu. Getting to the Water Falls is a 1+ kilometers hike from the main road.

– Entrance Fee P20.

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8. Bugasok Falls – Argao

– From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Argao. Estimated fare – P97( travel Period 2 – 3 hours).

The habal-habal ride from the town proper to the starting point of the trail would approximately take 20 minutes. ( P160 Round Trip )

– Entrance fee P20.

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9. Mantayupan Falls – Barili

From Cebu South Bus Terminal: Take Ceres bus liner bound for Birili. Estimated fare – P70( travel Period 2 hours). Get off at Shamrock bakery (which is also the bus stopover). Take a habal-habal ride to Mantayupan Falls. ( P60 Round Trip )

– Entrance Fee P25.

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10. Bon-bon Falls – Brgy. Bonbon, Busay

– Bonbon is a mountain barangay on the outskirts of the queen city of the south, Cebu.  It is a thirty minute ride from Lahug and is accessible via habal-habal – a local term for a motorbike that carries passengers to far flung places not easily accessible to cars.   It is also accessible to jeepneys who make trips at far intervals. ( P50 One way per head )

– in order for you to reach to the main falls, you need to cross 2 rivers and it would take you 2 – 3 hours of trek.

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Breathtaking! So who’s up to chasing all the waterfalls on the list? (raises hand as high as I can.) Are you coming? Tana!

 

Thank you Elei for sharing your list with iLuvCebu! | Photos by: Elei Matthew Tatad

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