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Written by Alex on May 18, 2020 Share on

Kawasan Falls, Cebu – Get Wet In The Magical Waters

The Philippines is popular for its natural marvels and as a result, has been attracting numerous tourists. One such natural wonder present in the region of Cebu is the Kawasan Falls. This is a multilayered waterfall that is present at the base of Mantalongon Mountain Range. It can be reached by a 4 hours trek from Osmena Peak of Dalaguete. The falls has cold, clear and turquoise water cascades through layers of waterfalls. These waterfalls diverge from the Kandayvic Spring and proceed to the Matutinao River before going into the Tanon Strait. Here’s everything you have to know about the best waterfalls in the Philippines.

Kawasan Falls, Cebu in the Philippines
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Basic Info about Kawasan Falls

Entrance fee* : 45 pesos for foreigners and 20 pesos for locals.
Height of the falls : 40 metres for the front waterfall.
Parking fee* : 50 pesos for a bike/scooter.

* These data are collected as per the year 2019 and are subjective to change

How to reach Kawasan Falls

Reaching from Moalboal

If you are starting from Moalboal, there are 3 ways to reach Kawasan falls in Cebu. The adventurous option would be to rent a scooter or bike for around 200-300 pesos you can drive yourself to the place. Make sure you have the proper license while you rent the bike and drive safely. You won’t be needing a map to reach there as the Kawasan falls is just down the main road south. You can also take a ride on a tricycle for about 600 pesos and the driver will wait at the falls for a couple of hours. By that time, you can have a good experience at the falls and return back to Moalbal in the same tricycle. The most economical option would be to take a bus. You can board the bus that is heading towards Bato. The fare is 20 pesos per person and the time duration of the journey will be 45 minutes. There will be buses running at a regular interval of every half an hour. The bus stops just near the path that leads to the Kawasan Falls.

Reaching from Oslob

Being at Oslob, the most affordable mode of transport is the Bus. You will have to change routes once when you travel through Bus. Firstly, you will have to catch a bus heading towards Bato and then change to a bus for Badian in Bato. The fare will be 100 pesos per person and the total journey time will be around 2 hours. If you feel it is too long for a Bus journey and you prefer driving, you can rent a bike in Oslob but be noted that it is quite a long ride. The most infamous and expensive way of reaching there is by taxi which might leave a heavy void in your wallet. It is not recommended to stay at Oslob and Moalboal is a better option. If you want to stay at Oslob for shark tours, then you consider staying in Donsol as they have a whale shark encounter.

Reaching from Cebu City

Cebu City is over 100 km away from Kawasan Falls and the best way to reach the falls is by bus. You can catch a bus to Bato via Barili and the cost for the same will be 150 pesos per person one way. The total journey time is around 3-4 hours to reach the falls. The buses operate on a 30- minute interval between each other. If you feel like catching a taxi, the cost will be around 3000 persons both ways. The price is inclusive of the driver waiting for your return from the falls.

The colourful Kawasan waterfalls
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Walk to the Kawasan Falls

There is a 15-minute walk from the road to the falls after you had reached the place. There will be local people offering to guide you for money but the path is very easy to take. Hence, save your bucks by going on the adventure on your own. Once you reach the first waterfall, there will be a restaurant near it. There will be tables aligned and be sure that you are ready to pay if you are going to sit in one. This opening waterfall is the most popular one in the Kawasan falls. If you want to swim in this waterfall, reach here as early as possible as it tends to get crowded as the day progresses. Towards the left of this waterfall, there is the second and third waterfall. These waterfalls are to be the place if you need some privacy.

Things to know about Kawasan falls

Kawasan Falls is one of the must-visit places in the Philippines and it is nothing but a paradise in disguise. You can swim your blues away in this turquoise water and also you can go on canyoneering from Kanlaob River to the Kawasan falls. By canyoneering, you can get an adventurous experience with amazing views at a cost of 1500 pesos per person.

The best time of the year to visit the Kawasan falls is either during the dry season from late December to early June. Avoid visiting the typhoon season from July to September for obvious reasons of high rainfall. The ideal part of the day to visit the falls is early in the morning to avoid the crowd. Also, avoid visiting during the weekends and public holidays as the crowd gets increased by the locals.

People having an amaazing timr in water
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

You can rent a life jacket for around 50 pesos once at the falls. There are also lockers available for 50 pesos to keep your valuables safe. The food at the restaurant over there is expensive. So, you can pack your own food if you want to cut down the budget.

Other than this amazing waterfall, there are also other lovely waterfalls to visit in Cebu such as the Tumalog Falls and Aguinid Falls. Drench yourself in those amazing paradises on earth and create waves of memories. Kickstart by customising and booking your Philippines travel package with Pickyourtrail. Maligayang Paglalakbay!

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