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9 Breathtakingly Beautiful Waterfalls in Cebu That You Must Visit

Besides its infamous lechon and its beautiful beaches and rich culture, Cebu – the true Queen City of the South – boasts another nature’s wonders with its breathtaking waterfalls. Check out nine of Cebu’s waterfalls that you MUST visit in your lifetime! And let us know which one is your favorite!

 

TINUBDAN FALLS

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Photo by Harry Noel
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~55 km going North
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 2 hours
  • How to get there?
    – From the North Bus Terminal, take a any bus bound for Bogo, Hagnaya, Daanbantayan, etc. as long as it passes Catmon. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Katambisan, Catmon. Estimated fare is P78 per way.
    – Ride habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Brgy Tabili where Tinubdan Falls is located. You may negotiate with the driver to fetch you up after your river trekking since there are just few habal habals in the area. P50 per head per way.
    – For safety purposes, hire a tour guide (P200-300 tip for the whole group). You may contact Kyno Lim Dumlao at +63 999 325 9621.

  • Transportation cost (one-way): P78-90 (Bus), P50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: No entrance fee, >=P200 (Guide)

 

DAO FALLS (SAMBOAN)

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  • Distance from Cebu City: ~140 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the Samboan town proper and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Dao Falls. You will be welcomed by locals who will provide a guide to accompany you going to the falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance), >=P100 (Guide)

 

AGUINID FALLS (SAMBOAN)

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  • Distance from Cebu City: ~140 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the “Aguinid Falls in Barangay Tangbo”. You will notice a signage; from there, walk approx. 10 mins going to the falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance)

 

BINALAYAN FALLS (SAMBOAN)

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  • Distance from Cebu City: ~140 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the “Binalayan Falls in Samboan”. You will notice a signage; from there, walk approx. 20 mins going to the falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance)

 

KAMPAEL FALLS (GINATILAN)

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  • Distance from Cebu City: ~130 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Ginatilan and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Kampael Falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance)

 

BUGNAWAN FALLS (GINATILAN)

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  • Distance from Cebu City: ~130 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Ginatilan and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Kampael Falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance)

 

INAMBAKAN FALLS (GINATILAN)

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  • Distance from Cebu City: ~130 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Ginatilan and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Kampael Falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance)

 

KAWASAN FALLS (BADIAN)

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  • Distance from Cebu City: ~115 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the jump-off point to Kawasan Falls (the landmark is a Catholic church). You can ride a habal-habal to the falls but you can also just trek it which is good for 15 minutes only.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P140-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance)

 

TUMALOG FALLS (OSLOB)

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  • Distance from Cebu City: ~130 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato – Oslob in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the “MB Sunrise View Resort”. You will notice a signage; from there, ride a habal-habal going to Tumalog Falls. Travel time is approx. 15 minutes. From there, trekking going to the falls is 10 minutes only.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance), P140 (Habal-habal)

Do you want to add something? Feel free to comment below.

Photos taken from the wires.


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3 comments

  1. Estello Sandoval

    Will visit this place next month! 😊

  2. Lakwatsera

    Murag 8 ra btaw xa kabuok, but 9 ang nkasuwat sa title. Or saup lang ko? Hihihi :)

  3. Adrenaline Romance

    Thank you very much for this guide! Those waterfalls are beautiful! We haven’t visited some of those waterfalls yet.

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