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10 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 (Catmon)

tinubdan falls
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)

dao falls

dao falls

  • 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: P40 (Entrance), >=P100 (Guide)

 

AGUINID FALLS (SAMBOAN)

aguinid-falls-cebu

  • 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.
    – Upon arrival at Aguinid Falls, enter at the basketball gym and pay the entrance fee of 40 pesos each. Note, getting a tour guide is MANDATORY. Minimum fee is 100 pesos for the whole group.

  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: P40 per head (Entrance); min. P100 per group (Guide – this is mandatory); P300-500 cottage (optional)

 

BINALAYAN FALLS (SAMBOAN)

binalayan-samboan-falls-cebu

  • 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: P40 (Entrance)

 

KAMPAEL FALLS (GINATILAN)

kampael-falls-ginatilan-cebu

  • 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)

bugnawan-falls-ginatilan-cebu

  • 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)

inambakan-falls-ginatilan-cebu

  • 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: P40 (Entrance)

 

KAWASAN FALLS (BADIAN)

kawasan-falls-badian-cebu

  • 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)

tumalog-falls-oslob-cebu

  • 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)

 

CANCALANOG FALLS (ALEGRIA)

Cancalanog Falls Alegria Cebu (2)
Photo by Marc Jonell Garcia
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~120 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there? If you are coming from Cebu City, take a bus ride from the Cebu South Bus Terminal and tell the driver to drop you off at Sangi, Alegria. From here, you can take a habal-habal ride (motorcycle for hire) and tell the driver that you want to go to Cancalog Falls. It is advised that you ask the driver to fetch you back on a specific time because there is no other transportation that plies the route.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: P30 (Entrance), P75-100 (Habal-habal)

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

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8 comments

  1. The Fun-Sized Traveller

    The waterfalls in Cebu are stunning. I have visited 7 so far.

  2. The Fun-sized Traveller

    except for Tinubdan falls. I have covered all of these stunning waterfalls in my round in South Cebu. Great place for relaxation and adventure!

  3. Oslob Badian Day Tour

    This is really amazing. These waterfalls are worth to be featured in this one of a kind blog.

  4. laag nya sa kawasan :)

  5. Kadaghan diay sa water falls sa Cebu, bisan usa wla pa gyud tawon ko ka visit. . LOL !

  6. Will visit this place next month! 😊

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

  8. 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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