Sayaw River: Newest Attraction in Naga

Nature has its own way of entertaining people. Beaches flaunt wide stretches of white sand shorelines. Waterfalls marvel their spectators with their forceful water drops from towering heights. We have mountain spots that allow everyone to get amazing overlooking views.

In Naga City, a newest attraction enchants its guests with water flows that seem to dance in nature’s rhythm. Sayaw River in Lutac, Naga City is a respite for everyone who has been battling with the monotony of the work-from-home and community quarantine routines.

Photo by Cindy
Photo by Cindy
Photo by Cindy

The place isn’t a famous river yet. Accordingly, it may be reached after a 10-minute walk from the nearest drop-off area. While the river is not very wide, its water is very tempting for a quick dip.

It is also filled with lovely formation of giant boulders. Don’t miss to strike a pose for your next Instagram upload since the surrounding vegetation makes a good backdrop for a nature-themed photo.

Feeling the vibe to groove with nature? Why not? The sound of the mini water cascades as they make a soft impact with the river’s surface is revitalizing. It is calming and therapeutic for the mind.

Photo by Cindy
Photo by Cindy
Photo by Cindy

Naga City is primarily an industrial one, but it still has sites for tourists such as the Naga Boardwalk and Park which sits just across the shoreline. With Sayaw River slowly gaining popularity, it may help the city’s tourism industry once the place gets fully developed.

A reminder for everyone to make sure not to leave any trash behind to also give others a chance to enjoy this wonderful gift from nature.


As policies frequently change due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s best to contact first the LGU’s Tourism Department prior to your visit. For Naga City, contact 0917-655-5533.


  • Entrance fee: None as of the moment.
  • Opening hours: N/A



Exact location: Sayaw Lutac, Naga City, Southern Cebu — approx. 1.5-2 hours away from Cebu City.

BY COMMUTE: If you want to ride a jeepney, ride a jeepney with routes 09C/F, or 10F/H and drop off at Jollibee Bulacao or Pardo Church (P8 fare). From there, take another jeepney with route 44 to reach to Naga Plaza (P15 fare). There are also some 44 jeepneys from/near CIT University in N. Bacalso. You may also ride a bus bound for Bato-Oslob or Carcar. Tell the conductor that you will be hopping off at the Naga Church, which is right along the National Highway. From the drop off point, ride a motorcycle (habal-habal) on your way to Lutac, Naga City.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Brgy. Lutac” in Naga, Cebu. From there, ask around where to find the Sayaw River.

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