Udlom Falls: The majestic cave waterfall in Pinamungajan

Udlom Falls is a breathtaking reward awaiting those who brave the challenge of trekking through nature.

Located 11 kilometers from Lamac town proper, Udlom Falls is a natural wonder tucked away in the forests and hills of Pinamungajan. The access to the majestic waterfalls is a trail that has to be traversed by foot through hills, shrubs, and paths carved through the vegetation.

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Photo by Loniemhar Caraballe

The waterfall is one of the tallest in the island of Cebu and while reaching it is no easy feat, those who dare to trek are treated with a unique and mesmerizing view of Udlom Falls.

The falls is a surreal mixture of cave and waterfall. Its source is hidden in a cave, giving it a touch of mystery that yearns to be discovered. The water drops down a slightly winding path that is different from most waterfalls. It’s even more mesmerizing to watch the water trickle down and alter its path before settling in the pool below. Altogether, Udlom Falls has character and an almost mystical quality that sets it apart from the rest.

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The majestic sight of the waterfall is one to behold. If you want to bask in its wonder and magic some more, you can take a dip into the cold waters at the base of the cliff. The water will cool you down and wash away the sprains and muscle aches from the long hike.

Speaking of the hike, the trail will take you down a scenic route passing through thickets of bushes, rocky paths and passing over views of countryside Cebu and its rolling hills. The travel becomes worth it as you reach Udlom Falls and the water comes into view.

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Photo from We Wander Facebook Page

The waterfall truly looks impressive in pictures, but it’s even grander in person!


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Exact location: Lamac, Pinamungajan, Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from the city.

BY COMMUTE: Starting from Cebu South Bus Terminal, take a bus bound to Toledo and ask the conductor to drop you off at “Lutupan Ladingan”. Travel time is 40 to 60 minutes. After getting off the bus, hire a habal-habal to take you to Hidden Valley. Fare is around ₱60 person and the trip takes about 30 minutes. Once at Hidden Valley, ask the locals for directions to the falls. If a local resident offers to guide you, be sure to leave a tip!

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Hidden Valley” in Pinamungajan, Cebu. The rest of the trip has to be taken on foot.

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