Kawasan Falls is getting a lot of attention here in the Philippines. With picture-perfect blue waters and swimming under beautiful waterfalls, it’s an Instagrammers paradise. This beautiful waterfall is one of many all over the Philippines. It is secluded and perfect for families, solo travelers, and locals alike. Here are some tips for traveling to Kawasan Falls and whether or not you should take a tour!
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Kawasan Falls Day Trip from Cebu City
One of the most popular things to do in Cebu Island is to visit the infamous falls. Many tourists flock here for the crystal clear blue waters, freshwater, and a private swimming area. If you are planning a trip there, be sure to read this guide to make the most of your trip.
How to Get To Kawasan Falls
There are a few options on how to travel around the island, the cheapest option is to take the bus at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. However, I suggest you leave early like 5:00 am since the drive is about 3 hours time. The bus terminals get extremely busy and tickets are typically not bought in advance. You need to take to find the bus to Barili. Ask the security guards if you have a hard time finding it.
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How much it costs to get there
The cost for the bus is about 134 pisos per person about $3 for one way. The only downsides with the bus are that they are always packed, most available buses are without air conditioning and for the return back to Cebu City you may be waiting for a few minutes prior to finding a bus. If the bus is full, you may even find yourself standing the entire 3 hours back or longer depending on how bad traffic is.
Moreover, the second option is to rent a taxi driver for the day which may run you about 2500 pisos or approximately $50. Now this will be a convenience factor and more accommodating if you are traveling with a few people and splitting costs. I have a family friend who is a driver in Cebu that I completely trust. The good thing about a driver is being able to see more sites in different areas and working on your own route instead of on the route of a bus.
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Getting a Kawasan Falls Tour
There are several different tours you can take that include Kawasan Falls.
Moalboal Island Hopping and Kawasan Falls Tour
If you don’t want to do the trip on your own with a bus, you can easily book a tour to visit Kawasan Falls. The tour guides will pick you up from your destination and will not only take you to the falls but also take you Island hopping tour to Moalboal Island.
During the tour you will get to see some of Cebu’s amazing sardines, go snorkeling, and check out some of the amazing underwater species and coral reefs. Your next stop would be to turtle Bay and if you are lucky you’ll get the view of the sea turtles in the water. After island hopping in Moalboal, the tour will take you to Kawasan Falls. Book your trip here.
Cebu Kawasan Waterfalls & Osmena Peak Day Tour
This tour will pick you up from your hotel and you’ll arrive at Kawasan falls at the start of your trip. This is actually good because you’ll get to explore it before it gets busy with people. After swimming at the falls, you can get dressed and go for a hike up Osmena Peak. This is the highest peak in Cebu and will give you a breathtaking view of the Island. Book your trip here.
Badian Canyoneering Adventure and Kawasan Waterfalls Tour
Badian is known for more than just the falls but also the canyoneering as well. This tour will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Badian to enjoy breakfast before starting your day. You will get the chance to do some canyoneering activities and jump from the cliffs into the beautiful water. Afterward, you’ll spend some time at Kawasan falls and document beautiful clear blue waterfalls. Book your trip here.
Entrance to Kawasan Falls and Fees
There is a short walk from the highway into Kawasan falls. Halfway through you will see the cashiers enter Kawasan falls. The prices to enter the falls are 20 pisos for locals and 40 pisos for foreigners. They do have a restaurant there hut the prices are way overpriced. I suggest you eat either at the restaurant on the left prior to entering the street to walk to the falls or bringing your own food.
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At Kawasan falls, there is a bathroom there but they do charge 10 pisos to use to help with cleaning. Furthermore, you can rent a table to put all of your personal belongings on which will cost around 300 pisos.
The water is a nice cool blue and is perfect for those travel photos or just a nice swimming pond to relax and enjoy yourself. The waters are pretty strong and there are plenty of rafts that the locals will help bring you in to see the falls closer by pulling on ropes. The water in the center is about 50 meters deep making it perfect to jump into.
Often times, you will see many locals there visiting with family which is a very common thing in the Philippines. Most locals will celebrate with family by visiting these beautiful locals. It is usually an all-day venture for them unlike many travelers just strolling through.
Other Things to do in South Cebu
There are plenty of things to do near and around Kawasan falls such as Kawasan Canyoneering, free diving, and so much more. You can also be sure to check out some nearby towns like Moalboal. Additionally, be sure to check out some of the best beaches around the island.
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