BADIAN, Cebu, Philippines – Right in the heart of central Philippines lies a three-tiered waterfall. If you long for good walks or to do some soul-searching, Kawasan Falls is definitely a good choice! It brags its bluest of the blue waters which is a totally perfect view for canyoneering. To be exact, people are curious about its water’s turquoise color, a transition color of blue and green.
People are ecstatic about visiting the place and social media has played its role in amplifying the curiosity about the place. Local and foreign tourists adore its own brand of downstream canyoneering. Because of this, numerous adventure-seekers go to Southern Cebu for the past year.
Kawasan falls never fails to bring out the sweetest smiles of the visitors. Even after they visit the place, there is no wonder that they long of going back to the place. Enchanting, it really is. It was like the place took a part of your soul and you always wanted to go back to the place.
How to Get to Kawasan Falls
From Cebu City to Kawasan Falls
Buses are available at the South Bus Terminal. It travels from the city proper of Cebu to Kawasan Falls. You can ride buses that go to Bato via Barili. It is important to note that you should not take other bus routes aside from Bato via Barili. Other buses go to Bato via Oslob which is actually in the eastern part of Cebu. Kawasan falls is located in the west.
You can ask the guard or the bus driver himself if you have questions on the route of the bus. Cebu has one hospitable and friendly people; feel free to ask them anything. Upon entering the bus, try to ask the bus conductor or even the driver, to notify you how long the ride is going to be. They will tell you the probable time of arrival.
I rode a yellow-colored bus that is under the Ceres company. You can also take ride in buses from different companies. Some of them run the same route. The rate of air-conditioned buses there is 150 pesos as of March 2016. The entire ride takes about 3 hours but it is subject to change since it is traffic in some places of Cebu. The time of arrival really varies on how much traffic there is.
From Oslob to Kawasan Falls
If you are situated in Oslob, you could try taking a bus to Bato. Transfer to another bus that heads to Badian or Cebu City via Barili. It takes around 1 and a half hours and it costs you about 100 pesos.
From Moalboal to Kawasan Falls
Moalboal is also a go-to place in Cebu. You can ride a habal-habal, Tricycle or bus from here. It is quite an easy ride from here. It will not cost you much due to its short proximity from Kawasan Falls.
Arriving at Kawasan Falls
The place asks for an admission fee which costs 40 pesos. You can start by following a 10-minute trail. In there, you get to see the first waterfall. It is the largest and most popular among the other waterfalls of the place. People often refer this as the Kawasan Falls. The place is very much like the picture but the feels is different when you are right there personally. Due to a lot of people visiting the place, it is not that serene as you think. The place looks calm in pictures but in reality, the place is surrounded by tables and chairs. Restaurants, as well as sellers, are also present there. Sellers offer bamboo rafting or their restaurant delicacies.
Although it is not as peaceful as it is in the pictures, it is still a beautiful place to visit and enjoy. Definitely a place to swim and do some canyoneering!
Waterfall Number Two and Three
Right after the first waterfall, there are stairs that lead up to the second waterfall. You will find there a small-sized waterfall that offers the same crystal clear water like in the first waterfall. If you want a more serene place, visit this waterfall and do not forget to do some canyoneering.
If you really want some adventure in your trip, you can go all the way up there in the third waterfall. The way there is quite steep and the waterfall is tiny. In my opinion, it is better not to go there or else you’ll end up disappointed with all your efforts to go up there.
Things to Do Near Kawasan Falls
Badian Canyoneering, Moalboal/Pescador Island Hopping, Osmeña Peak, Mainit Hot Spring
Just 20 minutes from Kawasan Falls, Moalboal
is one of the top most visited tourist destinations in Cebu. It is famous for diving and snorkeling with a nearby island called Pescador Island
that has enchanting underwater scenery.
Where to Stay in Badian, Cebu
There are cottage rentals available which costs 1,500 to 2,000 pesos. Rooms are also for rent which are situated just in front of the waterfall. If you are planning in advance, you can book at Guesthouse F Alegre Travellers Inn which is a cheap option. If you want a more comfortable room, you can take a look at Hotel Costa De Leticia Resort and Spa.
If you want hassle free trip you can avail Tour Package and Car Rentals.
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