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Canyoneering Badian South Cebu

How to get to Kawasan Falls

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Kawasan Falls

     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

Side Trips

   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.

Tour Package

If you want hassle free trip you can avail Tour Package and Car Rentals.
See details below:
Contact: Shandra: 09956229201

Kalanggaman Island

North Cebu Best Destinations

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North Cebu

As one of the ravishing countries with terrific nature and beautiful islands that are yet to be explored, Philippines captured the hearts of the tourists from various places. As cited by the Philippine government’s official tourism website, as of January 2017, Koreans take the top spot for the total arrivals in the country, amounting to 154,367. USA turned out to be the second with 99,435 visitors and arrivals from China surged swiftly to 85,948.

Kalanggaman Island

It’s not part of north Cebu but you can get here by going to north Cebu
How to get there?
From Cebu Port, ride a taxi to go to Pier 3. In pier 3, there’s a SuperCat (2 hours trip) going to Ormoc which costs 600 Php or a ship to Palompon which costs 495 Php (4 hours trip).

Paradise found! . Photo by @aer_rocks introducing #SiLeyte

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Facilities and Activities
The island has a total length of 753m, still uninhabited, with no business resorts owners. The signature turquoise waters and the sand bar can feed your eyes with an unforgettable sight. The local government agreed to limit the number of tourists visiting the place to 500 per day to ensure the conservation of its natural alluring view. So better fix your schedule ahead of time. There are basic facilities provided for the visitors for overnight stays. No need to think of security issues, because local police officers are on duty 24 hours in Kalanggaman! So ditch those peppermint sprays. 😉

We had a perfect day at KALANGGAMAN 💙💚💜 #kalanggamanisland #malapascua

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Banytayan Island

How to get there?
From Mactan International Airport, go to Cebu North Bus Terminal and get on a bus that will take you to Hagnaya Port (Non-air costs 132 Php while the Air-con bus costs 170). You also need to pay the port terminal fee (10 Php).
The bus ride is approximately 2 and ½ hour with stopovers. When you reach the Hagnaya Port, it will take you 1 and ½ hours to reach Bantayan Island via ro-ro ride (costs 170-185 Php).

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Facilities and Activities
There are plenty of beaches to choose from such as Paradise Beach, Marikaban Beach, Kota Beach Resort (the location of the movie ‘Camp Sawi’) , St. Bernard resort and Santa Fe Beach club.
You can also drop by Bontay Baywalk, take a rest in the virgin island or have a great outdoor adventure through skydive.
Must try restaurants include the Floating Bar, Bantayan Burrito Company, Shake me and Caffe del Mare.

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The best route to Kalanggaman Island from Cebu

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There are different ways to get to Kalanggaman Island from Cebu Island but the question are:

What is the best way to get to Kalanggaman Island from Cebu? or How to get to Kalanggaman From Cebu the cheapest way.

Here are the comparison:

  • Bogo, Cebu – Boats have inconsistent rates
  • Palompon, Leyte – Its far from Cebu, need to ride a ferry to Leyte.
  • Cordova, Cebu – Long Sea Travel
  • Malapascua Island (Cebu) – Have Daily Joined Trips to Kalanggaman w/ Lunch for only 800 per pax

    Departure time 9:00am

Based on the comparison above Malapascua Island has the advantage: Let’s take the via Malapascua Island route.

1. Head to Maya Port

Ride a Bus to Maya Port

This way to Hug na yaaaaan port! LOL 🤣 Bantayan Island I am coming!🏝

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You can take buses from North Bus Terminal Cebu City.

Suggest to take a bus during 3:00 am to be at Malapascua around 8:00am and Join the 9:00am daily tour. it will approximately take 5 hours by public Bus

Bus Schedule:
Cebu to Maya is 24 hours service
Maya to Cebu is from 1AM to 6

Rent a Car:

For convenience you can rent a car to get to Maya Port it will cost around 4000 to 5000 pesos depending on the number of pax.

It will take around approximately 3 hours by using a Private Car.

2. Ride a boat at Maya Port

Maya Port at high noon. 🌞 #malapascua #cebu #shareph

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From Maya Port you can rent a boat heading to Malapascua Island. There’s a lot of boat at Maya port for only 100 to 150/pax.

It will take around 15 to 20 mins to get to Malapascua Island.

3. Arrival in Malapascua

Malapascua Island is Famous for diving. There are also many restaurants available. If you are not into diving you can join the bang for the bucks trip to Kalanggaman starting from 800/pax with Lunch.

4. Join the group tour heading Kalanggaman.

There’s a daily trip to Kalanggaman Island from Malapascua Island with Lunch!
See contact Details below.

Contact Shandra:
Viber/Whatsapp or Globe 09956229201
Smart: 09294816055

Welcome to Kalanggaman Island!

Paradise found! . Photo by @aer_rocks introducing #SiLeyte

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You can enjoy Kalanggaman Island From Cebu for less than 2000 pesos per pax.

If you want to have a hassle free trip you can book your exclusive Kalanggaman Island tour. Click here