Travel: Kawasan falls in Cebu, Philippines what to expect

To experience Kawasan Falls is to experience paradise through water.
Imagine a breathtaking series of falls with mystical turquoise waters.
How is the water so blue? It’s science, really. The crystal clearness of the water is made possible by the large amount limestone deposits found all over the area.

I love Kawasan

Where is Kawasan fall located?

Located south of the island of Cebu, Kawasan is a series of waterfalls that will captivate and enthrall you. But because of the immense beauty, it comes as no surprise that this is a very popular place for tourists.
Kawasan Falls is one of the more famous in the Philippines. A good time to go to beat the crowds is on a weekday, as early in the morning as you can.

Entrance to kawasan falls

As you enter the parking area and park your car (or scooter), it is an easy 15-minute walk to the falls. There is an admission fee of about P40.

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Three Levels of cascades

The pool at the main level is just the beginning. Take a dip and spend as much time at the first level as you want, but then keep walking up and you will find several small pools and waterfalls along the way.
Stairs lead up to the second level, where you will find another waterfall and small pools.
At the top is another large pool with a big waterfall. Here it will be less crowded, as not everyone makes the journey to the top.

Go Canyoneering

Canyoneering is a popular sport here, and unless you are experienced in the sport, it is recommended to have a guide to help you. You get to explore the canyon by hiking, scrambling across, sliding and rappelling down the rocks and into the water.  For this you will need to bring or rent gear such as helmets, ropes and shoes to help you on your adventure.
You can arrange for a guide ahead of time, or meet with one when you get there.

path that lead to the waterfall

Spend the Night in Moalboal to Kawasan Falls

Many people stay in nearby Moalboal (north of Kawasan Falls) and then make the easy drive to Kawasan Falls, or take the bus. Either way it will take less than an hour, as the falls is only 26km south of Moalboal.
If you don’t have a car, buses to Kawasan Falls run about every half hour and cost 20 pesos per person, one way.
The bus will stop right outside the path leading to the falls.

clear blue cascade


  • When hiking past the main pool to the higher elevations, it’s best to wear hiking boots or good walking shoes, as you are ascending in elevation and the path can get slippery.
    The path can get quite steep along the way to the top.
  • Bring along your own food and water. There is a restaurant near the first pool at the lower level, but it is always more expensive then if you shop at the stores or markets before the trip.
  • Try to get there before 9 am to avoid the crowds. Even on a weekday!
  • Overnight cottages can be rented for about P800 to P2000 depending on the number of people renting the room.

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Have a fantastic time!



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