Ask any locals for places to visit around Balamban and they would always include Cambuhawe Spring as a must visit. Aside from their shipbuilding industry, Balamban is home to this cold spring that has been a familiar weekend getaway among locals because of its close proximity to the municipality proper. Cambuhawe Spring features a spring pool which waters originate from the cold mountain spring.

Sadly, due to some problems with regards to its maintenance, it has been subjected to a number of negative feedbacks among locals and visiting tourists. Sachets of shampoo, snacks, and the like are often left by guests. Green moss and algae have been abundantly growing around the pool making it unappealing to some.

Cambuhawe Spring has been indefinitely closed last year, finally for maintenance and renovation. According to reports, it was already turned over to be handled by the local government in partnership with Tsuneishi and JARC.

The New Cambuhawe Swimming Pool

Photo by April De Gracia Trocio

After its closure, Cambuhawe Swimming Pool now opens its doors for locals and visiting guests with better amenities and services. Its swimming pool now looks alluring with its Olympic swimming pool-inspired features. The surrounding green lushes of vegetation were kept as is to maintain the natural vibes of the spring pool. The slide was converted into stairs so guests can easy access the swimming ool. The cottages were also upgraded.

Photo by Joe Tenchavez

Cambuhawe Swimming Pool Rates

From January 4 to 5, 2020, Cambuhawe Swimming Pool is open for FREE to all visiting guests. After that, rates would go as follows:

  • Weekdays (Monday, Thursday, and Friday)
  • Children below 8 years of age are FREE
  • Children – P20
  • Adults – P50
  • Weekends
  • Additional collection of P10 is added to all bracket on weekends.

The swimming pool is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday for cleaning and maintenance and for the continuation of the ongoing renovations.

Photo Mara Gabilan
Photo by Joe Tenchavez

How to get to Cambuhawe Swimming Pool

From Ayala Center Cebu, you may ride a van for hire going to Balamban. Just ask the driver to drop you off at Gaisano Balamban Mall. From there, you may hire a tricycle going to Cambuhawe Swimming Pool. The trip is just around 5 to 10 minutes.

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