Cebu is clearly known for so many things. We have the popular lechon, Magellan’s Cross, Sinulog and of course, Kawasan Falls.
Kawasan Falls is one of Cebu’s natural attractions that never fail to make us proud. It consists of three main waterfalls and the one that we often see on the internet is the biggest among them. It is also the strongest and the most crowded area due to the numerous activities that you can do there.
If you like adventure, you are on the right page.
Kawasan Falls has strength and depth perfect for those who are looking for an adventure. The fun starts before the entrance. From there, you will find vendors of various food and drinks to prepare you for your journey. Pack everything you might need because you might get hungry during the visit.
Once you have regained your energy back, start walking to the entrance to pay the entrance fee of 40 pesos for foreigners and 20 for locals. I’m not sure why they charge the foreigns higher than the locals but I guess that’s how Pinoys give “discounts” to us.
Anyway, from there, walk to the falls for about 10 minutes and you will find level 1. Level 1 is what we usually see online. The strongest among the three and the busiest. Since the current is strong, people enjoy passing by the point where the falling water hits the pool. They do this by renting a big bamboo raft for 500 pesos. This is most enjoyable with a group. You get to experience Kawasan’s massage on your back and feel its intensity. Nothing to worry about though, because it is totally safe.
Canyoneering is also a popular activity done in Kawasan Falls as many like the thrill of jumping from a high cliff to the deep waters. This is also very safe to do.
On the second level is another world that is just as blue and clear as the first level. Those who would rather sit and chill by the falls with no extra adventures, this is your spot. The waters are calm, cold and crystal clear, perfect for that peaceful retreat that you have been wanting to experience. This view is enchanting.
Level 3 is the topmost part of Kawasan where the spring is found. The third level is gaining popularity on social media because of its natural beauty– and it looks surreal. That’s what I said in the previous article I made about Kabukalan Spring, and I was also about to add that this view looks something from the anime.
How to get there
From the South Bus Terminal, take a bus going to Bato/Barili. Tell the driver that you are going to Kawasan Falls (150 pesos). From the drop-off point, take a habal-habal to the entrance and pay the fee of only 40 (foreigners) pesos per head and 20 for the locals.
The trip will take more than 3 hours in total.