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Cambugahay Falls

Written by Patrick

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Cambugahay Falls

Caption: Man enjoying the swing rope at Cambugahay Falls.

Cambugahay Falls is one of the most popular tourist spots in all of Siquijor.  It is a three-tiered waterfall with a large natural pool at the bottom tier where people can enjoy the multiple rope swings, rubber rings, and rafts.  While the drops are short, Cambugahay Falls has placid green waters and lush surroundings adding to its beauty.

It can be easily accessed from the road and is ideal for everyone including small children as it only takes a few minutes to walk down the falls.  And being a popular attraction, remember that it can get crowded on weekends and holidays.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Cambugahay Falls
Type of Attraction:
Address:
Siquijor Circumferential Road, Lazi, Siquijor 6228
Website:
None
Phone:
+63 (035) 4809 173 (Provincial Tourism Office)
Hours:
Monday-Sunday 7:00-17:00
Closed:
Always open
Best Time to Visit:
November to May
Food & Drink:
YES
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
$1-5
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
Free – Entrance Fee
P10 ($0.20 USD) – Parking fee
P50 ($1 USD) – Unlimited rope swings
Notes:
The stairs going down the falls are steep so walk with caution.
There are no bathrooms, toilets, or a place to change in the area.

MAP

This attraction  is located on Siquijor Island in the town of Lazi.

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How to Get to Cambugahay Falls?

By Air

Traveling directly to Siquijor via an airplane is not possible since there is no airport on the island. A popular option is to fly to Dumaguete City through Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.

Step 1
Book a flight via any of these commercial airlines. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have multiple direct flights to Dumaguete City coming from Manila and Cebu. Travel time from any of these two cities lasts less than two hours and the fare varies depending on the date of booking.

Step 2
From Dumaguete Airport, charter a tricycle to take you to Dumaguete Port. The port of Dumaguete is located less than 5 kilometers away from the airport. Chartered tricycle (which can seat 3 to 4 persons) usually costs between P100 ($2 USD) to P300 ($6 USD) for a one way trip.

Alternatively, you can also hail a multicab outside the airport to take you to Dumaguete City. Fare is around P20 ($0.4 USD) per person.

Step 3
At Dumaguete Port, book a ferry either to the capital town of Siquijor or the town of Larena. Travel time from Dumaguete to Siquijor is about one hour and the fare ranges from P136 ($2.70 USD) to P360 ($7.2 USD) depending on the type of accommodation and which port in Siquijor you are getting off.

Step 4
Commuting can be a bit challenging in Siquijor. The best option is to rent a motorcycle, tricycle, or multicab to explore the island. Motorcycle rental costs about P500 ($10 USD) while the tricycle tour should cost between P1,000 ($20 USD) to P1,200 ($24 USD). Multicab, which can accommodate around 15 persons, can be rented P1,800 ($36 USD) per day.

Step 5
Pay the P20 ($0.4 USD) entrance fee and enjoy the lush greenery and refreshing waters of Cambugahay Falls.

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By Sea

From Dumaguete

There are several ferries plying to Dumaguete-Siquijor route.

Step 1
From Dumaguete Port, take a ferry to Siquijor Port or Larena Port via Aleson Shipping, GL Shipping, or OceanJet. Travel time is about one to two hours and the fare ranges from P100 ($2 USD) to P200 ($4 USD) depending on the ferry, type of accommodation, and port of destination in Siquijor).

Step 2
Rent a motorcycle, tricycle, or multicab to explore the island. Motorcycle rental costs about P500 while the tricycle tour should cost between P1,000 ($20 USD) to P1,200 ($24 USD). Multicab, which can accommodate around 15 persons, can be rented P1,800 ($36 USD) per day.

You can book in advance or find your transportation when you get there,

Step 3
Pay the P20 ($0.4 USD) entrance fee and enjoy the lush greenery and refreshing waters of Cambugahay Falls.

From Bohol

There are also ferries plying the Bohol-Dumaguete route. Travel time takes around two hours and the fare ranges from P700 ($14 USD) to P1,000 ($20 USD) depending on the type of accommodation.

The airport closest to Cambugahay Falls

Dumaguete Airport (IATA: DGT), also known as Sibulan Airport and Sibulan-Dumaguete Airport, is the airport closest to Cambugahay Falls. It is located on Negros Island in the town of Sibulan.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 10:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is open daily

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.  Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the attraction are allowed at this attraction.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

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Photos

The following are some photos of this attraction.

Videos

The following is a video of this attraction.

NEARBY

The following are other points of interest nearby:

  • Alawihao Enchanted River
  • Lazi Church 
  • Sambulawan Underground River
  • Lagaan Falls 
  • Kagusuan Beach

READ MORE: Siquijor Island Visitors Guide

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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