Attractions

Kawasan Falls

Written by Patrick

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OVERVIEW

Aerial View of Kawasan Falls

Caption: Aerial View of Kawasan Falls

One of the most popular waterfalls in the country, Kawasan Falls is a multi-tier falls found at the foot of Mantalongan Mountain Range in Badian, Cebu.  The waterfalls are picture-perfect with the lush greenery and natural pools where people can take a refreshing dip into the cool turquoise water.

Considering that the waterfalls are found amidst the forest, an uphill hike is necessary to reach the first waterfall which is also the largest and usually crowded among the three-layer falls.  Aside from swimming, canyoneering is also a popular activity done in the area.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Kawasan Falls
Type of Attraction:
Waterfalls
Address:
Barangay Matutinao, Badian, Cebu
Phone:
+63 (917) 444 4503
Hours:
Monday-Friday 6:00-18:00
Saturday 6:00-18:00
Sunday 6:00-18:00
Closed:
Always open
Best Time to Visit:
November to June
Food & Drink:
YES
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
Cost per Person:  $15+
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
₱20 ($0.40 USD) – Entrance fee (locals)
₱40 ($0.80 USD)- Entrance fee (foreigners)
₱300 ($6 USD)- Raft rental
₱500 ($10 USD) – Table rent
₱1,500 – ₱2,500 ($30 – $50 USD)- Cottage rent
Notes:
Bring swimwear and extra clothes. Even if you do not plan to swim, you might be tempted to do so as the water is inviting.
Wear appropriate footwear, the type that is best for hiking rocky terrain and can be soaked in water.
Bring essential items only. You wouldn’t enjoy carrying a heavy bag when hiking to the waterfalls or doing other activities.
Food and drinks are expensive in Kawasan so make sure to bring your own to save.
Use a waterproof camera or bring a waterproof bag to protect your gadgets and other valuables.

Cost per Person:  $= $1-5  |  $$ = $6-10  |  $$$ = $11-15  |  $$$$ = $15+

MAP

This attraction  is located on Cebu Island in Badian, Cebu.

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NEED TO KNOW

How to Get to Kawasan Falls?

By Air

  1. The most popular way to get to Kawasan Falls is to fly to Cebu City.  Commercial airlines including Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and AirAsia have several flights daily from Manila, Clark, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Bacolod, Caticlan, Busuanga, and many other airports in the country.

    For international tourists, they can fly to Cebu from 21 countries including South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, Thailand, and Qatar.
  2. From the airport, head to Cebu South Bus Terminal via jeep, taxi, or Uber/Grab.  From there, take a bus bound for Bato via Barili.  Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to get to Kawasan Falls.  Fare is roughly P150 ($3 USD) and travel time is about three hours which varies depending on road traffic.  Let the driver/conductor know that you are heading to Kawasan Falls so you will be dropped off at the jumpoff point.

    Alternatively, you can also take a van, taxi, or chartered car.  They cost more than the bus fare but they are more convenient and travel time is shorter.
  3. Just follow the sign pointing to Kawasan Falls and pay the entrance fee of P40 ($0.80 USD) when you get there.

By Sea

  1. There are several ferries sailing to Cebu from various ports in the country. 2Go Travel sails to Cebu from Manila and Cagayan de Oro. The ferry leaves Manila to Cebu every Wednesday and Thursday while the trip back to Manila is every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. Ferries departing from Cagayan de Oro leave every Monday and Friday while the trip back to Cagayan de Oro from Cebu is every Monday and Thursday. See the shipping company’s official website to check the exact time of departure or rates and book online.

    OceanJet has ferries sailing to and from Dumaguete, Bohol, Ormoc, Palompon, and Siquijor while Weesam Express sails to and from Bohol and Leyte. 
  2. From the port, head to Cebu South Bus Terminal via jeep, taxi, or Uber/Grab.  From there, take a bus bound for Bato via Barili.  Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to get to Kawasan Falls.  Fare is roughly P150 ($3 USD) and travel time is about three hours which varies depending on road traffic.  Let the driver/conductor know that you are heading to Kawasan Falls so you will be dropped off at the jumpoff point.

    Alternatively, you can also take a van, taxi, or chartered car.  They cost more than the bus fare but they are more convenient and travel time is shorter.
  3. Just follow the sign pointing to Kawasan Falls and pay the entrance fee of P40 ($0.80 USD) when you get there.

Airport closest to Kawasan Falls

Mactan-Cebu International Airport is located about 120 kilometers away from Kawasan Falls.  Travel time between the two is at least three hours.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 9:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is always open. 

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 not 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. 

TIPS & HACKS

The following are recommended items for this experience: 

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

CamelPack

I always carry a Camelbak Hydration Pack with me when traveling. Not only does it allow me to pack all my daily gear and snacks, but it also has a 3-liter water bladder which holds enough water to get me through the entire day.

Bluetooth Speaker

Compact yet mighty, a bluetooth speaker setup is a breeze, and the sound quality it delivers for its size is nothing short of impressive. Beyond its audio prowess, it boasts exceptional durability, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures.

UV Shirt

UV Shirt is an essential when travelling in a tropical country. Providing reliable protection during long hours in the water, not only comfortable but also ensures a secure shield against the elements.

Snorkel Gear

For my island-hopping escapades, a snorkel gear set has become indispensable. Designed to enhance the joy of snorkeling and free diving, each piece ensures comfort and functionality. Together, they create an immersive and enjoyable underwater experience.

Adventure Camera

As a long-time enthusiast of GoPro cameras, I can attest to their user-friendly nature, excellent image stabilization, and impressive footage quality. Waterproof and rugged, the GoPro is my reliable companion for capturing adventures in any environment.

Aqua Shoes

When it comes to beach footwear, aqua shoes offer exceptional support, breathability, and overall comfort. Well-crafted and sturdy, it provides effective protection against rocky terrain, quick drying for added convenience, and easy maintenance. A must-have for any outdoor enthusiast.

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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:

  • Cambais Falls
  • Alegria Heritage Park
  • Montpellier Waterfall
  • Mt. Lanaya
  • Moalboal

READ MORE: Cebu 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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