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The Top 15 Best Waterfalls in Cebu: Discover The Wonder of Turquoise Waters!

Fall in love with Cebu’s serene falls! 

Photo courtesy of Journey Era

Waterfalls are just one of nature’s blessings that we’ll always be grateful for. One stroll in this paradise and a dip in its peaceful flowing blue waters can already take our stress and worries away. The Best Waterfalls in Cebu will let you have this magical experience.

Let’s sooth our eyes with the calming blues and greens of the…

Top 15 Best Waterfalls in Cebu

15. Bugnawan Falls

Photo courtesy of Jun Villegas

“Bugnawan” came from a Cebuano word “bugnaw” which means cold. Bugnawan falls have icy cold waters because the trees around the area are stopping the sun rays from hitting the water. Its height is around 20 meters and depth of 3 meters.

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How to get there:

Ride a Ceres bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Drop off at Ginatilan and take habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Kampael Falls.

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14. Ka-tinggo Waterfalls

Photo courtesy of Journey Era

Ka-Tinggo Falls is situated inside a canyon in Catmon. This paradise is a 4 meter high waterfall that flows down into a huge abyss underneath. You can go have a thrilling cliff jump and fun tours around the little caves and coves in the area.

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How to get there:

To get to the Kantinggo Falls, ride a bus headed for Catmon at Cebu North Bus Terminal. Stop at JM Poultry and get on a motorcycle going to the Esoy Hot Spring. Trek to the Ka- tinggo Falls from the hot spring.

13. Budlaan Waterfalls

Photo courtesy of Jan Montalban

Budlaan falls is tagged as the “hidden falls of the city”. It’s because of its challenging trail that is not suited for beginners. But we guarantee that once you reach the falls, you’ll realize that the breathtaking scenery is all worth it.

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How to get there:

Look for a jeepney bound to Talamban Grand Mall (13C,62C,62B) or going to Pit-os. From Grand Mall, ride a motorcycle going to Barangay Budlaan.

12. Montpellier Falls

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Montpellier is one of the tallest falls in the Best Waterfalls in Cebu list. This falls is tall, but the waterfall flowing from the limestone cliff is thin. Cool off and take a dip after trekking at Osmena Peak which is just near the area!

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How to get there:

Reach the trailhead by renting a car or a motorcycle. It’s 20 minutes from Cambais falls and around an hour away from Moalboal. To get there, you’ll have to climb the mountains.

11. Dao Waterfalls

Photo courtesy of The Coastal Campaign

Dao Waterfall is not only one of the Best Waterfalls in Cebu but is also a good trekking place! Get closer to nature as the lush green forest welcomes you along the trail. Dao waterfall is a 40-50 meter beauty that pours down in a huge inviting pool.

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How to get there:

Ride a Ceres bus going to Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Drop off at the Samboan town proper and take a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Dao Falls.

10. Kampael Falls

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Kampael Falls is located in the southern town of Ginatilan. It is known for being the hometown of the second Filipino saint, St. Pedro Calungsod. Kampael falls has a height of 15 meters. It showcases a small basin where guests can take a relaxing dip. It is situated above another nature’s beauty, the Inambakan Falls.

How to get there:

Take a Ceres bus going to Bato via Barili in the South Bus Terminal. Stop at Ginatilan and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Kampael Falls.

9. Tinubdan Falls

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Tinubdan Waterfalls is one of the Best Waterfalls in Cebu because of its beautiful multiple cascades’ synchronized flow. There’s also a soothing freshcwater spa beneath the falls. Good news! This Catmon waterfall is just a 1.5 hour drive from Cebu City!

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How to get there: From the North Bus Terminal, ride any bus going to Bogo, Hagnaya, Daanbantayan, or any place passing Catmon. Drop off at Katambisan, Catmon.

8. Inambakan Falls

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Inambakan falls is a 100 feet emerald paradise that flows into a wide pool of crystal clear waters. This falls is not only a haven but also a place of adventure. It has five levels you can explore and a pool deep enough for cliff diving!

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How to get there:

Take a Ceres bus going to Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Stop at Ginatilan and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Kampael Falls.

7. Lusno Falls

Photo courtesy of Journey Era

Lusno falls is a nature’s beauty sitting between Argao and Ronda, Cebu. This falls is not crowded so enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. There is also no entrance fee, no cottages and no cement path, just the waterfall’s radiant beauty.

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How to get there:

From the South Bus Terminal, ride a bus bound to Bato via Barili. Stop at Ronda Poblacion. From there, take a habal-habal going to Lusno Falls.

6. Mantayupan Falls

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Mantayupan Falls in Barili is not only the highest in the Best Waterfalls in Cebu list but also in the whole cebu! It has two levels. A small level that pours down in a circular pool and the top level where the 98 meter waterfall is located. We recommend going here on weekdays because weekends are usually crowded. 

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How to get there:

Ride a bus going to Bato via Barili in the South Bus Terminal. Drop off at Poblacion and take a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Mantayupan Falls.

5. Cambais Falls

Photo courtesy of Wonderfilled Journal

Cambais Falls is a hidden waterhole located in Alegria, Cebu. It’s less than an hour drive from another beautiful destination like the Moalboal. This waterfall has many jumping levels and suitable swimming spots.

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How to get there: Renting a scooter is the easiest way. Renting a scooter in Moalboal should cost around 300PHP ($5.85 USD) per day. Take 1-hour drive from Moalboal the waterfall.

4. Binalayan Hidden Waterfalls

Photo courtesy of Journey Era

Binalayan waterfalls is a hidden gem that lets you have a short but satisfying 20 minute journey to the waterfalls. A tropical paradise of coconut and palm trees greets you along the tranquil scenery.

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How to get there:

Ride a bus going to Bato via Barili in the South Bus Terminal and stop at the “Binalayan Falls in Samboan”.

3. Tumalog Falls

Photo courtesy of Sugbo.ph

What makes this Eden-like falls special is its sheer size. Tumalog falls rises at 80 to 100 meters in height. Also, the flowing water hits many rocks creating a heavenly scenery of flowing cascades. The water curtains let light pass through making the falls look more holy and breathtaking as ever!

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How to get there:

From the South Bus Terminal, ride a bus bound for Bato – Oslob. Stop at Tumalog Falls area in Oslob. Ride a habal-habal going to Tumalog Falls.

2. Aguinid Falls

Photo courtesy of RAPPLER

Looking at the incredibly captured water motion, the beauty of Aguinid Falls reminds you that we’re almost on the top of Best Waterfalls in Cebu list! This fall is split up into an exciting adventure of multiple levels! After all the hiking and diving, unwind and take a dip in the rounded waterfall. There’s also interesting caves inside to explore!

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How to get there:

Ride a bus bound to Bato via Barili in the South Bus Terminal. Stop at the “Aguinid Falls in Barangay Tangbo”. When you arrive at Aguinid Falls, get inside the basketball gym and pay the entrance fee of 40 pesos each.

1. Kawasan Falls

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Taking our number one spot of the Best Waterfalls in Cebu is the undeniably beautiful Kawasan Falls. Canyoneering in Kawasan falls is one of most popular tourist activities on the island. The canyoneering starts in the jungle and ends at the falls. You can finish the fulfilling journey with a big celebratory jump from the top of the majestic waterfall.

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How to get there: Ride a Ceres bus going to Bato via Barili in the South Bus Terminal. Drop off at the jump-off point to Kawasan Falls. Take a habal-habal to the falls.

While you’re still capable, travel as much as you can! Don’t miss out and explore more hidden gems like the Best Waterfalls in Cebu! Are you a nature-lover too?

Which waterfalls in Cebu can you recommend? Do you want to add something on the list? Feel free to share it with us!

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Written by Megrez San Juan

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📍Cebu, Philippines
 
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