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Important Kawasan Falls Info

  • Get To Kawasan Falls Early To Avoid Crowds

  • Avoid Weekend Crowds

  • Bring Your Swimsuit

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The Upside

Kawasan Falls has amazingly blue water for a freshwater pool. Even the stream water looks incredibly clear and blue as it flows down the river. It’s an easy 10-15 min walk from the parking lot. It’s cheap, if you avoid all of the up sells & tourist traps.

The Downside

I knocked a cool point off for the extra fees and hard selling of stuff you don’t need. The hard sell of the extra & ultra touristy stuff is the downfall here. Everything has a cost once you get to the falls, tables, chairs, rafts, even the bathrooms have a higher than average fee here atP20/visit (P5 is standard for a private bathroom visit in PH).

While I didn’t personally experience a hard sell on a guide, many foreigners will be told that it is hard to find the falls and that you must hire a guide. It is extremely easy to find and you do not need a guide, unless you feel like donating $2 to a local to show you around & at $2 (P100), I figure why not. Don’t pay more unless your guide goes out of their way to make your trip to Kawasan Falls unforgettable.  If you are on a tight budget, skip the guide & enjoy Kawasan falls on your own!

Kawasan Falls

How To Get To Kawasan Falls

From Cebu:
Take a bus from the South Bus Terminal bound for Moalboal /Kawasan Falls

From Dumaguete:
Take the ferry from the port just north of town to Cebu. Take a tricycle to the bus stataion (P50) Get a bus headed north to Kawasan Falls.

From Oslob:
Take a bus going South and transfer to the bus to Moalboal /Kawasan Falls at the station.

By Car/Motorbike:
Take the national highway south from Cebu City. When you reach Carcar take the road to Birili / Moalboal. Kawasan is about 45min south of Moalboal.

Drive time 2-2.5 hrs.

Where To Stay At Kawasan Falls

There are rooms right at the base of Kawasan falls. They run between P1500-3000/night. There is a restaurant there as well.

You can also stay in Moalboal and day trip to the falls.

Moalboal Hotels

Name Phone Cost
Babu Backpackers Inn, Panagsama Beach +63 933 336 3924 P300/700 dorm/double
Barefoot White Beach Resort
Mayas Native Garden +63 915 480 96 10
Moalboal Backpacker Lodge +63 905 227 8096 P275/350/480, weekly discounts
Nidos Garden, Panagsama Beach +63 32 474 3068 P980 per night
Quo Vadis Dive Resort, Panagsama Beach +63 32 474 3068 P1,275 – 3,600
Rositas Cottages +63 916 920 5618 P1200-2400
Sea Turtle House +63 918 356 1122
SeaBreeze Cottages, Tapales Road, Barangay Basdiot, +63 929 111 6557 P1500
Sunshine Pension House P850
Susan’s Beachside Resort and Restaurant   P1000 fan and P1500 aircon
Turtle Bay Dive Resort +63 32 316 4133 P300/700 dorm/double

You Cross The River On Your Way To The Falls

The Bridge To The Power Station (Go under it)

The First View Of The Falls As You Walk In

A Time Exposure Of The Falls From A Distance

My Kawasan Falls Experience

I got to Kawasan Falls quite late during my visit in March of 2017. It was starting to get fairly dark by the time I arrived at the falls. There are actually 3 levels of falls here but due to my time constraints I only checked out the lower falls. There were a TON of people walking back as I was walking in, so that told me that it is an extremely busy spot during the day so if I was planning this as my main activity for the day I would try to get there as early as possible to avoid the crowds. Luckily being so late worked in my favor and there were only about 10 or 12 people still in the water when I got there.

You Can Rent The Bamboo Raft Here for $8 For You And Your Closes 20 Friends! They Will Pull You Over To The Falls For Pics & A Dip. Save your $8. Bring a GoPro and swim it – It’s Free.

I took a few pictures/videos and a quick dip in the water.

There was a little bit of a current but not enough to be dangerous, well unless you are a weak swimmer (many locals here are). You can rent a life jacket for $1 if you want to (Again with those fees!).  But if you are a confident swimmer just jump in. The water is a bit cold by Filipino standards, but being a Canadian it was the temperature of a warm lake in Canada so I jumped right in 🙂

Overall Kawasan is a worthwhile destination if you are planning to head to Moalboal, Osmena Peak or Oslob for the Whale sharks.

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