Philippines Waterfalls Guide – The Best Waterfalls In The Philippines

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Here are our top Philippines waterfalls, all of which include crystal blue waters and even some rope swings. A best waterfalls in the Philippines guide.

Philippines Waterfalls Guide – The Best Waterfalls In The Philippines

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Best Time To Visit + Tips
Cebu Waterfalls
Siquijor Waterfalls
Bohol Waterfalls
Where To Stay In The Philippines

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BEST TIME TO VISIT + TIPS

The best time to visit the Philippines is between November and April, the island’s dry season.

Most of the waterfalls we mention are good to visit at anytime within these dates, as the islands are so spaced out that they don’t seem to get too over crowded.

As with any attraction though, the earlier the better to beat any crowds, so we recommend setting an alarm and making a day of waterfall hunting.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

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WHAT TO PACK

Underwater Camera: GoPro HERO7

Waterproof Phone Case: LifeProof Fre Waterproof Phone Case

Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50

Dry Bag: Earth Pak – Roll Top Waterproof Dry Bag

Microfibre Towel: Microfibre Quick Dry Towel

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Lauren arriving at Lugnason Falls on Siquijor island.

Cebu

Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the world, and is definitely one of the best Philippines waterfalls you can visit.

Located in the town of Badian, on the West coast of Cebu island, most tourists choose to stay in the nearby town of Moalboal when visiting Kawasan Falls.

Compared to Badian, there’s much more to do in the town of Moalboal, and it’s better built for tourists. Diving in Moalboal is one of the most popular activities, as well as snorkelling the famous sardine run.

There are a few accommodations in Badian town, however Moalboal is just a 20 minute tricycle ride away from the falls.

You can visit the falls for the day as a tourist and take photos/swim for just 40 PHP entrance fee.

However, the best option is to book a canyoneering Kawasan Falls tour and enjoy a full day of adrenaline activities!

From rope swings, to cliff jumps, we highly recommend it!

There are a few tiers to Kawasan falls, although the main section (shown below in the photo) is where most people head to. There are bamboo rafts that you can pay to ride under the falls. As well as a restaurant to fuel up on noodles and rice.

Entrance Fee: Standard Entrance – 40 PHP per person / Canyoneering Kawasan Falls Tours – 2,500 to 5,000 PHP (including entrance fees and guide).

Opening Hours: 7am – Late

Book your Kawasan Falls Canyoneering Tour: Kawasan Falls Canyoneering & Cliff Jump Private Tour

Click HERE for our full Canyoneering Kawasan Falls Tour – A Complete Guide To Visiting blog.

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One of the most highly rated Philippines waterfalls

AGUINID FALLS

Aguinid Falls is one of the lesser known waterfalls in the Philippines, however it turned out to be one of our favourites.

Located in the South West region of Cebu island, it’s best visited from Oslob. Or you may choose to stop off when travelling down from Moalboal to Santander.

Unlike most Philippines waterfalls, this five tier paradise is not one for sightseeing. It is one you have to climb, jump and fully emerge yourself into.

So the first thing you need to know about Aguinid Falls is that you WILL get wet!

It’s more of an adventure day out, and a great activity for families or friends. You are taken by a guide through the carefully thought out route and shown exactly where you can swim, jump and take photos along the way.

The falls themselves are beautiful! Different tiers lead through the deep green jungle, and the crystal blue waters are so refreshing.

We recommend some kind of trainers or wet shoes, and a dry bag for your guide to carry your belongings in. Both of which can be rented at the falls.

You can leave your clothes/belongings at the entrance with the ticketing officer, however you’ll likely want to take your cameras/phones and let your guide carry them in the wet bag.

Entrance Fee: 60 PHP per person.

Rental Of Wet Shoes – 50 PHP / Rental Of Dry Bag – 50 PHP.

Tip For Your Guide – 200 PHP per guide is recommended, although the tip amount is dependant on your personal experience. A guide is compulsory for Aguinid Falls.

Opening Hours: Unknown

Click HERE for our full Aguinid Falls Cebu – A Complete Guide To Visiting blog.

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The journey to get to Aguinid Falls was incredible.

TUMALOG FALLS

Tumalog Falls is a little out the way of Moalboal, however we’ve included it for the explorers.

Located 45 mins south of Oslob on Cebu island, the first thing we have to stress is to make sure to check with your accommodation how much rain fall they’ve had recently.

When we visited Tumalog Falls, the area had just suffered a major drought, and the waterfall was a little underwhelming.

The potential of it looked great though, and if you’re looking for somewhere to cool off after a day exploring this is ideal.

Tumalog is still a huge cascading waterfall, with a turquoise pool at the feet of the falls for swimming in.

Another thing to be aware of is the 500 metre walk down from car park, along an easy flat road. However, on the way the way back up it was a little more difficult. There is an option to catch a lift with a driver back to the car park for 30 Pesos.

Overall, the sheer size of Tumalog Falls is incredible, and the many paths of water make it a beautiful spot to relax in.

Entrance Fee: 20 PHP per person.

Opening Hours: 6am – 5pm daily.

Book your Tumalog Falls Tour: From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

Click HERE for our full Tumalog Falls Oslob – A Complete Guide To Visiting blog.

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Tumalog Falls was nice, but be sure to get the timing right.

Siquijor

Cambugahay Falls

Cambugahay Falls is the one of the most famous Siquijor tourist spots on the island.

Known for it’s crystal blue waters and rope swings, the falls are located towards the East side of the island, and are around a 40 minute drive from Paliton Beach.

The best way to get around Siquijor is to rent scooters for around 350 Pesos per day and explore.

Many tourists head to the falls to hang out, cool off, and take photos, although it wasn’t as busy as we expected and we visited at around midday.

We paid 50 Pesos for unlimited swings on the rope, and spent a good couple of hours just hanging out at Cambugahay Falls. There are three different tiers to explore so you can literally spend hours here.

The locals were super friendly and enthusiastic, welcoming us into one of most visited Philippines waterfalls.

We’ve since returned three times in total to Siquijor and Cambugahay is definitely one of our favourite waterfalls in the Philippines.

Entrance Fee: FREE!

Rope Swing – 50 PHP for unlimited swings.

Opening Hours: 7am – 5pm daily.

Click HERE for our full Cambugahay Falls Siquijor – A Tourist Guide blog.

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Of all the Philippines waterfalls, Cambugahay Falls is one of our favourites

Lugnason Falls

Lugnason Falls is another gem on Siquijor island, and one that has improved greatly over the years.

We visiting Lugnasoon Falls twice, once in December 2017 when it was just a pretty waterfall and a photo spot. And again in February 2019, where it has since been turned into an epic waterfall playground.

We couldn’t believe it as we turned the corner to see tourists swinging and flipping from all angles.

With stunning scenery leading up to it, there’s now free parking as you arrive. From the car park you can head straight down the steps to the falls.

It’s an easy 10 minute walk down from the parking area, so completely suitable for all fitness levels.

There are two high jumping points at Lugnason, and the falls are much more peaceful and less touristy than any of the waterfalls in the Philippines we’ve been to.

Hidden amongst the jungle, if you’re looking for a sweet spot to kill an hour or so at, then Lugnason falls is definitely worth stopping by.

Entrance Fee: FREE!

Opening Hours: Unknown.

Click HERE for our Lugnason Falls Siquijor – A Complete Tourist Guide blog.

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Lugnason Falls was hidden down in the jungle

Bohol

Damiao Twin Falls

As far as Bohol waterfalls go, Dimiao Twin Falls (sometimes referred to as Pahangog Falls) is certainly the prettiest to look at.

From Tagbilaran to Dimiao Twin Falls, the drive took us just over 1 hour on scooter.

Once you arrive at the entrance there’s a 1km scenic walk down, which is a little adventurous and can get muddy in places, so take it easy!

It seemed the falls were not very well known or open to the public when we visited in 2017, and we were the only people there.

Never the less it was a great afternoon adventure and the water is very deep around the middle of the pool so great for swimming.

Around the sides you can sit on the rocks and enjoy the surroundings, or even lay in one of the rubber rings that were tied up at the side.

Entrance Fee: 20 PHP per person.

Opening Hours: Unknown.

Click HERE for our Bohol Waterfalls That You Must Visit blog and where to find them!

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Dimiao Twin Falls is one of the top Bohol tourist spots

Ingkumhan Falls

Ingkumhan Falls was certainly our preferred of the two Philippines waterfalls we found on Bohol.

It’s an off the beaten track destination with a beautiful, scenic walk down. From the parking spot it took roughly 15 minutes to reach the falls, and again we were the only people there!

The waters are crystal clear, so you might even spot some fish swimming around your feet, and there’s also a swing and a jumping spot which obviously kept Charlie entertained!

The grounds are not huge, but if you’re looking for a cool spot to adventure to for the afternoon it’s definitely worth the journey.

Of all the Bohol tourist spots, Ingkumhan Falls should definitely be considered as one of the top things to do on the island.

Entrance Fee: 10 PHP per person.

Opening Hours: Unknown.

Click HERE for our full Ingkumhan Falls Bohol – A Tourist Guide blog.

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Charlie in his element at Ingkumhan Falls

WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES

For pre-booking accommodation when travelling, we always recommend booking.com!

From 5 star hotels, to budget backpacker hostels, it’s got everything and the site is super easy to use.

So to compare deals, and pre-book all of your Philippines accommodation, you can check the latest prices here.

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