On our second day in Cebu, we planned visiting Kawasan Falls. Kawasan Falls is located in Badian, southern part of Cebu. This is most likely 3-4 hours from Cebu City. Long journey to see the beautiful falls, nevertheless, it was worth it.
How to Get to Kawasan Falls from Cebu City
Take a cab (less than Php 50.00 for us) and tell the driver to bring you to South Bus Terminal. Just ask around the terminal what bus will bring you to Kawasan Falls. People from the terminal are very friendly. They'll be dropping you at Matutinao Church, and you're going to make a 20-minute walk to reach the falls. It's just an ordinary bus, I'm not sure what's the schedule of aircon bus or if there's an aircon bus. But mostly buses here leave the terminal every hour.
From South Bus Terminal to Matutinao Church: Php 90.00
South Bus Terminal fee: Php 5.00 (This is optional if you do not need to stay inside the terminal)
Another option is to ask the cab driver to bring you to Citylink V-Hire South Terminal. This terminal are for aircon vans for hire, but mostly it's better if you're in a group of 10 or more.
some shots taken along the way to Badian
Kawasan Falls Trip
This is the Matutinao Chruch
start of walking
And now, we finally reached it!
Cottages for rent: Php 300.00
Lifevest: Php 50
Raft / Balsa for 15min. ride to the falls: Php 300.00
If you didn't bring any food with you, that's all right, some locals here operate food business. I just don't like the sinigang served to us. Tastes like a paksiw to me, it contains ginger and red bell pepper too. I don't know if this is how Cebuano cooks their sinigang, or just the one we ordered.
Coke 1.5 liter Php 65.00
Kawasan falls has 3 parts. You can climb up more to see another huge falls, and climb up again to see the topmost falls where it is coming from. As we were somehow exhausted and tired, we're good here. Hehehe.
we are about to enter the dragon! (kidding..)
If you wanted to stay here for a night, there are rooms available on the lowest and second level of the falls. Our raftman Kuya Jun told us there's a Php 1,000 room on the second level of the falls.
Be Prepared! Most locals here will ask for a tip!
You may want to check these too:
Part1: Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip (Day1) - To Cebu!!
Part2: Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip (Day1) - The Cebu City Tour
Part3: Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip (Day1) - The Sky Experience Adventure
Part5: Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip (Day3) - Off to Bohol
Part6: Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip (Day3) - E.A.T. Danao Extreme Adventure
Part7: Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip (Day3) - Chocolate Hills & Bohol Tours
Part8: Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip (Day3-4) - Panglao's Dumaluan Beach & Bohol Beach Resorts
Part9: Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip (Day4) - Balicasag and Virgin Island Escapade
Part10: Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip (Day5) - Bohol Bee Farm
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