Sunday, June 20, 2010

Part4: Cebu-Bohol Trip (Day2) - Kawasan Falls Experience

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!

Kawasan Falls

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..)

cold waterfalls!

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
Cebu-Bohol Ferry Schedule


Anonymous said...

WOOOW!!! what wonderfull place!!! I wanna be there now...

Chyng said...

grabe ang ganda jan sa kawasan!

adventurousfeet said...

you're right guys! Kawasan is fantastic!

Peter John Ruiz said...

will visit this place soon on july! nice!

adventurousfeet said...

@peterjohnr25 enjoy! you can also check moalboal :)

josie said...

i love kawasan!

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for sharing this. I'll be going to Cebu sa last week of Sept. till Oct.4 and top proiority ko ang Kawasan and Basdaku. Your post is really good for reference and it seems recent pa.
Curious lang ako. It appears na you rode a balsa. Most likely, I'll be there alone, where can I leave my things if I decided to swim or get wet. Suggest nman please, kayo ba? how did you manage to keep your things?
Maraming salamat,God bless
I'll read your other posts.

adventurousfeet said...

Well, at the start of walking towards kawasan falls, there's a tour guide that would literally invite himself to be your tour guide. hehe. That guy is actually the one who raft that balsa on the pic, we rented a cottage and his brother (another local tour guide) take our pictures while we're at the falls. His brother take our pictures near our cottage so he take care of looking on our things. Being tour guides, we gave them tip separately.

adventurousfeet said...

When we were there I didn't see any other place to put our things so we rented a cottage. Maraming tao sa pinakalowest part ng falls so parang hirap makita kung lapag mo lang kung saan saan ang gamit mo. Not sure on the the second level of the falls kung mas konti ang tao.

And one more thing, while we're swimming at the falls, most likely we always look on our things from afar haha. From other blog I saw there are kids that could be your guide as well, so if you have one, she/he can take a look on your things. Well from our experience, nothing was missing. There are also room accomodations if you really wanted to secure your things. said...

wow, thank you tlaga. I enjoyed your write-up, nice pics and may menu pa :P for budget concious like me, importante to na may info bout sa prices.
really appreciate.. good job!

Cagayan de Oro map said...

COOL!!! This is really nice! I wanna visit that waterfall when I arrive to Bohol for a vacation. :)

adventurousfeet said...

@cagayan de oro map
Kawasan is in cebu, hope you'll visit it soon! enjoy!

Sampig said...

i want to ask
Raft / Balsa for 15min. ride to the falls: Php 300.00

p300 is for 1 person or unlimit ?

adventurousfeet said...

it's for the whole balsa/raft rent. unlimited no. of person as long as the raft can still float. :) i've seen more than 10-15 people in this balsa, so if you're in a group, most likely you'll pay less.

Cagayan de Oro Map said...

Oops, my bad. I was supposed to say Cebu not Bohol. But anyway, I was able to go there last month with my family and I really enjoyed the falls. Thanks to your post. It was your blog that gave me idea to go there. :)

adventurousfeet said...

you're welcome :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the very informative IT. We opt to follow your IT on our coming trip this January.
However, how was the trip back to your hotel from the falls? Any suggestion on what time to leave the falls, any schedule on the ride back to Cebu city? Looking forward to your positive response!

Thanks! -chi

adventurousfeet said...

if im not mistaken, i think we went back to cebu city from kawasan falls around 3-4pm. Usually its 3-4hrs roadtrip so we arrived at Cebu City already dark. You can ask the people around Kawasan when was the last trip but I think for as long as the sun is up(before 6pm), you're pretty safe to ride a bus back to the City. But better ask the people around there to be sure :)

belladonna said...

nice place...very refreshing, relaxing and adventurous as well.

Anonymous said...

hi...thanks for this blog. just curios about the total expenses for this trip? we're planning to have this trip as well, thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

hi...thanks for this blog. just curios about the total expenses for this trip? we're planning to have this trip as well, thanks! :)

cebucation said...

Kawasan Falls is amazing place, i agree with what you said about your things being safe while swimming,
probably cheaper to get a tour guide at the entrance to keep your things safe

just a shame, that when i visited i forgot to bring my swimming things so didn't get a chance to swim, but will do next time for sure!!

Tonkin-Travel Vietnam said...

Oh, such a nice place! I really love the blue clean water there. Thanks for your sharing!

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