Aguinid Falls Cebu is a lesser known waterfall but turned out to be one of our favourites in the Philippines. Here’s all the info for visiting.
Aguinid Falls is located on the South West coast of Cebu Island. It’s around a 40 minute drive from Oslob and 1 hour from Moalboal.
We visited early in the morning from Oslob, before heading back around to check out Tumalog Falls.
The best way to get around South Cebu is to rent scooters for around 400 Pesos per day and explore. The roads are mainly straight and well maintained.
If you’re not confident on scooters there are always locals hanging around on trikes, just make sure to barter the price for a ride.
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.
Entrance Fee: 60 Pesos
Rental Of Wet Shoes: 50 Pesos
Rental Of Dry Bag: 50 Pesos
There are car parks on the way in charging 20 Pesos but keep driving to the entrance.
Tip For Your Guide: 200 per guide is recommended.
Although the tip amount is dependant on your personal experience.
A guide is compulsory for Aguinid Falls.
Aguinid Falls Opening Times
Monday – Sunday: 6:30am – 5:30pm
The Philippines are most popular during the dry season, between November and April.
At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas.
The first thing you need to know about Aguinid Falls is that there are five levels of waterfalls. So be prepared to get wet.
It is not a waterfall for sightseeing like most in the Philippines, it is one you have to climb, jump and fully emerge yourself into.
A Few Rules:
1. Taking a guide is a must! – They show you exactly where is safe to walk and climb.
2. Wet shoes and a dry bag are a must! – It is impossible to climb without them. Belongings can also be left at the front.
3. No food and drinks are allowed in!
What To Pack
A whole lot of fun and definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.
When we arrived at Aguinid Falls, having done no research, we were unaware that it wasn’t a simple ‘walk in and take photos’ kind of waterfall.
So we made the quick decision to drop our bags and go ahead with the guided tour anyway. It was undeniably one of the best decisions we made in the Philippines!
Our guides Nat Nat and Richie really made it a day to remember and were full of enthusiasm from the get go. We chucked on our wet shoes and grabbed our dry bags before heading off into the jungle.
You will need wet shoes. It’s impossible to climb some parts of the falls without them. These can be rented from the entrance for 50 Pesos.
The same goes for a dry bag, which we would recommend renting if you want to take your phones or cameras with you. Your other belongings can be left at the front desk.
The tour takes roughly 30-60 minutes, depending on how many photos you take! It’s a mixture of climbing, jumping and wading your way through the natural beauty of Aguinid Falls.
Moreover, considering how non-touristy it is, the locals have done a great job of creating such a well-equipped and safe course.
Therefore, if you’re a keen waterfall hunter travelling the South of Cebu, we can’t recommend Aguinid Falls enough.
The Blue Orchid Resort offers a peaceful and relaxing stay, about 8 km from Moalboal town.
It features an outdoor pool, several water sports activities and free WiFi access.
Opening out to sea views, rooms are breezy and feature private terraces. All rooms have air conditioning and a private bathroom with a mosquito net.
The Blue Orchid Resort is a 20-minute boat ride from the popular dive site of Pescador Island. It’s a great option for those that are passionate about diving.
Alternatively, guests can also explore the surrounding region on a scooter, or relax with a massage. Adventure activities such as kayaking can also be arranged.
Offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Pescadores Seaview Suites is set directly in Moalboal.
Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The air-conditioned rooms come with a dry rack and a fan.
Certain rooms also feature views of the sea, pool or garden. Ensuite bathrooms come with shower facilities and free toiletries.
There is a mini-market on-site as well as a 24 hour front desk.
Guests can play table tennis, billiard, and board games at the resort and can also enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant.
Archery-Asia Nipa Huts & Camping offers WiFi access, barbecues, campfire facilities and seating areas.
Free private parking is available on site. Bungalows come with a private entrance, a fan and a mosquito net. A mattress, bed linen, towels and a free bottle of water are also provided.
The communal bathroom comes with a toilet and a cold shower.
You can play 3D archery, darts or badminton at the property, and the area surrounding the accommodation is popular for hiking.
For more places to stay in Moalboal, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.