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Kawasan Falls In Cebu – A Complete Guide

Kawasan Falls is one of the most recognisable waterfalls in the Philippines. So here’s all the info for visiting, plus what to expect canyoneering.

How To Get To Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls is located in the town of Badian on Cebu Island. Although most tourists choose to stay in the more popular town of Moalboal, which is around a 40 minute drive from the falls.

The best way to get around South Cebu is to rent scooters for around 400 Pesos per day and explore.

If you’re not confident on scooters however, there are always locals hanging around on trikes. Just make sure to barter the price for a ride.

A public bus runs from Moalboal to Badian daily (stopping at Kawsan Falls). The bus costs around 20 Pesos and takes roughly 45 minutes. Just ask your accommodation for help locating its departure point.

Although, if you book a Kawasan Falls Canyoneering & Cliff Jump Private Tour then transport to and from your accommodation should be included.

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.

Kawasan Falls Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee: 40 PHP

This is for people visiting alone and taking photos or swim.

Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls: 2,500 – 5,000 PHP.

This also includes the entrance fees and a guide.

Kawasan Falls Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 6am – 6pm.

How To Book A Kawasan Falls Canyoneering Tour

We’ve visited Kawasan Falls twice.

Once alone in 2017 to take photos and swim at the main falls.

And a second time in 2019 on a full Kawasan Falls Canyoneering & Cliff Jump Private Tour with Mcrich Canyoneering.

We cannot recommend taking a tour enough. From the energy, to the tasty BBQ lunch and of course the excellent safety procedures.

Our tour team of four were a mixture of old and young, spoke great English and were really good fun to spend time with.

Their Canyoneering Kawasan Falls tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Motorbike ride to the jump point
  • Entrance fees to Kawasan Falls and the Badian canyoneering activity
  • Safety gear for canyoning (life jacket, aqua shoes, and helmet)
  • Towels
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Everyone looking ready as ever!

What To Expect At Kawasan Falls

A full on day of adventure! This is definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

From the get-go, we were jumping from cliffs and literally rolling down waterfalls, into the insanely beautiful turquoise waters.

We were hosting a group trip, so had a gang of 12 of us and it was by far the best day of our Philippines tour.

There was no pressure to partake in any of the jumps if you didn’t want to. However, pretty much everyone jumped at some point during the day.

The tour time ran from 9am-3pm, with that time including transfers and lunch. All in all, we were actually in the water for a good 3-4 hours!

Just to be clear, the canyoneering Kawasan Falls tour does not involve abseiling or the use of any climbing gear.

It is a day of jumping, swimming and climbing through countless waterfalls in clear blue water and stunning nature. As well as creating some awesome memories.

At certain points we just had to stop, look around and just take in and appreciate where we were and what we were doing.

If you’re looking for a day of incredible adventure and are keen to get stuck in, then a canyoneering Kawasan Falls tour is definitely the perfect tour for you!

Starting at the top of the falls and working your way down, you eventually arrive at the famous big blue waterfall of Cebu.

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The team heading down to the start of our canyoneering Kawasan Falls tour
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Expect many more huge jumps like this
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Also a few rope swings for those that are maybe a little nervous
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Fair to say the whole team enjoyed the Canyoneering Kawasan Falls Tour
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At the end of the tour it’s a free for all in the main falls
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With plenty of time for swimming and exploring
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A solid team lunch to end the day!

Where To Stay In Moalboal

Luxury

Blue Orchid Dive Resort

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.

Mid-Budget

Pescadores Seaview Suites

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.

Budget

Archery-Asia Nipa Huts & Camping

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.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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