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Tumalog Falls In Oslob – A Complete Guide

Tumalog Falls Oslob in an up and coming waterfall in Cebu and definitely worth a visit if you’re in town. Here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Tumalog Falls

Tumalog Falls is located on the South East coast of Cebu Island. It’s around a 20 minute drive from Oslob town.

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.

We rented scooters from Oslob and ventured round stopping first at Aguinid Falls before coming back around to Tumalog Falls.

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.

One of the more popular tours is the Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option.

Tumalog Falls Entrance Fee

Adults: 20 Pesos per person.

It’s a 500 metre walk down from car park, along an easy flat road.

On way the way back up there is an option to catch a lift with a driver back to the car park for 30 Pesos.

Tumalog Falls Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 6am to 5pm.

Just be sure to check the weather conditions as it was super dry when we visited in January.

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Heading through the amazing bamboo forest

Best Time to Visit Tumalog Falls

The best time to travel to the Philippines is in the dry season which is between November and April.

These months enjoy hot yet pleasant temperatures without the humidity of the summer months.

However, before you visit Tumalog Falls check on how much rainfall there has been recently, as when we visited there had been a drought and the waterfall was not as impressive as it could have been.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Tumalog Falls

The first thing we have to stress is to make sure to check with your accommodation how much rain fall they’ve had recently.

As when we visited they had just suffered a major drought so this Philippines waterfall was a little underwhelming.

We only had one day in Oslob before we had to catch our flight out of the Philippines though, so we decided to venture over to Tumalog Falls and Aguinid Falls anyway.

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

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

There’s a snack shop at the top of the car park and toilets at the base of the falls, so it’s easy to stock up and head down for a swim at this recently discovered waterfall.

Tumalog Falls Oslob was only found in 2012, so is fairly new to tourism, although the locals there couldn’t have been friendlier.

Just a short walk from the entrance will lead you to this secluded spot in the Philippines jungle. We just hope your visit brings more water than ours did!

At the right time of year, this would definitely be one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

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Only to find there was little water falling from the rocks
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We could see the potential of the turquoise water at the feet of the falls
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Our Tumalog Falls visit wasn’t what we’d hoped for

Where To Stay In Oslob

Luxury

Down South 118 Beach Resort

Offering a barbecue and sun terrace, Down South 118 Beach Resort is situated in Oslob.

Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available in the restaurant and free private parking is available.

Certain rooms come with a terrace or balcony. The rooms have a private bathroom equipped with a bath. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. 

The area is popular for snorkelling and diving. Dumaguete is 15.5 miles from Down South 118 Beach Resort, while Moalboal is 29.8 miles away.

The nearest airport is Dumaguete Airport, 14.3 miles from Down South 118 Beach Resort.

Mid-Budget

Island Front / Bangcogon Resort and Restaurant

Situated in Oslob, within 1.6 miles of Sumilon Island Sand Bar Beach and 1.8 miles of Mainit Port Beach, Island Front / Bangcogon Resort and Restaurant features accommodation with a restaurant and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive.

Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The guest house the rooms include a private bathroom.

The tour desk is available to assist guests in planning their days out.

Budget

Guilly’s Place

Offering free WiFi, Guilly’s Place is set in Oslob. Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace.

There is a restaurant serving local cuisine, and free private parking is available. 

Dumaguete is 21.1 miles from the inn, while Alcoy is 14.9 miles from the property.

The nearest airport is Dumaguete, 19.9 miles from Guilly’s Place, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

For more places to stay in Oslob, 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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Tumalog Falls In Oslob Guide

claire

Monday 28th of August 2023

where were you able to rent scooters?