Kawasan Falls is getting a lot of attention here in the Philippines. With picture perfect blue waters and swimming under beautiful waterfalls, it’s an instagrammers paradise. This beautiful waterfall is one of many all over the Philippines. It is secluded and perfect for families, solo travelers and locals alike. Here are some tips to traveling to Kawasan Falls!
How to Get There
There are a few options of how to travel around the island, the cheapest option is to take the bus at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. However, I suggest you leave early like 5:00am since the drive is about 3 hours time. The bus terminals get extremely busy and tickets are typically not bought in advance. You need to take to find the the bus to Barili. Ask the security guards if you have a hard time finding it.
The cost for the bus is about 134 pisos per person about $3 for one way. The only downsides with the bus is that they are always packed, most available buses are without air conditioning and for the return back to Cebu City you may be waiting for a few minutes prior to finding a bus. If the bus is full, you may even find yourself standing the entire 3 hours back or longer depending on how bad traffic is.
Moreover, the second option is to rent a taxi driver for the day which may run you about 2500 pisos or approximately $50. Now this will be a convenient factor and more accommodating if you are traveling with a few people and splitting costs. I have a family friend who is a driver in Cebu that I completely trust. The good thing about a driver is being able to see more sites in different areas and working on your own route instead of on the route of a bus.
Entrance to the Falls
There is a short walk from the highway into the falls. Halfway through you will see the cashiers to enter the falls. The prices to enter the falls are 20 pisos for locals and 40 pisos for foreigners. They do have a restaurant there hut the prices are way over priced. I suggest you eat either at the restaurant on the left prior to entering the street to walk to the falls or bringing your own food.
There is a bathroom there but they do charge 10 pisos to use to help with cleaning. Furthermore, you can rent a table to put all of your personal belongings on which will cost around 300 pisos.
The water is a nice cool blue and is perfect for those travel photos or just a nice swimming pond to relax and enjoy yourself. The waters are pretty strong and there are plenty of rafts that the locals will help bring you in to see the falls closer by pulling on ropes. The water in the center is about 50 meters deep making it perfect to jump into.
Often times, you will see many locals there visiting with family which is a very common thing in the Philippines. Most locals will celebrate with family by visiting these beautiful locals. It is usually an all day venture for them unlike many travelers just strolling through.
If you want to see more posts like this, check out my post on 7 Places to see in Cebu!
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