Visiting Kawasan Falls in Cebu is one of the best things to do in the Philippines. These falls in Cebu offering an exhilarating escape and shouldn’t be missed when exploring this Southeast Asian country.
Nestled within the lush jungle, Kawasan waterfalls is a multi-tired waterfall system characterized by crystal-clear turquoise waters cascading over verdant rock formations.

In this article, I’ll go over everything you need to know before going to Kawasan Falls in Cebu, including how to get there, how to visit, where to stay and more. Get ready for an amazing day filled with waterfalls, beautiful palm trees, and  lush rainforest.

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About Kawasan Falls Cebu Philippines

Kawasan Falls are a must visit anyone’s Philippines itinerary, becoming one of the most popular tourist spots in Cebu due to their stunning beauty and the opportunity for activities such as swimming, bamboo rafting, and trekking into the jungle.

And yes, to answer the question that I know everyone has in their heads, the water really is that blue. The journey to the falls involves a scenic trek along a mostly paved path into the jungle. Upon reaching the Cebu Falls, you are greeted with the cool, emerald-hued pools just asking for you to take a swim.

Kawasan Falls Location

📍 Where is Kawasan Falls located? Kawasan Falls is located on the province of Cebu. Cebu City is the second largest city in the Philippines which serves as the main gateway to visiting the falls.

Cebu has an international airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, making it easily accessible by air. Ferries and fast crafts connect Cebu to neighboring islands. The island has a well-devolved road network, making it easy to explore various parts of the province, such as these waterfalls.

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How to Get to Kawasan Falls 

Kawasan falls are located on the southwest side of the island in the town of Badian. Reaching Kawasan Falls involves a scenic journey through the picturesque landscapes.  How to get to Kawasan Falls from Cebu City, you can do this 2 different ways – bus or taxi.

🚕 Taxi to Kawasan Falls from Cebu City

It takes 3 hours to get to from Cebu City to Kawasan Falls in a private taxi. This is the fastest and most convenient option. You will be on your own time and won’t have to make several stops compared to taking the public bus.

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🚌 Bus from Cebu to Kawasan Falls

There is also an option to take a bus to Kawasan Falls. The bus leaves out of the south station bus terminal and should cost about 115 pesos per person. Buses run 4 times per day and will drop you in the town of Moalboal. The bus is a lot cheaper but has a lot more stops and takes much longer.

How to Get from Moalboal to Kawasan Falls

When we were visiting the falls in Cebu, we stayed in the town of Moalboal. It takes 45 minutes to go from Moalboal to Kawasan Falls. You can rent a moped for 300-500 pesos for the day or take the bus which costs around 20 pesos per person.

Parking at Cebu Kawasan Falls

We opted for the moped as we didn’t want to be restricted on time. Drive 45 minutes until you see a church on the left side of the road. This is where the Kawasan Falls entrance is located and where you will park your moped.

It cost 50 pesos to park at the church which you will give to a ‘parking’ attendant. The parking attendant will then give you a parking voucher after you pay.

Walk to the Falls

From the parking lot you start to walk to the the falls down a path. The path is paved and straight forward. It takes 10 to 15 minute to walk to the entrance of Kawasan Falls. Locals will offer to guide you for a fee, politely say no.

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Kawasan Falls Entrance Fee

The Kawasan Falls entrance fee is 45 pesos per person to enter.

What to Expect at Kawasan Falls

The first waterfall you reach is the most famous one of the Kawasan falls. There are a couple restaurants next to the falls to grab food or beers. We indulged in some beers so we could occupy a table to put our stuff on and take photos and swim around.

You can walk yourself up through the levels and the falls without a guide. On the left there are some stairs to head up to the second and third waterfall. These Moalboal waterfalls are less busy and allow swimming.

There are also spots to go cliff jumping!  Super fun, I definitely recommend that you take the leap. At the very top there is a rope swing that cost 10 pesos that you can swing off into the turquoise pool.

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Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

For the traveler that wants more adventure, it’s possible to go canyoneering at Kawasan Falls. Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls involves a scenic trek through the lush jungle, navigating a series of natural water chutes, cliff jumps, and waterfall rappelling.

It takes around 2-3 hours of adrenaline-pumping exploration to make your way to the main Kawasan Falls. Of course the guides of these tours are fun and awesome. Plus, if you’re traveling with a mate they’ll get you some great photos together, including some action shots.

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Hotels near Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls Accommodation

I recommend staying in Moalboal  for a couple nights. This will allow you to have ample time to explore all the Cebu waterfalls and enjoy other activities in the area.

This includes swimming with the whale sharks in Olsob or seeing the world-renowned sardine run. These are the best hotels near Kawasan Falls for all budgets.

Budget Hotels 

  • Garden Village has comfortable and private rooms. This hotel has good value for the cost.
  • If visiting the falls isn’t the only reason you’re visiting this area and you’re into diving then the Blue Abyss Resort is perfect if you’re on a budget.  There is a good restaurant on sight. Friendly atmosphere.

Mid-Range Accommodations

  • Moalboal Tropics is located in town surrounded by lots of restaurants night life. You’ll enjoy the large pool.
  • Blue Orchid Resort is a secluded  beach resort near Kawasan falls located on White Beach. Amazing pool, rooms and location.

Luxury Hotels Near Kawasan Falls

  • Badian Island Wellness Resort is an eco-friendly health resort is located on Badian Island which is a great hotel near Kawasan falls. It’s luxurious especially for Philippines standards. Complete with lush grounds, a professional spa, and a pool table.  If you book your own villa, you’ll have your own private salt water pool.
  • If you’re a diver looking for an adventure getaway, the Magic Island Dive Resort is boutique resort that is run by two diver instructors to ensure a great time and all the necessary equipment.

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Tips for Visiting Kawasan Falls

  • Get there early before 8 or late afternoon to avoid crowds. We went in the afternoon. After 4 pm we had the falls to ourselves!
  • Bring a towel and change of clothes for the way home.
  • You’re able to rent life jackets there for 50 pesos if you’re not that confident of a swimmer.
  •  Make sure you bring ample money as many things cost and there are no close ATM’s
  • There is NO SMOKING allowed inside (hooray!)
  • Sunscreen – This is my go-to sunscreen
  • Travel Insurance – don’t try canyoneering without it. It’s very affordable when you consider the alternative.

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