Kawasan Falls is probably the most popular and most instagrammed waterfalls in Cebu. We wouldn’t be surprised as Kawasan has truly lived up to its fame. Tourists have never been disappointed with their long travel to Cebu just to see this natural wonder of magnificently tiered turquoise waters.
The famous Kawasan Falls located in the municipality of Badian which is three hours south of Cebu City. For most tourists, they avail of the canyoneering activity in Badian which will eventually lead them to jump off the cliffs of Kawasan Falls.
Things To Do In Kawasan Falls,
The canyoneering activity is supervised by well-trained guides in the area. They also serve as the photographer of the group. If the weather is not good or the waters seem unfit for canyoneering, the guides will advise for a different or safer route. Tourists are always asked to wear a helmet and life vest for protection. Shoes or sandals fit for canyoneering are very much recommended. The actual starting point of the canyoneering activity is at Canlaob, Alegria. From Badian, a habal-habal ride will take you to Alegria. You will stop at the Alegria Tourism Center for registration before finally heading to your starting point. And as mentioned earlier, the end of the canyoneering trail is at Kawasan Falls.
Adventure In Kawasan Falls
Kawasan has many level of waterfalls. The first one is the largest of the three but is not allowed for jumping for safety reasons. It is usually the most crowded area also as many people try to experience the waterfalls through renting bamboo rafts. Life vests are also available for rent.
A few minutes of hike will take you to the second falls where the canyoneering trail. The activity usually ends with a jump on the waterfall cliff. There is also a swing nearby if the cliff jump is still not enough fun.
The third tier is more of a collection of small cascading bodies of water. There is a cliff nearby where canyoneering participants run and jump into the waters.
There are restaurants in Kawasan so you won’t worry about bringing any food. However, prices are not cheap since the poblacion is quite far and these areas can be very crowded. Resources spike up when there is a decrease in supply. Make sure to ask first the prices so you won’t get too surprised upon paying the bill. There are also cottages or rooms in the area which range up to 1,500-2,500php and tables for rent which are around 500php.
Kawasan may be quite pricey now but the experience is definitely worth your time and money. Try visiting them on weekdays on ono-holidays where you can enjoy the place with less people.
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