9 Must Visit Waterfalls in Cebu

by Jimmy and Tah

The Philippines is a treasure trove for travellers and Cebu island is one of its concealed solitaires. The island is known for its exquisite nature and the abundance of enthralling activities including free diving with sardines, swimming with whale sharks. Along with these, Cebu is also very much famous for cascading waterfalls that you cannot afford to miss out.

For a fact, there are more than 1000 falls in the region. Obviously, it isn’t possible to cover all of your trip to Cebu. But, yes, you can still make the most of it by visiting some of the best falls in Cebu. Wondering which are those waterfalls? Well, fret not, I have done that work for you. Here is a list of some of the most astonishing Cebu waterfall sites that you should look to explore.

#1 Kawasan Falls

Want to have some thrill while being close to nature at the same time? If so, then head to Kawasan Falls. Canyoneering through the crystal clear waters all the way down the canyons into Kawasan Falls is undoubtedly one of the best things to experience in Cebu. The waterfall is the collection of several exotic waterfalls that are perfect to dive in. The falls remain dotted with oodles of tourists who come here to either beat the heat or to spend some quality time.

#2 Dao Falls

Dao Falls, a must-visit site for all nature lovers and adventure aficionados out there. It is known for its exquisite beauty and pristine waters. Besides, the hike to this falls is spectacular in itself which passes through dense jungles, pristine rivers, and deep canyons. Such is the route to this popular site that as you will wade through the beautiful waters, you will be surrounded by palms and ferns that cover the canyon walls on both sides. 

#3 Inambakan Falls

Whenever it is about waterfalls in Cebu, then Inambakan Falls has to be on that list. Inambakan Falls is a serene hideout for travellers. It is an ideal place to go for swimming and to enjoy a tranquil time. Not just the fall, but the trek that leads to Inambakan is also worth talking about. Dotted with the abundance of nature and beautiful scenery, the hike to Inambakan Falls is worth indulging in. 

#4 Cambais Falls

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In the hills of Alegria, Cambais Falls is one of the most exotic tourist sites in Cebu. Though there are a number of waterfalls for cliff jumping, but Cambais is one of the best out of all. There are two different levels at this waterfall. The first level consists of a crystal clear pool engirdled by ferns, trees, and boulders. Whereas, the second level is accessible through a rope. On the first level, there is a cliff jump both of 7 meters and 10 meters of height. 

#5 Aguinid Falls

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Adding a thrill to your Cebu falls exploration tour is Aguinid Falls. Reaching to this waterfall is quite an adventure in itself. It involves one of the most thrilling and adventurous treks in Cebu. Once you reach the fall through this trek, you will have a chance to explore a hidden cave situated behind the waterfall. Aguinid Falls consists of various levels. Adventure seekers used to go to the eighth level. However, due to a number of accidents in the past, you are now only allowed to go to the fifth level and that too with a guide. But, the thrill and adventure are nowhere less than that of the eighth level.


#6 Budlaan Falls

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Unlike the above ones, Budlaan Falls isn’t one of those Cebu south falls. This waterfall is located close to downtown Cebu. There is a pretty waterfall trek up in the hills that leads to Budlaan Falls. Just to let you know, Budlaan is one of the largest waterfalls in Cebu. Along with swimming, one can also explore the natural surroundings which is quite exotic and enticing to eyes. 

#7 Binalayan Hidden Waterfalls

A lesser-known waterfall site in Cebu is Binalayan Falls. Yet, it is reckoned to be one of the most-loved waterfall sites by the adventure buffs who all know about this place. Amongst all those, this is a renowned cliff jumping spot. Also touted as Triple-Drop or Bonbon Falls, Binalayan is a beautiful location which is quite secluded as well. One of the best things about visiting this waterfall is that the trail that leads to Binalayan is quite short, and hence, tourists who are not fond of walking can also visit this place.


#8 Tumalog Falls

Though the flow of water is minimal, yet a number of tourists, especially the ones in families visit Tumalog Falls in order to relish the sublime surroundings. One of the best things about this waterfall site is Garra rufa fish that are there in abundance in the water. You can just soak your feet in the water and let them do the rest of the work – the fish will chow down the dead skin from your feet. This free relaxing foot spa is indeed an experience to savour.

#9 Tinubdan Falls

Tinubdan Falls, a perfect Instagram spot for all those who are short of amazing travel pictures to post on their Insta account. Well, one of the reasons why I am referring to this place as an ideal Instagrammable spot is because of its untouched nature. The fall is situated at a little distance from Cebu. The site is famous for its six different streams that are cascading into two basins. The first one is 6 feet deep whereas, the second one is 3 feet deep. People come to this place either to spend some quality time or indulge in a swimming experience.


There are many more waterfalls in Cebu that can also be explored with only a short bus ride from Cebu city. After traveling to Cebu for over two months we find these to be the most unforgettable waterfalls of the island.

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