Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kawasan Falls - Badian, Cebu



Along with my wife's previous office mates we were able to visit Kawasan falls before it was closed for rehabilitation and development reasons. This was my first and only waterfall experience (yet) and I enjoyed it a lot. We are even planning to maybe go back and see the improvements after the rehabilitation hoping for a better experience. 





Brackish water leading to Kawasan falls. 
An old power plant using the strong gush of water for supply.



2nd waterfall in Kawasan.
The inviting river near the trail.
Souvenir shop.
A biologist observing the flora/fauna.
my adorable wife on the first drop in Kawasan Falls.

Kawasan falls is located in the Southwest part of Cebu in Brgy. Matutinao, Badian. It is a 3 (or more) hours travel from the heart of Cebu yet it should always be worth it because Badian is rich with a lot of tourist destinations like the Moalboal Beach, Lambug Beach, La Playa Resort, and other water falls. Kawasan houses not just 1 but many other series of waterfalls and natural pools for swimming, though the most famous is the first one that you see after a short walk from the main entrance and is usually crowded. 

The trek to the falls was not strenuous because of the gravel and concrete trails provided for the tourist, not to mention the view going to the place especially the long river adds a relaxing effect to our hike. 

How to get there:

  • From the Cebu South Bus Terminal find a bus (I suggest an AC bus) going to Badian Cebu. You can ask the conductor to drop you in Kawasan falls.
  • Entrance fee (as of March 2013) is 50php.

14 comments:

  1. Isn't it too shallow to you know, take a dive? I wonder what that biologist sees!

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    1. haha, it sure was shallow.. but I think they were looking at some species of river plants.

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  2. If only we are near Cebu we would definitely visit this place. It looks nice out there. I prefer falls, swimming pools and river than beach kasi.

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    1. in rivers you don't need to worry about urchins and starfish that might hurt your feet? hehe

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  3. Cebu is really a good place to live in. I love the falls and all the beautiful tourist places.

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    1. Though Cebu is small, it is compacted with nice places to visit.

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  4. The river going to the falls is really scenic and the falls is just breath taking.

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  5. Waterfalls are always refreshing to see and explore. We should always protect it for the next generation.

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  6. We are coming from the airport and plan to go directly to kawasan falls. Do they hAve locker rooms where we could leave our things? Or is there any cheap hotel nearby that we could rent for a few hours stay? U see, we will be heading to oslob ( in the afternoon) after kawasan.. thanks.

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    1. im no expert maam/sir but i think they have for-rent rooms there... yes you can definitely try out some accommodation near the area before heading to oslob.... one is La playa...

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  7. Beautiful post friend! The Water Falls is the most beautiful and major tourist attraction in every country. It presents the beautiful creation of God. I am really like your blog. I’m beauty lover so I must visit in this fall after complete my tour to grand canyon from los angeles. Keep on Sharing and God Bless you!!

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