The Kawasan Falls
Kawasan Falls is undeniably the most sought after waterfalls in Cebu. This popular destination located in Barangay Matutinao, Badian, Cebu has caught the attention of many tourists all over the country and even the world.
Kawasan Falls is relatively very accessible. Most people take the bus going to Badian and the drivers or konductors would drop them off at the entrance of Kawasan falls. There are signages everywhere so you will not get lost. If you find a church nearby you can be quite sure that you are in the right place. Some tourists prefer to take arranged tours since it is more convenient that way.
The falls is just a 15 to 30 minute walk from the national road. No need to fuss yourself in getting someone to help with your bags since it is not a very long or arduous trip from the highway to the entrance.After a short walk, you will be paying a small amount of Php20 at the entrance. This is for the maintenance of the falls and its surroundings as mandated by the local government.
The Bamboo Rafting at Kawasan Falls
Kawasan consists of 3 major levels of cascading bodies of water. The lowest and first tier of the falls will greet you with beautiful turquoise waters. The first tier is also the highest among the three levels at a stunning 131 feet. It is probably the grandest among the three-layered waterfalls. However, cliff diving from the top is not allowed due to safety reasons. There are ropes and bamboo rafts at the bottom which may pose a serious threat to divers.
To enjoy the first tier, you can go near the magnificent body of falling water using the bamboo rafts. The rafts will take you underneath the cold and mighty waters of the falls. It’s a must-try experience in Kawasan falls. It costs P300 to rent the raft. This excludes the fee for raft guides so be sure to have an arrangement first before you go and enjoy.
It will take a short climb to get to the second tier of Kawasan falls. It is not as high as the first but 66 feet surely isn’t something you can take lightly. This is where tourists are allowed to cliff dive from the top of the falls. Those who join the canyoneering activities end their trip at this falls with an exhilarating jump. There is also a swing nearby where you can hang on a rope that will swing you from a tree root and into the pool of water.
Take a best picture at Kawasan Falls
The second tier of Kawasan falls is not as crowded as the first tier. There is also a restaurant where you order food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They also offer small but decent rooms for overnight accommodations.
It will take more energy to get to the third tier of the falls. It has a smaller cascades than the first and second one. It is rarely frequented by tourists who visits the Kawasan falls. But this is part of the trail that the canyoneering activity traverses. A few meters away from the waterfalls, there is a cliff higher than the second tier where canyoneering guides allow selected participants to cliff dive into the deep pool below.
Visiting Kawasan is definitely a worthy experience.The mountain’s springs has continuously supplied it with clean and crystal clear waters. It is surrounded by lush forest landscapes that will surely captivate any traveler’s heart.
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