Kawasan Falls, located on the beautiful island of Cebu in the Philippines have become one of the most popular attractions in the entire country to visit, where you can swim in clear turquoise water surrounded by lush green forests with the noise of powerful waterfalls rushing in the background.
For the more adventurous travellers out there, canyoneering is a great way to explore this natural beauty.
Once you’re here at the entrance, there’s a long path through the jungle towards Kawasan Falls but it’s fairly easy to walk on and you’ll see lots of locals pushing along cooler boxes with picnics. This walk takes as long as 30 minutes though.
Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls
A very popular activity to do at Kawasan Falls is canyoneering. You’ll spend around 3 hours jumping in and out of the falls and the Matutinao river that flows through. This price covers you for all your equipment, a guide and a snack. On another note, most tours start from 7.30am with the last entries accepted at around 3pm.
Exploring the other waterfalls at Kawasan
Don’t just stay at the main falls at the bottom. It’s the busiest area, and although it is probably the most beautiful to capture, there are other beautiful falls and pools to explore further up too.
If you take the path on the left hand side leading away from the main falls, it will lead you to a maze of other waterfalls and pools to bathe in – without the crowds and way more peaceful. I highly recommend doing this.
You can even climb right up into the jungle and have it all to yourself!
Getting to Mainit Hot Springs
To get to the springs, it’s a lovely, winding 1.5km walk from the main road stop. The path leads you up through peaceful villages and lush vegetation before you arrive at the hot springs.
There are three pools to choose from, and there were only about 30 locals there relaxing. Some of them were fully submerged into the pools, one of which exceeds 40c!
Exploring the Springs
According to stokedtotravel.com, continued on to climb up away from main area and found the most gorgeous (cool) pools to jump into and huge boulders to climb on. This was a really lovely spot with no other tourists and a peaceful atmosphere.
Do not miss it.