The Queen City of the South which is the Cebu City has a hidden gem that most people flock towards to. The hustle and bustle of the city will lead you to searching a place where you can unwind and relax, and probably take a dip. There is a place where you can put an end to your stress and worries. With the travel time of 2 hours, you can reach a sanctuary located in Barangay Matutinao, Badian, Cebu. The Kawasan Falls Philippines is popular among tourists and locals alike.

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The falls came from the Kabukalan Spring going  to the Matutinao River and Tanon Strait. On the year 2000 – 2002, the Matutinao River was awarded as the cleanest inland body of water.

If you are coming from the highway, you need to walk for around 10 to 15 minutes before reaching the first fall. You will be amaze with the peacefulness and the view you get to see.

The Kawasan Falls offers a variety of falls you can choose from that will suit you. The vast crystal blue green water with the dazzling multi-layered falls. The waterfalls consist of big natural pools that when you take a dip, the cold water will surely relieve you from all the stress. You can opt to climb up as to have more glimpse of the waterfalls and to witness the wider pool. But it will take you approximately around 10 minutes to reach the 2nd one.

If you want to have a one of a kind experience, you can rent a bamboo raft that can accommodate around 20 persons and will take you to have natural falls massage. You can bring your family or friends and have it as your bonding. It is one of the best stress relievers.

Entrance fee is also collected, Cottages and tables are for rent yet, you can bring your own food or buy in the nearby food stalls.

You can simply get there via a bus from the Cebu City South Bus Terminal or you can check out the tour packages we have: Kawasan Falls and Mantayupan Falls Car Rental Package

If you ever have time to visit Cebu, drop by at Kawasan Falls and see the beauty of God’s creation.

Kawasan Falls is one of the loveliest waterfalls not only in Cebu but, of the whole country. It is situated in a quiet yet alluring town of Matutinao, Badian, Southwest Cebu. Kawasan Falls is a two to three hour travel from Cebu City.

How to Get to Kawasan Falls

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If you are familiar with Cebu City, head on to the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) and ride a bus going to Badian. You literally won’t get lost because there are sign boards that you can follow. To be sure, you can ask around the terminal and they would definitely lead you to the que. You can either choose to ride Ceres or Rough Riders Bus. For Librando Bus, you can locate it in its own terminal right across CSBT. Buses depart the terminal at an interval of 30 minutes.

You may opt to sit near the window or aisle. While on the road, take advantage of enjoying the mountain and seaside scenes. When passing Carcar City, try its special delicacy, chicharon. Or grab some otap at Barili Shamrock, a pit stop.

Arrival at Badian


Alight at Matutinao Badian Church. Just remember, when you already passed by Badian Public Market, you are about 15 minutes near the church. Upon arriving, you will be greeted by your guide, if you hired one. Otherwise, some people will offer you their services going to the falls and helping you carry your things.

Tip: You may not get their services since the trail is very easy. You won’t get lost.


Simply follow the trail while listening to the gushing sound of the water and the chirping of the birds. Fret not, this hike lasts for only 15-20 minutes. A 10Php fee will be collected at the entrance. This is for the maintenance of the area mandated by the local government.

The falls

Kawasan Falls is a three level falls, with which the first two are visitor-friendly swimming areas. The third falls is for the adventurous types. You can settle at the first falls or climb up a few more minutes to the second. Both possess the natural pristine beauty of a renowned falls. Settle your things at the cottage. Rent a raft and life jacket and get closer to the falls.

Tour Package

Should you want to hire a private vehicle for your tour, we offer Kawasan Falls and Mantayupan Falls Car Rental Package . This package also features a trip to Mantayupan Falls in Barili.

Are you feeling stressed out from work or school lately? Do you want to feel relaxed come weekend? Fret not, in just 3 hours drive away from the city, you will be greeted with your much needed beach therapy. Head on to Badian and check out these spots:

1) Lambug Beach

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Nothing gets more enchanting than swimming at the newly uncovered white sand Lambug beach that captivates the heart of every traveler. Enjoy fish feeding in the vast area of the sea and explore other underwater creatures. An expert diver must feel the entire need of diving at Sunken Island.

2) Zaragosa Fish Sanctuary

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Filled with various coral reefs and sea animals, this marine sanctuary has drawn the attention of many visitors. With strict protection by the local government in Badian, in partnership with few non-governmental organizations, the sanctuary remains free from the hands of illegal fishermen to keep the ecosystem safe.

3) Dive Sites

Dive Sites in Badian


Coral Garden is the primary snorkeling site perfect for travelers. Want to try night diving? Feel free to ask for Badian Wall and Fisherman’s Cave Dive Spots. Both have strong currents but, fishes, barracudas, turtles, etc can still be seen around. Explore Garden Eels and witness eels nudging their heads out from the sand. Sawang Dive Spot is the safest diving site for training to beginners in large groups.

4) Matutinao River

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Canyoneering, an outdoor activity involving hiking, jumping, rappelling, swimming, and scrambling. Sounds fun? Try the new adrenaline pumping adventure! Warning! This activity can get you really exhausted.

5) Kawasan Falls

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Kawasan Nature Park marks the entrance of Kabokalan Spring and Kawasan Falls. Hike your way towards the 3 level waterfalls. Tourists mostly settle at the second falls. Rent a bamboo raft for a closer encounter with the falls. Cottages and rooms are available at a reasonable price.

6) Kansanto Spring

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If you are up for a new nature trip other than the beach, check out Kansanto Spring. This small cold spring is fascinating as the water flows down the stream.

Contact us now by sending us an email at [email protected] or you can call us at +63 917 – 323 – 8965 and avail our car rental services and we will take you there!

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Planning a quick day tour in the south? Why don’t you take a dip on the top 2 waterfalls in southwest Cebu? Yes, it is impeccable possible to visit the falls in just a day, visit our package to these two waterfalls from this link. I suggest you go on a trip to Kawasan first since it is farther then, you can go down your way to Barili to reach Mantayupan. But, with CebuTours, you can always choose.

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What to expect in Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls has been a top tourist attraction in Cebu. It has been visited not only by local tourists but foreigners as well. Kawasan Falls has two main waterfalls that are ideal for swimming. Get your feet ready for at least 15 minutes walk to reach the falls. The 40 meters falls magnificently stands as a perfect day view. Moving on for a few minutes walk, you can reach the 20 meters falls that flows continuously giving you a beautiful spot for relaxation. Cottages and stores are available for your convenience however, expect the prices to skyrocket. It is better to bring your own food and drinks to save up some bucks.

What to expect in Mantayupan Falls

Unlike Kawasan, Mantayupan Falls doesn’t really need several minutes of walking before reaching the falls. You just need 5 minutes of walk and voila, you’re already there. Mantayupan Falls has two levels at 14 meters and 98 meters respectively. The main falls is where tourists settle in for a swim. There are nearby cottages where you can eat your lunch and place your things. The water is so mesmerizing as it gives you a very cool and relaxing feeling.

Side Trips

Molave Milk Station

Travelers often drop by at the Milk Station to grab some snacks. Because the Milk Station serves unique homemade ice cream, people always make sure to stop over the place and taste the famous product. Yes, their ice cream are specially made from fresh carabao or cow’s milk. You can choose from mango, chocolate, ube, vanilla, strawberry, buko pandan, buko chocolate and even pandan chocolate. The private farm also sells other snack items and carabao’s milk.


This is the most common stopover for buses when traveling south. It has several stores for your food and refreshments. And, most passengers stop here to use the comfort rooms or just simply to stretch out after long trips.

Contact CebuTours today and we will take you to these awesome places.

malabuyoc churchThe west side of Cebu province also offers the same relaxation and fun with the other provinces. Malabuyoc is one of them. The sleepy province with hidden jewels is a must go. Malabuyoc provides a wide variety of adventure to the seekers.

According to the Japanese people, they believed that soaking or bathing in the warm water have lots of benefits. Increase of metabolism, cleanse the skin, relieve muscle pains are just few of the advantages. Mainit Springs is an eye catching place found in the province. The term “mainit” is a tagalog word that means hot or warm. The springs are located in one of the barangay of the province and attracts people, not only the locals but tourists as well. Mainit Springs have three pools with varying degree of warmth. The biggest one has the hottest temperature at 44 degrees celsius. While the two smaller pools have 36 and 38 degrees of temperature respectively. The water is crystal clear where you can see the rocks at the bottom.

The Montaneza falls is one of the precious gems in Malabuyoc. People who wish to visit there must have a guide because some parts of the trail needs a ladder in going up and down. To say that the road on the way is rocky and steep is an understatement. Eventually, it will all be worth it when you see the falls. Montaneza falls is situated in a cave while the water come rushing in from up the Montaneza river, which is the main source of the water. It also offers many recreational activities like canyoning. Of course, swimming is a must in the falls.

Another treasure in the province is the Looc falls which still remained unspoiled. The trail is surrounded with different kinds of overgrown shrubs and plants which leads you to the river. Here you’ll pass limestone walls that are flanking the river. After a long hike, you’ll be greeted with the captivating view of the Looc falls that are boarded with lush vegetation and large boulder of rocks.

When you visit Malabuyoc, you are bound to capture its beauty.

Kawasan Falls in Cebu by CebuTours.phSituated in the southwest part of Cebu, Kawasan Falls is often visited not only by local tourists but, also by foreigners. Presently the falls is one of the sources of power and water supply in town including its neighboring areas. Kawasan Falls is composed of 3 levels. Of course, the 3rd level which is the highest, gives more thrill for adventurers out there.

You have the option to hire a private tour, you can contact us, or go there via bus. Foreseeably, it is always better to arrange for an exclusive trip. From the city, the trip would take about 2 hours to reach Badian town, where Kawasan Falls is located. Once you reach the starting point to the falls, get your legs ready for some hiking. Fret not, the walking just takes about 20 to 30 minutes. While walking, the sound of water flowing is clearly audible. You can really feel the pleasing touch of nature. Be ready to cross a small wooden bridge leading to a small children’s spring. Kids can take a swim here and enjoy the clear water. After the wooden bridge, you will cross an old stoned bridge.

Moving on, you can see small native huts available for rent for overnight use. During summer, it is almost always fully-booked so, if you plan to stay longer, reserve ahead or better yet, coordinate with a travel agency in Cebu. When you reach the first falls, you can stay there. Groups with children are advised to stay here to lessen the hiking minutes. Admittedly, even adults would want to settle for the first falls because of the extra minutes needed to reach the next two falls.

On the other hand, young adults are satisfied to reach the second falls. For those who want adventure and challenge, you can climb up to the third falls. This is not advisable for tourists who are bringing children and elders with them. Although the three falls vary, they just flow the same clear water.

Once you have chosen where to stay, rent a cottage. You may even start swimming immediately. To complete your trip, rent a wooden raft to get close to the falls. A waterproof camera is useful here. Remember, prices may rise up depending on the season. So, negotiate well. Again, you may have your travel agency arrange this for you to lessen the hassle.