We got off the bus for Kawasan falls and immediately get offered a tour guide. Its super easy to find so you don’t need a guide at all. What they are offering is a raft ride through the falls where you can take pictures, get soaked and have a great time!
The locals are nice and helpful. The entire area is gorgeous .
There are also few rooms to stay for the night. Kawasan waterfalls flow 24/7 and never stop flowing even in summertime. The municipality of Badian uses the falls as their main source of electricity and makes an income from it by entrance fees that cost P10.00 per person.
The locals also offer bamboo raft ride for the tourists. The waterfalls relaxes and massages the body but you can only pass through it a few minutes each time. The water is cold and deep on the center so its not safe for anybody but strong swimmers due the strong current.
Our hearts go out to the people that have died in Kawasan falls, because they were not aware of the dangers:
Rex Caramonte drown’s October 10, 2010
Many have almost drowned:
Lakbay diva almost drowns in kawasan
You should not jump off the side of the mountain into the water:
back to back deaths
Although these incidents have occurred, don’t be deterred from visiting. But when you do please respect the power of this natural beauty. The power of a waterfall is enough to power the entire area for 100s of years. Don’t dive in the water from the cliff side, don’t jump off the raft and into the undercurrent of the falls.
BE SAFE: Always wear a life jacket on swimming at the center of Kawasan falls.
Food Prep: Bring some food for the outing.
Dryness Prep: Bring your own towels and a change of clothes. The inn won’t provide towels unless you stay in their rooms.
Toilet Prep: Bring your own toilet paper.
How to get to kawasan Falls from Cebu:
Ride a jeepney or a cab on the way to Cebu South Bus Terminal. Go to the entrance and walk on the way to terminal 9 or 10 to ride in (Ceres bus) Cebu-Bato-Barili aircon or regular bus that will pass through the town of Badian. Aircon buses has free wifi on board and 2 tv.. The play movies on the way that helps the 3 hour ride go by faster.
Aircon Bus Fare: P 130.00
Regular Bus: P 120.00- P 126.00
Willy’s and the Kawasan Falls Room rates:
Double bed w/ ceiling fan P 1,300.00
Double bed with a/c P 2,500.00
inquire @ Willy’s and the Kawasan Falls for other room types
Bamboo Rafting: P 300.00 – a separate fee for 1 or 2 people pulling the rope
Cottages: P 300.00
Food are available at Willy’s small restaurant. Prices of the food and drinks are not expensive. I advise taking your own food as they only have one cook and there’s no proper kitchen sanitation .