Kawasan falls in Badian, the most popular falls in Cebu, has fresh, clean and really bluish water. It’s one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Cebu. One thing I liked about the place is its cleanliness. People there really protect their tourist spot so you will not see a single trash in the place. You’ll only see fish swimming in the crystal clear water.
The entrance fee is only 10 Pesos.
How to go to Kawasan Falls
Go to Cebu South Bus Terminal and ride a bus going to Badian or Moalboal. Just inform the driver or the conductor to drop you in front of Matutinao Church. From there, you’ll meet some tour guides who can accompany you to Kawasan falls or help you carry your baggage. But sometimes, they become annoying because they force you to let them go with you even if you already know the way.
You can also rent a motorcycle. However, you can also just walk since the distance from the hi-way to Kawasan is just 1.5 kilometer. Just follow the trail and you won’t get lost. Moreover, you’ll be missing a lot of great views if you opt not to hike. It’s really fun to walk beside the blue river where you will see a lot of fish swimming.
Kawasan consists of three-tiered cascading falls. The second and third falls can be reached by following the ladder trail that they created.
Amenities & Facilities
a) Tables – A table with chairs and umbrella can be rented for 300 Pesos. The use of their bathroom will be free if you rent a table. There’s also no corkage fee so you can bring your own food. They do sell food however it’s really not that delicious and a bit overpriced.
b) Wooden Raft – Wooden rafts can also be rented for 300 Pesos. If you rent one, they will take you to the falls and let you experience a “water massage”
c) Life Jacket – Useful for people who don’t know how to swim 🙂 Life jacket rental is 50 Pesos.
If you wish to stay at Kawasan overnight, there are also rooms for rent. Room rates range from 1000 to around 3000 Pesos.
Kawasan is definitely a place that I’ll visit again. Its really cold water is perfect for the summer! At first, I thought that I didn’t want to swim there. But when I reached the falls, I was really glad that I brought my swimming clothes. With a small amount of money, you can already enjoy amazing and natural views. Visiting Kawasan is really worth it.