Kawasan falls is one of the best tourist attraction in Cebu City located in the middle
of a rainforest mountains of a peaceful barangay of Matutinao, Badian. The ambiance
of the surrounding is very exotic and wild, refreshing and serene. It is one of the
most beautiful falls located just 30 kilometers southwest of Cebu City and about
3 hours bus ride. It is a great place to see the natural beauty of nature, waterfalls,
prestine river runs, massive limestone overhangs with native trees and moss on rocks.
The town of Badian is famous for a system of waterfalls which has two major drops,
a huge water source that supply thousands of liters of fresh water to the people
in town, and an adventure trail which takes you deep into the heart of Kawasan Falls
in Baranggay Matutinao.
Upon arriving ay the Badian Town Plaza, visitors need to pay 10 pesos to the community
members and from there you will have to walk about 1.5 kilometer along the very
rocky and narrow path to get to the first water fall. Along the way are fruit vendors
and souvenir shops selling personalized accessories, such as beaded necklace, bracelates,
key chain and Kawasan Printed Shirts. You will have to pass 3 small wooden bridges
before reaching the first fall, where some Cebuanos woman do washing in a small
stream and children’s also caught some stream prawns.
Kawasan Falls is a multi-tiered cascading water that flows out from a 1 square meter
opening. The first water fall is the largest and most crowded, mostly of the visitors
stop here after their half an hour walking journey. Going up the hill for 15 minutes
will take you to the second falls, another 15 minutes again for the third falls.
Guest can bring their own provisions or buy from the resorts restaurants but food
prices are higher than the usual selling prices.
Here, guest can hire a raft for about 300 pesos to take them under the falling water
for a refreshing shower massages. Cottages and tables are also available for rent
from 800 to 2000 as well as rooms for overnight stay. You might need also to rent
Life vest for a very affordable price of 30 pesos. Kawasan Falls is an ideal place
for family’s and friends to relax and enjoy
Reminder: The pathway back s very dark once the sun sets so its best to bring flash
lights. Everyone should be careful in going down the slope to avoid mishaps.