Aside from its infamous lechon and the beautiful beaches and rich culture, Cebu – the true Queen City of the South – also boasts mesmerizing natural attractions, including its breathtaking waterfalls.

Check out these 12 amazing waterfalls in Cebu that you MUST visit in your lifetime! And let us know which one is your favorite!

1. TINUBDAN FALLS (Catmon)

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Photo by Gino Go
Photo by lee lumapas
Photo by Marc Jonell Garcia
Photo by Erric Arenas
Photo by Erric Arenas
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~55 km going North
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 2 hours
  • How to get there?
    – From the North Bus Terminal, take a any bus bound for Bogo, Hagnaya, Daanbantayan, etc. as long as it passes Catmon. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Katambisan, Catmon. Estimated fare is P78 per way.
    – Ride habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Brgy Tabili where Tinubdan Falls is located. You may negotiate with the driver to fetch you up after your river trekking since there are just few habal habals in the area. P50 per head per way.
    – For safety purposes, hire a tour guide (P200-300 tip for the whole group). You may contact Kyno Lim Dumlao at +63 999 325 9621.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P78-90 (Bus), P50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: No entrance fee, >=P200 (Guide)

2. DAO FALLS (SAMBOAN)

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Photo by @reybaron via IG
Photo by Cherwinn Jawel Jungoy
Photo by Cherwinn Jawel Jungoy
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~140 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the Samboan town proper and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Dao Falls. You will be welcomed by locals who will provide a guide to accompany you going to the falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P40 (Entrance), >=P100 (Guide)

3. AGUINID FALLS (SAMBOAN)

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Photo by Mika Caram / @mikheylafox
Photo by Christian Literatus
Aguinid Falls, Samboan
Photo by Maciej Dżendżera
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~140 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there?
    – Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the “Aguinid Falls in Barangay Tangbo”. You will notice a signage; from there, walk approx. 10 mins going to the falls.
    – Upon arrival at Aguinid Falls, enter at the basketball gym and pay the entrance fee of 40 pesos each. Note, getting a tour guide is MANDATORY. Minimum fee is 100 pesos for the whole group.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: P40 per head (Entrance); min. P100 per group (Guide – this is mandatory); P300-500 cottage (optional)

4. BINALAYAN FALLS (SAMBOAN)

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Photo by Princess G.
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~140 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the “Binalayan Falls in Samboan”. You will notice a signage; from there, walk approx. 20 mins going to the falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: P40 (Entrance)

5. MANTAYUPAN FALLS (BARILI)

Photo by @natluperte via IG
Photo from JoeOrquia Facebook Page
Photo from JoeOrquia Facebook Page
Photo from JoeOrquia Facebook Page
Photo by John Ray Aligato
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~57.5 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 2 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Poblacion and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Mantayupan Falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P40 (Entrance)

6. KAMPAEL FALLS (GINATILAN)

Photo by Christian Literatus
Kampael Falls, Ginatilan
Kampael Falls, Ginatilan
Kampael Falls, Ginatilan
Photo by Christian Literatus
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~130 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Ginatilan and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Kampael Falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance)

7. BUGNAWAN FALLS (GINATILAN)

Photo by Jun Villegas
Photo by Jun Villegas
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~130 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Ginatilan and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Kampael Falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance)

8. INAMBAKAN FALLS (GINATILAN)

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Photo by Ashlee Bobier
Inambakan Falls, Ginatilan
Photo by Lezar Aya-ay
Photo by Lezar Aya-ay
Photo by Mary Rhianne
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~130 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Ginatilan and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Kampael Falls.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P40 (Entrance)

9. KAWASAN FALLS (BADIAN)

Photo from John Ray Aligato of The Island Nomad
Photo from John Ray Aligato of The Island Nomad
Photo from John Ray Aligato of The Island Nomad
Photo by Jo Van
@nelkitahaha via Instagram
Photo from John Ray Aligato of The Island Nomad
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~115 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3 hours
  • How to get there? Take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato via Barili in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you off at the jump-off point to Kawasan Falls (the landmark is a Catholic church). You can ride a habal-habal to the falls but you can also just trek it which is good for 15 minutes only.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P140-170 (Bus), P30-50 (Habal-habal)
  • Other fees: P40 per adult, P30 per kid (Entrance) / P50 (Life Vest)

10. TUMALOG FALLS (OSLOB)

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Photo by Von Edward Morningstar
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Photo by @joydinio
Photo by Von Edward Morningstar
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~130 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there? From the South Bus Terminal, take a (Ceres) bus bound for Bato – Oslob. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Tumalog Falls area in Oslob. You will notice a signage; from there, ride a habal-habal going to Tumalog Falls. Travel time is approx. 15 minutes. From there, trekking going to the falls is 10 minutes only.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: P20 (Entrance), P30 (Habal-habal)

11. CANCALANOG FALLS (ALEGRIA)

Photo by Marc Jonell Garcia
Photo by @banana.journey
Photo by Mika Ponce
Photo by Mika Ponce
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~120 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3.5 hours
  • How to get there? If you are coming from Cebu City, take a bus ride from the Cebu South Bus Terminal and tell the driver to drop you off at Sangi, Alegria. From here, you can take a habal-habal ride (motorcycle for hire) and tell the driver that you want to go to Cancalog Falls. It is advised that you ask the driver to fetch you back on a specific time because there is no other transportation that plies the route.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: P30 (Entrance), P75-100 (Habal-habal)

12. LUSNO FALLS (RONDA)

Photo from Mitsu Honda
Photo from Mitsu Honda
Photo by Jhaz Owerta
Photo by Jhaz Owerta
  • Distance from Cebu City: ~90 km going South
  • Travel time from Cebu City: ~ 3 hours
  • How to get there? From the South Bus Terminal, ride a bus going to Bato via Barili. Disembark at Ronda Poblacion. From there, ride a habal-habal (30-45 mins) going to Lusno Falls. The driver will wait for you.
  • Transportation cost (one-way): P160-170 (Bus)
  • Other fees: No entrance fee, P250 per head (round-trip)

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