From the Sunday morning market in Mantalongon, Dalaguete, we were able to hire two motorbikes (habal-habal) to Kawasan Falls in Badian. It’s faster than having to ride back to the Dalaguete intersection and wait for a bus. We tried to haggle, but we still paid around 150 Php per person for the motorbike ride.
Mantalongon to Kawasan Falls
November 13, 2011
Kawasan Falls in Cebu
It was an off-road motor adventure and it was dangerous considering that some areas are not yet paved. But the view, I tell you, is just refreshing! Even if it drizzled for awhile, the beautiful landscape made me forget about getting wet from the rain.
habal-habal to Kawasan Falls!
The motorbike ride took about 30 minutes and we met up with Jerome afterwards. Jerome just arrived from Manila and went straight to this side of South Cebu. After a few pleasantries, we started walking to Kawasan Falls.
Revisiting Kawasan Falls
Kawasan Falls is a famous waterfalls in Cebu. I remember that this is one of the first few tourist spots I was able to visit when I was still new to the whole travel scene here. The water is still clear when we walked along the path.
All the while we were chatting with each other just for chat. It’s nice that we caught up with each other on what has happened since our last travels.
you can see through the water
heading to the falls
Kawasan is not that tall, but the beauty is with its turquoise-colored water that makes everyone want to just jump in and swim. Also, this waterfalls actually has three levels, with the top level being a difficult climb as you have to hold on to plants and trees to keep yourself from falling. I’ve never been there.
Cottages were built cater to tourists which disrupted the view of the body of water. I later found out that these were destroyed to bring back the natural beauty of the waterfalls.
some of the cottages are now gone to preserve the natural beauty of Kawasan Falls
Edwin Almost Drowned
Dom and Edwin already took a dip in the water and Jerome and I were taking pictures of the waterfalls. In between checking my things and securing my camera, I saw Dom waving at me. They were in the deep and I thought they were simply inviting me to join them.
I gave an Ok signal and would just follow suit. But Dom still persisted and was motioning me for help. I realized that Edwin was actually drowning!
went to the rocks for safety
I immediately dove into the water and swam to help them. I pushed him further to a nearby rock so he could rest. Edwin experienced muscle strain which explains why he couldn’t stay afloat. Good that we were all safe afterwards.
Check out Edwin’s story here: Almost Drowned in Kawasan Falls | Lakbay Diva
The trip to Kawasan was a nice revisit for me. We finished the remaining time by chatting and enjoying the cool water. On our way back to the entrance, we had to take one group shot as a souvenir.
our only group photo
Jerome just arrived from Manila and Dom had to leave in a couple of hours
Photo Credits: Thanks to Doi and Dom for some of the photos! 🙂
We were to proceed to Moalboal for some beach time afterwards.
To be continued…
Check out this Cebu Osmena Peak Travel series here:
- Part 1 – Cebu Osmeña Peak: Stopover at Boljoon
- Part 2 – Cebu Osmeña Peak: Two Hour Trek to the Peak
- Part 3 – Cebu Trip: Reaching Osmena Peak
- Part 4 – Osmena Peak Cebu: Descending in the Dark Night
- Part 5 – Cebu: Mantolongon Sunday Morning Market
- Part 6: – Cebu: Revisiting Kawasan Falls
- Last Part – Cebu: Afternoon in Basdako White Beach, Moalboal
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