Cambugahay Falls

Siquijor was our favourite island in the Philippines. Besides the beautiful beaches and other tourist spots in Siquijor, my favourite thing to do on the island was visiting Cambugahay Falls.

Cambugahay Falls are stunning lagoon-style tiered falls with beautiful turquoise water, tucked away in a tropical valley. You can easily spend a few hours there and if you’re into swinging off ropes and jumping into water, then this will be a true paradise for you.

Cambugahay Falls

About Cambugahay Falls

Philippines may boast with a serious amount of amazing waterfalls, but Cambugahay Falls really takes the cake. After a scenic drive from San Juan area (where the majority of tourists stay), and a short walk down the stairs to the falls, you’ll see stunning lagoon-style tiered falls with beautiful turquoise water.

The falls are set in a beautiful tropical valley and it’s perfect for adventure and photography enthusiasts. If swinging off a rope isn’t your thing, then don’t forget your travel photography gear here – you can get some nice shots from above as well as from the ground.

Cambugahay Falls

How To Get To Cambugahay Falls

Cambugahay Falls are easily reached from San Juan tourist area in about 30 minutes. The easiest way to get there is by renting a motorbike through your accommodation. The roads in Siquijor are in great condition and there is very little traffic on the island in general. Once you arrive to the falls you’ll see a parking area, where you can park your motorbike for $0.20 USD. We were there just as they opened and haven’t been charged for the parking fee, though.

Here is the best way to get around in Siquijor.

Siquijor had by far the best road we’ve experienced in the Philippines. So, if you want to practice your motorbike skills, this is the best place to do it in!

Cambugahay Falls Entrance Fee + Activities

The entrance fee to Cambugahay Falls is free. However they do charge 10 PHP ($0.20) for the parking, 50 PHP ($1) to swing from one rope (unlimited swings) and 50 PHP ($1) to use one bamboo float. If you will want to use a swing or a bamboo float in the second tier of the falls, then you’ll have to pay another 50 PHP ($1) each.

The waterfall is open to public between 7 am and 5.30 pm. On Sunday’s it’s open all day, but bear in mind weekends tend to be packed with local visitors.

Best Time to Visit Cambugahay Falls

The best time to visit Cambugahay Falls is right at opening time at 7 am. We were among the first three couples there and it only took 30 minutes until the crowds started rolling in. We prefer these loactions to be as empty as possible, so we can take some nice pictures for my Instagram account, however if you don’t mind crowds, then you can come any time. Just know that you’ll have to wait a little longer to swing and use the bamboo float.

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I, Wanderlista is a blog written by Patricija, a Slovenian girl based in Sweden. Patricija is a travel writer on a mission to see every single country in the world. A marketer by trade and a traveler by heart, Patricija loves discovering new corners of the globe, photographing and sharing stories and tips for anyone wanting to get inspiration or needs help to plan the ultimate vacation.

Comments:

  • April 30, 2020

    Wow this place looks gorgeous! The Philippines have been on my list since last year and I want to go there so-so bad. Hopefully next year though. I do really love your theme by the way – it screams travel!

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  • Merryl

    April 30, 2020

    Wow! This place looks stunning! So adding this to my bucketlist <3

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  • April 29, 2020

    This place is like paradise! Your pics are great, worth going there early to avoid the crowds! Thanks for the tips on how to get there, price etc.

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  • Brianna

    April 29, 2020

    Wow, Cambugahay Falls looks so beautiful! I haven’t heard of them before but they are really making me want to visit the Philippines. It looks like it is really worth it to go early to get the place to yourself. It sounds like it’s quite close to drive to as well.

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  • April 9, 2020

    absolutely love your photos! and adding the perfect time to visit is gold!

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  • April 8, 2020

    Oh my gosh this place is so beautiful! I really enjoyed your photos! I can’t believe how blue the water is. I’ve added this gem to my bucket list.

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  • April 8, 2020

    These falls look absolutely fantastic and I cant wait to go one day. Thanks for the detailed info!

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  • April 8, 2020

    This place is gorgeous! Gutted I missed it when I was in the Philippines!!

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  • April 8, 2020

    Wow, these falls look absolutely amazing, along with your pictures! It seems like you do have to get to any major tourist attraction really early to avoid the crowds, but it definitely seems well worth it in your photos. I would love to visit Cambugahay someday!

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