Kawasan Falls: Travel Guide to the Fun Capital of Badian

Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls is a multi-layered waterfalls located in Barangay Matutinao in the town of Badian of southern Cebu. It is less than an hour away from scuba diving hotspot of Moalboal.

Famous for its beautiful turquoise water, Kawasan Falls sits at the foot of Mantalongon Mountain Range. It is approximately one kilometer from the national road of Badian and at least four hours of trekking from Osmeña Peak of Dalaguete. Its cold and clear water cascades through layers of waterfalls emanating from Kandayvic Spring before going to Matutinao River and Tañon Strait. The falls is the culminating point of Cebu canyoneering.

Kawasan Falls
The first level of Kawasan Falls.

The waterfalls has two main cascades both with deep natural pools ideal for swimming. Its first cascade stands at approximately 40 meters. Meanwhile the less crowded second level has a height of approximately 20 meters and can be reached within ten minutes of trekking.

Kawasan Falls
The second (upper) layer of Kawasan Falls

Entrance fee in Kawasan Falls is P200 per person good for three (3) hours. Bamboo rafts that can sit up to 20 persons are available for rent on the site for P300. It will to take you to where the water drops for a natural waterfalls massage. You cannot bring food and have a picnic at Kawasan Falls anymore, there are no restaurants at the falls area either. You can have your meals before you go to the waterfalls or after.

Kawasan Falls
Rent a raft for P300 and experience the natural waterfalls massage!

Canyoneering to Kawasan Falls

If you are into extreme adventure, you may want to try downstream canyoneering. This adventure starts at Kanlaob River in the town of Alegria down to Kawasan Falls. It involves lengthy river trekking, swimming, rappelling, climbing and waterfall jumping, passing through and along scenic forest trails, clean rivers, streams and waterfalls.

The standard rate for canyoneering as of October 2023 is P2,100 per person . The rate is inclusive of guide fee, meal, all entrance and registration fees, motorbike transport, and use of life vest, helmet and shoes.

The water source atop the second level.

How to Get to Kawasan Falls

From Cebu City

If you are coming from the capital of the province, Kawasan Falls is four hours drive by public bus. Librando and Ceres buses going to Bato (Santander) via Barili are located in the South Bus Terminal of the city capital. Fare starts at P110 for non-aircon bus, P130 for aircon. Get off at Kawasan Falls in Badian and trek for 10 minutes from the main road in Barangay Matutinao.

From Oslob

Coming from Oslob, catch a trike or multicab to Bato and transfer to a bus to Cebu via Barili. Get off at Kawasan Fall in Badian and trek for 10 minutes from the main road in Barangay Matutinao.

From Dumaguete

Meanwhile, if you are fronting Dumaguete City, Kawasan Falls can be reach within three hours. From downtown Dumaguete, catch a minibus or multicab to Sibulan Port for a minimum fare of P7. From Sibulan Port, take a pumpboat to Bato (Santander) for P50, terminal fee included. Upon reaching the Port of Bato, transfer to a bus to Cebu via Barili, get off at Kawasan Fall in Badian and trek for 10 minutes from the main road in Barangay Matutinao.

From Osmena Peak / Casino Peak

Trek for at least four hours, guide is advised.

Originally Published: 23-Apr-2011 | Updates: 02-Dec-2014; 10-Oct-2017; 05-Jul-2019; 17-Feb-2020


  1. I miss this place! Been here a few times, mostly after an overnight camp in Osmena Peak. Nakaka-miss talaga!

  2. nestle reyes

    Anyone can help me how to get der from town proper,I’m planning to visit cebu on January 2017.thank u
    Fb: [email protected]

  3. Mark

    Im planning next week.., pano b mkkpunta sa starting.. Alegria to Kawasan falls.. My direct bus nb ng ceres dyan?

  4. Mila Rodriguez

    Hi! Just wanna ask, the walk going to the falls for 15-20 mins., is that going uphill? Is it tolerable by older persons like in their 60’s? Thanks!

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  6. Ysabela

    I’ve visited Kawasan falls a lot of times but this year was a different experience. I’ve tried Canyoneering in Alegria and the exit is in Kawasan falls. All the challenges made me appreciate the beauty of Kawasan falls more! I think it’s a must-try for everyone who wants to visit Kawasan 🙂


  7. Renniet Harriet

    Listed in my Bucket list! I planned to go there using mountain bike. But first, I’ll buy a mountain bike. Any good online bike stores in the Philippines? I bought some bike accessories in the online bike shop in the Phillippines called Aventura.

  8. pau

    hi sir! may contact ka ba ng locals na nagooffer ng day tour to kawasan? thanks!

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  10. Ysabela

    Kawasan Falls is really amazing. I love the water’s bluish color. However, you need to climb higher if you want less crowd because the lower parts are crowded. I think you should also visit Aguinid Falls in Samboan. It’s not popular yet but I love the limestones and you need to do rock climbing before you reach the 5th level. 🙂 http://www.travellingthephilippines.info/aguinid-falls-samboan-cebu/

  11. ito nga pala ang isang lugar na gusto kong mapuntahan, dahil dito mo makikita ang ganda ng kalikasan..na nakikita natin na mas pinapangalagaan pa at pinagyayabong.

  12. haroldgerm

    i went there in 2009…awesome experience especially swimming in the crystal clear waters…great place for relaxation…

  13. haroldgerm

    i went there in 2009…awesaome experience especially swimming in the crystal clear waters…great place for relaxation…

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  16. rivz

    i’ve tried that, the waterfalls massage is awesome 🙂

  17. cba

    i suggest we dive at badian island next time when we get to moalboal! 🙂

  18. Wow ang ganda naman ng view jan, kailan kaya ako makakapunta jan? huhuhu

  19. Pizza Hut

    ang halay naman ni mike dito. lols

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