It is beyond magical, the grandest in South Cebu, the exaggeration of all waterfalls! Truly unbelievable! It is Tumalog Falls!
Located in the town of Oslob, Tumalog Falls is a single-tier curtain waterfalls. It is approximately a hundred meters high, with drizzling cold water cascading on a rough and mossy wall dotted with mushroom-like rock formations and into a shallow yet large catch basin.
The waters of Tumalog Falls come from the outflows of several mountain springs upstream. The same springs that feed the rivers and waterfalls of the town of Samboan which is on the opposite side of’ Oslob.
Similar to other waterfalls of Cebu, the water of Tumalog Falls reflect a perfectly turquoise color due to high amount of limestone deposit on its soil. However, unlike the other cascades in the area, Tumalog Falls is seasonal. There are times specially during dry season that its water dries out making it appear drastically unappealing. Best time to visit in order to witness Tumalog Falls in all its glory is during the wet season, from June to February.
You have to see it with your own eyes to understand the exaggeration of Tumalog Falls. Trust me, it really is beyond magical!
How to Get to Tumalog Falls
From Cebu City to Tumalog Falls
Catch a bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal to Santander / Bato via Oslob and ask the conductor to get you off at the junction to Tumalog Falls in Barangay Luka. From there, ride a single motorcycle or habal-habal to take you to Tumalog Falls. Fare is P30 one-way or P50 roun-trip.
Meanwhile, if you are coming from Dumaguete, proceed to Sibulan Port and take a boat to Liloan Port of Santander, Cebu. Then at Liloan Port, make your way to Bato Terminal and catch a bus to Cebu City via Oslob, ask to be dropped at the junction to Tumalog Falls in Barangay Luka. From there, ride a single motorcycle or habal-habal to take you to the entrance of Tumalog Falls, fare is P30 one-way. At the entrance, you have an option to walk along the cemented yet steep sloping road or take another motorbike to take you directly to the falls (P30/person one-way).
Rates & Operating Hours
Entrance Fee: P20 per person
Operating Hours: 6AM to 6PM Daily
Note: The COVID-19 pandemic might change the operating hours or close the site, check out Oslob Tourism for latest updates.