Kawasan falls in Badian, the most popular falls in Cebu, has fresh, clean and really bluish water. It’s one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Cebu. One thing I liked about the place is its cleanliness. People there really protect their tourist spot so you will not see a single trash in the place. You’ll only see fish swimming in the crystal clear water.
The entrance fee is only 10 Pesos.
How to go to Kawasan Falls
Go to Cebu South Bus Terminal and ride a bus going to Badian or Moalboal. Just inform the driver or the conductor to drop you in front of Matutinao Church. From there, you’ll meet some tour guides who can accompany you to Kawasan falls or help you carry your baggage. But sometimes, they become annoying because they force you to let them go with you even if you already know the way.
You can also rent a motorcycle. However, you can also just walk since the distance from the hi-way to Kawasan is just 1.5 kilometer. Just follow the trail and you won’t get lost. Moreover, you’ll be missing a lot of great views if you opt not to hike. It’s really fun to walk beside the blue river where you will see a lot of fish swimming.
Kawasan consists of three-tiered cascading falls. The second and third falls can be reached by following the ladder trail that they created.
Amenities & Facilities
a) Tables – A table with chairs and umbrella can be rented for 300 Pesos. The use of their bathroom will be free if you rent a table. There’s also no corkage fee so you can bring your own food. They do sell food however it’s really not that delicious and a bit overpriced.
b) Wooden Raft – Wooden rafts can also be rented for 300 Pesos. If you rent one, they will take you to the falls and let you experience a “water massage”
c) Life Jacket – Useful for people who don’t know how to swim 🙂 Life jacket rental is 50 Pesos.
If you wish to stay at Kawasan overnight, there are also rooms for rent. Room rates range from 1000 to around 3000 Pesos.
Kawasan is definitely a place that I’ll visit again. Its really cold water is perfect for the summer! At first, I thought that I didn’t want to swim there. But when I reached the falls, I was really glad that I brought my swimming clothes. With a small amount of money, you can already enjoy amazing and natural views. Visiting Kawasan is really worth it.
ask ko lang po if open na sa public and kawasan falls?thanks
Yes, it’s open for the public. I just went there last month and some of my friends just spent the holy week in Kawasan this year. 🙂
Is kawasan falls open na po ba now? I heard its under renovation kasi..just want to confirm po..thanks
Yes, it’s already open… 😉
pwede ra dili mag cottage sa kawasan falls ?
Meron po bang grilling place doon? Salamat. 🙂
No grilling place but there are establishments selling food.
open nah ang kawasan just arrived today but dont bring car any vehicle kai pagka mahala sa parking fee 1hundred daghan nah ang napolis it should be corrected sa ato goberno an thats the time sad nga ang barangay o municipallity sa badian do work an control sad tawon sa parking fee oi.Palabi man sad gabaan man sad sa isakto later on anah.
open po ba sila any time or may opening time sila..and open ba sila during sundays.?
Yes, they’re open anytime and during Sundays…
Hi Good Afternoon just wanna ask if kawasan falls is open everyday and if they got an opening and closing time….thanks…
Yes, the falls is open every day. There’s no opening and closing time. In fact, you can stay there overnight. 🙂
Wow! This is very nice place,, wish to go there within this month..
Thanks for your site..
The place is really nice and the water is really cold. It would be great if you could visit Kawasan this summer. 🙂
Is ok to grill in the place? (Puwede magsugba sa lugar didto?)
Yes, there’s a grilling area… 🙂
Hi, we are planning to stay overnight in kawasan falls. Do you have a contact number for those who have rooms for rent there?
I have the cellphone number of Willy’s and Kawasan Falls: 09275456061
Hi! I was wondering if you’ve seen the rooms for guests to stay in? Is it nice? Do you recommend it? 🙂 Btw, your site’s very helpful. Keep them coming 😉
Hi Erika. Sorry but I haven’t really tried staying in one of the rooms. But there are two establishments there that’re offering rooms for rent.
hi,ask ko lang po if magkno mggastos pag pmunta kmi next sumer..2 lag po kmi and 2 days….lapit po ba sa danao yn or oslob
Hi myhe, transportation fee from Cebu City is around 300 pesos back and forth. You can save money by bringing your own food since there’s no corkage fee.
from kawasan to cebu. how to go home?
From the main road, in front of Matutinao church again, you can wait for a bus that’s headed to Cebu City. 🙂
Can we bring a car?where to park?
There’s a parking lot in Matutinao Church but I’m not sure how much is the payment. You’ll need to leave your car there and hike going to Kawasan or hire a motorcycle.
Pila ka hrs from cebu to kawasan? And if nay vhire to kawasan?
Travel time is around 4 hours. You can also ride a V-hire at the South V-hire terminal.
pano po pumunta ng kawasan falls kung may sarili kang car?
Hi Aiv. I’m not so familiar with the map going to Kawasan but I think this would be useful: http://www.kawasanfalls.net/how-to-get-here/
how much is fare going to Matutinao Church? vice versa. how much is the total?
The bus fare is around 130 pesos (non air-conditioned) from Cebu City to Matutinao Church and vice versa. So the total would be around 260 pesos.
how do i get back to cebu city from matutinao church? is there an aircon bus?
Just wait in front of the church for buses headed to Cebu City. There are air-conditioned buses but most of the buses are non air-conditioned.
hello..may i know if it is accessible to go there with car?and how much is the entrance fee?do we need to make reservation first before heading our way?thanks
Hi Chato. They accept walk-in guests and the entrance fee is 10 pesos. You’ll need to leave your car in the parking lot at Matutinao’s Church because they don’t have a parking space in Kawasan. From the church, you can ride a motorcycle or just walk going to the falls. The distance is only around 1 kilometer.
You should visit the first waterfalls… Malayo pa.. parang jacuzzi.. dapat n reach mo un.. I’m sure u’ll enjoy the view and the peaceful environment on the top of the falls.. 🙂
Hi lirpz. Thanks for the tip. 😉 And yes, I’ve seen photos of the first waterfalls from my friends. I’ll really visit it the next time I go to Kawasan. 🙂
magandang umaga po.
from oslob panu po kmi makakapunta ng kawasan falls? ilang oras po? commute po kmi.
may entrance po b? if matuloy po kmi by sept.21.
Hi Marc. From Oslob, sakay kayo ng bus going to Cebu City sabihin niyo lang na sa Argao kay bababa. Tapos from Argao, sakay kayo ng papuntang Badian. Inform niyo lang din driver at konduktor na baba kayo sa Kawasan falls in front of Matutinao church. Approximately mga 2 hours ang biyahe. 🙂
maraming salamat po.
Nakarating at nakauwi po kami ng maayos.
naging masaya po kami sa adventure.
Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad that you enjoyed your visit at Kawasan. 🙂
Hi, alam mo ba kung until what time open ung Kawasan falls? Thanks.
You can visit the place anytime. You can even stay there over night.
we are looking for a great adventure…
backpack lang po dala namin.
san pa po kmi may magandang view po malapit sa oslob.
sna po matulungan nyo po kmi..
I can suggest Tumalog falls. 🙂
hi mam im dulce, jst asking f there will be an increase entrance fee of kawasan falls or still P10?
Hi Dulce. I think there’s still no increase in the entrance fee. But if ever there is, I’m sure it would only be a small amount.
tanong ko lang po pag hindi po ba delikado bumyahe papunta dun? tska po pag nagcommute po ba hindi po mahirap mag-abang ng bus pauwi? salamat po!
Hi JC. Safe na safe ang biyahe papunta dun. Hindi rin mahirap magcommute kasi maraming dumadaang bus pauwi.
hi,mlapit po ba ito sa danao
It’s far from Danao. Danao is in Northern Cebu while Kawasan is in Southern Cebu.
hi .. your blog site is so informative. we are planning to go there, we are a group of 20 from Cebu, we plan to pass by Simala then to Badian for overnight stay and enjoy the falls the next day. I wonder how to get there in Badian from Simala? do you have any recommendation to where we can stay for the night, we would love to be in the beach after simala and stay for the night. some beachfront accommodation that is money wise for a big group..thanks
Hi Jhuvy. I’m glad that you’ve found this site informative.
From Simala, you can ride a bus going to Carcar. Then from Carcar, ride another bus going to Badian and just inform the driver to drop you at Kawasan falls. There are no beach resorts near the falls. But you can stay at Basdaku beach resort in Moalboal. It’s a few minutes (around 30) ride from Kawasan.
Hi, may idea ka rin ba panu pumunta ng oslob from kawasan falls? Thanks! 🙂
Hi Rona. In front of Matutinao Church, just ride a bus going to Carcar. You can ride buses going to Cebu and just inform the driver to drop you at Carcar. Then from Carcar, ride another bus going to Oslob.
Take a bus going to Bato in Samboan then take another Bus going to Oslob (Cebu via Oslob)
gud day, after earthquakes in cebu & bohol open p po ba kawasan falls this november, 2013
Hi Julia, I’m not so sure but I think it’s open. Cebu isn’t really affected by the earthquake that much. Everything is back to normal now.
ask lang po if magkadmno yung transpo fee frm argao going to matutinao church?
It’s around 150 pesos.
The inn beside the falls has covered the natural nature view. i like the view of it before those were built.
I agree. Untouched natural landscapes are still the best. 😉
we are planning to go to kawasan nxt week and after that to oslob for the whale activity. Do you know how to get to Oslob from Kawasan? and how many hours for travel time. Since we will be leaving from South bus terminal @ 9am to Kawasan falls then to Oslob after to spend the night.
Hi Shiwa. Ride a bus going to Carcar. Then from Carcar, ride another bus going to Oslob.
Can I ask how much yong fare from Carcar to Badian? Thank you.
Hi Irene. It’s around 100 or less.
the kawasan is very nice an beutiful we just arrived today but makabuang ang parking fee naa man untah atubanagan sa church ang parkingan wala sguro madutli sa carma imagene 1hundrd kada sakyanan car. Sus mariya.
Thanks for the input and I’m glad to know that you liked the place. I agree that if you don’t really need your car or if you don’t have lots of things to bring, you can just leave it since the walk going to the falls is really fun and refreshing. 🙂
Pls adto lng mo sa pinaka first na waterfall na inyong makit an. Aside sa buotan ang tag iya sa ngprent ug rooms, dili p jud pangwarta ang apas sa tag iya. Mkahangyo hangyo p ka sa prices sa ilang food n lutuon. Ang naa sa next waterfall ky w ayo ang tag iya. Pangwarta r kaau. Dili nice sa ilang customers. We paid 1000 for the room after staying for 30 mins. Then nidagsa ang mga lamok, ngparefund mi ky dili jud mada and dili sad mi nila e transfer ug room. Ang na refund s amo is 250 lng. Bwist jud, COOP mn daw ngpadagn an n room for rent. Gabaan p unta naa r mn n sila kilid sa simbahan gaoperate.
Thanks for sharing for info Janice. In my experience, visiting the 2nd waterfall was really great. We didn’t rent any room as we just went there as frugal travelers. 🙂
Hi..sorry got confused, ilang falls ba s kawasan? Tska alin ang recomended puntahan?
Hi Joy. Kawasan falls has three levels. Sometimes level 1 can get a bit crowded so you may try going to levels 2 and 3.
hi! approximately how many hours bus ride from carcar to badian?
It’s around 2 hours Lisa.
Thank you. From Simala,my hubby & I alighted at Carcar and tried to catch a ride bound for Badian last Feb. 15. It took almost an hour before a Ceres liner came around but unfortunately, the bus was very full! We decided to cancel our side trip to Kawasan falls because of time constraints but we do hope to see the place soon. By then, we’ll take cebu south terminal as our jumping-of-point to assure a comfy bus ride going there. Thank you for the info again. God bless!
Hi Lisa. Sorry to hear that. I hope you’ll be able to visit Kawasan soon. 🙂
Kawasan Falls is a beautiful place that tourists should visit.
However, be very aware of certain “tour guides” who surround you at the entrance. You do not need a guide, it is not a law that you must use one.
I hired a tricycle driver in Panagsama Beach to take me there. He suggested I hire a guide otherwise they will get angry with him. When I asked how much a guide should cost, he said 200 pesos. At the falls, I hired a guide but did not arrange a fee before hand, my fault for being there the first time.
He took me to the top of the third tier and were heading back down to the car park. He then started talking about his fee, mentioning that most foreigners give him about 2,500 or 2,000 pesos! I told him what my tricycle driver had said but he told me that 200 pesos is only to go to the first falls. I noticed we were being followed by 4 of his friends, so I didn’t feel safe and gave him about 500 pesos.
These greedy fools can only see their evening meal that day. But, if he was an honest man, I would have been happy to return many more times and take other foreigners with me. I have been to Moalboal 5 times since that incident. And I refuse to give one more peso to him or his friends.
Thanks for sharing. This will serve as a warning to the other tourists. You don’t really need a tour guide since it’s very easy to locate the falls. You just need to follow the trail and you can always ask the locals. When I first went there, I just ignored those people who were insisting to be my tour guide.
Ask lang ko. Kung pwedi ba ta kadala og motor sa sulod? Asa dapit pwdi mabilin?
Hi Mark. There’s a parking lot beside Matutinao Church. Vehicles and motorcycles are left there but there’s payment for that.
Pila ang parking fee sa motorcycle?
we’ve been there in kawasan last dec.2013 and we found it so great.. ang nka bati lang ang mga tawo na tigbira sa pisi sa wooden raft kay mahal kaau bayad.. imagine, 300 pesos each?.. oh my!! unya kay 4 sila kabuok so, 1,200 amo mabayaran.. i thought they’re service are free with the 300 we had paid for the wooden raft…sana, mahatagan ug leksyon ning mga tawhana kay grabe kaau ila pangwarta…
Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s really sad that people often want to rip money off tourists.
helop po panu po mag pa reserve ng room sa kawasan falls? pls help me
can i ask po the contact numbers ng kawasan falls? gusto ko po sana mag pa reserve ng room for my gf’s bday thank you po
Hi. I only have the number of one of the resorts there 09275456061. Happy Birthday to your GF. 🙂
Is there any other way to kawasan from simala church aside from going to carcar?will it be better for me to go straight from simala church to kawasan after the 1pm mass or better just have an early trip from basdaku the following day? Ill appreciateyour insight 🙂 (btw,this entry has been very informative for me first timer like me,keep it up!)
Hi Jen, from what I know, there’s no direct bus from Simala to Kawasan. I think it’s a good idea to have an early trip from Basdaku to Kawasan since Basdaku to Kawasan is only a 30 minute to one hour drive.
Hi there. Me and my friends are planning a trip to Cebu and Kawasan is one of our destination.
I just wanna ask po kung if were coming from Cebu City alin po ang mauuna dapat naming destination? is it Kawasan Falls or Oslob for Whaleshark Watching? We only have limited time po kasi so gusto po sana namin ma-maximize yung time.
Thank. God bless.
Hi Dianne! I suggest visiting Kawasan first since Oslob is a bit farther. Another place I can suggest in Oslob is Tumalog falls. I hope you’ll have extra time to visit it. 🙂
Thanks for visiting!
@Dianne. You should go first at Oslob with the whale shark watching as early as 6 in the morning then you can proceed to Kawasan after Oslob.
Thanks for all your ideas guys. Really a big help.
Thankie. God bless.
Ho..meron po b byahe from argao port to badian? How much at gano po katagal ang byahe? Thanks
Travel time is around 1 and a half hour. I’m not sure about the buses. Maybe from Carcar?
Hi. May grilling area po ba sa kawasan falls? 🙂 Tnx
Yes, meron 🙂
Hi there! Thank you for this blog. It’s very informative.
I plan to go to Cebu and stay for 4 days next year and I would like to know you opinion on my itinerary and ask some commuting tips since you seem to know how to get around the areas I plan to go to.
Please let me know your e-mail so I could contact you there.
Hi Andrea! What do you plan to see and do in Cebu? Do you want to see the beaches? You may contact us on our Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/TravellingThePhilippines/
Hello po! How do you go to Simala Church from Kawasan Falls? How much po ang fare sa bus? Thanks!
Around 80 pesos I think.