During our chasing waterfalls adventure in Cebu, our driver and tour guide recommended Binalayan Falls in Samboan, Cebu.

Binalayan falls is comprised of two levels and also has blue-tinted water. It’s a great South Cebu destination to add to your itinerary. And like us, you can visit several waterfalls including this one in a day such as Aguinid falls or Kawasan falls.

If you’re planning on visiting the Binalayan falls in Cebu, we’ve got you covered! Here’s everything you need to know about this awesome waterfall.

How to Get to Binalayan Falls

Travel Tip: Check schedules and availability of your buses, ferries, taxis or flights to book online with 12Go Asia.

From Cebu city, ride a bus at the South Cebu Terminal heading to Samboan. When you’re in Samboan, ride a habal-habal to bring you to the registration area of Binalayan Falls.

If you’re coming from Oslob or Moalboal, you can rent a motorcycle/scooter/car and drive to Binalayan falls. You can use Google Maps to find where Binalayan falls is. It’s marked there.

After registering, you’ll be paired with a guide. And just like most of the waterfalls in Cebu, the guide’s payment is up to you.

Now, to get to the waterfalls, you’ll have to walk for about 15 minutes passing by trees and creeks. There are no steep paths, unlike in Dao falls, so the difficulty level is quite easy.

Here’s a map to Binalayan falls to help you plan your trip.

Fees

Don’t forget to pay the fees

  • Entrance Fee: P40 (0.8 USD) per head
  • Parking Fee: P50 (1 USD) for cars and P10 (0.1 USD) for motorcycles
  • Guide Fee: No fixed rate, it’s up to you how much you’ll pay
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About the Binalayan Falls

Also known as Hidden falls, Binalayan isn’t hidden at all. It has two levels two pools perfect for swimming or cliff jumping.

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Our guide even talked about how perfect the first level is for a water massage. How? Just sit under the waterfall and you get an instant massage. Pretty awesome, eh? You can also do cliff jumping here at the first level.

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The Binalayan hidden falls is perfect for a picnic. Just a few meters away from the waterfall is a small pond and a swing. Beside it are tables and chairs great for eating lunch or snacks.

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The second level (main falls), on the other hand, has a man-made pool with a maximum depth of 8 ft. There are several spots beside the falls for cliff jumping but be careful. You can ask the guides which spot is the best place for jumping.

Travel Tip: Don’t forget to get a travel insurance. If something happens, it’ll save you a lot of money.

Where to Stay in Cebu

When planning your trip to Cebu, it’s best that you book months before your travel date. This is to ensure that you have a place to sleep the night in. Here are some that I’d recommend for you to book.

Budget

Cebu City

Mactan

Bogo City

Lapu-lapu 

Oslob

Badian

Moalboal

Mid-Range

Cebu City

Bantayan Island

Samboan

Argao

Mactan

Moalboal

Luxury

Cebu City

Moalboal

Bantayan Island

Airbnb Cebu

Aside from hotels and resorts, you can also opt to stay at an Airbnb.

Get your P2,200 ($44) Airbnb discount here!

Responsible Travel Tips

When traveling to one place, make sure you practice responsible tourism. Here are some tips to do so.

1. Respect the environment

Don’t litter. Please hold onto your trash until you find a garbage can.

Related: 16 Eco-Friendly Travel Products for the Earth-Loving You

2. Avoid single-use plastic

Bring your eco bag and refuse single-use plastic.

3. Shop local

Keep the traditional crafts alive and support local artisans. Buy from them. And try not to haggle, P20 may seem small to you but it can mean a lot to them.

4. Always ask permission

Be sure to ask for permission first when taking photos or videos especially when it comes to children

What to Pack for Cebu

Related Article: The Only Travel Packing List You’ll Ever Need (Trust Me)

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