Cebu is filled with epic waterfalls tinted with the blue color. I don’t know how or why but all the best waterfalls we saw during our chasing waterfalls adventure have that gatorade-like color.
Kinda seems unbelievable, doesn’t it? That’s what I thought, too so when Ryk and I had the chance to go back to Cebu, we quickly included several waterfalls on our itinerary including Cambais falls.
How to Get to Cambais Falls
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Cambais falls is located in Alegria, Cebu. The best way to get there is by renting a motorcycle or a car. From Moalboal, it will take you an hour to reach Cambais falls.
You can simply follow Google Maps if you think you’re going to get lost.
Keep an eye out for the sign that says you’re at the start of the trail to the waterfall.
From here, you’ll then get a guide to bring you to the waterfalls. And just like all the other waterfalls in Cebu, there’s no exact rate for the guides. It’s up to you how much you’ll pay them.
Here’s a map to Cambais falls to help you plan your trip.
- Entrance Fee: P50 (1 USD) per head
- Guide Fee: No fixed rate, it’s up to you how much you’ll pay.
The waterfalls is just around 30 minutes away from Osmena Peak. The drive is quite scenic with its mountain views and paved roads.
From the road, you’ll walk for around 15 to 20 minutes passing by trees, creeks, houses and locals doing laundry by the creek. It’s quite a sight.
Just a few meters from the waterfall, you’ll pass by a stall renting out life vests, then the registration area.
Cambais waterfalls has two levels. The first one has a huge pool of blue-tinted waters. Here, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the jungle with all the trees surrounding the falls.
Unlike the other waterfalls we’ve seen in Cebu, the waterfalls here is pouring over a big limestone. You can swim around the pool or cliff jump from the big rocks around.
To get to the second level, you’ll need to go up a rope then a bamboo ladder. Not many people go here and only stop until the first level so if you want to have your own private waterfall in the middle of the jungle, check out the second level.
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.
- RedDoorz Plus near Mango Avenue Cebu – Check Price and Availability
- Pillows Hotel Cebu – Check Price and Availability
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Check Price and Availability
- Escario Central Hotel – Check Price and Availability
- Grazie’s Studio Apartment – Check Price and Availability
- Murals Mactan – Check Price and Availability
- Liquid Soul Dive Hostel – Check Price and Availability
- Taro Hometel – Check Price and Availability
- Little Norway Guesthouse – Check Price and Availability
- Acrige Apartelle – Check Price and Availability
- Zhamira Avior’s Condominium – Check Price and Availability
- Beyond Island – Check Price and Availability
- Cebu R Hotel – Mabolo – Check Price and Availability
- One Central Hotel – Check Price and Availability
- Mandarin Plaza Hotel – Check Price and Availability
- Harolds Hotel – Check Price and Availability
- Alpa City Suites Hotel – Check Price and Availability
- Allure Hotel & Suites – Check Price and Availability
- Zerenity Hotel and Suites – Check Price and Availability
- Summit Galleria Cebu – Check Price and Availability
- St. Mark Hotel – Check Price and Availability
- Cebu Hotel Plus – Check Price and Availability
- Carl‘s Island Inn – Check Price and Availability
- Kota Beach Resort – Check Price and Availability
- Kandugyap House By The Sea – Check Price and Availability
- Carolina del Mar – Check Price and Availability
- AJ Family Vacation Home – Check Price and Availability
- Soderberg – Check Price and Availability
- Ocean Safari Suites – Check Price and Availability
- Bai Hotel – Check Price and Availability
- Seda Ayala Center Cebu – Check Price and Availability
- Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Hotel – Check Price and Availability
- Red Planet Cebu – Check Price and Availability
- Golden Prince Hotel & Suites – Check Price and Availability
- Bayfront Hotel Cebu – Check Price and Availability
- Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu – Check Price and Availability
- Diamond Suites & Residences – Check Price and Availability
- Tongo Hill Cottages – Check Price and Availability
- Ravenala Beach Bungalows – Check Price and Availability
- Oceanfront Paradise Resort – Check Price and Availability
- Pearl of Santa Fe – Check Price and Availability
Aside from hotels and resorts, you can also opt to stay at an Airbnb.
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.
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
- Eco-friendly Reusable Water Bottle
- Light Rain Jacket (especially from June to November)
- T-shirts, a nice top, and a long-sleeved shirt
- Aqua Shoes
- Day Bag
- Power Adapter
- Universal Waterproof Phone Case
- Packing Cubes
- Microfiber Towel
- Travel Insurance
- Money Belt
- sneakers, hiking shoes (if you’re planning to hike) and some flats
- reusable straw and reusable bag (no to single-use plastic!)
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Our Camera Gear
- Mirrorless Camera: Fujifilm XT3
- Lenses: Fujifilm Fujinon kit lens (18-55mm) | Fujinon 35mm f2 | Fujinon 50mm f2
- Drone: DJI Mavic Pro 2
- GoPro: GoPro Hero Black 7
- Power Bank: Romoss Powerbank
- Camera Backpack: Case Logic Camera and Laptop Backpack
- Monopod: Ifootage Cobra 2 a180
- Mic: Rode VideoMicro
- Gimbal: Zhiyun Weebill-S
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