It’s easy to fall in love with Cambugahay falls on Siquijor island. And why not? With its stunning blue color and huge pool, every traveler who has been to Siquijor will tell you that Cambugahay falls is worth a visit. It’s definitely among the can’t miss things to do when in Siquijor island.

In this article, we’re sharing everything you need to know about this majestic waterfall so you can go and visit yourself! 😉

How to Get to Cambugahay Falls

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You will find Cambugahay falls in Lazi, Siquijor. If you’ve availed of a land tour around Siquijor, this is included in the itinerary.

If not, you can rent a motorcycle or scooter and drive all the way to Cambugahay falls. Another option is taking a tricycle to Cambugahay falls if you don’t know how to drive a motorcycle/scooter.

The best time to visit the waterfall is during the early morning to avoid the crowd. It’s open from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM so start early if you want to have the falls all to yourself.

We arrived there at around 8:00 AM and there were only a handful of other tourists.

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

Travel Tip: If you’re in Dumaguete and you’re pressed for time, you have the option to go to Siquijor for just one day and enjoy what the island has to offer including Cambugahay falls. This tour offers a hassle-free journey from Dumaguete to Siquijor and back to your hotel in Dumaguete in just one day!

Fees

  • Raft Rental: P20 per raft
  • Entrance Fee/Environmental Fee: P10 per person
  • Parking Fee: P20
  • Rubber ring: P50
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Cambugahay Falls

No. You don’t need a guide to Cambugahay falls. From the main road, you only have go down 100+ steps to the waterfalls.

And just like the best waterfalls in Cebu, Cambugahay falls boasts of the same Gatorade blue color. It’s downright amazing to see!

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All in all, Cambugahay has three levels but the favorite among tourists is the main falls with its wide basin. Here, you can swing from the ropes and live out your Tarzan dreams, cliff jump, rent a raft or a rubber ring to get near the waterfall or swim in the cool waters.

If you can’t swim, don’t worry, there are lifevests for rent around the area.

Hungry? You can find several stalls at the entrance and near the waterfall. You can find bottled waters, juice, grilled chicken, some Filipino street food, grilled bananas, barbeque, and rice wrapped around banana leaves.

You can also opt to bring your own food as there are tables and chairs at the second level perfect for picnics.

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Travel Tips

Here are a few things to note when visiting Cambugahay waterfall.

  • There are lots of slippery areas around the waterfall so be sure to wear non-slip footwear.
  • Read our top things to do in Siquijor post for other must-visit waterfalls on the island.
  • Best months to visit is from November to April during the dry season for the best turquoise blue color.
  • Got a drone? Send it up and get a great view of all the three waterfall levels.

Where to Stay In Siquijor

For Siquijor, I’d recommend for you to book rooms in San Juan town since this is where most restaurants are and where most of the resorts offering tours are located.

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Airbnb Siquijor

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. Avoid littering around the waterfalls.

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. Include a reusable bottled water so you don’t have to buy plastic bottles.

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 Siquijor

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