If you love nature and are looking for an adventurous destination to explore, then Camiguin should be at the top of your list! This small island province in the Philippines is home to several beautiful waterfalls, including Katibawasan Falls.
With its hidden location and towering height, this waterfall is definitely a sight to behold. So if you’re up for an exciting trip, make sure to add Katibawasan Falls to your itinerary!
About Katibawasan Falls
Katibawasan falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Camiguin. It is located in the Mambajao area and has a height of approximately 80 meters.
The best time to visit the falls is during the rainy season, from June to November. However, it is still possible to enjoy its beauty during the dry season.
How to Get to Katibawasan Falls
To get to Katibawasan Falls, you can rent a motorbike. On average, you can rent a motorbike for as low as P400 per day.
Another way to visit Katibawasan falls is to get in touch with tour operators. There are several tour operators in Mambajao that offer guided tours to the falls. You can also ask your accommodation if they offer tours.
From the airport, it takes around 15 to 20 minutes to reach the falls. The best way to get there is by following the signs leading to Katibawasan Falls. The road is quite steep and winding but it is manageable even for first-time visitors.
There is a small parking area at the entrance of the falls. From there, you have to walk for about 2 minutes to reach the falls. The path is quite easy to follow and is suitable for all fitness levels. To get to the base of the waterfall, you’ll have to trek down a flight of stairs.
Fees and Opening Hours
There is a small entrance fee of P75 per person. You can also rent a shed or a table if you want to have a picnic. The falls is open daily from 8AM to 5PM.
What to Expect
Katibawasan Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Camiguin. The water cascades down from a height of around 80 meters, creating a refreshing and cooling environment.
There’s also a small pool at the base of the falls where you can take a dip and relax. It’s a great place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature.
The surrounding area is also lush and verdant, adding to the appeal of the falls. There are several trees and plants that provide shade and create a serene atmosphere.
When we visited, there were only a few people swimming around. The water was too cool reminding me of the cold bath water in Baguio. Ryk and I enjoyed sitting on one of the benches and watching the waterfall. The experience was truly peaceful and refreshing.
Tips for Visiting Katibawasan Falls
Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your visit to Katibawasan Falls:
- Wear proper clothing. Avoid wearing revealing clothes as you’ll be swimming in the pool. It’s also a good idea to wear shoes that can get wet.
- Bring your own food and drinks. There are no restaurants or cafes near the falls, so it’s best to bring your own food and drinks.
- Be careful when swimming. The pool at the base of the waterfall is deep in some parts. So be extra cautious when swimming, especially if you have kids with you.
- Don’t litter. Please help keep the area clean by not littering.
Where to Stay Near Katibawasan Falls
There are several accommodation options near Katibawasan Falls. If you want to be close to the falls, you can stay at one of the resorts in Mambajao.
We stayed at Guerrera which is a 20-minute drive from the falls. It’s a great place to stay if you love Thai food.
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Katibawasan Falls is definitely a must-visit destination in Camiguin. With its towering height and serene surroundings, it’s an ideal place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. So if you’re planning a trip to Camiguin, make sure to add Katibawasan Falls to your itinerary!