After our trip to Cambais falls, we moved to Montpellier falls.

And unlike the other waterfalls in Cebu, Montpellier offers mountain views along its trail. There was no guide whatsoever so we had to ask around but the trail is pretty easy to follow.

We even had this falls all to ourselves. We didn’t see any other tourist and we felt like we discovered something hidden. Something that only the locals know.

How To Get There

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Montpellier falls is located in Alegria, Cebu. The best way to reach the trailhead is to rent a car or a motorcycle.

It’s just around 20 minutes from Cambais falls and around an hour away from Moalboal.

To get there, you’ll have to go up the mountain. The views are quite scenic. You get a stunning mountain view as well as glimpses of the sea every now and then.

Once you see a hut on the side of the road near a cliff, that’s your trailhead to get to Montpellier falls.

The first few minutes of the trail to Montpellier is descending. It can be a challenge at first to find which way you should go but there are several houses along the way. You can simply ask one of the locals if you think you’re lost.

After the last house, there’s only one path. Just follow that and soon enough you’ll reach Montpellier falls. The trek takes about 15 minutes and stops on a small cemented bridge where you’ll get a good view of the waterfall.

To make things easier, here’s a map to Montpellier falls.

Montpellier Falls

Montpellier falls is right in the middle of a lush forest. The waterfall is a beautiful contrast to all the greeneries around.

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When Ryk and I arrived at the falls, nobody else was there. We literally had it to ourselves! It’s quite a sight to see.

The waters are cool and refreshing making it one of the perfect waterfalls in Cebu to visit on a hot summer day. Plus, there are no fees to pay whatsoever.

If only I was more confident with my swimming skills, I would’ve swam up the big boulder where the water is plummeting down to.

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

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