SIQUIJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION: CAMBUGAHAY FALLS
Cambugahay Falls is one of my most favorite places in Siquijor. It is one of the many precious waterfalls in the Island wherein a large number of tourist enjoys its fascinating atmosphere. Even locals within the island, enjoy spending their time in the mystical waterfall together with their family and friends. Cambugahay Falls can be reached via 135 steps going down.
The 2nd tier of the 3 tiers of Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor
Cambugahay Falls is a 3-tiered waterfall. with crisp and clean warm water originating from natural springs. Water from the Cambugahay Falls flows down about three kilometers downstream making numerous wonderful swimming lagoons before it discharges into the Lazi Bay.
At the first level, you will see one feature of the place which was an improvised swing. The locals called it the “Tarzan swing” and you could use it for free. In that location, you will find some locals assisting people to do the swing, hence it won’t actually hurt if you give a few bucks to these guys for their endeavor.
It was very enticing to swim, but then again, I came unprepared. The lowest tier of Cambugahay Falls is where most tourists swim. It’s the biggest and probably the deepest as well.
The Top Tier. Many tourists jump from the top of the falls since the base is deep enough. Make sure you ask your guide where to jump.
Cambugahay falls don’t have a spectacular drop, but it is wide, giving it a different charm. The water was so clear and the pools were deep – excellent for swimming.
I spent less than an hour in the place because I was already hungry. But I enjoyed taking photos of the place.
Visitors are required to pay a PHP 25.00 parking fee for the vehicle but there was no entrance fee in the falls. I don’t know if it is really required at a guide/lifeguard is available in the place. Since I was alone, I opted for a guide which was good because he also served as my photographer. Getting a guide will also help the locals with their livelihood. And while they don’t have a fixed rate, I decided to give PHP 150. Besides, I didn’t stay long in the place.
There was no restaurant at Cambugahay Falls but there are vendors selling drinks. If you wish to stay longer, It would be great to bring some food.
Resting at the steps…
HOW TO GET TO CAMBUGAHAY FALLS
Siquijor is basically a small island and reaching the place is not a problem. Nonetheless, I recommend every traveler to start an island coastal tour for only P1, 000.00 (tricycle). The tour will take you to all the destinations in the island Including the Cambugahay Falls. The tricycle can accommodate up to 5-6 passengers depending on your sizes.
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- Siquijor Travel Guide
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