Maybe you decide to add some adrenaline and experience Kawasan waterfall canyoneering, one of Cebu’s most coveted tours.
Kawasan Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines. Its height, the color of the water, and the lush vegetation surrounding it have made it the most famous waterfall in the country. Whether it is touring from Moalboal or tours that start in Cebu, many travelers mark this place on the map as a travel destination, and many others leave rave reviews about it on travel sites.
What to take with you to canyoning?
Your canyoning guide will provide you with equipment: a helmet and a life jacket. Both are mandatory for the tour. You will have the opportunity to leave valuables that you do not want to wear during the tour in the locker.
Take a waterproof GoPro camera with you and a waterproof bag. You can hold a wallet full of money, a mobile phone, a bottle of water, and a towel to protect your belongings from splashes.
Kawasan waterfall canyoneering itinerary
Two massive vertical stone walls full of greenery, sunbeams streaming through the branches, and impressive turquoise water that will make you gasp await you.
It is from this place that the tour will begin. The tour will last about 4 hours and take you successively to different places in the river where you can jump or swim.
There will be seven medium-sized jumps waiting for you, but there will also be places where, for example, you will slide and slide, like on a water park slide.
The last jump in the canyon at Kawasan Falls will be the wildest: 12 meters high and jump into the waters, which, unlike the previous one, do not see the bottom. Trust the guides; they will point you to where you can safely fall.
The endpoint of this tour
Kawasan Falls, the endpoint of this tour in Cebu, will delight you with a combination of a vast waterfall, rocky walls, and turquoise water of stunning beauty. Unfortunately, many restaurants, accommodations, and hundreds of tourists on the shore break the idyll of this place.
How to get to Kawasan waterfall
Kawasan Falls is about one and a half kilometers from the main road, and access is only allowed on foot. You will have to walk a quarter of an hour to complete the tour officially.
Tips for Kawasan waterfall canyoneering, Cebu
Wear suitable footwear
You will be in and out of the water, wet feet clambering over slippery rocks. Beach flip-flops are not ideal for this.
Check your helmet and vest
Before canyoning, ensure your helmet and vest are in perfect condition. Fasten it, stretch it, and imitate some sharp movement.
Best time for canyoning
Although canyoning in Cebu can be done all year round, the time when the waterfalls are at their most beautiful is during the months with the highest rainfall. That is, from June to September, when the river has the highest level, and, therefore, jumping is more convenient.
Care about travel insurance before waterfall canyoning
Canyoning at Kawasan Falls, as beautiful and fun as it is, is a risky sport. It would help if you had travel insurance covering the risks of active sports.
Don’t go canyoning in Cebu on your own
For two reasons. First, it’s completely illegal. Second, it’s dangerous. The last thing that can happen to you is to get lost. The guide is your ideal ally who knows where and how to jump without the risk of injury.
Take only the essentials
Take only the essentials: a waterproof GoPro camera, a waterproof bag of water and money to pay for food, and a waterproof cell phone case.