20 Amazing Waterfalls in the Philippines to Visit Before Summer Ends



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It is the first week of May and Labor Day is past with its long weekend. While most of us have flocked to Aklan for “LaBoracay”, why not skip the crowds and the beach this year? Go on a different water adventure to these amazing waterfalls in the Philippines. You may not be tanning on the sand while sipping on a Malibu pineapple, but you get to jump off cliffs, swim in cool flowing waters, and enjoy lush forests. You will definitely feel closer to nature.


Alalum Falls in Bukidnon


Located in Barangay Kisolon in Sumilao, this 148 feet natural wonder can be easily accessed through the Sayre Highway. Actually, even the motorists driving by will get a treat of this wonderful view.




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Asik-Asik Falls in Cotabato


Located in Alamado, what is interesting about the Asik-Asik Falls is that its water comes from a gap in the rocks instead of the usual river on top of a mountain. Even more interesting is the fact that this falls was discovered by mistake!


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Casaroro Falls in Negros Oriental



Close to Dumaguete City – only 9.4 kilometers away – in the town of Valencia, this uniquely narrow waterfall is the perfect travel alternative to the more popular diving sites in the province.


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Hagimit Falls in Davao del Sur



It is not only the Pearl Farm that Samal has to offer. Hagimit Falls is equally noteworthy with its turquoise-colored natural pool. It is not tall like the other falls, making jumping off it easier for the faint-hearted.


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Kaangrian Falls in Ilocos Norte



Getting to Kaangrian Falls in the town of Burgos is an adventure on its own. There are no signs and no obvious footpaths. Located in the middle of nowhere, this falls is worth going to because of its ethereal atmosphere.


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Kabigan Falls in Ilocos Norte


You may only know Pagudpud for its white-sand beaches, but there are other beautiful attractions as well, including Kabigan Falls in Barangay Balaoi. The good news for non-hikers is that it is only 1.8 kilometers away from the National Highway.


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Katibawan Falls in Camiguin



Thrill seekers will get what they are looking for in this 250 feet waterfall. Found on the foot of Mount Timpoong, its ice-cold water lies in a pool surrounded by moss-covered rocks and ground orchids.


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Kawasan Falls in Cebu



This may just be one of the most popular falls in this list. Found in the town of Badian, 130 kilometers southwest of Cebu City, cottages, tables, and even rafts are easily available for rent. There are also many restaurants around.


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Limunsudan Falls in Lanao del Norte



It is 87 feet. It is two-tiered. What more can you ask for from a natural wonder? Situated in Iligan City, this falls is believed to be one of the tallest and most beautiful in the Philippines.


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Mag-Aso Falls in Negros Occidental



A two to three hour drive from Bacolod City, Mag-Aso Falls in Kabankalan City is so picturesque that most visitors stay overnight. Entrance fee is only PHP25.00 per person.


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Maria Cristina Falls in Lanao del Norte



Maria Cristina Falls is well-known by Filipinos because of the myth behind it. The twin falls is said to be the flowing tears of Maria Cristina, the tragic daughter of a Sultan who fell in love with a prince, but was the object of a witch’s jealousy.


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Mimbalot Falls in Lanao del Norte



It's another waterfall in Iligan City. The best way to see this majestic beauty is by zip-lining above it. Swimming here can be quite dangerous because of its rocks and the strong force of its waters. Nonetheless, it is good for pictures.


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Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna



This is one of the province’s oldest and most popular tourist attractions, frequented since the late 1800s. It can be reached two ways: via a short but exciting hike from Cavinti or via a canoe ride from Pagsanjan.


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Seven Falls in South Cotabato



Seven Falls as its name implies, comprises of seven waterfalls. It is one of Lake Sebu’s main attractions, and the best way to see all seven is also by riding a zipline above it.


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Tamaraw Falls in Oriental Mindoro



Only a jeepney ride from Puerto Galera’s White Beach, Tamaraw Falls consists of a series of small waterfalls cascading 423 feet down to a natural pool below. Entrance is only PHP20.00 per person.


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Tangadan Falls in La Union


Surfing spots are not the only reason to go to La Union. Located in the town of San Gabriel, Tangadan Falls is a 40 feet waterfall only 30 minutes away via tricycle. Celebrities who have visited the site are Ruffa Gutierrez and Mylene Dizon.


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Tarangban Falls in Samar


Take a four kilometer trek from Calbayog city’s National Highway, and it will bring you to Tarangban Falls. One of the most majestic waterfalls in the Philippines, it leaves its visitors speechless and awestruck. Definitely a must-see!


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Tinago Falls in Lanao del Norte



Iligan City has 23 waterfalls and Tinago Falls is one of its finest. Its name means “hidden” because it is situated in a deep ravine. Trekking to the falls requires 500 descending steps, but it is well worth it for its blue lagoon.


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Tinuy-An Falls in Surigao del Sur


The main tourist attraction of Bislig City, Tinuy-An Falls is said to be the widest waterfalls in the Philippines. It has three levels, and is considered as the “Niagara Falls of the Philippines”.


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Tumalog Falls in Cebu 



Aside from watching whale-sharks, one can visit Tumalog Falls in Oslob. Its atmosphere is enchanting where the water tends to sprinkle rather than forcefully fall. Its shallow pool also makes swimming here safe, even for children.


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1 comments :

  1. Impressive list of waterfalls. The Philippines does have a lot of beautiful destinations to offer.

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