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Cambugahay Falls Siqujior: Enchanting Waterfalls at the Island of Fire

CAMBUGAHAY FALLS

Cambugahay falls is a must-visit when you’re in Siquijor. It’s very easy to reach; no long hike needed. From the parking area, there’s a sign leading you to the waterfalls. You’ll just have to go down a flight of stairs. It will only take you around 5-10 minutes.

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Concrete steps down to Cambugahay
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A peak of Cambugahay’s clear blue waters

Cambugahay is a 3-tiered waterfall. We spent almost 2 hours of our tour here. The water is very clear and blue. At the lowest tier, there’s an improvised swing you could use for free. The water is very swim-able. You could also jump from the top of the falls since the base is deep enough. Make sure you ask the guides there where to jump. The lowest tier is where most tourists swim. It’s the biggest and probably the deepest as well. There are available makeshift tables and chairs free of use.

Getting lost in Cambugahay Falls, Siquijor

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Clear blue waters of Cambugahay
Before the jump

If you want a more quiet and peaceful ambiance, there are two more waterfalls above. Both basins are also swim-able and less frequented by visitors. People usually crowd at the 3rd tier where the Tarzan swing is.

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Top tier less frequented by tourists
On your way to Cambugahay falls ask your driver to stop by the 400 year old Balete tree of Lazi
GETTING THERE

We visited Cambugahay falls on the first day of our trip. Ask your tricycle driver to drop you off there. If you plan to go on your own just follow Siquijor Circumferential Road and head to the town of Lazi, from there, you can easily make your way to the falls. To make sure, ask locals for directions.

Going around Siquijor can be quite expensive. It may cost you P200 – P700 per trip. We recommend getting an island tour. For only P1,000, the tricycle will bring you to destinations of your choice like Cambugahay Falls, Kagusuan Beach, Balete Tree, Salagdoong Beach, Capilay Spring park, and a lot more. Two days are enough to explore Siquijor.

For more details on HOW TO GET THERE, WHERE TO STAY and our full SIQUIJOR ITINERARY (Read: Top Things to do in Siquijor and Travel Guide)

BUDGET
  • Transporation: We paid P900 for our 1st day island tour which included Cambugahay falls, Salagdoong Beach and Lazi’s Balete Tree. We opted
  • Fees: Cambugahay parking fee P10.
TIPS
  1. Upon parking at Cambugahay falls, some people will insist that you need a guide or a lifeguard. If you’re not a beginner and you know how to swim, we don’t think you need one.
  2. Go there during the weekdays or early mornings to avoid the crowd.
  3. There are no wash areas nor restrooms in Cambugahay falls.
  4. There are a handful of tables and chairs beside the lowest tier. There are no restaurants or stalls, so if you plan to take your lunch here, make sure to bring your own.
We made a list of must visit waterfalls in the Philippines! 26 Waterfalls to Visit in the Philippines

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