Cambugahay Falls Siquijor is an unmissable, blue-pooled waterfall that you can’t miss on your visit to the island. Discover everything you need to know about Cambugahay Falls right here!
One of the biggest draws to Siquijor Island in the beautiful Sulu Sea is the very famous, 3-tiered waterfall and swimming hole known as Cambugahay Falls.
In this quick, detailed guide, I’ll give you an up-to-date rundown on everything you need to know to visit this incredible spot! I’ll also include some photos from my trip that I really hope will inspire you to visit!
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Cambugahay Falls Location on Siquijor
Okay, first up the logistics and I bet you're wondering, "where is Cambugahay Falls?"
Visitors will find Cambugahay Falls Siquijor towards the south side of the island. The closest town is Lazi, Below I've pinned the exact location to help you find it. There are many attractions on this side of the Island including Lagaan Falls and The Enchanted Balete Tree.
Related: Complete Siquijor Island Guide
How to Get To the Cambugahay Waterfalls in Siquijor
To get to the magical Cambugahay Falls Siquijor, you'll have two options. Here's the break-down.
Option 1: Cambugahay Falls + Heritage Tour
If you're short on time, or if you'd just like to see the best Siquijor highlights, including a visit to Cambugahay Falls and the epic Salagdoong Beach, then it might be a good idea to book a tour.
Note you can try your luck finding a guide in San Juan. Or, if you're still in Dumaguete then the one below is easily the best you'll find. It's got hundreds of bookings and a 4.9/5 star rating on Siquijor.
Check price: Guided island tour option (includes Cambugahay Falls)
This trip includes:
- Hotel pickup/drop-off in Dumaguete
- Private tour around Siquijor island
- Return ticket ferry included
- History tour with visit to century-old churches
- Take a dip in the turquoise waters of Cambugahay Falls and see the famous 400+-year-old Balete Tree
- End the day at the famousTriad Cafe for views of Negros and Boho
This trip is really affordable and can actually work out cheaper than doing things independently.
Option 2: Independent Option
For those of you already on Siquijor and planning to stay a few days exploring the island, then by far, the best way to do so is to rent your own motorbike.
You can get one in the main tourist hub of San Juan for 250-350 pesos per day. The ride from San Juan to Cambugahay Falls usually takes 25-30 minutes on the Circumferential road.
The road is in good condition and you can leave your motorbike just near the steps down to the waterfall (signed). It only takes about 5 minutes to reach the main waterfall lagoon from the entrance.
If you're not too keen on renting a bike, you can always get a tricyle taxi to Cambugahay Falls. But, make sure to barter for a fair price.
Don't miss nearby: Apo Island
About Cambugahay Falls Siquijor (Description)
Entrance Fee: 10 PHP
Cambugahay Falls is a series of 3-tiered waterfalls flowing into magical blue pools with crystal clear waters. Once you arrive, you need to pay the 10 PHP entrance fee. Then, you're free to explore and enjoy this beautiful place.
The cascading flow originates from natural springs in the jungle interior. This crisp, clean water flows for roughly 3 kilometers before flowing into the ocean at Lazi Bay.
The main attraction at Cambugahay Falls is the bottom tier, where there is a wide, 2-metre tall waterfall plunging into a deep, blue pool (lagoon) . There's a bamboo raft here, as well as a swing that locals have made up for your enjoyment.
It'll cost you 50 PHP to use each, but you can have unlimited turns– definitely worth it in my opinion!
When visiting, make sure to walk upstream to check out the other tiers, as well as the more secluded cold springs and lagoons.
Tip: Cambugahay Falls is Siquijor's most popular attraction. Definitely arrive early to beat the crowds! We got here just after sunrise and had the place to ourselves for over an hour!
Where to Stay on Siquijor
The main tourist hub on Siquijor is known as San Juan (Siqujor Town). However, there are also several guest houses, hostels, and resorts scattered around the island as well. Below I'll give you the three best options for where to stay in Siquijor to plan your trip.
- Epic Bamboo Treehouse: Mandala Tribe Treehouses - Want to take your Filipino island adventures to the next level? Mandala Tribe features epic treehouse accommodations in a perfect spot on Siquijor. The breakfast is amazing and the price is really fair!
- Budget Guest house: LightHaus Destination Place - This is the best-reviewed guest house on the island! This place costs less than $10 a night, is ideally located, and has a crazy 9.7/10 rating on Booking.com
- Luxury: Descanso En Paraiso Resort - Descanso En Paraiso is a luxury resort on Siquijor without the regular price tag! This resort is just a short walk from popular Pontod Beach and has its own restaurant, pool, garden, and bar.
More Epic Philippines Travel Inspiration
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