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Exploring Inambakan Falls in Cebu (Philippines)

Exploring Inambakan Falls in Cebu (Philippines)

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Discover the lesser-known Inambakan Falls in Ginatilan, Cebu Island, the Philippines.

Inambakan Falls is a multi-level waterfall located in the Ginatilan Municipality in Cebu. It’s a powerful waterfall with a deep, blue swimming hole that is definitely worth a visit.

If you’re looking for an epic Cebu waterfall but don’t like the crowds at Kawasan Falls, then let me help you find and plan a visit to Inambakan Falls!

Featured in: Best Waterfalls on Cebu

Inambakan waterfall in cebu swimming and jumping

Where is Inambakan Falls?

Inambakan Falls is located around an hour from the South Cebu tourist hub of Moalboal. Those coming from Cebu City should expect at least a five-hour drive, while Oslob trips will take roughly one and a half to two hours.

The Google Map pins are clearly marked and correct. To make it easy, I've pinned the location of the waterfall below.

The best way to get to Inambakan Falls is to take a motorbike, which you can rent in Moalboal or other tourist hubs for about 400 PHP per day.

Follow the road around the coast and through the lush South Cebu hills. You will have to drive up and down several hills, so make sure you fuel up before leaving the coast.

Along the way, you will get to enjoy palm-lined mountain roads and small local villages.

Google Maps Pin: "Inambakan Waterfalls"

Map of inambakan falls on cebu island

The pin will take you directly to the ticketing office. This is nothing more than a local's house at the end of the dirt road. There are some kids there who want to take you to the waterfall and show you the levels. If you have some spare change then I'd recommend letting them take you up to Inambakan Falls.

Inambakan Falls Entrance Fee

The fee per person for entry is 50 pesos. If you want to pay a local guide, then it'll be up to you to decide how much to give. You will also need to pay 10 pesos to park your motorbike near the trailhead.

Haylea at inambakan falls in cebu

What to Expect at Inambakan Falls

Once you start on the dirt path from the ticketing office, it'll take you roughly 15 minutes to reach the waterfall. Even at the start of the walk, you'll see the milky blue water that Cebu is made famous for, flowing in small creeks.

Inambakan Falls itself is a tall, wide waterfall that's approximately 30 meters tall. It flows much harder than some of the other South Cebu waterfalls and at times rivals the famous Kawasan Falls.

The first level has a deep, blue swimming hole and a cave that you can swim into to chill out behind the powerful waterfall.

There are five levels total, so I'd definitely recommend taking the walk up to the higher levels. Although Inambakan Falls is relatively quiet, with only a few groups at a time, you will most likely have the upper levels all to yourself.

Inambakan waterfall level one
Blue swimming pool in the forest near kawasan falls cebu island, the philippines

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What to do at Inambakan Falls

If exploring is your thing, then there's plenty to see at Inambakan Falls. Even the first level has caves, limestone walls, jungle vines, and some sneaky jump spots.

The upper levels although a little smaller than the main waterfall, have some decent cliff jumps. Just remember that if you don't have a guide, you'll need to check the depths yourself and avoid any submerged rocks.

Where to Stay in Cebu

The best place to stay is in Moalboal as it's close to all of the best things to do and all the epic attractions you'll want to add to your Cebu itinerary. However, if you're planning to travel around the island, then I'd also recommend staying at:

  • Cebu City/Mactan
  • Oslob
  • Malapascua
  • Sumilon Island

Here are my 4 top picks for hostels, resorts, and hotels in Cebu for each budget.

Ancelle cristo re, cebu island resort accommodation

1. Ancelle Cristo Re Moalboal

Top-rated luxury resort situated on a private beach near Moalboal where you can snorkel with sea turtles. This hotel is run by three amazing sisters who use their proceeds to support a local orphanage.

Bai hotel cebu

2. Bai Hotel Mid-Range

Mid-budget resort in Cebu City with large rooms, daily buffet breakfast, and rooftop swimming pool. Located close to the Cebu International Airport.

Chief mau moalboal

3. Chief Mau Hostel

A great hostel with a relaxed backpacker vibe in the heart of Moalboal. Large rooms, an onsite bar, and tours can be booked straight from the front desk.

Sumilon island in cebu

4. Sumilon Bluewater Island

Stay on a pristine private island with a beautiful white sandbar and crystal-clear water for swimming and snorkeling.

More Things to Do After Inambakan Falls

I hope that you've enjoyed this quick travel guide to visiting Inambakan Falls Ginatilan, Cebu. While you're here, make sure to check out some of my other blog posts for more adventure inspiration on the island and others in the Philippines.

Exploring inambakan falls in ginatilan, cebu

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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