Travel guide to visiting the incredible Inambakan Falls in Ginatilan, Cebu Island.
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.
If you’re looking for an epic Cebu waterfall but don’t like the crowds at Kawasan, then definitely don’t miss Inambakan Waterfall!
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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. 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"
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 that 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.
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.
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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 base yourself 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
- Sumilon Island
Here are the best hotel picks for each budget.
- Best Luxury Resort in South Cebu: Ancelle Cristo Re - the 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.
- Best Resort in Mactan/Cebu City: Bai Hotel - a great mid-budget resort in Cebu City with large rooms, daily buffet breakfast, and rooftop swimming pool. Located verry close to the Cebu International Airport.
- Backpacker Hostel With a Vibe in Moalboal: Chief Mau - 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.
- Sustainable lodging in Malapascua: Villa Sandra - an awesome treehouse accommodation on Malapascua Island - an awesome place to scuba dive with Thresher Sharks
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Stay on Sumilon Island
Sumilon Bluewater - stay on a pristine private island complete 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.