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Lagaan Falls: Hidden Waterfall Hike on Siquijor

Lagaan Falls: Hidden Waterfall Hike on Siquijor

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 an epic, off-the-beaten-path jungle waterfall on Siquijor island at Lagaan Falls. Complete guide featuring everything you need to know to visit.

Siquijor is such an underrated island for adventure. It’s got everything you’d need from waterfalls to awesome jungle hikes. In this guide, I’ll highlight one of the best waterfalls in Siquijor; Lagaan Falls. I’ll detail everything you’ll need to know to visit this waterfall and include some photos that I hope will inspire you to visit.

Lagaan falls
Beautiful jungle and blue water at Lagaan Falls

Where is Lagaan Falls Siquijor

Lagaan Falls Siquijor is located on the South side of the island, with the track starting just inland from the Siquijor Circumferential Road making it easy to reach.

  • The falls are about a 20-minute drive from the town of San Juan, a popular base for tourists due to its beaches and accommodation options.
  • It's close by to other attractions like Cambugahay Falls, and the Enchanted Balete Tree.

Below I've pinned the exact location of the waterfall to help you find it.

Lagaan falls map siquijor island

How to Get to Lagaan Falls

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 300-500 pesos per day. The ride from San Juan to Lagaan Falls took us 25 minutes on the Circumferential road following the map pin above.

Once we arrived, we could park our scooter for free.

Alternatively if you're not too keen on riding a motorbike, you can pay a tricycle driver 150 pesos to drive you to the trailhead.

Siquijor motorbike
Lagaan falls in siquijor

Alternative: Best-Rated Siquijor Tour

Unfortunately, there aren't any guided tours to Lagaan Falls. However, 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 cliff jumps at 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.

In my experience, this trip is really affordable and can actually work out cheaper than doing things independently.

Book: Guided island tour option (includes Cambugahay Falls)

Cambugahay falls siquijor island drone
Nearby Cambugahay Falls

Lagaan Falls Entrance Fee

As of 2024, the entrance fee for Lagaan Falls in Siquijor is 50 PHP per person. This fee helps maintain the site and supports local tourism efforts.

While we didn't have to pay for parking, there might be a small parking fee if you arrive by motorbike or car as I'm noticing this is becoming more common now in the Philippines.

Please note that fees are subject to change, so it's a good idea to have a little extra cash on hand just in case.

My Experience at Lagaan Falls

When we arrived at the start of the trail, we paid the entrance fee at the small bamboo hut. The local offered us to be our guide but we politely declined as we knew the path was very easy to follow. He smiled and gave us a paper ticket receipt.

After signing the entrance form and paying our fee, we were free to head down the 15-minute dirt trail down to the waterfalls.

The track is well-marked and easy to follow. The surrounding jungle is really beautiful and the sound of the gentle streams and distant waterfalls is magic.

Lagaan falls rope swing

The first tier has the largest blue lagoon-style pool beneath it. I'd say it's about 2 meters tall and features a rope swing. You can also slide down the waterfall on the obvious slippery-dip which is a hit with locals.

Lagaan falls slide

Once we had our fun at the first waterfall tier, we continued on down the same trail to the smaller waterfalls at Lagaan Falls. Along the way, you'll spot more tranquil cold springs and large swimming holes to enjoy.

There are also plenty of tables to relax and enjoy lunch at.

Lagaan waterfall siquijor

Don't miss: Apo Island

Where to Stay in 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. Below I'll give you my three top 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
  • 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.
Treehouse hotel on siquijor

I hope that you've enjoyed this short but useful guide to visiting Lagaan Falls Siquijor.

While you're here, make sure to check out some of my other blog posts below for more travel inspiration in Siquijor and beyond.

Lagaan waterfall in siquijor
Thanks for Reading

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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