Cambugahay Falls is one of my most favorite places in Siquijor.   It is one of the many precious waterfalls in the Island  wherein a large trade of tourist enjoys its fascinating atmosphere. Even locals within the island, enjoy spending their time in the mystical waterfall together with their kins. The Falls  can be reached via 135 steps going down.

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The 2nd tier of the 3 tiers of Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor

Cambugahay Falls  is a 3-tiered waterfall.  with crisp and clean warm water originating from natural springs. Water from the Cambugahay Falls flows down about three kilometers downstream making numerous wonderful swimming lagoons before it discharges into the Lazi Bay.

At the first level, you will see one feature of the place which was an  improvised swing. The locals  called it the “Tarzan swing”  and you could use it for free. In that location were some locals assisting people to do the swing, hence it won’t actually hurt  if you make a few bucks to these guys for their endeavor.

It was very enticing to swim, but then again, I came unprepared. The lowest tier is where most tourists swim. It’s the biggest and probably the deepest as well.

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The Top Tier. Many tourists  jump from the top of the falls since the base is deep enough. Make sure you ask your guide where to jump.

Cambugahay falls don’t  have a spectacular drop, but  it’s wide, giving it a different charm. The water was so clear and the pools were deep – excellent for swimming.

I spent less than an hour in the place because I was already hungry. But I enjoyed taking photos of the place.

Visitors are required to pay a PHP 25.00 parking fee for the vehicle but there was no entrance fee in the falls. I don’t if it is really required, but  a guide/lifeguard  is available in the place. Since I was alone, I opted for a guide which was good because he also served as my photographer. Getting a guide will also help the locals with their livelihood. And while they don’t  have a fixed rate, I decided to give PHP 150. Besides, I didn’t stay long in the place.

There was no restaurant in the place but there are vendors selling drinks. If you wish to stay longer, It would be great to bring some food.

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Resting at the steps…


Siquijor is basically a small island and reaching the place is not a problem. Nonetheless, I recommend  for every traveler to start  an island coastal tour  for only P1, 000.00 (tricycle). The tour will take you to all the destinations in the island Including the Cambugahay Falls. The tricycle can accommodate up to 5-6 passengers depending on your sizes.



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  2. Oh wow…absolutely stunning! Makes me want to jump on the next flight home to Jamaica

  3. I love the waterfalls! Such beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them!

  4. Melissa Bernardo

    This place looks magnificent! I’d love to visit someday!

  5. What a lovely place! Hope we can visit it soon. So calming and relaxing ambiance. Love it!

  6. Now I’d definitely go on that adventure! I’d even swing and jump into that water! That would be a first for me 🙂

    Lovely photos!

  7. OMG! What a lovely place!! Great pictures made me to want to go there….

  8. What a lovely place to go! It looks like it is full of adventures!

  9. This looks soo beautiful. Adding to my list of places to go!

  10. That looks like such a beautiful place to visit! I love the waterfalls!

  11. How fun! That place looks beautiful!

  12. Love the beautiful scenery, especially the falls. Awesome post.

  13. I love waterfalls! I could sit watching them all day. There so peaceful and relaxing! Would love to go and visit this place, it looks beautiful!

  14. So pretty – very jealous! I would love to go there!

  15. i would love to swim in that water. it looks so lovely and peaceful

  16. The falls looks so beautiful. It’s really awesome that you can swim in them and enjoy every tier. I like that the water is clear!

  17. Looks amazing! I love jumping onto rivers =D (when no one is watching =$), i wish i could go there sometime!

  18. This is gorgeous, I would love to be able to visit the falls one day imagine swimming in one!

  19. Thanks for providing another cool spot to put on my bucket list. Your family must be having such a good time.

  20. It looks like a tropical paradise and you truly captured some wonderful photos. I hope to visit someplace as nice as this.

  21. Lawrence Hamilton

    The falls is beautiful. That Tarzan swing looks awesome as hell and being honest, I wish I was doing that now. Question: Is there a Zipline setup in Cambugahay Falls?

  22. What a beautiful landscape! You captured some great photos of a really beautiful place….some day I would love to visit!

  23. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    That is amazing. I have never seen a waterfall like that before.

  24. Very beautiful falls! I am bookmarking this for my future trip to Dumaguete. I’ve never heard of this place 🙂

  25. I love looking at waterfalls! I’ve never tried swimming in one though. That would be amazing and this one looks great.

  26. The falls is really beautiful. It’s low compared to others but it looks like a great spot to swim.

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