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WHEN IN SIQUIJOR (1):  Cambugahay Falls

Siquijor Cambugahay Falls

Tourists enjoy the cool waters of Cambugahay Falls on board a bamboo raft. Located in Lazi, Siquijor, the waterfall offers a refreshing respite from the scorching summer heat. | Rick Gabuya

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Siquijor is an island province located in Central Visayas, Philippines. In the early years, it was associated and made more famous or infamous – depending on which side of the fence you’re in – with dark rituals such ‘barang’ ‘lumay’ ‘patawas’ and other mystic activities.

Over the years, however, visitors discovered a wealth of natural treasures on the island. Siquijor in the past, therefore, is more misunderstood than appreciated.

Not anymore!

In this series, let me take you on a brief visit – brief because like any typical local tourist, I am pressed for time (budget is actually the more appropriate word ) – to some of the island’s must-see attractions. I will provide basic information about the places that we will visit, and will just let the photos speak more about these attractions. Let’s go!


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Siquijor Cambugahay Falls

For the more adventurous ones, this swing rope offers a unique angle of the waterfall before you plunge to the cool embrace of its waters below. | Rick Gabuya

First stop, we cool our heels at Cambugahay Falls. 

Undoubtedly the biggest and most beautiful waterfall in Siquijor Cambugahay Falls is a three-tiered gem of cool, clear, cascading water located in Lazi town. A jewel surrounded by lush forest, Siquijor Cambugahay Falls offers a myriad of activities aside from soothing your weary soul in its refreshing waters. For the not so faint of heart, you can try the swing ropes. Bamboo rafts are also available to better appreciate the falls from different angles. You can also go hiking and camping. For a P20 entrance fee, ‘sulit’ is an inferior word to describe a trip to Cambugahay Falls.       


Siquijor Cambugahay Falls

A mandatory photo-op before heading to the rampaging falls on board a bamboo raft.  | Rick Gabuya


Despite the prolonged El Niño, Cambugahay Falls remains awash with precious liquid. It’s secret? The lush forest surrounding it.  | Rick Gabuya


Huts and cottages are also available as well as toilets, and shower rooms.  | Rick Gabuya

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