Waterfalls are fascinating bodies of water. The cascading water from an elevated land is such a majestic thing to behold and it’s not a surprise why there are a lot of people who are fond of visiting waterfalls. All waterfalls are beautiful but there are those that are just notable and more popular than others. Here are the 5 popular waterfalls in the Philippines.
CAN-UMANTAD FALLS, BOHOL
Bohol is a famous tourist destination in the Philippines but not all tourists know about this gem hidden in the forest of Candijay, Bohol. The uphill road that leads to this gorgeous falls is rough so it would be best to ride a vehicle that is for off the beaten tracks. You can park your car a kilometer or 2 away from the falls because you must now proceed by foot. The drop from the top down to the wading pool is almost 80 feet but the water is not so deep making it enjoyable for everyone to swim.
MAMBUKAL SEVEN FALLS, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Not a lot of falls are interconnected but in the province of Negros Occidental, there is quite a popular waterfalls known as Mambukal. Mambukal not only has one but seven cascading falls making it a nice trekking experience as well. Discovering these falls is an adventure since you have to do an uphill hike and visit them one by one. The first 3 are easy-piecy but the next 4 is the real challenge. Aside from the refreshing waters of the falls, Mambukal is also famous for its hot springs thus the name “Mambukal” or boiling water.
CAMBUGAHAY FALLS, SIQUIJOR
A refreshing dip in the turquoise waters of Cambugahay Falls is a welcome feeling after a whole day of sea activities. It is a 3-tiered waterfalls that gives travelers some peace and quiet since the sound from the falls drowns other noises. There is a tarzan swing there that is very popular to adventurers and if the swing is not enough, one can also dive to the waters from the top level.
TUMALOG FALLS, CEBU
This unique natural wonder is a sight to marvel and behold. It is huge and the mist makes the surrounding surreal with rocks looking like solid umbrellas underneath the gossamer water curtain. These rocks filter the flow of water so instead of a full-force cascade the water is scattered and you can just feel the gentle sprinkle of water below. The waist-deep pool underneath is man-made by the local government for the tourists to enjoy.
ALIWAGWAG FALLS, DAVAO ORIENTAL
The water from the falls make it look like a white stairway to heaven. It holds the title of the highest waterfalls in the Philippines, this 1110 feet waterfall is a definite must-see. The waters are enveloped by lush greeneries complementing the already glorious scenery. From the national highway, you can already take a photo of this majestic waters but dipping on its water basins are much enjoyable.