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These Incredible Waterfalls in the Philippines Are a Must-See

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Updated: 2 August 2017
Apart from the stunning beaches and islands of the Philippine archipelago, chasing waterfalls should be included in one’s itinerary of the country. Dotted around the islands, from mountainsides to hidden caves, these waterfalls in the Philippines will leave you refreshed by the cool waters and deeply in awe of nature’s beauty.

Kawasan Falls in Cebu

Cebu has always been a destination known for exciting adventures. You can go diving, swimming with whales, snorkeling, island-hopping, or just chill out on the beach. But if you’re after a little more adventure, canyoneering in Kawasan Falls in Badian will leave you breathless. Before diving head-long into this spectacular beauty, you need to brave the natural swimming pools, lagoons, creeks, and streams.

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Tumalog Falls in Cebu

Tumalog Falls is another great spot in Cebu, located in Oslob. When done swimming with the whale sharks, take the 15-minute trip to the falls. You can opt to take a quintessential Filipino habal-habal or a motorbike to get there. Tumalog Falls is a horsetail waterfall, due to its water curtains, and its bedrock is mostly covered with moss. Be prepared to get wet, as the splash from the high waterfall is strong.

Tinago Falls in Iligan City

Among the 23 waterfalls that surround Iligan City, Tinago Falls stands out as one of the most beautiful. Hidden in a lush forest near the city, the curtain-type waterfall cascades over a 73-meter high cliff. Visitors can swim in the blue-green lagoon, and there’s a wooden bridge for great photo opportunities.

Aliwagwag Falls in Davao Oriental

These falls in Cateel, Davao Oriental are thought to be the highest waterfalls in the Philippines, at about 338 meters high. They’re made up of 130 cascading waterfalls, with many big and small rock formations, contributing to a strong current. If you’re short on time, you can still get a glimpse of these breathtaking falls by checking out the lower cascades from a highway bridge.

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Pulang Bato Falls, Negros

These are not your usual blue-green waterfalls. Pulang Bato Falls — also known as the Red River Valley Waterfalls — are distinct for their clear water cascading through red rocks. Seen from afar, the waterfalls glow red in a green backdrop. The large red boulders are said to be from nearby Mt. Talinis, and the smell is considered to be therapeutic.

Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor

Siquijor takes pride in their three-tiered waterfalls, called Cambugahay. It offers clear warm water which cascades three-kilometers down to Lazi Bay. Taking a dip to its warm water is a local and tourist favorite. However, it has big rock formations under the natural swimming pool, which might hurt, especially if one takes a jump. In the top part of the waterfalls are small swimming pools perfect for kids.

Dodiongan Falls in Iligan

Another breathtaking sight in Iligan City is the Dodiongan Falls, with a 20 meter water drop. Dodiongan Falls are likened to angel’s wings because of their beautiful appearance. This type of waterfall is called a chute type, characterized by a semi-vertical glide of water falling into a spacious natural pool.

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