Tumalog Falls in Oslob, Cebu is only one of the province's many waterfalls, but it makes a name for itself for the towering heights, the gentle way the water trickles from the top and the clean blue-green water of the natural lagoon. Swimming is safe; the water is quite shallow, roughly just waist or chest deep for adults. Located about 150 kilometers from Cebu City, it's nestled in the forests of Oslob, a town most known for its whale sharks and beaches.
How to get there
Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Air Asia fly from Manila to Cebu. Get to Oslob by riding a Ceres Liner bus from Cebu City bound for Bato via Oslob. Travel time is two to three hours. Tell the driver to drop you off at Oslob town center. From there, take a habal-habal to Tumalog Falls.
Entrance fee to the waterfalls is P20 (US$0.42).
Cover photo is a screengrab from @joshmcaree on Instagram.
By Celia Nachura
Published September 2016