Guide to Tumalog Falls in Oslob, Cebu, Philippines

GUIDE TO TUMALOG FALLS CEBU PHILIPIPINES

Tumalog Falls, one of the hundreds of falls found in Cebu, Philippines.

Tumalog Falls, also called as “Toslob falls” or “Mag-ambak falls”.It is situated in Barangay Luka, southern part of Cebu, Philippines. It takes approximately two and a half hours to get to the area from Cebu City.

GUIDE TO TUMALOG FALLS CEBU PHILIPIPINES

HOW TO GET TO TUMALOG FALLS

ENTRY POINT AIRPORT 

  1. BY TAXI THEN BUS
    1. Ride a taxi from the airport to Cebu South Bus Terminal. (Ride the white taxi because its cheaper than the yellow one)
    2. Take a CERES BUS going to BATO via OSLOB. Fare (Php150-200 or $3-4).Time (3-4 hours bus ride). Tell the driver that you are going to TUMALOG FALLS in OSLOB.
    3. You will need to take HABAL-HABAL or motorbike from the main highway in going to the Tumalog Falls. Approx PHP 30-50 or $ 0.6-1 pesos fare one way.
  2. BY TAXI
    1. Ride a Taxi from the airport in going to Tumalog Falls. Just tell them you are going to see the the Tumalog Falls in Oslob.
    2. Fare (Approx PHP 3,000-5,000 or $60-100).

MAP ON HOW TO GET TO TUMALOG FALLS

TUMALOG FALLS

As I see the sign saying “Tumalog Falls” , familiarity took over me. It just took over me that for a second glimpse, I remembered that I have been here 2 years ago. So it is my 2nd time visiting this place.

GUIDE TO TUMALOG FALLS CEBU PHILIPIPINES

The parking lot is about 300 meters away from the falls. You get to decide whether to trek the road with an angle of negative 30 degrees or ride a motorbike. But we decided to trek anyway.

It was easier to go to the falls than to go back to the parking lot since the road leading to the site was going downhill. The above picture depicts the road that I was talking about.

You need to be careful in taking your steps because the road is very steep, you can continuously fall and hurt yourself. It was good that when we went there it wasn’t raining because the road might get slippery and the surrounding of the falls muddy.

GUIDE TO TUMALOG FALLS CEBU PHILIPIPINES

A small pool will greet you after the entrance. Fishes that eats your dead skin swims around the pool. 

GUIDE TO TUMALOG FALLS CEBU PHILIPIPINES

The falls is huge and gorgeous, although the water is actually murkier than some of the oceans surrounding the area (which makes sense). It stands tall at approximately 40 meters. However, the volume of water is much less such that by the time the water hits the ground, it is mostly fine mist or like a gentle summer shower. The water is very cold and refreshing.

Each time the sunlight strikes the falling water, a very visible rainbow would appear at it’s base adding vibrant colors to lush greenery of the surrounding forest.

GUIDE TO TUMALOG FALLS CEBU PHILIPIPINES

Obviously, the hike back is more difficult so we decided to ride a motorbike.

No need to spend more than an hour here, but it is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

EXPENSES

PHP 30.00 or  $0.6 – Motorbike Fare from parking lot to Tumalog Falls (One-Way)

PHP 20.00 or  $0.4 – Entrance to Tumalog Falls

OTHER INFORMATIONS

  1. Travel Light
  2. Opens at 6:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily
  3. Bring water and some food, as options are limited.
  4. Patience patience patience, it’s an organized chaos. Leave any expectations behind and prepare to be surprised. 🙂

MAP TO HELP YOU LOCATE TUMALOG FALLS

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