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Kawasan Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines.
Here awaits turquoise blue water where you can swim around and relax.
For those who are more adventurous, one could also embark on a bamboo raft and go for a ride under the waterfall and at the same time receive a tremendous neck massage by the pouring water.
How to get there
From our place it will takes about 2 hours driving with Motorcycle or car. You need to follow the South Coastal road all the way to the south peak Village Santander. From there you need hitting into the north direction all the way down until you will reach the town of Badian, where the falls are located. From our place the distance is around 100 km.
When you arrive at the parking area, it's likely that some locals come up and ask if you need a guide or something similar. Just say no thank you, and follow the road. Some of them argue that the road is dangerous and that it is necessary to have a guide not to get lost. These statements are not true, the road is safe, and it's easy to find the waterfall.
Arriving at Kawasan Falls
After paying the admission fee of 40 pesos and following the trail for about 10 minutes, you will arrive at the first waterfall. The first one is the largest and most famous waterfall (picture on top).
This is the waterfall that most people refer to as Kawasan Falls, and it's very beautiful, and the water is just as turquoise as the pictures, but to be honest, you shouldn't expect a quiet paradise.
Kawasan Falls is a popular attraction both among locals and tourists, and it's rare to get a quiet moment here.
When looking at pictures, it's easy to fantasize about a serene and calm paradise, but behind the cameras, there are restaurants, table and chairs, and sellers who offer you to go out on the bamboo raft or to eat at their restaurant.
Waterfall number two and three
At the end of the first waterfall, stairs are leading up to the second waterfall. What you will find is a smaller waterfall with crystal clear turquoise water.
It's much quieter up there, and for the one who longs for an adventure, it's also possible to do some canyoneering.
For those who are adventurous by itself can even go up to a third waterfall, but the way up is quite steep.