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Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin

My first time visiting Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin Island was not that easy. About 9 years ago, The road leading to the waterfalls was still rough and we had a hard time reaching it. Now that the road was already paved, visiting this stunning waterfalls is now seamless.

Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin
Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin

Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin Island

Located approximately 5 kilometers from the town of Mambajao, Katibawasan Falls is one of the main attractions in the island of Camiguin. Towards the entrance of this place, we visited some souvenir shops offering various products like sun glasses, swimming suits, T shirts, hats, kiping (a local delicacy) and other refreshments.

Groupie Shot at Katibawasan Waterfalls
Groupie Shot at Katibawasan Waterfalls

By just walking few steps from the gate, we already saw the attractive stream of water dropping from about 250 feet high towards a rock pool bordered by plants, ferns and wild orchids. The waterfall pours down towards a green plunge pool which is quite refreshing where tourists can swim and enjoy the splash of water from the waterfalls.

Kiping Anyone?
Kiping Anyone?

The place is also a perfect destination for picnicking, dating, family or friend reunions or pleasure/vacation adventure trips.

Wacky Shot at Katibawasan Falls
Wacky Shot at Katibawasan Falls (photo by Ferdz)

Visitors are required to pay Php30 entrance fee for the maintenance of the place. A few picnic tables and benches are set up at this place. Along with this, tourists can find a small grilling area where interested people can cook food during their visit.

Dont disturb, Im sleeping!
Dont disturb, Im sleeping!

How to get there:

It is easy to reach Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin Islands. Tourists can directly take a multicab, jeep, van or car to reach the place from the Benoni Port or from the town of Mambajao. The transportation cost will vary as per the specific vehicle opted by tourists to reach the waterfalls.

Melo in Katibawasan Falls
Melo in Katibawasan Falls (photo by Marj)

The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific Air is the only airline offering direct flights to Camiguin. It operates flights from Cebu to Camiguin every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, for as low as P588. For the latest seat sales and promos, go to, call (02)7020-888 or check Cebu Pacific Air’s official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Cebu Pacific Air is looking for five teams of three university students each, who are raring to go on the 2013 Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge. Video entries may be sent from June 14 to July 29, 2013, and the top five teams will get to go on a week-long all expenses paid trip to six Philippine destinations. Visit or Cebu Pacific Air’s official Facebook and Twitter pages for more challenge details.

The Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge is co-presented by Sun Cellular and the Department of Tourism, and supported by Canon and Wenger.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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