When you think about waterfalls in the Philippines, one of the first waterfalls that will cross your mind is the Kawasan Falls. Kawasan Falls is no doubt one of the most famous and the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. It has turquoise blue water where you can swim around and relax. If you are more on the adventurous side, you can also embark on a bamboo raft and go for a quick ride under the waterfall while you receive a neck massage from the pouring water on top.
However, the municipality of Badian released a sudden news that will surprise travelers.
The Mayor of the Municipal Government of Badian, Cebu released an indefinite suspension order for the rafting activities at the Kawasan Falls starting January 1, 2018.
In the executive order released by Badian Mayor Carmencita Lumain, she ordered the immediate halt on the rafting activities on the famous landmark after a tourist lodged a complaint against rafting operators, guides, and drivers.
Bamboo rafting is one of Kawasan Fall’s main attractions. However, the municipality also revealed that they received persistent complains regarding malpractice and abuse are done by several rafting workers.
How About the Other Activities?
Although the rafting activities are suspended until further notice, other activities such as swimming with a life vest and canyoneering are still allowed by the Badian municipality.
The immediate suspension is the first step of the municipality in cleaning the image of Kawasan Falls and making it tourist-friendly again.
Other Activities You Can Enjoy
Other than bamboo rafting, there are still a lot of activities that you can enjoy in Kawasan Falls.
You can enjoy the view while you are on the trail from the road to the falls. Enjoy looking at the shimmering aquamarine water from the Kawasan River that rushes from the mountains to the tropical forest. If you are already tired of walking, make sure to quench your thirst with a coconut juice or a sweet coconut drink which is not only tasty but is also healthy and nutritious.
There are also hidden lagoons which are perfect spots for swimming wherever you want. Enjoy the cool turquoise water while savoring the peace and serenity of the place.
Source: Municipality of Badian – Cebu Facebook Page