Cebu isn’t just known for Sinulog and their famous crispy lechon, it’s also home to some of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls!
A relatively unknown one is Inambakan Falls in Ginatilan, Cebu. South Cebu may be popular among tourists for diving and whale shark watching, but very few travelers get to see and swim in the azure waters of Inambakan Falls.
Tucked away in St. Pedro Calungsod’s (the second Filipino saint) hometown in Ginatilan, this waterfall is one that’s considered to be a local secret. Very few local and foreign tourists visit since most of them head to the popular Kawasan Falls instead. The waterfall drops about 100 feet high and splashes onto azure waters that can go as deep as 8 feet.
How to Get to Inambakan Falls
Go to Cebu City’s Southern Bus Terminal and ride any bus to Oslob. The fare costs approximately ₱120 one way and takes around 3 to 4 hours. Once in Oslob, take the Bato bound non-airconditioned bus for ₱15 – ₱20.
Once in Bato bus terminal, ride the Moalboal via Barili bound non-airconditioned bus and tell the conductor you’d alight at Ginatilan in front of a Julie’s bakeshop. Once there, hire a habal-habal for ₱80 round trip to take you to the falls. There is a short and easy 5-10 minute trek to reach the falls. There is also a ₱10 entrance fee.
If you have your own car or van, there is a parking area near the Inambakan Falls jump off point. Parking fee costs about ₱30 – ₱40.