How to get there?
Matutinao, Badian is the town where Kawasan falls lies. It is a 3 - 4 hours travel from the City of Cebu and one can take a bus ride at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. Take any of these two bus lines: the Ceres Bus and the Rough Riders Bus. There is an alternative aside from taking buses at Cebu South Bus Terminal and that is to take a bus at Librando Terminal. Either of these three will bring you to the town of Badian. Bus fare is around 120 pesos.
The ride is pretty long so just relax and enjoy the view but as for us who had a 5am call time for this trip, it is an ideal time to gasp more sleep and charge up. We also took our breakfast on the road to conserve time and be on Badian the soonest time possible because we're all excited to witness its wonder.
|sharp eyesight is needed to be able to see them|
|(Photo from William Cua)|
|The Mother Falls of Kawasan (Photo from Byron Cantonjos)|
But before we all go swimming and go wild, we first tried the bamboo raft. Heads up! Aside from the 300 pesos fee of the bamboo ride, your rafting guide(s) will also ask you to pay them. Make sure you ask how the raft is going to cost and how much each "guide" will charge you to eliminate misunderstanding which happened to us. Don't overpay for the bamboo ride and fix the price in advance. We had 3 rafting guide so we decided to give them 200 pesos each.
|Off we go!|
|We start to feel the coldness of the water from that position|
|Team Showtime position!|
|One of the few falls of Kawasan (Photo from Gladys Dizon)|
|I'm really paddling my feet so hard here. Caution: deep water, no joke (Photo from Byron Cantonjos)|
|There's another bamboo raft at the last station (Photo from Gladys Dizon)|
|Baron, Author of Baron the Explorer (left) and Julius (right) (Photo from Gladys Dizon)|
|My version of our mini cliff jump! (Photo from Byron Cantonjos)|
|Photo op! (Photo from Byron Cantonjos)|
Transportation: 120 pesos (from Cebu South Bus Terminal - Badian)
Registration Fee: 10 pesos
Tour Guide: 150 pesos (good for group sharing; still negotiable)
Bamboo Raft: 300 (good for group sharing)
Bamboo Raft Guide(s): 200 pesos each (good for group sharing; still negotiable)
Life Vest: 50 pesos
Chairs and Table: 300 pesos (good for group sharing)