Inambakan Falls

Attraction Kalbawan, Ginatilan, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:00 AM
11:30 AM
Second-time visit
0.50 USD

Inambakan Falls is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
A beautiful and serene place ideally for adventure lovers who love's to experience the boisterous sound of a Waterfalls. Truly one of Cebu's famous tourist's destination and favorite spot typically for campers, mountain climbers, rappellers and open to all

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Why Inambakan Falls is special ?

Inambakan Falls is 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. The waterfall drops about 100 feet high and splashes onto azure waters that can go as deep as 8 feet.

A beautiful and serene place ideally for adventure lovers who love's to experience the boisterous sound of a Waterfalls. Truly one of Cebu's famous tourist's destination and favorite spot typically for campers, mountain climbers, rappellers and open to all. This is even ideal for children but they shall ought to be guided with an adult. One of Cebu's great place for group dating and or nature tripping.


What to explore at Inambakan Falls?

Just being with nature makes the travel all worth the while. But nothing still compares to taking a plunge into the cold waters of Inambakan. You can also trek to into the cliff and see the view of the river from above. It surely is not hard to find enjoyment in this piece of wonder from Mother Nature.

Small cottages are available for those who fancy staying there for a couple of hours. Since the place is not yet developed, there aren’t any hotels here, unfortunately. But worry not, as the town center offers cozy places to stay for the night. Some neighboring towns like Alegria, Alcoy and Badian also have accommodation options from which to choose.

It is true; there is no wonder why people dub Inambakan Falls as Ginatilan’s hidden treasure. It has remained untouched by the modernities of life, which makes it suitable for those who fancy an unforgettable and peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.


How to get to Inambakan Falls?

From Cebu City, you can take vans for hire or buses to get to the town of Ginatilan. Travel time can take 4-5 hours, depending on the traffic. Once you arrive, look for a tricycle or multicab that agrees in taking you there for a fair price. The falls is located 3.9 kilometers from the town center, and can be reached by small private vehicles. The road to the falls is a bit tricky, which poses a danger to those who are unfamiliar with it. If you don’t want problems along the way, it is best to hire a local driver who knows the path so well.

The multicab will eventually stop at a certain drop-off, since the road is smaller this time. You will need to trek to the falls for approximately five minutes. Nature lovers will surely get excited with the scenery along the way. The river starts appearing in a few minutes during the trek, and the path is surrounded by lush greens and coconut trees. By this time, you will hear the rustling sound of water from afar. Not long, the waterfalls will appear in front of you.

When going to the waters, it is important to stay alert for jagged stones and slippery rocks. The last thing you’d probably want during your visit here is getting injured or stabbed by rough rocks. It is also important to take precautionary measures when swimming. If you have lifevests, wear them before going into the water. Although there are some parts that are just shallow, it is wise to be cautious, especially if you have children who don’t know how to swim.


Selling points

  • “Small and unspoiled by development”
  • "Enjoyable swimming”
  • “Very nice water fall"
  • "Great natural scenery"
  • "Fun outdoor activity"
A great 2 day trip to Cebu with my parents

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2.0 days
32.78 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
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Kalbawan, Ginatilan, Philippines

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Tips for you

  • To maximize your trip, taking the early bus to Ginatilan. The earliest non-aircon bus trip is at 2 AM while the first trip for the air-conditioned bus is at 5 AM. Buses regularly depart for Bato every hour.
  • Don’t forget to bring these things: water (at least two liters), sandals, umbrella, hat, or sarong, snacks and softdrinks, bathing suit and swimming attire, sunblock, extra clothes, extra money for emergencies.
    What to bring
  • Be sure to waterproof your things. Place them inside dry bags or dry sacks. Sea to Summit watersports products have excellent waterproofing properties.
  • Respect Mother Nature by not littering the area and vandalizing the rocks. Keep voices down and avoid unruly behavior.
  • Be careful when scrambling up the rocks at Inambakan Falls as they are quite slippery due to moss and moisture.
  • Diving is permitted at the ledge on one side of Inambakan Falls. However, know that diving there is at your own risk; Inambakan Falls has claimed a number of lives.
  • Be careful when swimming around the waterfalls’ basin. The green part is quite deep at around 8 to 10 feet. Stay away from the green area of the pool if you don’t know now to swim.
  • With care, you can swim to the cavern behind the waterfall’s curtain. However, do not swim right underneath the waterfall’s curtain. The force of the fall is so strong that it will push you underwater.
  • Generally, habal-habal drivers can spot visitors in their area and will almost always charge you higher than the normal fare; that’s their usual SOP. When negotiating with them, don’t go beyond P30. Any higher than that and you’re giving the habal-habal driver an undue bonus.
    What to know
  • 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.


TripAdvisor View more

These water falls are undeveloped which is good natural clean place I would recommend to all. We hired a couple of motor bikes from Aaron beach resort oslob and road around to Ginatilian about 1/2 hourno walking we were the at the falls.It cost 20 p to park bike 10p entrance fee worth every p.

TripAdvisor View more

Easy ride by motorbike from Moalboal. 20 Piso entrance fee and 10 Piso parking fee. You can buy a few snacks and drinks at the parking location, but really bring what you like with you. Just please pickup your trash and maybe a piece or two that some others left behind. The falls are cool not as cold as Kawasan Falls. The water is clearer too. A great week-day trip location from Moalboal.

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