Cambugahay Falls Siquijor is the most popular and well-known waterfall on the island. Cambugahay Falls consist of 3 tiers, each with its own swimming spot amongst the clear blue water. You’ll also find many people launching themselves into the water from the 3 available rope swings.
How to get to Cambugahay Falls Siquijor
From San Juan it is roughly a 30 minute drive. Once you arrive at Cambugahay Falls you will have to take a short walk down the 200 or so stairs leading you directly to the falls.
Where to stay
Most accommodation on Siquijor is located on the West of the island. If you’re looking for a unique place to stay, definitely check out Glamping Siquijor by the Beach. They are located right along the ocean and have stylish tipis. This place is also popular among Instagramers. For budget friendly accommodation, you can check out Tori’s Backpacker’s Paradise.
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Cambugahay Falls Siquijor opening hours
We visited the falls as soon as it was open which is at 7am. There was no one else around for roughly 2 hours. It starts to get busy around lunch time when it’s getting hot and everyone is looking to cool down
There is no entrance fee to the falls, however you will have to pay 10 peso for parking. If you arrive early enough there won’t be anyone there to collect the fee so you can park for free. If you are looking to use the Cambugahay Falls rope swings, they charge 50 peso per person for all day unlimited use. There are 3 rope swings, although the 50 peso is only for the one you pay at, it’s not transferable to the other rope swings.
What to expect at Cambugahay Falls Siquijor
There are small snack stalls found at the top of the stairs before you walk down. There you can buy chips and drinks. They might tell you that there is nothing else at the bottom of the stairs but we found two other stalls selling the same items. Once you reach the bottom you will find life jackets for hire if you aren’t a strong swimmer.
If you’re intimidated by the big rope swing that you first come across, there is a much smaller one located at the top tier. You can also jump off the waterfalls edge into the water or you can relax on a bamboo raft.
There isn’t a particular area for you to leave your belongings. However if you use the rope swings, the operators in charge are more than happy for you to leave your belongings beside them to keep an eye on.
If you’re looking for some more thrills, be sure to check out Salagdoong Beach for some cliff jumping.