One of the most popular waterfalls in Oslob is Tumalog falls, however not many people have heard about the underrated and incredible Aguinid falls. If you’re thinking about heading to Oslob, be sure to add these 2 waterfalls to your list!
Tumalog falls is roughly a 20 minute bike ride from Oslob. Once you arrive at the car park at the top it’s a very steep but short walk down to the waterfall. If you don’t feel like walking, there are people on motorbikes who will drive you to the bottom and also take you back up for a small fee.
Tumalog falls entrance fee
Entry into Tumalog falls cost 20 peso per person.
Best time to visit Tumalog falls
We arrived at 7am and there were already a few tour vans that had arrived. Most people visit this waterfall directly after swimming with the whale sharks because they are close to each other. We found that as the day went on there were less and less people.
Tumalog falls is a massive waterfall with unique rock formations that create a mystical mist as the water cascades off the top and plummets into the bright blue water. It’s a great spot to relax and cool off.
Aguinid falls is one of the lesser known waterfalls in the area as tour companies haven’t started advertising it. This waterfall is just over a one hour drive from Oslob. There aren’t many signs to direct you to the waterfall but if you put it into your GPS it will take you straight there and there are also locals that will tell you which way to walk from the carpark. The parking fee is 20 peso.
Aguinid falls entrance fee
Entry into the waterfall costs 40 peso per person, however you will also need to tip your tour guide. There is currently no set price so you are free to pay them however much you think is suitable.
What to expect at Aguinid falls
Upon arrival we were greeted by a Filipino lady who told us all about the waterfall. She told us that they had only been operating for 3 years and that we will need a tour guide to show us around.
It may sound strange needing a tour guide for a waterfall but Aguinid falls is very unique and has many levels and steep rocks to climb up, making it a very fun experience. You can bring a waterproof bag or leave all your belongings at the start because you will certainly get wet climbing through the waterfalls.
There are 5 unique levels to explore each with different things to do. At some you can swim, others you will climb up and there are some that you can jump off into the water below. Climbing up the waterfalls isn’t slippery at all because of the limestone. It’s very sturdy and smooth so you can even do it barefoot. Level 5 is the most unique with incredible tall limestone rock formations which you can climb behind and slide down.