Cambugahay Falls of Siquijor

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The island of Siquijor is known for its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscape. It is infamous for its rich natural beauty as well as historic landmarks that still stood tall up to this day. There is a shroud of mysticism and tranquility within the island that people have come to visit. You can feel the fresh air rustling the leaves of the trees and the tropical weather makes it a perfect place to relax and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.

One of the perfect spot to enjoy Siquijor is Cambugahay Falls. One of the island’s main attraction that even people within the island spend their time with their families to relax.

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LOCATION:

The Cambugahay Falls is located just 2 kilometers outside the town of Lazi which is another historic town in the island.

HOW TO GET THERE:

Getting to the town of Lazi is easy since the town is one of the island’s biggest municipality. Going to Cambugahay Falls is nothing short of breathtaking. As you go up to the 2 kilometer road, you will be seeing the wonder that nature has granted Siquijor.

Even though it is 2 kilometers away from the falls there is no worry of getting lost since you can always hire a motorcycle driver to get you to the place. You can negotiate with the motorcycle driver when it comes to fees. If you do have a car with you, road signs all point out straight to the falls. And if that does not help you, locals are willing to help by pointing you the way.

ENTRANCE FEES:

Once you have reached the destination, you will have to walk down 135 stone steps without any guardrail after paying your parking cost of 10 to 20 pesos for cars and 5 to 10 pesos for motorcycles. There are two vendors in the area who will offer refreshments when you get back. One of which will collect the parking fee. There are no entrance fees for the falls.

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THE ATTRACTION:

By the time you are done climbing down the 135 stone steps, you are sure to enjoy the clear blue waters of the multi-tiered waterfalls that is Cambugahay. Clean and fresh water rush through each waterfall that flows down towards smaller lagoons.

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There are three tiers that make up the entire waterfalls. All of which flow right down into a small stream. You can simple lay down into the fresh and cool shallow waters to help you cool off from the trip down from the stone steps. The water comes from natural springs and watersheds from the rain forest up above the mountains and ends downstream of about 3 kilometers where it goes out into the Lazi Bay.

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The crystal clear blue water can be enjoyed with friends and family 24 hours every day of the week. But, be sure to take the weekday trip if you want to have the falls all by yourself because weekends can get crowded leaving you no room for a nice silent nature trip. And be sure to bring cameras with you as it will be an experience of a lifetime.

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Shea Klipper

Faith Melendres

Sources:

http://www.dutchpickle.com/philippines/negros/cambugahay-falls.html

http://wikimapia.org/12531988/Cambugahay-Falls

http://www.byahilo.com/2010/04/07/cambugahay-falls-in-lazi-siquijor/

http://www.markmaranga.com/cambugahay-falls-in-siquijor/

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kat October 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm

that’s my cousin julius! 2rd from the top! the sight and the falls are lovely!

admin October 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

hi kat! that’s right! they went there with my sis. :D

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