DISCOVER THE BEST BOHOL WATERFALLS!
Bohol Waterfalls are some of the best in the country! There are 7 waterfalls in Bohol that you must-see during your adventures on this incredible island in the Philippines.
I spent one week in Bohol exploring waterfalls, island hopping, cliff jumping, sunrise hiking and so much more! You can see my complete guide of the 31 Best Things To Do In Bohol.
In this Bohol travel blog, I have put together a list of the 7 Best Bohol Waterfalls including where they are, how much they cost and what to expect!
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BOHOL WATERFALLS OVERVIEW
Here is a quick overview of the Top 7 Bohol Waterfalls that you will find in this post:
- Can-umantad Falls
- Kinahugan Falls
- Ingkumhan Falls
- Dimiao Twin Falls
- Mag Aso Falls
- Camugao Falls
- Kawasan Falls
7 MUST-SEE BOHOL WATERFALLS
Can-umantad Falls in Candijay is the biggest and arguably the best waterfall in Bohol. Located high in the hills away from the main tourist towns, Can-umantad Falls is an adventure not to be missed!
Can Umantad Falls is located in the Candijay region in Bohol. From Anda, it takes approximately 50 minutes to get to Can-umantad Fall.
If you are staying in the main tourist area of Panglao, Can Umantad Falls is a 105km drive that takes approximately 2.5 hours.
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At the jump-off point, you’ll have to pay a 20 pesos entrance fee and from here it’s a short 5-minute walk along a clearly marked trail to reach Can-umantad Falls Bohol. The way is made up of dirt trails, stone steps and wooden bridges that cross the running freshwater stream.
There are a number of rockpools leading up to the main set of falls which are very inviting with there milky blue waters. This is your first opportunity to take a refreshing dip following the long journey to reach this Bohol tourist spot.
The height of Can-umantad Falls is said to be 60ft making it the tallest waterfall in Bohol. Its water source originates from the blue and cool water from Pundol Spring in Candapdapan, making its way downstream to the 60ft drop at Can Umantad Falls and into a large basin below.
Swimming under the flow of water to receive a natural head and neck massage is an awesome experience to have at Can-umantad Falls Candijay. The water is quite shallow on the edges of the catch basin but it becomes deeper the closer you get to the falls.
There are plenty of seating areas around the main falls which is a perfect spot to chill out for a while and let the epicness of this Bohol attraction sink in
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Can-umantad Falls – Best Bohol Waterfalls
Can-umantad Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
Can Umantad – Waterfalls in Bohol
Can-umantad Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
Next on this list of best Bohol Waterfalls is Kinahugan Falls which is one of the most off-the-beaten-path waterfalls in Bohol. A short five-minute hike along a jungle trail to Kinahugan Falls is a worthy adventure on your list of what to do in Bohol.
Kinahugan Falls is located in Jagna on Bohol island. From Anda, it’s s a 37km drive that takes approximately 50 minutes.
If you are staying in the main tourist area of Panglao, Kinahugan Falls is an 80km drive that takes approximately 2 hours.
The trek to Kinahugan Falls from the parking lot takes no more than five minutes down a narrow dirt trail that can be quite slippery so take your time through this section. Surprisingly, there is no entrance fee at Kinahugan Falls.
When you reach the bottom of the trail it opens up to a flat plateau surrounded by coconut palms and a river runs down one side of the valley.
We caught our first glimpse of Kinahugan Waterfall from here and we followed the trail up some large tree roots that act as stairs. This leads to a viewing platform at the top which is covered in vibrant foliage from the canopy above.
There are actually two sets of falls at Kinahugan Waterfall boasting mass volumes of water gushing down a rock face into the river below.
Kinahugan Falls isn’t the most ideal spot for a swim as there is quite a lot of water moving around and it did look quite dangerous to be fair. This location is purely for marveling at and enjoying the scenic jungle that surrounds Kinahugan Falls.
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Kinahugan Falls – Waterfalls in Bohol
Kinahugan Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
Kinahugan Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
Ingkumhan Falls is one of the best Bohol waterfalls and a must-see while you are exploring all of the places in Bohol. Cliff jumps and rope swings are just some of the reasons that make this Bohol tourist attraction one of the top locations to visit!
Ingkumhan Waterfall is located in Dimiao on Bohol island in the Philippines. From Panglao, it is a 65km drive that takes around 1-hour to reach Ingkumhan Falls and the entrance fee is 20 pesos.
The main set of falls features a flow of water that stretches across a limestone rockface around 10 meters wide and approximately 8 meters tall. The water fills a huge natural-pool at the base of the falls that reminded me of blue Gatorade which I was almost tempted to drink.
There is a rope swing that can be used about halfway up the falls, so you will have to climb up the rock face to reach it. Surprisingly the surface of the rock isn’t that slippery and the depth of the pool is around 3 to 4 meters deep so you won’t need to worry about hitting the bottom when you swing.
There is also a 5-meter cliff jump that can be found on the left-hand side of the falls that is a lot of fun!
There are plenty of seating areas and sheltered huts around the edges of Ingkumhan Falls to perch up for a while and enjoy this incredible Bohol attraction.
I visited Ingkumhan Falls Bohol on a Sunday and it was very busy with locals and other tourists. Try and time your visit for a weekday if you want to enjoy Ingkumhan Falls without the crowds.
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Ingkumhan Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
Ingkumhan Falls – Best Bohol Waterfalls
Not a bad spot to hang out – Bohol Waterfalls
DIMIAO TWIN FALLS
Dimiao Twin Falls, also known as Pahangog Falls, is my favorite waterfall in Bohol! Its Gatorade rock pools and jungle surrounds are irresistibly inviting and I highly recommend adding this epic spot to your list of things to do in Bohol!
Dimiao Twin Falls is located in Dimiao on Bohol. From Panglao, it is a 60km drive that takes around 1.5 hours to reach Twin Falls and the entrance fee is 20 pesos.
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Once you arrive at the jump-off point, follow the rocky trail which then leads on to a steep set of concrete stairs with handrails to get down to the falls. It is an easy to moderate hike that takes no more than 10 minutes to reach the bottom.
When my friends and I reached the bottom of the stairs, Dimiao Falls revealed itself and we were in complete awe of how freaking stunning this place is.
Before passing over the bamboo bridge to get to the falls, we had to pay the small entrance fee of 20 pesos to the Filipino woman working ticket office. She didn’t speak much but she was happy to receive our money to come and enjoy the falls.
Dimiao Falls is a twin set of falls that are around 25-meters tall, flowing down a limestone rock face and filling a large catch basin below. The turquoise natural-made swimming pool is deep enough in some areas to do some rock jumping but be sure to do a depth-check first.
I visited Pahangog Falls with my friends in the offseason (September) and we had the entire place to ourselves. Though I have heard this place is a popular spot for the locals and gets very busy on weekends. Try and time your visit for a weekday if you want to enjoy Dimiao Falls without the crowds.
One of the best things to do at Dimiao Twin Falls Bohol is to grab a rubber ring for 20 pesos and float around the rock pools. You can even swim up underneath the falls for a free head massage. In between the two sets of falls is a small sandy islet and a cave that you can also explore.
There are plenty of seating areas and hang out spots around the edges of Pahangog Falls to perch up for a while and marvel at this incredible Bohol attraction.
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Dimiao Twin Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
Dimiao Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
Dimiao Twin Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
MAG ASO FALLS
Mag Aso Falls is one of Bohol’s natural treasures and an adventure not to be missed. Gatorade pools and epic cliff jumps are just some of the reasons why you should add Mag Aso Falls to your list of Bohol waterfalls to visit.
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Mag Aso Falls is located in the town of Antequera on Bohol. To reach Mag Aso Falls it’s approximately 30 minutes drive from Tagbilaran City or a 1-hour drive from Panglao.
The Mag Aso Falls entrance fee is 20 pesos and an additional 15 pesos for parking.
There are 197 concrete steps with metal handrails leading down to the falls and it is an easy 5 to 10 minute hike to reach the bottom. At the halfway mark on the way down to Mag Aso Falls, there is a viewpoint that overlooks the waterfall which makes for a great photo opportunity.
Mag Aso Falls is an 8-meter waterfall that is surrounded by a tropical backdrop of tall trees and wild plants. Carved out under the waterfall is a natural pool that is particularly inviting to go for a swim due to its milky blue colored water derived from the limestone rocks in the area.
You can swim over to Mag Aso falls from the outer edges and climb up into the natural jacuzzi pool to experience a head massage under the falls. There is also a small cave that can be found under the waterfall.
Mag Aso Falls is one of my favorite places to visit in Bohol as it’s usually uncrowded and it doesn’t appear in many Bohol tour itineraries.
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Mag Aso Falls
Gatorade pools at Mag Aso Falls
The viewpoint at Mag Aso Falls
Camugao Falls is another one of the best waterfalls in Bohol. Although it’s not quite as popular as Can-umantad Falls, it is equally as impressive with its sheer size and irresistible rock pools!
Camugao Falls can be found in Balilihan on Bohol. From Panglao, it is a 42km drive that takes around 1 hour to reach Camugao Falls.
The entrance fee is 25 pesos and an additional 20 pesos must be paid for parking also.
It’s no more than a 10 to 15 minute hike to reach the bottom of the cliffs and to where the jungle trail emerges at the base of Camugao Falls.
Camugao Falls is surrounded by a towering curved cliff face that makes you feel as though you’ve just stepped inside an enormous amphitheatre. To add to the ambience, lush green plants and vines surround the canyon.
First things first, when I arrived I set down my belongings on the edge of the swimming hole and dived right into the natural-made pool to cool off. The water is that classic vibrant blue colour that the Philippines is famous for and it was even more refreshing than I expected.
A number of huts and rest areas can be found around the edge of the swimming hole beneath the falls where you can perch up and marvel at the beautiful surroundings.
There are no food and drink options at Camugao Falls so best to pack your own snacks and drinking water if you plan to spend some time at this epic Bohol tourist spot.
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Camugao Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
Camugao Falls – Waterfalls in Bohol
Cliff jumping at Camugao Falls
KAWASAN FALLS BOHOL
Kawasan Falls Bohol is still yet to make a name for itself as one of the must-visit Bohol waterfalls. I stumbled across Kawasan Falls as I was heading from Camugao Falls to Mag Aso Falls as they are all relatively in the same area.
Kawasan Falls located in the town of Antequera on Bohol. To reach Kawasan Falls Bohol it’s approximately 30 minutes drive from Tagbilaran City or a 1-hour drive from Panglao and there is a small entrance fee of 20 pesos.
Kawasan Falls is not an outrageous waterfall with a heavy flow of water but it is the jungle surrounds and the nearby Abatan River that makes this place so tranquil.
You can enjoy a nice walk through the forest along a jungle trail down to the Abatan River to where you can find a few sheltered huts on stilts. A perfect spot to have a picnic with your friends!
Once you have checked out the river, continue on the trail for a few minutes to reach Kawasan Falls. A trickle of water flows down a tall rockface from the rice terraces on top of the hill and into a small lagoon at the base of the falls. The catch basin is quite shallow and a great spot for a swim to cool off.
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Kawasan Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
Jungle trail at Kawasan Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
View of Abatan River – Bohol Waterfalls
Kawasan Falls – Bohol Waterfalls
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WHERE TO STAY IN PANGLAO
Luxury: Donatela Hotel
Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation in Panglao Island. Centrally located and close to beaches and other attractions on Panglao island. The hotel offers a private beach area, swimming pool, restaurant and pool bar. There is a garden villa, pool villa, family villa and honeymoon villa available at Donatela Hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned featuring a balcony, flat-screen tv, dining area, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar, private bathroom, bathtub and plunge pool. They can also help you to organise scuba diving, snorkeling and other activities in Bohol. Great for families, friends and couples.
Mid Range: Conrada’s Place Hotel & Resort
Conrada’s Place is located 450m from Alona Beach on Panglao Island and it’s close to shops, restaurants and other nearby attractions. The accommodation features an outdoor pool, restaurant, snorkeling activities and wellness spa. There are double rooms, deluxe rooms, family rooms and suites which have air-conditioning, free wifi and breakfast is included for all guests. Conrada can also help you book island hopping tours and other activities in Bohol. Great place to stay for families, friends and couples.
Budget: Bohol Coco Farm
Bohol Coco Farm is rated the best budget accommodation for a solo traveler in Bohol. Enjoy a rustic experience with modern luxuries of free wifi and a restaurant. Great location close to beaches and other attractions. The rooms and fan-cooled with shared bathrooms and towels are included. There’s also a shared lounge with free coffee and a tour desk.
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WHERE TO STAY IN ANDA
Luxury: Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa
Amun Ini Beach Resort is the best 5-star accommodation nestled amongst palm trees in Anda. Featuring a private beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar and ocean views! The rooms are air conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen tv, sitting area, mini-bar, en suite bathroom and balconies with sea views. Amun Ini offers free snorkeling and kayaking equipment and breakfast is also included for all guests. Recommended for couples, families and friends.
Mid Range: Parklane Bohol Resort & Spa
I personally stayed at Parklane Resort & Spa and can’t recommend this place enough! The staff are overly friendly with a lot of useful information about Anda and Bohol, the hospitality was great, the food was excellent and the rooms were cosy. Great location in Anda just 10 minutes drive from town, this property offers beachfront accommodation, a private beach, 3 swimming pools, restaurant and bar and a wellness spa. There are double rooms, family rooms and deluxe suites available, each with a flat-screen tv, air conditioning, private bathroom, balcony with ocean views and coffee/tea making facilities. Best place to stay for families, couples and friends.
Budget: Anda Divers Enjoy Garden Resort
The cheapest accommodation in Anda, perfect for solo travellers and friends. Anda Divers Enjoy Garden Resort features an in-house restaurant and bar, outdoor swimming pool and beautiful gardens. You can choose from a double room or deluxe double room which are spacious with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, free wifi and a seating area with a desk. Continental breakfast is included for all guests.
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BOOK A BOHOL TOUR
Another great way to see all of the best Bohol tourist spots is to book a Bohol Countryside & Panglao Highlights Tour.
This particular tour is the most top-rated tour in Bohol with hundreds of great reviews and thousands of bookings. I can’t recommend this amazing tour enough, especially for first-timers to Bohol!
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The Bohol Tour includes the following:
- Chocolate Hills
- Bilar Manmade Forest
- Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
- Loboc River Cruise with lunch
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Panglao Watchtower
- & much more
Another option for accommodation in Bohol is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BOHOL WATERFALLS
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 year worth of content.
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HOW TO GET TO BOHOL
There are two ways of getting to Bohol, one is by plane and the other by ferry.
There are daily flights to Bohol welcoming both domestic and international travelers. The main airport in Bohol is Panglao International Aiport located on Panglao Island.
Cebu to Bohol ferry
The most common route is the ferry from Cebu to Bohol which takes approximately 2.5 hours and the cost is around 600 pesos.
There are daily ferry departures from the Cebu Pier 1 Ferry Terminal and it arrives at Tagbilaran Port in Bohol.
Once you have booked your Cebu to Bohol ferry ticket online, on the day of travel you can head directly to Cebu Pier 1 Ferry Terminal at least 30-minutes before departure and present the online booking number to the staff at the check-in counter so they can issue you a seat number. There is also an additional 25 pesos terminal fee that must be paid in cash on the day.
Siquijor to Bohol ferry
If you happen to be on Siquijor island and heading over to Bohol from here, there are daily ferry departures from Larena Port in Siquijor to Tagbilaran Port in Bohol. The ferry from Siquijor to Bohol takes around 1.5 hours and the cost is around 800 pesos plus an additional 20 pesos terminal fee.
FINAL THOUGHTS OF WATERFALLS IN BOHOL
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