Camugao Falls is 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!
I visited Camugao Falls in September during the rainy season and the flow of water was raging. This is also low season in Bohol so there were no other tourists in sight.
Here is my complete guide to Camugao Falls Bohol including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!
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WHERE IS CAMUGAO FALLS
Camugao Falls can be found in Balilihan on Bohol Island in the Philippines.
From the main tourist area of Panglao, Camugao Falls is a 42km drive that takes around 1 hour.
HOW TO GET TO CAMUGAO FALLS
The best way to get to Camugao Falls in Balilihan is to rent a scooter from one of the many scooter rental stores dotted around Panglao. Scooter rentals are around 300-350 pesos per day.
Currently, there are no Bohol tours that I know if which include Camugao Falls on the itinerary so you will have to find your own way to this location.
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ARRIVING AT CAMUGAO FALLS
The road leading out to Camugao Falls is unsealed and very crumbly in some areas so take it slow on the scooter to ensure you arrive safely.
There is a parking lot and information desk at the trailhead to Camuago Falls Bohol and the entrance fee is 25 pesos. An additional 20 pesos must be paid for parking also.
Once you’ve got your ticket you can start the hike down to Camugao Falls.
It’s no more than a ten to fifteen-minute hike to reach the bottom of the cliffs and to where the jungle trail emerges at the base of Camugao Falls.
There’s an epic viewpoint right before you start descending down the stairs where you can get the first glimpse of Camugao Falls from a top-down perspective. Be sure to stop here for a quick photo along the way.
The rocky stairs down the cliff are quite steep but manageable with the aid of bamboo handrails. A common entrance structure to most waterfalls in South East Asia.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT 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 amphitheater. To add to the ambiance, 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 color 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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CLIFF JUMPING AT CAMUGAO FALLS
There is also a large rock on the right-hand side of the basin where you can enjoy some cliff jumping into the natural-pool. The highest jump-off point on the rock is around 3 meters so nothing too wild but still a lot of fun!
I always like to make sure the landing is clear of debris and large rocks before doing any cliff jumping so I recommend you do the same.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PANGLAO
Luxury: Donatela Hotel
Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation in Panglao. 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 and 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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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 on Bohol Island.
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