TUASAN FALLS IN CAMIGUIN ISLAND – A COMPLETE GUIDE

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Tuasan Falls is hands down my favorite waterfall on Camiguin Island and arguably the best! It is not quite as popular as Katibawasan Falls but it is without a doubt one of the latest up and coming Camiguin tourist spots.

I have put together this adventure guide of Tuasan Falls Camiguin including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!

 

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WHERE IS TUASAN FALLS IN CAMIGUIN

Tuasan Falls is located in Catarman on Camiguin Island.

From the main tourist area of Mambajao, it’s approximately a 30-minute drive to reach Tuasan Falls Camiguin.

 

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HOW TO GET TO TUASAN FALLS

The best way to get to Tuasan Falls is to rent a scooter in Mambajao and make your own way to this amazing Camiguin tourist spot.

I rented my scooter from Camiguin All In One for 350 pesos per day. They have many scooters to choose from and they can also help you to organise round the island tours in Camiguin.

Alternatively, there are tricycles and jeepney options available to get around Camiguin Island. A 30-minute tricycle ride from Mambajao to Catarman will cost around 200 pesos whereas the jeepney is only 40-50 pesos.

TUASAN FALLS ENTRANCE FEE

The Tuasan Falls entrance fee is 50 pesos.

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ARRIVING AT TUASAN FALLS CAMIGUIN

The drive out to Tuasan Falls in an adventure in itself. A newly constructed road leads through small villages and lush jungle surrounds, providing easy access to Tuasan Falls.

At the entrance to Tuasan Falls, you’ll find a parking lot, some sari-sari stores selling snacks and drinks and a small ticketing office.

Once you have paid the 50 pesos entrance fee, it’s a short 1-minute walk around the bend to reach Tuasan Falls.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT TUASAN FALLS

A 20-meter high waterfall and the freshwater stream is the first thing you’ll see as you walk around the bend from the jump-off point. Not to mention the stream is incredibly clear with a tinge of turquoise colors!

There are two rock pools at Tuasan Falls, the first pool is filled by the strong flow of water from the falls which then cascades down into the second pool. The rock pools seem to have been excavated along the edges making them wider to accommodate visitors.

Although the swimming holes at Tuasan Falls Camiguin have been somewhat man-made, they have done well to preserve its natural beauty.

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On the left-hand side of the cascading rock pools is a lifeguard tower and a Filipino lifesaver ready to save the day if something goes wrong. Rest assured, there are no strong currents and the water is only shoulder-deep so I am sure you won’t have any issues while swimming at Tuasan Falls.

My favorite thing about Tuasan Falls is the vivid flora and fauna that surrounds the area, adding to the tranquil vibe and peacefulness about this place!

We spotted many birds, lizards and butterflies while hanging out beneath the canopy of the jungle that envelopes the falls.

We were lucky enough to have Tuasan Falls Camiguin completely to ourselves as we got there quite early in the morning which made our visit even more enjoyable.

If you want to experience Tuasan Falls without the crowds as we did, definitely try to get there as early as possible.

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WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN

Camiguin Island has countless accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Camiguin to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Bintana Sa Paraiso

I personally stayed at Bintana Sa Paraiso and can’t recommend this place enough! They have 2 properties, one is on the beachfront in Mambajao and the other is high in the mountains in Binunsarun. It’s currently one of the best 5-star accommodations in Camiguin featuring a restaurant, swimming pools, sea views and mountain views! The rooms are modern and spacious with private bathrooms, air conditioning, flat-screen tv and kitchenette. Breakfast is also included for all guests.

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Mid Range: Tongatok Cliff Resort

Tongatok Cliff Resort is your second best pick for accommodation in Camiguin. Located on the cliffs overlooking Tongatok Bay, the resort features a restaurant, room service, bar, garden, terrace and free wifi. The units are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom, a large patio and ocean views! Breakfast is also included for guests.

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Budget: Pabua’s Cottages

Pabua’s Cottages is the best budget accommodation in Camiguin. Featuring beautiful gardens, a shared kitchen, free wifi and room service. The units are basic but perfect for a few nights stay, featuring a seating area, flat-screen tv, large bed, air conditioning and private bathroom. Recommended for solo travellers, couples and friends.

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AIRBNB CAMIGUIN

Another option for accommodation in Camiguin is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals!

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WHAT TO PACK FOR CAMIGUIN

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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FINAL THOUGHTS OF TUASAN FALLS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Tuasan Falls in Camiguin, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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