Cooling Down in Alegria

By: Wonderfilled Journal

It is not known to many that there are other waterfalls in Cebu apart from the well-known Kawasan Falls. Located in the town of Alegria, the Cambais Falls is one of these enchanting natural attractions that will capture your heart.

We went to the market for a lunch break after our quick tour at Osmena Peak in Dalaguete. Just a few minutes of recharging, we headed straight to our waterfall hopping, namely Cambais Falls. At 3 in the afternoon, we were already short in time for this tour but we still jumped into the inviting waters of Cambais Falls regardless.

It took fifteen minutes of trekking until we got the glimpse of the waterfalls. Surrounded by lush trees, it was heaven to look at the turquoise blue waters in the middle of all the greeneries.

There are various drops in the area, but these three are the most visible. The local kids here treat this place as their playground. Jumping up and down from the canyons of the waterfalls, they carefreely enjoy their little paradise amidst the busy tourism of their humble town.

I admit it crossed my mind not to dip in the waters. After the tiring activities earlier, I just wanted to get this tour over with and finally, get some rest. However, it was very hard to resist the experience. The people seemed to enjoy their time here. Although I wasn’t a skilled swimmer, I still went for it. The cold water was the right cure to my exhaustion. It was a good thing that there were thick bamboo sticks that served as floaters while we were in the pool.

Taking it to another level, I was inspired by the kids who just jumped and jumped like the height of the falls didn’t scare them. They were so brave! Along the way up, I met some of the tourists who also wanted to test their courage. This guy (I forgot his name) became my supot buddy. We were both hesitant but I told him if he jumps, I jump. In the end, I went ahead of him, and he followed next. It was merely 6-8 feet high, but no matter how short the height may seem, being on the jumping point makes it feel like it’s 100 feet high.

We didn’t notice that time went by fast, we were already an hour past our schedule. Well, no regrets because it was really an enjoyable stay here at Cambais Falls.


Louise is a marketing consultant by profession, an adventure-seeker by choice, and a storyteller by heart. She is a big indie movie buff, a huge lover of pasta and subs, a sucker for pink sunset skies, and a worshiper of God – the source of all her life’s wonders. Follow her journey on Instagram: @wonderfilledjournal

Alegria Dive Resort

Are situated in Sta Filomena Alegria, Very close to all the Main Attractions within the surrounding area. The resort underwent a major renovation and now are open to guests.