Cambugahay Falls, Siquijor: A Backpacker Guide

Cambugahay Falls
The Cambugahay Falls is the top tourist attraction in Lazi, Siquijor. It is a 3-tiered waterfall with a free flowing cool and crystal clear waters. The area is surrounded with luscious greens that create a relaxing ambiance. If you want a thrilling experience, why not try the prominent "tarzan swing." Get a water massage! Water raft can be rented, with a local, to go to the spot where the waters are falling. Brace yourself because the sound of the rushing water will make your day a lazy day. Also, locals are great photographers.

Introduction: History, Activities, Description, and Entrance Fee.

This is the famous "Tarzan Swing." 

If you are eager to enjoy the water and swing like Tarzan, life jackets are available for rent. The place is picture-perfect but it's better if you have a drone to capture the entire area and capture the wide picture of this paradise. What's challenging are the concrete stairs from the road to the falls.

I stayed here for an hour to take photos. Other locals and guides found it weird because I did not dip into the water, but to experience the hidden beauty, touching the cool water, hearing the sound of the rushing water mixed with the bird's lullabies and seeing the happiness of the people around are enough.

Contact Person in Siquijor:

The main tourist spots and destinations in the province are accessible via a habal-habal. Referred by a friend, I met Kuya Leo, a habal-habal driver who brought me to these stunning places. You can contact him on Ph: 09354434400.

Where to Stay in Siquijor:

The cheapest backpackers hostel is Tori's Backpacker's Paradise. I paid 350 pesos per night for a dormitory-type room. You can contact them on Ph: 09663296863, 09071326666 or search them on facebook.

Location, How to Get Here, My Solo-Backpacking in Siquijor

From Manila, you can either take a flight to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental or Tagbilaran, Bohol. I highly recommend Manila to Dumaguete Airport because it's cheaper. From Dumaguete Airport, charter a tricycle to Dumaguete Port. Then, a fast craft ferry. If in Tagbilaran, you need to ride on the shuttle to Island City Mall (ICM) and then charter a trike to the port. Ride a ferry. Charter a habal-habal.