At 100 feet tall, the giant Inambakan waterfalls are surprisingly lesser known despite being a Filipino favorite, according to the locals we asked. The falls can be reached down a long set of concrete stairs and a short pathway into the jungle – it only takes about 5 minutes to reach them from the designated parking area.
Tip: Visit on a weekday, and there’s no need to wake up at the crack of dawn for this waterfall (but you can if you’d like). Inambakan is a perfect spot to visit later in the day (after you’ve visited a waterfall that you need to get to early or after swimming with whale sharks). When we arrived after visiting Kawasan Falls and after eating lunch, we had the waterfall to ourselves after 15 minutes (a Spanish family and Australian couple were there originally). Since it is a local favorite, we would assume that it would be more crowded on weekends.
We continued onward and upward in search of more falls (after rejecting an offer for a guide because as you might be picking up on by now, we’re on a budget and typically prefer to do things on our own). We climbed up steep stairs and shortly after reached another set of waterfalls. Matt was set on jumping in, and since it didn’t look like we were able to at this fall, we continued onward.
We climbed down a bamboo ladder and up along rocks until we reached a wide part of the river with several sets of small waterfalls. The area was beautiful and looked it could easily entertain dozens of people with benches and tables across the river (we’re sure it does in high season). The fact that we had it all to ourselves was surreal (but also a little eerie!). We found a platform to jump in on and swim around.
What we paid: (rough conversion is 50php to $1 USD)
- Motorbike Parking – 40 php
- Entry Fee – 20 php per person (40 php)
Total = 80 php (less than $2 USD)
Want more waterfalls? Dive into our blog featuring 4 waterfalls you can’t miss in southern Cebu