hiking along side the running waters of Kawasan is a great walk-in-the-park experience less the sun. i find the area clean and the trail to the falls easy to navigate. no wonder this is a great after-trek spot preferred by those who trekked Osmena Peak.
this walk includes crossing over wooden bridges and under concrete arc. passing by large flat areas with cottages and some souvenir shops. still with Edwin, Doi and Ed but this time Jerome of balintataw joined us who also came from Manila the night before.
being the most popular waterfalls in the province of Cebu, i expected a large number of tourists there as it was a Sunday but the Pacquiao-Marquez fight would have caused lesser people to be in the area.
the waterfall system of Kawasan is composed of several levels of big basins but there are two larger basins that can accommodate more people including cottages on the side. a bamboo floater brings the people under the falls without the need to swim.
the largest of the two basins is accessible without much uphill walk but will definitely be more occupied on peak season. we chose the one at the higher level which required a short uphill trek.the best way to enjoy the clear waters is swimming in it but a near tragic experience almost happened when edwin almost drowned due to cramps. we were on the same spot almost under the falls when it happened. i tried to help but i too was loosing strength as we were still meters away from the closest rock. good that just in time ed came on a rescue.
Distance from Cebu: 97km
9' 52'' 5 N
123' 23'' 53 E
How to get there:
 From Cebu City, take a bus to Badian from the Cebu South Terminal (3hours due to some stopover)
 From Badian, take a tricycle to Sto Tomas Chapel and start the short trek to Kawasan falls.