Mag-Aso Falls is one of Bohol’s natural treasures and an adventure not to be missed. Gatorade pools and epic cliff jumps are just some of the reasons why you should visit these awesome falls in Antequera.
I have put together this complete guide to Mag-Aso Falls Bohol including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect when you’re there.
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WHERE IS MAG-ASO FALLS?
Mag-Aso Falls is located in the town of Antequera on Bohol Island in the Philippines.
To reach these falls, it’s approximately 30 minutes drive from Tagbilaran City or a 1-hour drive from Panglao, the main tourist area of Bohol.
HOW TO GET TO MAG ASO FALLS
The best way to get to Mag-Aso Falls in Bohol is to rent a scooter from one of the many scooter rental stores dotted around Panglao. Scooter rentals are around 300 – 350 pesos per day with a full tank of gas.
Currently, there are no Bohol tours that I know if which include Mag Aso Falls on the itinerary so you will have to find your own way to this location.
Idyllic scenes at the falls
ARRIVING AT MAG ASO FALLS BOHOL
When you arrive at the jump-off point, you’ll come to a small parking lot and ticket office. The Mag Aso Falls entrance fee is 20 pesos and an additional 15 pesos for parking.
There are 197 concrete steps with metal handrails leading down to the falls and it’s an easy 5 to 10-minute hike to reach the bottom.
Halfway down the trail, there is a viewpoint that overlooks the waterfall which makes for a great photo opportunity.
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Hiking down to the falls
The halfway viewpoint
Blue swimming hole
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT MAG-ASO FALLS
Mag-Aso Falls is an 8-meter waterfall that is surrounded by a tropical backdrop of tall trees and wild plants.
Carved out under the waterfall is a natural pool that is particularly inviting to go for a swim due to its milky blue-colored water derived from the limestone rocks in the area.
Do note that the rocks around the edge of the falls can become extremely slippery when they are wet. I recommend bringing a pair of slip-on waterproof shoes with you.
The large rock pools underneath the Mag Aso Falls makes for a perfect spot to cliff jump. I always like to make sure the landing is clear of debris and large rocks before doing any cliff jumping so I recommend you do the same.
Taking a refreshing dip
You can swim over to the falls from the outer edges and climb up into the natural jacuzzi pool to experience a head massage under the falls. There is also a small cave that can be found under the waterfall.
Mag-Aso Falls boasts a picturesque atmosphere making it a great place to relax and unwind in a pool of healthy mineral-rich water.
Down by the falls is an undercover seating area where you can set down your belongings while you go for a swim. There are also changing rooms and toilet facilities, however, they didn’t appear to be very well maintained.
This waterfall a great place to visit when in Bohol and it’s usually uncrowded as it doesn’t appear in many Bohol tour itineraries. When we visited, it was just us and one other couple.
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Marveling at Mag-Aso Falls Bohol
The natural swimming hole
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
There are a number of other Bohol tourist spots nearby that can all be visited on a single-day trip from Panglao.
Here is an ideal One Day Bohol Itinerary of places to visit in this order:
- Camugao Falls
- Kawasan Falls
- Mag Aso Falls
- Inambacan Cave & Spring
WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL
Panglao in Bohol has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Donatela Hotel
Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation on Panglao Island. The hotel offers a private beach area, swimming pool, restaurant, and pool bar. There is a garden villa, pool villa, family villa, and honeymoon villa available at Donatela Hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned featuring a balcony, flat-screen tv, dining area, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar, private bathroom, bathtub, and plunge pool. They can also help you to organize scuba diving, snorkeling, and other activities. Great for families, friends, and couples.
Mid Range: Conrada’s Place Hotel & Resort
Conrada’s Place is located 450m from Alona Beach on Panglao Island and it’s close to shops, restaurants, and other nearby tourist attractions. The accommodation features an outdoor pool, restaurant, snorkeling activities, and wellness spa. There are double rooms, deluxe rooms, family rooms and suites which have air-conditioning, free wifi and breakfast are included for all guests. Conrada can also help you book island hopping tours and other activities. Great place to stay for families, friends, and couples.
Budget: Bohol Coco Farm
Coco Farm is rated the best budget accommodation for a solo traveler. Enjoy a rustic experience with modern luxuries of free wifi and a restaurant. Great location close to beaches and other tourist spots. The rooms and fan-cooled with shared bathrooms and towels are included. There’s also a shared lounge with free coffee and a tour desk.
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BOOK A BOHOL TOUR
Another great way to see all of the best Bohol tourist spots is to book a Bohol Countryside & Panglao Highlights Tour.
This particular tour is the most top-rated tour in Bohol with hundreds of great reviews and thousands of bookings. I can’t recommend this amazing tour enough, especially for first-timers to Bohol!
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The Bohol Tour includes the following:
- Chocolate Hills Bohol
- Bilar Manmade Forest
- Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
- Loboc River Cruise with lunch
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Panglao Watchtower
- & much more
Another option for accommodation in Bohol is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.
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