Tuasan Falls In Camiguin Island, Philippines – The Ultimate Guide

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Tuasan Falls is arguably the best waterfall on Camiguin Island!

It’s not quite as popular as Katibawasan Falls but it’s without a doubt an adventure not to be missed during your visit to the island.

I have put together this adventure guide to Tuasan Falls Camiguin including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS TUASAN FALLS?

Tuasan Waterfall is located along the Looc River in Catarman on Camiguin Island.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

From the main tourist area of Mambajao, it’s approximately a 30-minute drive to reach these falls.

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HOW TO GET TO TUASAN FALLS CAMIGUIN

The best way to get here is to rent a scooter in Mambajao and make your own way to this amazing waterfall in Catarman.

I rented my scooter from Camiguin All In One for 350 pesos per day with a full tank of gas. They have many scooters to choose from and they can also help you to organize round-the-island tours in Camiguin.

Alternatively, there are tricycles and jeepney options available to get around Camiguin Island.

A 30-minute tricycle ride from Mambajao to Catarman will cost around 200 pesos whereas the jeepney is only 40-50 pesos.

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TUASAN FALLS ENTRANCE FEE

The Tuasan Falls entrance fee is 50 pesos.

Opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm.

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ARRIVING AT TUASAN WATERFALL

The drive to Catarman is an adventure in itself. A newly constructed road leads through small villages and lush jungle surrounds, providing easy access to the falls.

At the entrance, you’ll find a parking lot, some sari-sari stores selling snacks and drinks, and a small ticketing office.

Once you have paid the 50 pesos entrance fee, it’s a short 1-minute walk around the bend to reach the waterfall.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT TUASAN FALLS

A 20-meter-high waterfall and the freshwater stream is the first thing you’ll see as you walk around the bend from the jump-off point. Not to mention the stream is incredibly clear with a tinge of turquoise colors!

There are two rock pools at the falls, the first pool is filled by the strong flow of water from the falls which then cascades down into the second pool.

The rock pools seem to have been excavated along the edges making them wider to accommodate visitors.

Although the swimming holes have been somewhat man-made, the locals have done well to preserve their natural beauty.

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On the left-hand side of the cascading rock pools is a lifeguard tower and a Filipino lifesaver ready to save the day if something goes wrong. Rest assured, there are no strong currents and the water is only shoulder-deep, and I am sure you won’t have any issues while swimming at the falls.

Be sure to bring your Quick-Dry Travel Towel to dry off after a swim.

My favorite features of Tuasan Waterfall are the vivid flora and fauna that surrounds the area, adding to the tranquil vibe and peacefulness of this place!

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We spotted many birds, lizards, and butterflies while hanging out beneath the canopy of the jungle that envelopes the falls.

We were lucky enough to have the waterfall completely to ourselves as we got there quite early in the morning which made our visit even more enjoyable.

If you want to experience this waterfall without the crowds as we did, definitely try to get there as early as possible.

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WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN

Camiguin Island has countless accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best 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: Bintana Sa Paraiso

I personally stayed at Bintana Sa Paraiso and can’t recommend this place enough! They have 2 properties, one is on the beachfront in Mambajao and the other is high in the mountains in Binunsarun. It’s currently one of the best 5-star accommodations in Camiguin featuring a restaurant, swimming pools, sea views, and mountain views! The rooms are modern and spacious with private bathrooms, air conditioning, flat-screen tv, and a kitchenette. Breakfast is also included for all guests.

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Mid Range: Tongatok Cliff Resort

Tongatok Cliff Resort is your second best pick for accommodation in Camiguin. Located on the cliffs overlooking Tongatok Bay, the resort features a restaurant, room service, bar, garden, terrace, and free wifi. The units are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a private bathroom, a large patio, and ocean views! Breakfast is also included for guests.

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Budget: Pabua’s Cottages

Pabua’s Cottages is the best budget accommodation in Camiguin. Featuring beautiful gardens, a shared kitchen, free wifi, and room service. The units are basic but perfect for a few nights’ stay, featuring a seating area, flat-screen tv, large bed, air conditioning, and a private bathroom. Recommended for solo travelers, couples, and friends.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN ISLAND.

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR THE PHILIPPINES

When visiting the Philippines, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Philippines sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

 

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TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or it’s your first trip overseas, here are some useful travel resources to help you kick-start your next adventure!

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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