Tumalog Falls in Oslob is undoubtedly one of the best waterfalls in Cebu! A visit to these falls is typically combined with the Oslob Whale Shark Tour which is another great activity to add to your South Cebu itinerary!
I have put together this ultimate guide of Tumalog Falls Cebu including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS TUMALOG FALLS?
Tumalog Falls is located in the town of Oslob in the south of Cebu Island in the Philippines.
Oslob is 130km south of Cebu City and public buses run every hour on a daily basis from Cebu South Bus Terminal to Oslob. The cost of the bus is around 150 pesos.
HOW TO GET HERE
The best way to reach these falls is to rent a scooter in Oslob and make the 10-minute drive from the center of town.
There are a few scooter rental stores along the main road in Oslob where you can get your hands on some wheels for around 400 pesos per day with a full tank of gas.
Alternatively, you can rent a car for the time you plan to spend in Cebu and travel around the island at your own pace.
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Exploring Cebu by scooter
TUMALOG FALLS TOUR
There is one tour that I can recommend which is the Tumalog Falls Day Trip from Cebu City and it includes swimming with whale sharks in Oslob and a visit to Tumalog Waterfall.
This particular tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and thousands of bookings.
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The tour includes the following:
- Hotel pick-up from Cebu City or Mactan between 4:00 am and 5:00 am
- 3-hour scenic coastal drive to Oslob
- All entrance fees and snorkeling fees
- 30 minutes snorkeling with the Oslob Whale Sharks
- A visit to Tumalog Waterfall
- Return transfers back to your hotel in Cebu City
Taking a dip at Tumalog Waterfalls
The curtain-like falls
TUMALOG FALLS ENTRANCE FEE
The Tumalog Falls entrance fee is 20 pesos if you plan to visit without a tour.
Opening times are Monday to Sunday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.
ARRIVING AT THE FALLS
It’s a short 5 to 10-minute drive from Oslob town to reach the jump-off point. From here, the road down to the falls is very steep and cars are not able to drive down but a scooter will be fine.
Alternatively, you can jump on the back of a habal-habal (motorbike taxi) to take you down the hill to the entrance which is an additional 50 pesos.
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The trailhead to the falls
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TUMALOG FALLS
Tumalog Falls is quite unique, featuring a curtain of water falling down the face of a monolithic limestone cliff. There is a large swimming area at the base of the falls where you can take a dip to cool off. The color of the water in the basin is that classic milky blue tinge that the Philippines is most famous for.
The falls are surrounded by tall bamboo and mossy walls adding to the jungle vibes that you will find here. A large cave can also be found on the left-hand side of the natural swimming hole if you wish to explore deeper and get another cool perspective of the falls.
There are change rooms and toilet facilities for guests to use and also a small sari-sari store if you wish to buy some water and light snacks.
I recommend spending around 1 hour at Tumalog Waterfalls before continuing on to explore more of the other tourist spots in South Cebu.
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Marveling at the falls
The natural swimming hole
Milky blue springs
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
There are many other Cebu tourist spots worth checking out which I have listed below:
WHERE TO STAY IN OSLOB
If you don’t want to return to Cebu City and wish to stay in Oslob this can be done as there are dozens of accommodation options to choose from. I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Oslob to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Oslob Whale Shark Resort
The Oslob Whale Shark Resort is one of the best accommodations in Oslob. Featuring a restaurant, sun terrace, outdoor swimming pool, shared lounge, and a private beach. There are deluxe rooms and family rooms available each fitted with a flat-screen tv, large bed, spacious living, free wifi, and private bathroom. Continental breakfast is also included for all guests. Perfect for families, couples, and friends.
Mid Range: Ocean View Lodging House
Ocean View Lodging House is a value pick accommodation in Oslob. This property offers unbeatable seaside rooms and free wifi. There are double rooms, family rooms, and quadruple rooms available to choose from. Each room has air conditioning, a spacious living area, a private bathroom, and ocean views. Perfect place to stay for families, couples, and friends.
Budget: La Lune Oslob Hostel
The best budget hostel in Oslob with great reviews and located in the center of town. This property offers a shared lounge and free wifi. There are mixed dorms, female dorms, and a quadruple room available to choose from with a shared bathroom. It’s basic but perfect for solo travelers and couples.
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