Location / Nearby Inambacan Falls
Image Inambacan Falls
Fun Summer Getaway
Outstanding falls but few weekday visitors
I hired a motorbike and driver and perilously clung to his back: I may be exaggerating a little but some of us are not good or experienced at this.
The trip along a mostly asphalted road took about 12 minutes as I asked rider Arthur to moderate his speed. The scenery was spectacular with mountains visible across a valley, though being the afternoon at 1345 it was cloudy.
At the small house near the stairs to the falls I paid P40 entrance fee.
It was a seven minute walk down to the falls and a slightly longer one back given the approximately 200 stairs. Part of the journey was level.
The falls were great: very natural, with water falling through a small side crevice in addition to the main falls. I availed of the quick bamboo raft ride that left me drenched but was 100 times more enjoyable than the super crowded, artificial Niagara Falls ’ride’ operated on the Canadian side by USA-owned Hornblower.
The four boys there (aged about 20) operating the raft were friendly and a great help.
As expected the falls were cold but very refreshing.
I gave the habal-habal driver P200 as he had only asked for P150, and the lads at the falls P100.
An excellent experience that receives many local visitors on weekends but not many foreigners - as yet - despite the Ceres Liner bus company operating buses with cheap fares every half an hour up and won the highway from Cebu City via Barili to Bato.
The whole activity took 63 minutes from the main road to arrival back although I only spent just over 20 minutes at the falls. The motorbike driver would have waited longer for non extra charge and did a good job.
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