Kawasan Falls and Cave Siquijor – Hidden Waterfall and Tarzan Swing

Kawasan Falls in Lazi is one of Siquijor’s underrated waterfalls. Not too many visitors come to this tourist spot in Siquijor. However, for those looking for a unique attraction that not too many know about, Kawasan Falls and cave should be on your list of things to do in Siquijor.

With a tarzan rope that swing from over a hidden cave under the fall, and swimming under the fall and into the cave, Kwasan Falls and Cave is an interesting experience.

Siquijor island in the Philippines is loaded with waterfalls. Almost all Siquijor waterfalls are in Lazi. This small municipality in South Siquijor crams a number of Siquijor’s best waterfalls in a relatively small area.

With waterfalls just a few minutes from one another, you could easily spend an entire day waterfall hopping while in Siquijor.

This post is a breakdown of useful information on Kawasan Falls including how to get there and how to explore Siquijor, entrance fee and where to stay in Siquijor.

The tarzan swing at kawasan falls

More Tourist Spots? There are a few things in Siquijor (think of pretty cascades with transparent waterholes and tropical beaches) you just can’t miss! We have combined the best things to do in Siquijor in one guide.


Where is Kawasan Falls and Cave

Kawasan Falls and Cave is in a region of Siquijor named Lazi on the South of the island. Lazi is the next town to San Juan and the journey is around 30 minutes

Within 5 minutes ride from Kawasan Falls, there are other great tourist spots worth considering. Cabugsayan Falls, Locong Falls and Cambugahay Falls are three of the nearby waterfalls.

Siquijor map with route from San Juan to Kawasan Falls and cave
Route from San Juan (point A) to Kawasan Falls and Cave (point B)

The map above is interactive. Whatever your location in Siquijor, you can click on the map and get live directions from your location to Kawasan Falls and Cave.

How to Get There

Kawasan Falls is a 30 minute drive South from San Juan. You won’t see any sign indicating the way. However, if you use Google.maps I can confirm the location is correct.

Once you reach the parking area, a guide will be assigned and will lead you to the fall. The downhill trek takes around 10 minutes and is easy enough but does have a few rough patches. The trek can be done in flip flops but trainers are better.

Most tourists in Siquijor rent a scooter during their stay. Siquijor is a laid back island. There are little to no cars and traffic doesn’t exist. Almost all the island has concrete paved roads making it a breeze getting around with your own 2 wheels.

A scooter in Siquijor will cost between 250 and 350 pesos ($5 – $7))/ depending on how many days you keep it. You should get a discount for longer rentals.

An alternative is to rent a tricycle for the day. Tricycles are basically cousins with Thailand’s tuk tuks and are scooters with an enclosed side car. A tricycle isn’t the most comfortable option but will cost around Php 1500 ($32) for the day and can carry up to 4 persons. The price also includes the driver who will suggest a route and best tourist spots.

Out guide led the way down to Kawasan Falls
tropical vegetation and fauna surround Kawasan Fall

Entrance Fee

Kawasan Falls and cave doesn’t have any entrance fee. Neither is there a parking fee. However, you will need a guide who will ask for a donation. Truth is, you don’t really need a guide. From the parking area there is 5/10 minute relatively easy trek that is well marked and will lead you to the fall.

A guide here is mandatory. Our guide was a cheerful guy who also snapped a few shots for us and ended up jumping in the pool. We gave a Php150 ($3) donation since this was one of the best guides we had. The tarzan rope that swings over the pool is Php50 ($1) for unlimited swing.

All around the Philippines, tarzan swings are at most waterfalls
Our Filipino guide ended up swimming with us too at Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls | Siquijor

After our adventure and swinging over the pools at Cambugahay falls, we googled our next Siquijor waterfall. Kawasan falls is almost around the corner and only takes 5 minutes to drive between these 2 waterfalls in Siquijor.

Kawasan Falls was the first waterfall we came across in the Philippines where instead of a fee there was a donation. And a guide which seems to be mandatory. Our guide was really a cheerful lad.

I ran off down the trek almost falling in one rough part. Nothing to worry about here and there is a bamboo railing all along the way if anyone finds difficulty.

Kawasan is like a little hideaway surrounded in jungle and palms and a stream creating the fall.

Although small and not that popular Kawasan is a good adventure. There is a small cave which we needed to swim from under the fall to reach. And a tarzan swing sways from over the waterfall.

The tarzan swing here is somewhat dangerous since half the way I was hanging over the rocks above the fall. But it was fun to swing back and forth until finally doing some weird stunt before letting go.

Kawasan in no doubt a great place to consider while in Siquijor especially if you want a place with hardly no visitors. We were alone for over an hour.

⇨ We have visited this other fall while exploring Siquijor, Lugnason Falls. This waterfall dries out over certain time of the year. Check full details in our guide. 

Here’s a sneak peek of your adventure at Kawasan Falls! 

The guide showed us from where we could swim from under the water and under the rocks to emerge in the pool outside. Such a wonderful experience!  

Where to Stay in Siquijor

The best area to stay in Siquijor is straightforward since there is just 1 main tourist area. San Juan is Siquijor’s main tourist town and where almost all tourist stay. Restaurants, beach front bars, a food night market and a range of resorts, guest houses and hostels line this popular area of Siquijor.

San Juan is a 20 minute drive from Siquijor Pier and around 30 minutes from Larena Pier. Although you won’t be close to the ferries, you will be only a 30 minute drive to the best waterfalls in Siquijor and a short walk from thriving marine life at Tubod beach.

How to Get to Siquijor

Getting to Siquijor is straightforward since it is close to Cebu and Bohol. Both Bohol and Cebu are popular islands. So if you are already on one of those islands, you can easily get to Siquijor via ferry or bus + ferry, depending on where you are. Here we have written a detailed article on how to get to Siquijor from Bohol, Cebu and Dumaguete.

Are you missing something? Siquijor is a small island packed with tourist spots. (there’s something interesting behind every other corner!). That is why we created a list of the best things to do and combined them into an easy to follow 3 day Siquijor itinerary. You can click on the link below for a detailed guide that includes the very best waterfalls and pools, beaches, ways of getting around and the best area to stay in Siquijor.


Check out these other spots while you’re on Siquijor

Paliton Beach: best sunsets on Siquijor

Salagdoong Beach: best beach in Siquijor and cliff jump

Cantabon Cave: a pitch black cave with natural pools

South Philippines Guides: are you planning a trip to Cebu, Siquijor, Bohol, Dumaguete, Siargao or Camiguin? You can hop from one island to the other by ferry. Click on the links for inspiration on your next trip!!

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