Tuasan Falls isn’t the tallest fall on the island of Camiguin in the Philippines but even so, I was impressed by its powerful water flow.
Tuasan Falls in Camiguin is one of three waterfalls on the island.
Surprisingly, we came across Tuasan by chance while we were cruising along the highlands of Camiguin.
Tuasan Falls is located in the middle of the mountains. And just a few steps away from the parking area. Basically, this fall can be easily accessed by anyone.
This complete guide to Tuasan Falls will provide you with an idea of what to expect, cost and how to get there including:
- Accommodation and where to stay in Camiguin
- Where is Tuasan Falls Camiguin
- How to get to Tuasan Falls
- Entrance fee
- Our experience
How to Get To Tuasan Falls
The best way to get to Tuasan Falls, and around Camiguin island is to rent your own scooter.
Scooters cost 350 Pesos ($7.22) a day or less depending on your bargaining skills and rental duration. There are few rental shops around the area or ask at your accommodation.
We rented our scooter from the tricycle driver who took us from the multi-cab drop off point to our accommodation on the night we arrived in Camiguin.
It is also possible to rent a tricycle or scooter with drivers for the day. A scooter with a driver will cost 1000 Pesos ($20.63) while a tricycle costs 2000 Pesos ($41.25) for the day. These are both great options to get around at your own pace.
Although island tours and tour guides are the most expensive option, it is one of the most convenient ways of combining Camiguin’s best tourist spots in one day. So if you are short on time this is the way to go.
A cheaper option to joining an island tour is to pre-book transport only online. Pre-booking your transport will allow you to explore the island at your own pace without rushing along to meet the daily schedule that tours tend to have.
Check prices here for pre-booking motorcylce, car or van transport.
Check prices here for pre-booking group transport (8 person max).
>>Read this travel guide for Camiguin’s secret spots we discovered while cruising around the island.
Where is Tuasan Falls
Tuasan Falls is located close to Mount Tres Marias in the Municipality of Catarman.
There is just one road that makes its way across the island and Tuasan is located along this road right after a small bumpy patch.
When you see a big crumbling cliff, look out for a big Tuasan Falls sign in a parking area. This is where you will need to park and a two-minute walk will get you straight to the fall.
Tuasan Falls Location & Other Camiguin Attractions on Map
- The map shows the route from the main tourist area, point A, to Tuasan Falls, point B.
- Here are a few other tourist spots on the same route to Tuasan Falls. Walkway To The Old Volcano, The Sunken Cemetery and The Old Spanish Church Ruins. These are marked in yellow on the map. Consider adding Sto Nino Cold Spring after Tuasan Falls, marked in brown on map.
- Other falls in Camiguin are Katibawasan Falls and Binangawan Falls and are marked in purple on map.
>>Click on the map above to be taken to the location of Tuasan Falls in Google Maps.
Tuasan Falls Entrance Fee
A ticket booth is located in the parking area. This is where you will need to pay a 50 Pesos ($1.03) entrance fee.
Once you have paid the fee, it will take roughly 2 minutes walk along paved paths and you will be facing this powerful fall as it cascades into the pool beneath.
Tuasan Falls – Our Experience
We were in Camiguin for a week and almost every day we would cruise around the island and simply explore. Tuasan was a reward we got along the way.
Although we knew of Tuasan and had actually listed it on our things to do in Camiguin, we just came across the fall by chance.
Instead of cruising all the way along the coast we decided to make a turn and make our way into the highlands. Without a doubt this was an interesting ride.
Our scooter was up to the challenge of getting us high in the mountains. Mountains, volcanos and houses in the jungle were all along the way.
At some point we reached the peak of a steep road and stopped for a coffee and biscuits at a small shack on the side of the road. From up here, we could see part of a parking. Since we knew roughly where Tuasan was located, we were pretty sure this was it.
Back on the road after a short coffee and biscuit break. This time we were going downhill along a drop-off point into the jungle to our left. A deviation lead us onto a rough patch and right behind the next corner was a big Tuasan Falls sign.
So well we just came here by chance. After all Camiguin island is rather small.
>>On Camiguin, we had amazing meals in some of the best restaurants we came across in the Philippines. After visiting Tuasan Falls, add a break and enjoy a delicious meal at one of these Camiguin restaurants!
Tuasan Falls – Description
Tuasan Falls is right behind a bend after a short walk from the parking area. So we could only hear the crashing water but didn’t see Tuasan until the very end.
First thing we noticed was the 20 metres fall plunging into a crystaline pool below. Jungle landscape with loads of species of plants surround the fall and two pools.
And for everyone’s safety, lifeguards have their own spot high up in a wooden lookout tower. Although I would say it is safe to swim since the water is mostly shallow with only some deepish patches. And the fall itself has a safety rope signal not to go beyond a certain point.
There are two pools at Tuasan falls. The cascade first plunges into a large pool and creates currents making their way to a second smaller pool. We actually slowly drifted towards the second pool that has been partly closed off with big rocks to hold the water.
The second pool is quite small and is more like an oversize jacuzzi with cold water. In fact, we spent just over an hour at the Falls and mostly we stayed right in between the pools where a small cascade offered us a natural back massage.
Although all around is covered in tropical jungle and species of fauna and flora, the area isn’t enclosed. The warm sun was definitely welcoming after our swim in the chilly waters.
Keep in mind the pools are fed by streams of water that make their way from mountains nearby. Therefore will be chilly year round.
If you want to get the place to yourself, I would say come in the morning. But consider the fact it will be much cooler during the morning. However, you will get the best light of day and most likely there won’t be a sole apart from the lifeguards.
Accommodation and Where to Stay in Camiguin
All around Camiguin there are accommodation options which are mostly by the sea or just a short walk away.
The main tourist area is in the North in a Municipality named Mambajao. I would suggest you stay in Mambajao if you want restaurants, bars and even boat tours within a short distance.
However, keep in mind that Mambajao is a large area and if you want all amenities within walking distance, you will need to stay close to the White Island Ferry Terminal.
From the ferry terminal to Tuasan Fall the drive is of about 30 minutes.
The rest of the island isn’t really catered for tourists so just keep that in mind while planning your trip to Camiguin.
These are our favourite hand-picked accommodations on Camiguin.
This property provides basic and affordable cottage style accommodation very close to White Island ferry terminal and restaurants. Located in a quiet area, the cottages include a/c but not cold water.
C SIDE INN
If you’re after an affordable clean room, C-side Inn is for you. Located by the sea, this property is one of the most value for money option on Camiguin. Just keep in mind that, it does not have an on site restaurant and wifi connection is poor.
Budget / Mid-Range
This property features a lounging area by the beach, rooms with beach view and scores very well for cleanliness. Restaurants are located about 10 minutes away from this property. If you’re looking for a nice and clean place to stay on Camiguin, Marianita’s Cottage is perfect.
Mid-Range / Budget
BINTANA SA PARAISO BINUNSARAN
If you’re looking for a special place where to stay on Camiguin, look no further. Located in the jungle with ocean views, Bintana Sa Paraiso has fantastic views and out of this world sunsets. Rooms are mostly made of bamboo and the onsite restaurant serves very good food.
NOUVEAU RESORT MAHINOG
Newly built in 2020, this beachfront resort features an outdoor and indoor swimming pool and 4 restaurants. Nouveau Resort is the perfect option for families and couples who favour a luxurious relaxing stay but at the same time have different options for things to do both on and off site.
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