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Aside from exploring white beaches and marine sanctuaries in Siquijor, I also wanted to feature the waterfalls of Lazi. I was still with my sister and she asked her friends to join this tour and since they are locals, I asked them if they we can visit all the waterfalls.
Lazi is one of the municipalities in the island of Siquijor. In fact, it is known by travelers because of the waterfalls and caves. The area lies between Maria and San Juan. The most popular tourist destination in Lazi is the Cambugahay Falls wherein it has been featured multiple times in blogs and travel shows. However, it is still best to experience the waterfalls first hand.
I strongly suggest you wake up and start your tour as early as possible. According to the tour guides, most of the tourists start to visit the waterfalls around 9am onwards. If you are there by 8am or earlier, then you will have a wonderful experience, the way I did when I went there. I was just alone and I had fun.
This is the mother waterfalls is located in Brgy. Tagmanocan, Laz, Siquijor. This waterfalls has been famous because of clear waters and exquisite views. This is also the most accessible waterfalls on the province. It is a three layer waterfalls and suitable for profile pictures. From the national highway, you will need to trek down for more than 165 steps towards the waterfalls. Just be careful because the rocks are slippery and you might get injured when you get too excited.
This is the second layer waterfalls from Cambugahay. It is located at Bgry. Lower Kinamandagan, Lazi, Siquijor. There is no entrance fee and you will only pay for the parking fee. You also do not need guide since it is just less than a kilometer away from the parking lot and at the same time, there are flags along the way towards the waterfalls.
La Gaan Falls
This third layer waterfalls is also located at Bgry. Lower Kinamandagan, Lazi, Siquijor. Before you reach Cabugsayan Falls you will pass by La Gaan Falls. There are also flags along the way towards the waterfalls. You will only pay for the parking fee. No entrance fee and guide needed.
The fourth waterfalls is located at Brgy. Cangcarlan, Lazi, Siquijor. There are road signs towards the waterfalls. No need to pay for the entrance fee but a paring fee is required. Out of all waterfalls, I guess going to Kawasan Falls is a bit challenging since you need to trek down for about 2KM before you can reach the site. Once you are done, the uphill trek will definitely make you thirsty, so make sure to bring water.
This is the last stretch of waterfalls where it is also located at Bgry. Lower Kinamandagan, Lazi, Siquijor. No entrance fee and tour guide needed but only a parking fee of php10. The locals are kind enough to lead you to the waterfalls. I was the first one who got to the site, so I was able to meet the locals who voluntarily clean the area every day. There are also tables for rent but I guess you don’t need it anyways since you will only stay there not too long.
- Motorcycle Rent Fee- Php 350 (24 hours)
- Waterfalls Entrance Fee- Php 10 (Some of the waterfalls do not have any entrance fee but you there is donation box where you can give any amount)