Katibawasan Falls

Mambajao, Camiguin

Katibawasan Falls
4.5 Stars

12 Reviewers

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Judy R.
4.0 Stars

One of the many wonders of Camiguin..Katibawasan falls. Getting there will take you 15 minutes from the town proper using a habal habal.

The place is cool as it is surrounded by a lot of trees. Water is also cool however we were not able to take a dip as we were told that the water is muddy because of the heavy rain.

All we did was just take pictures and enjoy the cool breeze from the waterfalls.

If you go to Camiguin make sure that you include this in your itinerary.

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TheMitch M.
4.0 Stars

Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin is just one of the many places to visit while you're on the magical island.

I say magical because the place holds a number of sights to see and places to go, plus, the water there is unbelievable.

Teeming with marine life and super clear.

The origin of the name Katibawasan comes from the locals. After a long day of fishing and foraging the woods, this place serves as a great cooling down spot. They say if you have allergies or kati-kati (does not apply to THOSE kinds of kati IFYKWIM), then a quick dip in the pool will cure it.

Kati- itch
Bawasan - lessen

Once again, if you are an inexperienced swimmer, please do not go to the deep end. Or past the markers. It gets really deep and the pressure of the falls can easily push you down.

There are a lot of spots for picnics and large tables for the basketball team sized family.

Bring your own food because there aren'f any restaurants in the falls. Outside though, there are the staple sari-sari and carinderia.

I would highly recommend the Kiping. It's a crunchy and sweet treat. Generously drizzled with melted brown sugar. It gives you a kick of energy. And it is really affordable.

*prices in the pics

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5.0 Stars

Reaching Katibwasan Falls was one of the hardest travel I made...

From Manila travel via air to Laguindingan Airport, then travel for about 2-3 hours via land (bus/private taxi) to reach Balingoan Port, then another 1 hour for Roro Ride to reach Camiguin Island and a 20 minute tricycle ride to reach our accommodation.

From our hotel, Bahay Bakasyunan, we booked a Camiguin Tour for 1 day.

The day after we arrived, thats the only time we reached Katibwasan Falls.

But it's worth to travel long, when you see its beauty. 12851510084

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Janet T.
5.0 Stars

Super lamig ng tubig!!!

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Romer G.
4.0 Stars

The water coming from the falls is very cold. But the water is pretty shallow, just above the knees.

I just don't know if tourists are allowed to swim on the pool as I am the only one (among all the tourist) to dip into the water (just to have a photo op).

Also, kiping (a local delicacy made of casava) are being sold outside the park. Be sure to grab one!

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Allen Y.
4.0 Stars

Second stop since we came in from Balingoan Port.

Water is toooo cold for my liking. Yes, the cold bothered me...all the time! 128514

Don't worry. I soaked my feet for a couple of minutes. 12851412851310052

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Joicy B.
5.0 Stars

Last Stopover. Since the White Sand Bar wasn't visible we opt to go to a Falls near the port area.

Katibawasan Falls didn't failed are stayed though this place was former an option. Really breathtaking view. All of was so amazed. 128563128522 Hearing the sound of water is like soothed your mind and body.. Feels like your on a massage parlor. Super relaxing. Saw the man-made shape pool all I wanted to do was swim. 127946 Super cold. Near the pool area theres a "bukal" that you can drink.

Hope to comeback here soon. And see more of the beauty of nature. #iloveCamiguin #ilovePH 128079128079

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Chai B.
5.0 Stars

Visited Camiguin early this month and Katibawasan Falls was our first stop... I fell inlove at the sight of it!

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Precious Jewel G.
5.0 Stars

Wow, i thought this place is not in looloo.128522
Went here couple of months ago. Sorrounded by lush green of trees, a majestic falls128525
No wonder people can't get enough of the cold water.128077

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Jerry N.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Trixia C.
5.0 Stars

I can't find the words that could describe this.

Perfect creation, really!!! 128561128518128076128077

I can't say anything else. 128584128585128586

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Lovely Framie J.
5.0 Stars

To travel the world is my biggest dream! I then must touch down all the possible good places
in Philippines first!

Both of my parents are raised in Mindanao, the very reason we have so many provinces - Cagayan De Oro, other small towns in Misamis Oriental, General Santos and South Cotabato. Relatives are all over VisMin too - Iloilo, Aklan, Sarrangani, Camiguin, Davao, Bacolod, Cebu, Bohol... and Camiguin.

Camiguin is a beautiful island with rich history, good people and plenty of tourist spots. One of which is the Katibawasan Falls.

Long before the famous movie (I forgot the title) of Jelly De Belen and Jomari Yllana where this Falls was featured, we were able to enjoy it with just the local residents without too many tourists.

I invited my boyfriend all the way from Manila for a tour last 2009 and he's fascinated but wouldn't want to swim. Haha.

*Pardon the wrong grammar if any, I'm sleepy!

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