San Fernando may not be as popular among tourists compared to Dalaguete, Alcoy, Oslob, Badian, and the other go-to spots in the south of Cebu, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see here.
Honestly, I used to think that San Fernando was just a passage way for the more scenic spots down south. Little did I know that the first time I’d spend my time here, I would like it very much. In my previous post, I talked about Bacalla Woods Campsite. Now, it’s time for the real highlight of the trip-the trek to the hidden waterfall!
The two more known waterfalls in the municipality are Busay Falls and Lisuran Falls. Not a lot of people know about this one yet. They call it the “Kawasan Falls” of San Fernando.
The people from Bacalla Woods took us here just days after they found the place. According to Shielo, one of the guys who brought us here, they just followed the river until they found the waterfall. If you got a copy of the Super Balita newspaper recently, you may have already read about this hidden treasure in San Fernando.
Look! It has mini canyons too!
Half of the time I was struggling to keep my balance and trying my best not to fall into the deep ravines, only to find out later on that there was an easier trail that doesn’t involve boulders and canyons. Haha! It was a nice experience though.
You can swim in this area. There are shallow and deeper parts, so make sure you really know how to swim before you jump in.
The boyfriend and I probably would have stayed longer if only I didn’t get extremely thirsty after a couple of hours. Since it was an impromptu adventure, we failed to pack drinking water and I got dehydrated. Next time, I’ll be ready! lol
I think this mini Kawasan Falls can help boost the ecotourism of San Fernando. Although it’s a bit far from the main road, the actual trek doesn’t really take too long, plus there’s an easy trail!
If you want to visit this place, you may contact the people from Bacalla Woods or Go San Fernando. They can help you with the directions and all.
True enough, you will discover beautiful sights when you follow the off beaten path. What other “secret” spots do you know of? Care to share? 😉
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