Exploring Cangkalanog Falls, Alegria, Cebu, Philippines

After spending hours in the Kabutungan Falls where you can find a huge natural  blue-green colored pools of water, enjoyed the natural waterslide together with the locals, the easy to stiff trekking, feet soaked at the Mainit Hot Spring as hot as 42.6 degrees celsius and perhaps enough to cook an egg (that is why i didn’t dip my entire body LOL), and now it’s time for us to go Alegria where Cangkalanog Falls awaits us. Alegria is about 22 km away from the Municipality of Malabuyoc. Riding an 8-seater tricycle (local motorcycle ride) our way was greeted with the scenic ocean view of the Southern Cebu. From Sangi, Alegria it is another motorcycle ride (habal-habal) going to the mountainous part of the municipality. We are leading to  a snake-like road while looking into the vast lush vegetation down the mountains and awe in the view of the ocean.IMG_20150517_160241-01[1]The 25-minute ride ended on top of the hill where we need to walk for about 20 minutes to get to the falls. IMG_20150517_160810-01[1] Following the trail down the hill, the short hike  takes you through a lovely view of the forest where you’ll enjoy the twitter of birds and there you’ll find the enchanted Cangkalanog Falls. Looking at it from afar reminds me of the Enchanted River in Surigao (though I’ve never been there). Perhaps it is the resemblance of the color of the water. Do not expect a tall, cascading waterfall you will see at the Cangkalanog Falls, but expect an enchanted blue-green ice-cold water creating a big natural fresh swimming pool. IMG_20150517_161029-01[1] After all the hiking we have done, I just sat beside the falls and for a moment enjoyed it’s glorious beauty. Cancalanog IMG_20150517_170004-01[2] And now it’s time for me to jump and to enjoy the cold-natural swimming pool. IMG_20150517_164447[1] And it’s Elei’s time to show off his swimming skills and yeah right he’s a good swimmer. IMG_20150517_163948-01[1] IMG_20150517_164003-01[2] The rest of the friends swimming and enjoying the moment since it was only us in the place. IMG_20150517_165427-01[1] IMG_20150517_165401-02[1] IMG_20150517_170115-01[1] It was a great idea that this was the last place we visited on that day. You can feel the serenity and peacefulness of the place as it is naturally design to be hidden. As it becomes darker as the sun is setting, in my wild imagination, the only thing that is lacking are candles all around the place and the smell of the spa aroma that would compliment the bird’s chirping. We didn’t noticed that it’s already 5:00 PM and it is time for us to leave the place as much as we would like to stay longer but our motorcycle drivers are waiting for us and so we can catch some buses going to the city. IMG_20150517_174215-01[1]

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~Anonymous~ 

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HOW TO GET THERE? From Cebu City to Alegria ***Ride a bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal – Fare is Php160 *Tell the bus driver to drop you off at Sangi, Alegria. From there you can see a couple of motorcycles (local ride: habal-habal). Just tell the motorcycle drivers that you are going to Cangkalanog Falls and they can take you there. The fare is Php75 for one way. It is advised that you ask them to pick you up on a specific time as there are no motorcycles that you can take just by waiting on the road. You just pay them Php150 for a roundtrip. If the fare goes beyond that, then that’s too much. The motorcycle can accommodate 2 passengers so if you are going solo they may charge you equivalent to 2 person. ITINERARY TIPS: You can go first to Malabuyoc then Alegria. It will only take you 1 day to tour around those nice adventure spots. Places to visit in Malabuyoc: Kabutungan Falls Mainit Hot Spring Montañeza Falls Places to Visit in Alegria: Alegria Heritage Park / Baluarte (watchtower) Cangkalanog Falls Cambais Falls

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  1. Very beautiful pool reminiscent of the Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao. Sheila and I are planning a weekend tour visiting waterfalls in Southern Cebu. This should be in our list. 🙂

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    1. Yes sir you have too. Its a Very beautiful spot. There’s not much writing about this place

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  2. jaicuizon says:

    This will be on my list. Nice post!

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    1. Definitely a must-visit sir 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome Mr. Island Boy. Nice tattoo btw.

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  3. Donna says:

    Spending my bday next week here! Thanks for your blog. I hope it won’t be crowded though. Is the water deep? 😃

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    1. That would be nice. some part is deep. I suggest you go weekdays but i bet theres not much people going to this place coz its not that accessible not like Kawasan and other known waterfalls here in Cebu

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  4. Lorenzo says:

    Good day sir, we would like to ask if there are any parking space for private vehicles before we trek to cancalanog falls. Thank you!

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    1. You can just park it beside the road Lorenzo. There are houses there so perhaps you can ask help from the locals. 🙂

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      1. Anonymous says:

        Good day sir can you add me in facebook if possible? thanks

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        1. I’ll be glad to answer your questions here 🙂

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  5. ali says:

    Is this almost the same as Kawasan falls?

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    1. Nope Ali. It’s like a pool.don’t expect a big waterfall. What you see is what you get 😉

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  6. Joan Huylar says:

    Hi sir, i wanna ask if it’s safe to camp here? I’m making an itinerary for next weekend’s getaway. Your blog and bisdak explorer’s is of great help really. We’re planning to explore alegria and malabuyoc and we have 2 days to spend. Cambusay, Salay, Cambais, Cancalanog, Kabutungan and Mainit hot spring is on our list of destinations to visit. Pretty much got the whole idea from bisdak explorer, but we’re planning to go to alegria first. Any suggestions about bringing a private car to those places would be of great help! Thanks for such an informative blog 🙂

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    1. Hi Joan I am not sure about the camping. The place is in the middle of the forest. I suggest you contact the Alegria Tourism office perhaps 🙂 Bringing your own car would be a great help but please take note that the road going to the place is a stiff and quite a narrow road.

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      1. Joan Huylar says:

        got it. thank you sir! 🙂

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  7. Anncen says:

    Is Sangi Alegria Far from the Main town of Algrea?

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    1. Quite. You need to ride a motorcycle if your coming the Alegria proper. Best thing to do always ask the locals and they’ll definitely answer you with a smile 🙂

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the information sir, definitely a BIG help.

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  9. Jehan says:

    Hi!
    Are there any available resort if we decided to stay for the night in alegria?

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    1. There are resorts in Alegria. You can check it online 😉

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  10. Anonymous says:

    naa kay over nightan ngadto ?

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    1. None. You can check out some Inn’s /resorts in Alegria proper though

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Hi! Do you have a tour guide in going to the falls? How many hours from malabuyoc to alegia? ☺️

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    1. Malabuyoc to Alegria is about 20 minutes I guess. We don’t get tour guide. You can ask locals should you need some help and going to those places is not that hard. Just follow my tip you’ll be fine 🙂

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  12. Ikr says:

    Hi! how deep is the falls?

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    1. I dont know how deep it is. But yeah its deep

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  13. Anonymous says:

    can we rent a life vest and a helm for cancalanog and cambais?

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    1. There’s none there. These places are not the same with Kawasan that are most visited by folks.

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    2. Hi I just went back there yesterday and they now have life vest for rent –php50 🙂

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Hello Mr Island Boy, how far is cancalanog falls from the canyoneering?

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    1. Hi I don’t really know about the canyoneering location. 🙂

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  15. Monica says:

    Hi! My friends and I are planning to visit Cancalanog Falls. I just wanna ask if naa ba’y mga kan-anan or palitanan sa Sangi? And Bato-Barili bus ba gihapon amo sakyan going to Sangi? Thank you daan Island Boy. 🙂

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    1. Yes bato barili I suggest you bring your own food.just went there last weekend.for the 3rd time 🙂

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  16. Monica says:

    Wow! Thank you so much sa info. 🙂

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    1. Hellow monica, nakapunta knb sa cancalanog,if hindi pa tara sabay na tayo, sept.26. pls txt me 09186120049- salamat.

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      1. Monica says:

        Hi! 26 din kami pupunta but my friends really want this to be more private kasi. But I’d be happy to be in contact with you there. Hope you can find other people para makasama. I’ll keep your num. 🙂

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  17. hellow,dun sa habal habal n 150php balikan na,pwede yun for 2 passenger ? or 150 each? hope to hear from you- ill be there 9/25-29 to explore waterfalls of cebu south.

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    1. Hi. I just went back there few days ago and the fare now is 200 pesos that’s for a roundtrip for each person. Depends on you if you wanna haggle 😉

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  18. ay ang mahal nmn,malayo ba yun?

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    1. Not that really its already their fixed price daw as regulated.but you can try to haggle as we did

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    1. Wow that’s nice to know I have helped you and you enjoyed the place 🙂 Cheers to more adventure. My blog is outdated I should update it 🙂

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  19. yan says:

    hi sir! We’re planning to go to Alegria particularly Cambais and Cancalanog falls. We’re going to use our own motorcycle. What can you suggest? Asa mi una sir? Sa Cancalanog or Cambais Falls? Ari mi agi Barili going to Alegria 🙂 hope you’ll give us advice.. Thankies!

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    1. Hi. Thanks for dropping by. If pasaka mo sa place malabyan ninyo ang Cambais then Cangkalanog sa unahan. So its your choice if asa mo mag una. Good thing mag motor mo Kay dali ra 😉

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  20. Anonymous says:

    hi! is cancalanog falls far from cambais falls? 🙂

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    1. Not that far. From Sangi going up it will be Cambais first then Cancalanog. They are on the same route. You can just ask the motorcycle drivers they will lead you

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Hi, is it safe to go there at 3pm in the afternoon?

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    1. Yes. It is 🙂 its already managed by the Barangay

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  22. Naif says:

    Anong malapit na beach dito?

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    1. There are some beach resorts sa area. Malapit din sa Moalboal and Badian which are famous beaches here in Cebu

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  23. Anonymous says:

    adf

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  24. Anonymous says:

    hello sir, kaya lng ba sa 4 wheels ang pasulod sa cancalanog? (vios/picanto) or kailangan jud mu bayad sa 200 na habal2 ride?

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    1. Yep kaya naman going up. and park it sa may Entrance. You still need to trek for like 15-20 mins going to the falls

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  25. Anonymous says:

    thanks sir.. payts ra nang trek.. survive man gani ug casaroro.. kani pa ba.. hahah… anyway, thanks sa info.. we will be there in the near future

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    1. Haha that’s nice. I’m sure you will enjoy

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  26. yan says:

    Hi sir 🙂 One last question. Amu plan ari mi agi sa Mantalungon, Dalaguete route going to Cambais or Cancalanog Falls..Asa una namu ma-agi-an ani sir? naa kay idea sir? 🙂

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    1. We took the Barili route. I’m not sure if I understand unsa imo gi mean. Once you are in Alegria sa may Sangi paska sa bukid una and Cambais then taas pa Cangkalanog. 🙂

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      1. yan says:

        Ah i think una mi sa cankalanog sir 🙂 i heard man gd nga naay mantalungon,dalaguete route which is more dali daw agi-on 🙂 familiar nman sd gd mi agi-an dri sa pikas kaysa sa barili :/ medyo hadlok mn gd agi-an ang barili kadlawon kaysa dri sa pikas sir which is straight2 ra..hihi dli ra mn delikado ddto sir sah?

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      2. yan says:

        I mean mantalungon, dalaguete to cambais falls route 🙂 mas lessen daw ang travel time if dri agi-on 😁

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        1. I’m sorry that I am not sure coz we just took bus agi Barili 😉 wami agi Dalaguete

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  27. Yan says:

    Been there (both Cambais and Cangkalanog Falls) via mantalungon,dalaguete route 🙂 mas dali sya agi-on, dali mo ma-abot plus mas nice ang view 🙂 Both falls are nice but I think mas nice ang Cambais 😁 Adto namu!

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  28. Anonymous says:

    mobalik jud ko dre..magdala nako og life jacket hehhe kay wala ko kaambak 😦

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    1. ahw..waman chaleenge nay life jacket haha.

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  29. Anonymous says:

    Hi.Naa ra bay sign si highway nga this way to Cankalanog Falls?

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  30. Jose says:

    Hello sir island boy, ask ko what time ni siya open? And unsay landmark ani niya

    Thank you

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    1. Hi sorry for the late reply been busy these days.. Di ko familiar unsay landmark but if maabot namo sa Alegria just ask na lng locals if asa ang entrance sa falls. kabalo na mga tawo 🙂

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  31. anj says:

    hi. if you’re from malabuyoc unsa sakyan to the jump off sa falls? aha unahon ug adto if from malabuyoc. thank you! then duol ra pud ang montpellar falls? pwde ang 3 in one day? thanks 🙂

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  32. anj says:

    i mean cambais, cancalanog and montpellar 🙂

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  33. Fatima says:

    Hi. Where did you stay in Alegria? We’re planning to go to Dalaguete and Alegria (for the falls), but can’t decide where to stay best for accessibility and safety. Thank you so much for any help! 🙂

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  34. Gui says:

    Thank you! This was very helpful. 🙂

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