Aguinid Falls: Revisiting the Southern Gem

Right after checking out Ginatilan’s Inambakan Falls (we didn’t stay long,) our next stop was the town of Samboan to see the Aguinid Falls. The Aguinid Falls is located in a small baranggay called Tangbo. The road-side sign is small so it is better if you ask around especially since the baranggay is close to the Samboan-Ginatilan border.

Anyway, it’s so easy to find the falls. If you see the sign, you won’t get lost. You will have to pass through a covered basketball court and follow a short road will which ends at the ‘starting point’ of a very short trail. The trek is 3 minutes tops. So, if you’re not into long treks, Aguinid is for you.

Aguinid Falls. Always a beauty.

Upon reaching the starting point, you will see this sign. I’m not sure why the rates are different for locals and non-locals but I’m not complaining. I’m sure they have an explanation. Hehe.

They also have a Basura Bond Fee to ensure that visitors do not leave their trash behind. It’s also another way of saying “if you don’t value your fifty pesos, don’t worry about your trash.’ Php50 is too miniscule for this purpose. I say make it 500!!! Haha.

Anyways, there was no one around when we reached the starting point. So, we didn’t have to spend a dime. Yahoo!!!

The short trek to the falls.

You cross a small river to get to the first drop.

There it is.

Redjie getting all giddy. Haha.

Lovely, ain’t it?

Now, let’s go up!

View of the pool at the top and the second drop. Nice!

When we reached the top of the second drop, we walked a couple more meters to reach the third drop.

I can hear it!

Fresh water everywhere! Woohoo!

And there it is. The third drop.

Aguinid also has awesome rock formations if you’re into that sort of thing.

The third drop is surrounded by other smaller drops.

By the way, do you see that small rock underneath that big bunch of leaves? Well, apparently, I saw a couple behind that rock doing something similar to that thing I witnessed in Aloguinsan. Hahaha. Why do I always see these things?

Well, I must say it was partly my fault. I saw two bags and a lunch box on top of one of the rocks in the area. I simply thought that the owners were on the very top of the third drop. Hahaha. Well, I should have made a lot of noise to at least give them enough time to react.

To the couple, I’m very sorry. I swear, I didn’t see anything. Β Only the guy pulling his shorts up at the girl covering her face.

I was the first one to reach the area as Redjie was still busy taking some photos. When I saw what they were doing, I quickly turned around and called out to Redjie “Redjie, come here! The view here is excellent!” Haha.

I swear I couldn’t look at the guy in the eye. They quickly gathered their things left.

When the couple passed in front of me, the guys said, “Kamo na pud ligo, boss” and smiled. Although I was actually quite nervous, I smiled back and said, “Bitaw boss. Nindot gyud diay diri.”

While saying that, I tried to move away from them. Well, I was just trying to prepare myself. Maybe he felt that I wronged him and he’d hit me in the face without a warning. Haha.

Well, nothing ever happened and they left quietly. Now, we had the whole place to ourselves. Haha.

Redjie trying to reach the top of the third drop.

A small pool in front of the third drop.

Enjoying the pool just below the second drop.

Visit Aguinid Falls now! It’s awesome!

26 thoughts on “Aguinid Falls: Revisiting the Southern Gem

  1. have you visit the kawasan falls in badian its more amazing and fun ,wish to be back there soon,have a road trip last july 7 2013 from sibonga down to oslob for viewing the whaleshark and proceed to bato back to carcar via south west.portion of the road..its my long time wish to have a round south of cebu since when I was a small boy,in the year 60’s the road there is very rough and no convenient transpo for the trip,by that time has no air condition buses.I left my hometown in cebu 39 yrs. ago.

  2. Ley, i enjoy ur Aguinid Falls post and Kawasan Falls too. Hey ley, where can I find the link of your old posts like ur 2008 posts?

    1. thanks, sir lucio. there’s a small pull-down menu on the sidebar titled Search by Date, Bai! you can find the previous posts there. πŸ™‚

  3. It would be nice to go treasure hunting, if they allow electronic detectors.. maybe a pirate left his gold ?

    1. don’t give the readers an idea. the next thing we know, local are destroying the place using pick-mattocks to look for gold. haha.

  4. Ley, are you friend of “Cebu Pride” in facebook? She/he is using your no.21 picture or 2nd last of this Aguinid Falls post. See! I told you before. Mga nindot manjud imong mga pix maong copycat sila.

  5. ley mga pila ka hours gkan sa syudad nang lugara? og lawm ang tubig? kay lami iligo pero d ko kahibalo mo langoy…salamat…

  6. ley mga pila ka hours gkan sa syudad nang lugara? og lawm ang tubig? kay lami iligo pero d ko kahibalo mo langoy…e apil sa imung bucket list ang DANASAN ley…salamat….

    1. yes. in fact, right in front of the trail is a huge basketball court. i was told some visitors can park there. but if not, you may park near the start of the trail.

  7. Hi! Unsa ka lawma ang sa pool in front of second drop. Naka-read ko sa inyo comments naangay kaayo sa mga dili kahibalu mulangoy kay dili lawm pero di sad ko ganahan na pwerte ka mabaw. (I’m about 5’5″ in height). Thanks! πŸ™‚

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