Location: Brgy. Suba, Samboan, Cebu
Type: Punchbowl plunge

Unlike the waterfalls of Aguinid and Binalayan, Dau Falls is located in the more remote part of Mt. Bartolina, the highest peak in southern Cebu.

Dau FallsThere are a few things that I will never forget in this waterfalls. First, the trek was punishing. We’ve been hiking for more than an hour under a late morning hot sun in the wide-open Mount Bartolina but still we haven’t reached the falls.

Dau FallsSecond, my CPL and UV filters were accidentally detached from my camera and fell to the ravine. Well, at least it was not me and my guides. Third, those sweet-tasting, thirst-quenching buko (young coconut) that I asked from the copra harvesters.

Dau FallsFourth but most important is the waterfalls. Dau Falls is one of the most spectacular that I have ever seen in my Chasing Philippine Waterfalls Project. The smaller tiers cannot be far behind in the main falls’ magnificence.

Dau FallsThe three majestic falls of Samboan make this southern Cebu town one of the most underrated tourist destinations. Of course, it has other important landmarks that are waiting to be explored.

How To Get There:

  • From Manila: take any Cebu-bound flight of PAL, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air.
  • From Cebu: take a Bato via Barili-bound Ceres bus at Cebu South Bus terminal. Travel time is around three hours.
  • From Samboan: hire a habal habal motorcycle.

Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls.


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