Busay Falls on Camotes Islands

Refreshing Busay Falls

Busay Falls on Camotes Islands. It is a small but popular destination among travelers for a cool swimSmall but cool Busay Falls (photo credit: Haide)


Uncover the hidden charm of Busay Falls, a mesmerizing spectacle situated in the lush landscapes of Camotes Islands, Cebu.

This humble, yet enchanting waterfall is a breathtaking testament to nature's quiet grandeur, emanating a sense of tranquility and offering a perfect retreat from the bustle of modern life.

A leisurely trek through the tropical forest unveils Busay's allure, where crystalline waters gracefully descend over a 10-meter-high cliff, feeding a cool, inviting basin.

Here, a dip in the revitalizing waters is an irresistible proposition. Embrace the therapeutic caress of the cascades, relishing in the peaceful harmony of chirping birds, rustling foliage, and the soft melody of flowing water.

Admire the vibrant green hues surrounding the fall – a scenic feast that blends into the cerulean Camotes sea on the horizon.

Busay Falls encapsulates the soul of the Camotes Islands - serene, rustic, and beautiful, an idyllic paradise waiting to be discovered.

Cool Busay Falls

Busay Falls, nestled on the serene island of Camotes, is a charming mini-waterfall, adored by both locals and domestic travelers.

In the rich Cebuano or Bisayan language, 'busay' beautifully translates to a petite waterfall or cascade.

A delightful 20-minute leisurely stroll from Barangay General in Tudela will lead you to Busay, where various modes of transportation, including cars, motorbikes, mini-vans, or tricycles, effortlessly ferry visitors to this enchanting destination.

Whether you yearn for a refreshing dip or simply wish to witness the allure of Busay Falls firsthand, you'll uncover more details about this hidden gem right here.

Without further ado, let's delve into...

Cool Features of Busay

Busays Falls

As mentioned earlier, it's essential to manage your expectations when visiting Busay Falls, as it's petite compared to the majestic waterfalls found elsewhere in the country or the grandeur of Niagara Falls!

However, its diminutive size exudes a cozy charm, especially in the context of its surroundings.

The petite pool formed by the falls offers an inviting oasis to cool down and escape the sweltering tropical heat during the summer months.

Feel free to enjoy a leisurely picnic in the area, basking in the delightful ambiance and the cooler temperatures the falls provide.

For adventurous souls, diving and jumping into the refreshing waters are permitted and safe, provided you possess the requisite swimming skills or the ability to float.

The pool's depth ranges from 8 to 10 feet, particularly closer to the waterfall itself.

Thrill-seekers can even take the plunge from a temporary bamboo 'bridge,' connecting the rocks leading to the source of the falls.

However, it's essential to note that this activity may not be suitable for younger children due to safety concerns.

In the interest of safety, oval-shaped concrete steps have been thoughtfully constructed along the pool's side, making the water easily accessible and the depth more predictable.

This feature ensures that even children can enjoy a safe and enjoyable experience in the cool waters of Busay Falls.

One of the highlights of Busay Falls is its lush, verdant environment.

The abundant green flora enveloping the entire area provides a priceless gift of nature: oxygen-rich, clean air, a naturally comfortable temperature, and a tranquil, rejuvenating atmosphere.

These are blessings we often take for granted in our daily lives.

Of course, there are numerous other wonders and surprises that Busay Falls has to offer, which are beyond the scope of this description. The best way to uncover them is to experience the beauty of Busay Falls for yourself.

The cool pool at Busay Falls, Camotes Islands, Cebu, the PhilippinesBusay Falls pool area

Local Festival & Food
Yes, of course, when you are on the island or just visiting for a day or so, make sure you try local delicacies and experience local activities.

Fresh sea products are the most things you shouldn’t miss trying, or it would be tantamount to ‘committing a crime’ for not eating fresh catch – fish, octopus, shells, etc. If you cannot take fresh ones, you still can enjoy the grilled fish, lobsters, shells, octopus and ‘takla’ (small lobster) over a burning coconut shell or wood charcoal.

In addition, you can also try their own versions of delicacies such as the famous ‘lechon’, budbod, puso (hanging rice – boiled rice contained inside a woven young coconut leaf), biko and others. Yup, you can enjoy them (just like I did!) while in the cool water or right after a swim – you can imagine the feeling, right?

Soli-Soli Festival
If you are on the island when religious festivals or other customs of local annual celebrations are being held, it would be a nice experience. One of the popular celebrations is called “Soli-Soli Festival”. It is a dance celebration being held every 18th March.

Soli-Soli is a religious thanksgiving celebration to the Christian patron Saint Joseph, patron saint of San Francisco Town.

This religious dance festival are said to commemorate the story when St Joseph’s image was brought to the island when it was Christianized centuries back. This celebration is somehow inspired by the more famous Sinulog Festival that is also being held annually in Cebu City.

Anyway, such festival and other natural wonders and sites on Camotes Islands can be enjoyed all-year-round. So, start sketching your plan now and see if you can make it to the island and see Busay Falls this year or the next.

Finding Busay Falls

Getting to Camotes Islands is not that difficult. Here is the shortened guide.

Go to SM City (Cebu City) and take a V-Hire that leaves regularly (interval of 30 minutes or when the vehicle is full and good to go) for Danao City – this takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. From Danao City’s port, you can take a ferry heading to Consuelo Port in Camotes Island, which can take around 2.5 hours.

For a more detailed description for your travel to the island, please click Getting to Camotes Island page to see more. Transports, schedules, and other useful travel tips are available in that page.

Accommodation In Camotes

Where to stay in Camotes?
There are lots of accommodation properties available. We would officially recommend checking the below link if you want a proper and safer transaction.

Check out photos, rates, facilities and other details through Agoda’s online service. This online hotel booking provider offers safe, quick and reliable service. Just see the resorts or hotels in Camotes available and see if you like any of them.

Thanks a lot for reading down to this part. Hopefully this helps your search a memorable trip.

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