Kawasan Falls in Cebu reopens May 1

Published April 29, 2021, 4:39 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY – Good news for those who are itching to take a cold dip in one of the most-visited tourist spots in Badian, Cebu.

MAJESTIC VIEW. A cave near the Kawasan Falls is one of the area’s top attractions. (Photo by Meggie Ochoa / MANILA BULLETIN)
MAJESTIC VIEW. A cave near the Kawasan Falls is one of the area’s top attractions. (Photo by Meggie Ochoa / MANILA BULLETIN)

Starting May 1, Labor Day, Kawasan Falls will be reopened to the public more than a year after it was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reopening of the multi-layered waterfall system in Barangay Matutinao is part of the move to improve the economic situation in the town, said Badian Mayor Carmencita Lumain. 

Lumain has issued Executive Order No. 10 which calls for the “reopening of the Kawasan Falls activities to tourists, travelers, and guests.”

Lumain ordered the closure of the Kawasan Falls in March last year to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the town.

The reopening of Kawasan Falls also stemmed from an EO that was issued by Cebu Gov.  Gwendolyn Garcia that allows the resumption of waterfalls activities in the province.

In ordering the reopening of Kawasan Falls, Lumain reminded that health protocols must be observed within the premises of the falls.

One of its most recent visitors was Filipina world jiujitsu champion Meggie Ochoa who posted dozens of photos about her trip, a testament to the beauty of the place.

“Naalala ko that was right after a competition in Cebu and I just lost so it was very refreshing. I loved climbing and jumping off the cliffs into the water while at the same time stopping to appreciate the view and take photos,” Ochoa told Manila Bulletin.

 
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