Mag Aso Falls
An off-the-beaten-path attraction that is not yet known to many Bohol visitors is Mag-Aso Falls, beautiful twin falls that can be found at the bottom of a deep gorge.
The most distinct sounds you’ll hear here are that of the birds and the strong rushing current from the falls — sounds that are surprisingly calming. Lush trees and a variety of green vegetation surround the falls complementing its clean, turquoise waters, making anyone feel like they’re in an enchanted place. Visitors need to hurdle 197 steps just to get to the falls — a challenge that will eventually be compensated by a relaxing, meditative, and fun experience at the falls. Be warned, though, its tempting waters — coming from an 8-metre drop cascading down a deep pool — can convince even the most reluctant of swimmers.
Mag Aso Falls is located in Antequera, Bohol.
Opening Days and Hours
The falls are open from 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee is PhP 40 (USD 0.80).
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Bohol via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the airport, rent a car to Antequera. You can also take a jeep to this town.
- From Antequera, board a taxi to Mag-Aso Falls.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Average time to spend on this island is two to three hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Mag-Aso falls is between August and November.
Nearby restaurants include Aup Aup Restaurant, Cortes Restaurant, Eva Enting Restaurant, Hatsitan Lechon, and Lic-lic Fastfood. Tourists are also encouraged to bring their own food and water.
- Abatan River
- Inambacan Cave
- Hakgak Cave
If you’re looking for accommodations near Mag-Aso Falls in Antequera, you can find it in several hotels and inns such as Dao Diamond Hotel, Arabelle Suites, Cesar Palace Hotel, and Bohol Tropics Resort. Rates range from USD 40 to USD 75.