Over the weekend, the rhythm crew went out of town to visit Barili. We stopped over one of the main attractions in town; the majestic Mantayupan Falls. Here’s how to get there.

Mantayupan Falls, also known as Ambakan Falls, is one of the highest waterfalls in Cebu. The area is composed of two levels. At the first level are three 14-meter high falls. Then by climbing up and crossing the hanging bridge you will reach the second level of the waterfall which is 98 meters high.

How to get there?

If you plan to take the bus at Cebu South Bus Terminal, prepare P70 for the fare and wait 1.5 to 2 hours to get to Barili. When you arrive at the Shamrock Center (Barili town’s mandatory bus stop), find a habal-abal (motorbike) driver and ask him to take you to Mantayupan Falls. (The fare is P30 negotiable).

After like a 5-minute habal-habal ride, you will arrive at the entrance of the falls. There is a fee of about P20 used for the maintenance of the park, so when you’re done paying that fee, you go through the entrance which is adorned with dangling roots. The park has a canteen and grilling station so you could buy and eat food while you picnic near the falls.

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You will be greeted with the soothing sound of the waterfall and when you climb a few stairs down, you will get to see the three 14-meter high waterfalls at the first level. You can take a dip at the pools or continue to climb up the stairs and railings and reach the hanging bridge that will lead to the second level. There you will find the majestic 98-meter high Mantayupan Falls!