Mag-aso falls is located in Brgy. Mag-aso, Antequera, Mag-aso. It is not usually included in the itineraries offered by various travel tours and service vehicles so you would have to specifically request your contact drivers to include the falls in your trip. Of course, this will entail additional cost since this is out of the way, 30-minutes from Tagbilaran City, opposite the Panglao route.
To see the majestic Mag-aso Falls, you have to climb down the cemented stairs, surrounded by thick shrubs and tall trees. Make sure to hold on the sturdy handrails while going down or up the stairs because the mosses have made some areas slippery.
Mag-aso Falls got its name from the local dialect “Aso”, meaning “smoke”. This is exactly what will greet the visitors at the end of the trail. The water current of the water is so strong that it produces mists slightly obscuring your sight of the 25-ft twin falls. The stream that leaves the basin also has a strong current.
The water falls down into a small deep basin of clear waters. If you are looking for more adventure, you may also climb one of the boulders beside the falls and jump to its basin.
Always be careful though. Mag-aso falls is generally a safe place but sudden flash floods may occur in seconds especially during the rainy season.
Slathering mosquito repellent is a must when visiting the falls because there are a lot of mosquitoes in the place as it is enclosed with deep ravines and trees.
Mag-aso Falls Charges:
- Entrance Fee: 20.00 Php for adults / 10.00 Php for kids
- Cottage: 100.00 big cottage / 50.00 small cottage
- Toll Fee: 30.00 Php for a four-wheeled vehicle.
This article is one of my 13-part Bohol travel series. For more Bohol reads, check-out these links:
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- Ultimate Relaxation at Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa
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- The Shiphaus, the Butterflies and the Forest
- Charmed by the Endemic Species
- Cruising and Flying Through Loboc River
- Visiting Prony the Python and Quick Stop at Baclayon Church and Sandugo Site
- Triple Treat in Bohol Sea: Dolphin-Watching, Balicasag Island, and Virigin Island
- An Afternoon in Bohol Beach Club