Nature Tripping in Samboan

Aug 18, 2015
hidden falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
Real freedom lies in wilderness, not in civilization.
- Charles Lindbergh
It's really nice  to commune with nature and escape the busy, crowded city and feel the fresh air once in a while. Wanting to escape the urban crush, took a bus heading south on a Tuesday morning with my colleagues. We decided to visit Samboan and check out the municipality's hidden gems that made it one of Cebu's top destinations.

Samboan is 150 kilometers south of Cebu, approximately 3-hour bus ride from Cebu South Bus Terminal. The place is known for having lots of waterfalls and apparently it's the reason why we visited the place. As soon as we arrived, we went straight to the marketplace to buy some stuff and eat breakfast.

HIDDEN FALLS


First stop is the Hidden Falls. You know when they say it's hidden 'cos you will have to walk from a not so near distance before you'll find it. Hidden, indeed. We hired one guide for the five of us, he's also kind enough to look after our things while we were in the water.

hidden falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
hidden falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
hidden falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
These lovebirds are surely enjoying the swing
hidden falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
Tranquility found in nature offers a unique experience. A chance to appreciate God's gift to mankind. 
hidden falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
The Hidden Falls also known as Binalayan Falls. We did swim but we didn't dare going to middle, I'm not sure how deep it is though. Hearing the water streaming down is very relaxing, exactly what I need to soothe my mind.

AGUINID FALLS

After Hidden falls comes the 5 level waterfalls, Aguinid Falls in Brgy.Tangbo

Aguinid falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
Aguinid falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
Level Zero: Waterfalls and earth rock formation. There's also a bamboo bridge over the river pond.
Aguinid falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
Level One: This level also has a shallow river pool for kids. 
Aguinid falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
Level Three
Aguinid falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
Aguinid falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
Climbed all the way up to the fifth level. The struggle is real. It's not really as difficult as it looks, there are holes where you could step on so you could pull yourself up just like what you do when wall climbing. But honestly, going down was a bit of a challenge for me 'cos I'm afraid of heights, the view from the top puts me in a freezing sensation that I'm stuck, couldn't move or look up or down but hey! I did it! ('cos I have to or else I'll be left there alone haha)
Aguinid falls in Samboan Cebu Philippines
Level Five
Lambog Beach Resort, Badian
We spent the night at Lambog Beach in Badian. We rented a place where cooking is allowed, so we bought some stuff before going to Lambog, grilled pork for dinner, had few drinks before going to bed the went back to the city afternoon the next day. We had so much fun the entire trip and for sure, everyone's stoked as I am planning for our next quick getaway from the City. 

Can you recommend a good place for a quick getaway? Let me know and would be glad to visit soon.