This horsetail waterfalls boast a magical ambience. Situated in a very secluded mountain in Oslob, South Cebu, the waterfalls is a pride of the Oslobanons.
As the norm for our every trip, Tumalog Falls is a side trip. Our main activity for the day was whale shark-watching in Oslob. That ended early though because we started early. With plenty of time in our hands we decided to proceed to Tumalog Falls which is roughly a 15- minute motorcycle ride from the whale shark-watching area.
Lucky for us, we were the first visitors for the day! The lady assigned to accepting the 20-peso entrance fee waived it because we were there earlier than her. I wouldn’t mind paying though because I know these fees go to maintenance and ensuring that the place remains clean and natural.
A few steps from the entrance you will see a man-made cemented pool where small fishes abound. You can sit on the sides and dip your feet in the water and the small fishes, with no hesitations, will start to nibble on your feet. Free fish spa anyone? So if you got plenty of dead skin cells on your feet feel free to sit and feed them all you want. Those little nibbles though will elicit grin from you. Tickle…tickle….tickle…
Up a few more step is the falls. Since it is summer, the trickle is not as strong as, say, during the rainy season. Nonetheless, the Tumalog falls is still breathtaking . It is massive! It is cool and cold! It is simply amazing!
The fall basin is huge and no worries of drowning! The pool is only knee-deep high. The icy cold waters will surely sooth your tired muscles, heart, brain or whatever part of your body needs soothing.. :))
How to get there:
When you found yourself in Oslob, Cebu, just look for a motorcycle. The people there are used to tourists, local and foreign alike, they are so welcoming and accommodating. Fare is PhP150.00, back and forth, the driver will wait for you. When you reach the destination, you can either walk down to the falls or ride another motorcyle for PhP50.00, the driver will drop you off at the entrance of the falls and when your done just call them thru a two-way radio to fetch you. (Note: the lady who accepts the entrance fees has this radio.) Oslob drivers have this “my territory, my ride” policy which every drivers seem to follow. Your driver will act as your tour guide too! How cool is that?