"No signal here! Looks like nature wants us to enjoy our stay without it."
-Alvi Jane Hatamosa
We left Cebu on June 10, 2016 at 11:00am from Quest Hotel heading to Badian with Uncle Cecile's tourist van. In case you want to travel with public transportation, you can always get a bus heading to Badian at South Bus Terminal located in Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City but make sure you get the early ride because it takes hours to get to far south.
There are numbers of streams and mini waterfalls in this jungle. As we walked our way to the biggest falls in this area,we met numbers of souvenir shops and stores that sell some foods. When we arrived there, we were welcomed with a crowd of people. The place have changed overtime because of its commercialization according to Kuya Val. We were suppose to avail the Badian Canyoneering Activity in Kawasan but due to its popular demand, the price for such activity went up with a minimum amount of P2,500-P3,000 per person. Long ago, inexperienced people would offer such activity to the public with a very low price causing the increase of demand and number of accidents. With that being said, we just spent our afternoon swimming in the cold turquoise waters, having a total body massage under the Kawasan Falls, jumping from the cliff to the deep water (WARNING: Do not jump if water is shallow.), trekking to the top until the dead end of the place and taking pretty pictures. Despite of the crowds from the bottom level, I still got to enjoy for a number of reasons! The first level of the place where one has to climb to the top had lesser crowd than the bottom level. It wasn't difficult to get there. The waterfalls from the top is smaller and shallower compared to the bottom level.
Just like most of the places in Cebu, one should pay a few coins for the usage of the toilet. The renting of a cottage and bamboo raft which carries 20 people both costs P300. If you're not a good swimmer, then fret no more! They offer life vests which costs P50 for people like you so that you too could fulfill one of the things in your bucket list.
We left Badian on Sunday, June 12, 2016, with tan lines on our skins as evidences of our enjoyment in both fresh and salty waters. For my school, summer has come to an end. This summer I swam with all of my heart because I know that I will soon drown with so much school works when summer ends. Knowing what is expected for a graduating student like me, I am indeed happy to end my summer this way and start with a heart full of happiness and memories to look forward to another summer. Thank you Kuya Steve, family and friends!