Cambugahay Falls is like a giant jungle playground. My desire to visit this favorite Siquijor tourist spot started when I saw some videos uploaded by travel blogger friends, where they’re seen vine-swinging ala Tarzan and Jane. Yikes. Looks fairly dangerous… but I want to try it!
Before transforming into kids stuck in adult bodies, we decided to eat our packed lunch first. The trek down to the waterfalls is more than a hundred steps. Might as well be ready by eating well than be sorry.
We saw a number of local tourists and kids when we reached the base of Cambugahay Falls. You can see people from different age ranges having fun. Two kids in particular caught our attention as they fearlessly jumped from the top of the tree to the water. They’re even guiding some tourists who wants to swing it like a jungle baby with some techniques. They can make a living out of this talent in the movie industry by doing stunts.
Of course, Dylan and Dolee tried it right away. It took time before I decided to give it a go… and failed. Toinks.
More visitors came in as time passes by. I guess we we’re lucky because we met some really nice people during our stay in Cambugahay Falls. People from different nationalities went there – some are solo travelers, we saw two couples from France and USA and bunch of friends. Most of them want to do the vine-swinging activity so we decided to explore the place more by going up north.
As a non-swimmer, I was careful with every step. I’m glad that Dylan and Dolee were patient enough to wait for me… and they kept on teasing me too. Pft.
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If I’m not mistaken, we stayed there for almost three hours! The two boys didn’t want to leave not unless I do the vine-swinging activity correctly. Try and try until you succeed.
Watch the video below to give you an idea on how child-like we were that afternoon. Being a kid again is fun especially when you’re in a nice place such as Cambugahay Falls. It was a sunny day, but the tall trees served as our shed that day. When not attempting to do a life-threatening stunt, I just sit in one corner to take pictures or laugh at other child-like individuals teehee.
Cambugahay Falls is located in Lazi, Siquijor. I suggest that you drop by in the afternoon. It would be nice to dip your tired body unto the water after a tiring morning daytrip!