Hidden from the chaos and nice of Metro Cebu is another falls that's in Cebu City which is called Kawa Falls in Barangay Toong! Kawa is one of the most odd looking and shaped falls that I’ve seen so far. The name was derived from the bowl-shaped basin formed out of a sinkhole. Kawa is like a large wok of sorts. The water in kawa is semi-full and cold (I could imagine it will be overflowing during the rainy season).
The place can be accessible via trekking from Banawa-Buhisan route or just take an around 20 minute or so habal-habal (motorcycle taxi) ride from Labangon. It is in a sitio (I think) called Linao and is heading down from Toong Barangay Hall. The first person we encountered (with his child and a carabao) told us it would take just 10 minutes to walk (depending on how fast we walked he said) but after 30 minutes and 5 more locals we still haven't reached Kawa Falls.
|Right below the barangay hall is a forest patch with big rocks to have some of your first photo ops|
|The river is full of obstacles: Plants, Boulders, and Animals|
After following some directions and the river, we reached a sign that we could be near the Kawa Falls. It was big pond-pool (called Linaw) that was quite deep (We did not take a dip but used a bamboo to check instead).
Kawa Falls is known by locals but for City dwellers it is almost unheard of. There is no tourism development, perhaps since during summer or El Niño, the waterfalls is drained (Hubas). Even if there is no development, unfortunately, vandalism covers or even carved in paint or scratch-imprinted in the natural rocks.
|That's the Kawa's sink hole mouth and it is huge. Certain parts of the bowl is I think around 6 feet deep at least!|
|Take it all in, the beauty, the wind, the heat, and cool off your feet in the pools of the Kawa Falls! #Moment|
|Sa bukid walang papel oyy!! hahahaha|
Detailed Directions: NO, explore it yourself! Like what happened to Tumalog and other mainstream falls, people have become irresponsible, and seem to take no accountability when visiting these beautiful places. So I'll leave you some tips when traveling to these places: Respect the Locals, Leave No Trace, and always BE SAFE!