Mantayupan Falls is a famous natural waterfalls resort located in Barili Municipality, Cebu Province, Philippines.
The falls is about 2 hours’ drive from Cebu City via public or private transports.
The paved highway leading to Barili Municipality passing through the towns of Minglanilla, Naga, San Fernando and Carcar is quite comfortable and easy for motorists.
Mantayupan Waterfall, one of the top tourist attractions in this municipality, is approximately 200 feet high from top to bottom water levels.
The water of this falls irrigates the rice paddies down below of Barangay Campanga.
You can do lots of interesting outdoor activities in and around this waterfalls. That is if you are adventurous and nature-lover.
Before you get into the part where the falls is located you have to pass through a canopy of the forest and experience the cool atmosphere around.
The whole area where Mantayupan is located is a protected area. It means that the forest and wildlife in it is under the watch of the local government. Meaning, you can enjoy experiencing and observing wildlife, including birds or monkeys, in the surrounding.
Just like in the Horseshoe Falls in Canada (and USA), people would get excited to get close to the bottom of the falls. It is also the same here at Mantayupan only that you don’t take a boat but a simple bamboo raft.
Right below the falling water could be a different and interesting experience for those haven’t had the chance yet.
Picnic & Grilling Nearby the Falls
It is permitted to prepare your own food within the vicinity of the resort provided you clean up well after your meal. You can bring your food supplies including fish or meat if you plan on grilling or cooking anything. You need to pay for the grilling facility (about Php20).
Campeo Eco Top Grill
If you don’t want to bother bringing (or have forgotten to bring your lunch box) your food supply for the day you only need some cash to enjoy this restaurant with delicious grilled menus.
Aside from eating at Campeo Eco Top Grill you can also sing at their karaoke bar. The restaurant is affordable and serves delicious grilled dishes and other simple local delicacies.
Trekking the Waterfalls Falls
This Falls has two levels, one of which is about 14 meters high while the other one is about 98 meters high.
You could reach the first falls in a minute or two, but you might need a good hiking or aqua shoes to climb the second falls because there are several steps and a bridge you need to climb up first.
While in the resort, you can also find rock formations, most of them are sharp and rough, which is all the more reason for you to wear a good pair of shoes.
The rates of renting the facilities in this resort are very much affordable to all guests. The facilities available include:
There are cottages available for an overnight stay for those who wish to stay longer or came later during the day. As of this writing the rent a night is Php500 for two guests and for a maximum of 4.
Umbrella with chairs
These are available surrounding or close to the waterfall (Php150)
Table and Chairs (Php140)
You can rent this raft for an hourly fee of Php150.
Entrance Fee: 10 pesos for adults and 5 pesos for kids aged 5 or below
Please, take note that the rental rates mentioned above are only temporary and could change anytime.
Come and visit this site again more often for further information on Cebu’s beaches and resorts.
Have a wonderful day and travel.