To satisfy eager thirst for a day with nature and to drink and bathe in the purest of waters, the Mag-aso Falls is definitely the place to look for. These twin falls that incite a cloudy sensation as the rushing waters emerge and come crashing down 25 ft below have enticed tourists and locals alike for decades. Situated at the Barrio of Mag-aso in Antequera, a 30-minute trip to this God-given creation completes the list of the must-see sights in Bohol.
The falls is just one of the many hidden cascades found in the dense and unblemished forests of Bohol. Giant ferns, lush vegetation, and full-grown trees on top of the karts limestone carved by the hands of time surround this hidden spot of wonder. Visitors are given the freedom to choose which route they’d take since there are two ways to get to the site. For thrill seekers, the option of trekking in the woods and going through rough climbs would be the answer. On the other hand, a safer route is provided for those who prefer an easy and carefree walk with nature. A total of 197 descending concrete steps consist the trail from the starting point towards the gushing waters below.
Especially on a hot day, a quick dip on the pool of cool fresh water effortlessly washes your worries away. For daring hearts, there is a small cave beyond the waterfalls that could serve as a good hang-out for swimmers. A shallower part of the place has been developed and cemented, to better accommodate visitors such as families or a circle of friends who are out on a picnic.
Along the 20-km journey from Tagbilaran City to the town of Antequera, the sights you see add more enticement to your travel as you pass by scenic views of greenery and vast rice fields with picturesque hills at the background, old and mystifying ancestral houses and the simple lifestyle of the locals as they do their daily chores and errands.
To get to Mag-Aso Falls:
Buses or jeepneys en route to Antequera are accessible at the Dao Terminal. From the town center of Antequera, you can hire a motorcycle to get to the Mag-aso Falls.
For a hustle and bustle free ride, you can make advanced reservations care of the hotel management or travel agency of your choice who are always prepared with amazing Bohol tour packages specially catered for you.