Mag-aso Falls in Antequera


The Mag-aso falls in the town of Antequera is one of the major attractions in Bohol, Philippines. Because it is not usually included in a day-tour package, the Mag-aso falls is not as popular as the other attractions in the island such as Loboc River, Tarsier and old churches such as Baclayon Church and Sto Nino Parish Church among others.

Mag-aso Falls in Bohol

Mag-aso Falls in Bohol

Comparable to Tinago Falls in Iligan, Mag-aso fall’s name comes from the word “aso”, which means smoke. This is because of the haze produced by the 25-feet cascading falls that looks like smoke.

Located in Barangay Can-omay, Mag-aso falls is about 20 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. It is about 30 minutes travel by private car or motorcycle from the city center.

For those who love adventure, one can go down to the bottom of the falls by enjoying the slippery descent and doing an exhilarating climb, going up, with the use of shrubs and stones as foothold. There are also vines and other plants that help the adventure-seeker in pulling himself up.

If you are the typical tourist, you can take the 197 steps going down. Along the way, you will need to rest for a while to relax yourself from the tiring descent. Going upstairs is exhausting and those who do not have a healthy body are advised not to go down because coming up is really a challenge. If you think you are not healthy, do not dare try going down because you will surely suffer from heart attack or at least faint along the way. The drawback is that you do not see the breathtaking view below.

The picturesque view of Mag-aso makes one appreciate the goodness of God and the beauty of nature. Carved under the cascading waters is a deep pool that encouraged tourists to swim. Advised to stay away from the waterfalls, many still enjoy the hard fall of the waterfalls, which gives one a free massage.

Natural Wonder

Natural Wonder

Many foreigners enjoy swimming in Mag-aso falls because of the natural beauty of the place. Many of them do not experience this kind of fun in their country and that is one of the reasons they love the Philippines because it has a lot of natural wonders.

There are concrete tables and chairs available to the tourists at a minimum fee. Lifejackets and lifesavers are for rent at P50.

Lifejacket

Lifejacket

Lifesaver

Lifesaver

If you want to visit Mag-aso falls in Bohol, be sure to inform your day tour operator to include this tourist attraction in your itinerary.

Entrance of Mag-aso Falls

Entrance of Mag-aso Falls

Foreigners after they swim

Foreigners after they swim

Going upstairs

Going upstairs

Lisa and Sam at Mag-aso Falls

Lisa and Sam at Mag-aso Falls

Mark, Lisa and Sam at Mag-aso Falls

Mark, Lisa and Sam at Mag-aso Falls

Shallow area

Shallow area

Sky Above

Sky Above

Stairs and tall trees

Stairs and tall trees

Steps & Falls

Steps & Falls

Table with Foreign Tourists

Table with Foreign Tourists

Timeless Mag-aso Falls in Bohol

Timeless Mag-aso Falls in Bohol

Trees and Bushes

Trees and Bushes

Beauty of Mag-aso falls

Beauty of Mag-aso falls

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  1. belladonna says:

    wow! very stunning waterfalls…How I wish I will be here soon.

  2. nix says:

    Wow! I hope i could be there sometime. really amazing place!

  3. vj says:

    mark, nice place…just noticed your photos are everywhere now…continue to be an inspiration! i love my country and im proud of it’s natural beauty… (minus the hugaw…hahhaha)

  4. Earl says:

    I remember swimming here when I was a little kid. This place is near my mother’s hometown Maribojoc.

  5. titus says:

    Nice… never been to that place… hindi sya kasama sa tour namin last year… guess kailangan talagang bumalik ng Bohol.. yeah!!!

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