Happy Walk Series: Lusno Falls

My college bestfriend, Zepy of Travel Explore and Beyond and a new found friend, Arlen, traveled to Cebu for the Easter Weekend. I was happy to play tour guide. The perks of doing so, I get to see places I would otherwise miss. After conquering Osmena Peak and driving along the coast visiting fascinating heritage churches from Argao to Oslob, we decided to spend one afternoon in an off the beaten location.

Welcome to Carabao Spa
Pigs Body Scrub
How to Get There?

Here's a map from Cebu City to Lusno Falls:

It's a scenic drive along Ronda Road. I believe it's also known as Ylaya Road. Coming from Argao along the National Highway Cebu City bound, turn left immediately after Taloot Wharf. There is a grey building at the corner surrounded by many habal-habal drivers patiently waiting at the junction.

It's situated in Barangay Anajao, yet it is in fact part of  Ronda. Halfway along Ylaya Taloot Road. The route to get there has been paved in concrete for about 95% of the way. There was just a minor glitch close to a bridge in Montpellier (which is currently under construction) but apart from that, it was a smooth ride. Hopefully by the time you get there, the road is complete.

Upon approaching, along the right side of the road, we found a signage indicating images of Lusno Falls and Maanghit Cave. There's a steep descent before reaching the 'carabao spa' (Oh, that's not really the actual name. I just made it up.)  We were able to take our small car down the slope and parked it under a coconut tree.

Easy -peasy trail. It's only a 5-minute hike to the falls.

Locals guided us  for directions to the falls
Lots of Chili peppers 
My daughter discovering the shame plant "makahiya" for the first time

We all couldn't resist swimming and taking a shower under the falls. My daughter had her fun in the water. Only to realize later, that the water from the falls comes from the place where water buffaloes and pigs were soaked in earlier. We did confirm it with the residents there so yes, haha, that explains why the water had a distinct aroma. 

Happy long weekend folks!
Love & light,

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  1. Ooooof, the falls are pretty even if they may be stinky

    1. hehe, it was quite an experience and the scent was worth it for sure.