The Municipality of Ginatilan is located in the southwestern part of Cebu. It is the hometown of the second Filipino saint, St. Pedro Calungsod. While it is a quiet little town, visitors can find a number of natural tourist spots in the town. These tourist spots include the Kampael Falls, Inambakan Falls, and the Bugnawan Falls. In addition, the town also has its own marine sanctuary where a nearby coral reef is protected and preserved by the town.
The Bugnawan Falls is one of the relatively-unknown waterfalls in the southern part of the island. It is also one of several natural tourist attractions in the Ginatilan- Samboan area. The name Bugnawan came from the term “bugnaw,” which means cold in Cebuano. It is called Bugnawan Falls due to its icy cold waters. The waters of the falls are cold since the trees surrounding the place stop the rays of the sun from hitting the water. Due to this, the water stays cold most of the time.
Your journey to the Bugnawan Falls starts at the Cebu South Bus Terminal where you can hop on a bus headed for Ginatilan. Once you reach the town, you can hire a motorcycle to bring you to the jump off point for the waterfalls. The waterfalls is located close to the Inambakan Falls and Kampael Falls. So, if you are planning to go to the Bugnawan Falls, you can also drop by the two other waterfalls in the area.
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