Magkawas was our second stop in our Surigao Exploration. It’s not that big but not that small falls and it’s charm lies on its tier that makes it looks like a pool for visitors.

Information about Magkawas:

Magkawas Falls is one of many local gems in Lanuza tucked a kilometer into the forest from the main highway. The falls is about 40 feet high with a plunge pool that goes deeper than 7 feet – I didn’t reach the bottom and I didn’t bring my dive mask. Surounding the plunge pool is a constructed rip-raf that somehow dams the water to create that depth. The water then cascades over the rip-raf and into the stream. The water is both cold and refreshing!- Thelonerider

How to Get to Lanuza

  1. from Tandag – at the Balilahan Terminal in Tandag, board any jeep or bus bound for Surigao or Cantilan. Get off at Lanuza (market), P50 jeep, 1 hour 20 mins.
  2. from Surigao City – take any Bachelor Bus going to Tandag, vans can go straight to Lanuza
  3. from Butuan City – go to the bus terminal and board any bus bound for Tandag. From Butuan airport, there is a van going to Lanuza
  4. from Davao City – take a bus going to Tandag and from Tandag, take bus or jeep going to Cantilan (or Surigao) but get off at Lanuza



So let us pack our things and TaRa na sa Magkawas falls!


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