You’re probably already planning to visit the famous Chocolate Hills on Bohol but how about visiting a less-touristy waterfall? Bohol Island is full of natural wonders and Dimiao Twin Falls is one of them.
Well hidden in the heart of the jungle, these two waterfalls also known as Pahangog Falls, are simply incredible. I’ve seen many waterfalls around Asia but this is one of my favorite ones!
If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path destinations in Bohol, add this waterfall to your itinerary. In this guide, you’ll find tons of useful information about the Twin Falls of Dimiao.
Quick jump list
1. Things you need to know
Before heading to Pahangog Falls there are a couple of things that you should be aware of. I will list them down below.
- bring water and food with you – the temperatures in the Philippines can be a bit extreme and the last thing you want is to be thirsty or hungry in the middle of the jungle. Bring some water and snacks with you! At the beginning of the trail to the waterfall, there is a small stall where you can find refreshments and snacks. Also, don’t forget to take your trash with you!
- the phone signal might be weak – if you’re waiting for an important call or email, it’s better to postpone your trip to Dimiao Waterfall.
- bring your swimming suit with you – swimming is allowed at the base of the waterfalls. Keep in mind that there are no changing rooms here.
- there is a toilet – but trust me, you don’t want to use it.
Important info! – Getting to the waterfall requires walking on a rocky trail and climbing down several stairs. It’s a moderate hike that takes about 10 minutes but it can be challenging for people with disabilities or limited mobility.
2. About Dimiao Twin Falls
The thing that I loved the most about this waterfall was that there were only a couple of tourists there. Even though the place is pretty famous among the locals, the tourists seem to ignore this waterfall which is fine by me.
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I adore non-touristy places, especially those places where I can enjoy and admire the nature around me without being interrupted. Dimiao Twin Falls was one of my favorite places on Bohol, together with Bilar Man-Made Forest, the Twin Hanging Bridge, and the Chocolate Hills.
As the name suggests, there are actually two waterfalls, each around 25 meters tall. The water is beautifully flowing down over limestone rocks, making its way to the large pool formed at the base of the waterfalls.
The pool is perfect for swimming and cliff jumping. I saw a few locals climbing to the top of the biggest waterfall and happily jumping into the water. I’m not a big fan of extreme sports and even though the jump was only about 4-meters tall I didn’t have the courage to do it. Maybe next time.
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If cliff jumping is not for you, just bring your swimming suit and enjoy a refreshing swim in the turquoise water. I have to warn you – the water is pretty cold. Keep in mind that you won’t find any changing rooms at Dimiao Twin Falls, Bohol.
While at the waterfall, don’t forget to explore the surrounding areas. There are a few gorgeous bamboo bridges that offer spectacular views towards Pahagog Falls.
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Also, you can get near the waterfalls like Dan did. Seeing such beautiful places is a true blessing.
3. Entrance fee and opening hours
The entrance fee to Dimiao Twin Falls is 20 pesos for foreigners, 10 pesos for locals and 5 pesos for children. You can visit the waterfall any time you want but I don’t recommend venturing in the jungle during the night.
If you want to have the place to yourself, make sure to avoid weekends or be there as early as possible!
4. How to get to Dimiao Twin Falls
To get to Bohol or Pangalao you’ll have to take the ferry from Cebu, Dumaguete or Siquijor. I’ll link the ferries below and you can check out the prices and schedules.
If you’re staying on Panglao, the trip to Dimiao Twin Falls will take about one and a half hours (60 kilometers).
The only option you have to get to the waterfall is to rent a motorbike. The cost to rent a motorbike for one day is 350 pesos. I recommend visiting some other tourist attractions on Bohol on the same day such as Bilar Man Made Forest, Loboc River Cruise or the Twin Hanging Bridge.
If you don’t know how to drive a motorbike, the only option you have is to rent a motorbike with a driver or a car. Unfortunately, there are no tours that include the Dimiao Twin Falls on their itinerary at the moment.
What I loved about the road to the falls was that closer you are, the more remote it gets. We passed by some beautiful local homes, hidden between palm trees. I’ve seen children playing and waving to each tourist they saw.
It’s quite amazing to see that people can live such happy lives away from technology and crowded cities.
5. Where to stay on Bohol Island
If you’re planning to spend a few days on Bohol Island, I’m here to help you. I’ve been searching for the best accommodation on the island and below are my recommendations.
- Budget – Homaja Beach Resort – great location, excellent view, very clean, friendly staff, breakfast included
- Mid Budget – Mario Dive Resort – great location, clean & spacious rooms, great facilities
- Luxury – North Zen Villas – incredible view, luxurious design, spa, excellent restaurant, great amenities, friendly staff
I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun at Dimiao Twin Waterfalls on Bohol. It’s one of those places that instantly takes your breath away! If you have any questions about this incredible place, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section below!
May the travel bug bite you!