Boljoon is known for their waterfalls, Kan Amno, but turns out they have another, lesser-known yet magnificent waterfalls called Dayhag. Named after the cascading flow, the waterfalls is one of nature’s hidden gems 12 kilometers from the town center. In a Sun.Star article, tourism officer Ronald Villanueva discovered the waterfalls in Beveril after receiving word from locals in the area.
The falls is perfect for reconnecting with Mother Earth. Taking you deeper into the forest under huge trees and away from civilization, it’s a 30-45 minute ride on a motorcycle away from town and a 100-meter walk downhill, past a stream coming from 3 springs that flows into the waterfalls and chirping cicadas. This takes you to the 3rd level, which is the highest and smallest, of the 3-level Dayhag. The second level is 20 minutes away from there. Sun.Star describes it as the grandest among the three levels. From there, the lowest level is 10 meters away.
Some changes have been done to it to make it more passable for visitors. The trail has been cleared and covered with white pebbles. The rocks have been carved into stairs with a railing made out of bamboo for safety.
As part of the grand celebration, Mayor Merlou Derama says there’s a plan to launch it as the town’s newest tourist destination. They’ll be adding, “cottages with comfort rooms, waiting sheds, tables, picnic areas and parking areas,” she told Sun.Star.
If you’re the adventurer who wants to experience Dayhag Falls at its most unadulterated, it’s best to go there as soon as you can before the town celebrates its founding nine weeks away. Boljoon is a southern municipality of Cebu, 4 hours from the metro via bus. Don’t confuse Dayhag with the Kan Amno Falls, another in Boljoon. Dayhag Falls is located in Sitio Ylaya, Barangay Upper Beceril.
Photo credits: Sun.Star