Toslob Falls: Conserved Simplicity

Many tourist spots all over the world were natural assets of our Earth and were developed by human using various methods.  One of the most common development processes is the way of creating artificial structures within natural areas to help enhance its beauty and contribute in promoting tourism of a particular spot.  But, this is not always the case.  In many instances, artificial development methods may help in promoting a certain place but also destroys it at the same time.

That’s why natural methods of developing tourist spots must be largely considered first before doing any unnatural steps.  Like in the Toslob Falls in Oslob, Cebu (also known as Mag-ambak or Sumalog Falls), the simplicity and humbleness of its beauty urges people to conserve and not to destroy it.


At the Baranggay Tomalog, Oslob, Cebu, the jump-off point to the waterfall can be found with an entrance fee of 20php.  From there, visitors must walk for about 15minutes in a very steep trek suggesting people to be extra careful during the walk.  Alternatively, they can also choose to ride on a habal-habal or a motorcycle to reach the place.


Reaching the place, a humble one-walled waterfall surrounded by rich green environment can be seen.  A simple yet elegant view of a unique fall which doesn’t promise any powerful water flow or multiple cascades but, a natural picture of powerlessness can be very appreciated upon the sight.  Century old trees are also standing near the waterfall which gives a unique ancient ambiance of the place.  And of course, the cool fresh water flowing from the cascade of invites people to swim under this nature’s masterpiece.


Upon visit, people must keep in mind to maintain the cleanliness of the place.  Simple basic rule of not throwing garbage’s around must be observed in order to help in conserving while developing the Toslob Falls.