MONTPELLIER WATERFALL IN ALEGRIA, CEBU
Montpellier Waterfall isn’t the most popular destination amongst tourists in Alegria, Cebu. In fact, most probably don’t know about it. The locals are happy to share this one. They have painted a big mural and sign near the road, which marks the entrance. It is a great little watering hole without much of a hike and a great way to cool off after exploring Osmena Peak (on the same road).
WHERE IS MONTPELLIER WATERFALL
Montpellier Waterfall is a little tough to find as there is no location yet on Google Maps. Don’t worry, I got you covered. Head along the main road into Alegria until you see Cosina Organica restaurant. Turn up towards the hills away from the ocean at this point. I have pinned Cosina Organica on the map below. You can see the white road that goes up into the hills directly from Cosina Organica. Follow this road for about 20 minutes until you see a sign on your left. It is painted on a wall and it says, Montpellier Waterfall. There is a small hut here.
Park your vehicle here and head down the small trail to the left of the sign. It will wind you through some local houses but you can’t get lost and if you do the locals in the area will point you to continue along the path. The families in this area are super nice and the kids will probably want to join you and show you their beautiful waterfall.
The hike down to Montpellier Waterfall takes about 15 minutes and is a beautiful trail looking out over the palm-covered hills. Throughout the trail, you can look back down the hills and get glimpses of the blue ocean in the distance.
After about ten minutes, you will reach some local houses. Continue through their backyard essentially and the trail continues to the waterfall. The families are really welcoming and friendly so of course, show a high level of respect as you are entering through their property. The first time I visited they gave us some snacks. The second time I visited we collected a bag of trash from the waterfall area and she thanked us and took it and told us she would dispose of it for us. They have trash collection set up at the waterfall and do their best to maintain it.
Once you reach the waterfall you will have to crane your neck to take it in. It’s a tall one. A single flow of water plummets onto a giant boulder below before cascading into the emerald pool. It’s a great spot for swimming and hanging out with some of the local kids. I can’t imagine having something so epic in my backyard.. let alone my hometown!
ADVENTURE BAG FROM MONTPELLIER WATERFALL
This is an adventure bag. It is full of trash. Every time I go on an adventure I collect one adventure bag full of trash. It’s my small way of saying thanks to mother nature for allowing me to enjoy her beautiful creations. If we have time to go on an adventure we have time to collect an adventure bag on the way back out of the trail once we have enjoyed the waterfall, the hike or the beach. Adventure hard!
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