Kanlaob River

Alegria, Cebu

Kanlaob River is located in Barangay Compostela, Alegria, Cebu. The river is the main source of the waters flowing in Kawasan Falls in Matutinao, Badian. It has become popular among adventure-seekers for its canyoneering or canyoning activity. The place became more popular after it was featured in a travel TV show "Biyahe ni Drew" hosted by actor Drew Arellano.

Kanlaob River News

  • Canyoneering An Extreme Adventure Down South Cebu

    Canyoneering An Extreme Adventure Down South Cebu

    My friends and I converged at the Cebu South Bus Terminal dawn of Sunday. While three of them were sleeping soundly at their comfortable hotels in the heart of Cebu City, some of us quietly tiptoed our way out of our homes. It was an unusual time to meet up. Three o'clock was way too early. Our small group of thrill seekers didn't mind. Well, some were left with no choice anyway as most of us agreed it's best to leave early to avoid traffic and to arrive at our destination first thing in the morning. We were headed to Badian, a town located on the southwestern side of Cebu, Philippines to tick ...

  • Endemic Fly Bird Spotted In River

    Endemic Fly Bird Spotted In River

    Two endemic species were spotted at the canyoneering river route in the boundary of Alegria and Badian towns, southern Cebu by the assessment team of the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office recently.

    The team was on their way to Barangay Matutinao in Badian with a community guide when they chanced upon a black shama, locally known as "Siloy" and the Cebu frill-wing damselfly, which are both endangered.

    "We found the Siloy near the entrance in Matutinao where there are settlements," Provincial Tourism head Boboi Costas said.

    The Cebu frill-wing damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but ar ...

  • Canyoneering Cebu Extreme Philippines Adventure BecomingFilipino

    Canyoneering is a must do activity when you head to Cebu. Only a few hours away from the city itself, you can find yourself jumping off waterfalls, swimming through beautiful gorges and just immersing in so much beauty!

    I headed to Alegria, and found myself having a happy day adventure canyoneering with friends! Thanks to my good friends at Philippines Adventure Consultants for safely taking me through the canyons!

    Here is my experience!

    Beautiful Philippines! Beautiful Canyoneering!

    I now understand what the hype is all about! Super Apir!


  • Provincial Government To Oversee Canyoneering Activities

    Provincial Government To Oversee Canyoneering Activities

    While the towns of Badian and Alegria have agreed that they will separately operate canyoneering activities in the Kanlaob River, the Cebu provincial government stressed that it will closely look into the operation of both local government units.

    Joselito "Boboi" Costas, head of the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office, said that while both LGUs have agreed to hold their own canyoneering activities in their respective towns, the provincial government will still impose rules.

    Costas explained that they will oversee some of the canyoneering activities, which is "non-negotiable," including the pr ...

  • Canyoneering In Kanlaob River Cebu

    Started at midnight all the way to afternoon.

    Climb, jump, dive, swim and slide adventure.

    Arrived in Alegria then downstream canyoneering towards Kawasan Falls, Cebu, Philippines.

  • Canyoneering On Again

    Canyoneering On Again

    Suspension of extreme sport in Alegria, Badian to be lifted on Sept. 1.

    Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy canyoneering activities again in southern Cebu towns starting Sept. 1 when the Capitol lifts the suspension of holding this extreme sport in these towns.

    Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) head, confirmed in a phone interview yesterday the reopening of the canyoneering activity on Sept. 1 in Alegria and Badian.

    Tribunalo, however, said that they had yet to discuss the specifics and final preparations for the reopening of the can ...