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Why Can-umantad Falls is special ?
The Can-umantad Falls located in Barangay Can-umantad is one of the natural wonders in Bohol that is just waiting to be witnessed. A 30 minute travel from the poblacion of Candijay and you’re about to see this amazing and definitely stunning water fall which is 60 feet high and is said to be the tallest waterfall in Bohol. It’s clean, clear and cold water will surely pull you to enjoy swimming. This site is suitable for picnics and other fun activities with your loved ones while it freely massages your back with the splash of heavy flowing water. The experience is priceless if you visit and swim to this highest falls. Aside from the waterfalls; Candijay has still a lot more to offer.
What to explore at Can-umantad Falls?
Going to see the falls itself necessitates a trek along a trail with scenic views of the surrounding area and from hills one can see neighboring islands across short distances of sea. One need also to cross the Can-umantad River, another location where one can witness nature's grandeur with its clear, cold spring water and lush greenery.
After the trek, the Can-umantad Falls finally comes into view. It is a splendid example of the force of nature in action, with cold streaming spring water gushing down the three-tiered rock base, with the accompanying mist and splashes as the water makes its way down to the pool below. On the background one can glimpse weathered rock formations and ferns and shrubs of many varieties, making one feel as if they are truly at the heart of nature.
How to get to Can-umantad Falls?
If you travel from Tagbilaran City, get a ride going to the Bus Terminal and get a Bus or a V-hire / GTExpress bound for Ubay (usually with sign Boards, Jagna-Ubay). Your drop must be at the Municipality of Candijay Tourism Office and look for the tourism officer.
By private car – we will advise for a 4×4 vehicle
By Public Transport – Bus from Tagbilaran city – Brgy. Lungsodaan, Candijay Bohol (92 kms | 80.00Php) Van from Tagbilaran City – 130.00 Php
- Amazing falls, worth the effort
- What an adventure to get there
- Nice place, but difficult coming there
- A very good trip with a lot of friendly people
- Hidden gem off the beaten path
Abachanan Rd, Guindulman, Bohol, Philippin
Tips for you
The directions posted by a previous visitor are quite correct. Just keep asking as you go along and the locals will keep you on the right path. We ended up not taking the paved road down to the falls but saw a sign on the opposite side of the river and wandered through the rice terraces until we meet some local boys who offered to guide us. Ends up we took the shortcut which was a steep path down the mountain. Quite difficult to maneuver for us, though the boys had no trouble at all. All the efforts were so worth it....the falls are so beautiful, and the walk through the rice fields was beyond words. If you enjoy hiking adventures, don't miss out on this amazing trip!
Nature at its best! The trail going to the site is not for the faint-hearted. It's rough and at some point becomes steep. Adding to the struggle is the sun's heat. Truly for adventure junkies.