Danicop Spring And Waterfalls: A DIP In One Of Bohol’s COLD SPRINGS


We all have a different taste of summer destination when summertime in the Philippines arrives. Some would probably go to the beach and savor what it has to offer, some would climb mountains or some would love to stay in their house while enjoying the comfort of their house has to offer. Truly, summer in the Philippines can really get swelteringly hot during summer and we invariably look for an alternative outdoor activity and a summer getaway to enjoy and find ways to reduce and be refreshed from the high temperature of a summer heat.

A sleepy town of Loon in Bohol owns a cold spring that provides a perfect place to cool off from a summer heat. Calmly snuggled in the verdant forest in Ticugan, Loon, Bohol is the inviting cold spring of Danicop Ticugan Spring, and said to be a local natural pool where most locals go here for a family and friends picnic as their way of bonding, especially during weekend. The spring has a waterfall and has a greenish cold water with a small pool formed and carved by a sturdy flowing of water when the rain pours. It is also surrounded with a perfect innate carved limestone where you get to enjoy its cold water.

The natural spring pool of Danicop Spring and waterfalls

Truly, It is during the summer when we feel so sticky all day and there is nothing quite like a refreshing touch, but acquires a cold bath to rejuvenate our senses. Hence, having an option of taking a dip in a cold spring, which in addition to cooling down your body or enjoying the cold flowing water from above would be a great choice this summer without hurting your pocket, since most of the cold spring are really wallet-friendly.

While on my way to Danicop spring, I was straining to figure out what the place looks like since I haven’t seen any photos about the place. I actually didn’t have plans to visit Danicop Spring, but since some locals I’ve met really want me to see the place, I couldn’t even afford to disregard it. I was riding a Motorcycle from the town proper of Loon, Bohol with some of my newly met local friends going to the Spring. The minute we arrived at the jump off area, I can truly feel the welcoming fresh air coming from a green forest. We get to walk on a stone made stairs going down and trek a little bit in the umbrageous pathway going to the Spring.

As we are approaching close to the spring, I heard the voice of young guys making fun of each other like as if they were having a great time playing while drenching themselves in the cold spring. Some were actually jumping from the cliff to the greenish cold water spring of Danicop, some were just enjoying the water flowing from above as if they were just taking a shower in their home. Hence, I went close to the spring and it was indeed so tempting to douse my body in the natural spring pool.

The Danicop spring is far from any spring that you’ve probably been to, it owns a two separate waterfalls flowing directly into the deep, wide and a longitudinal natural pool that’s really a perfect haven for those who desire to escape from a summer heat. The natural spring pool is covered by green trees and hiding in the naturally carved limestone stratum, which makes the water really cold. Most locals in the area believed that soaking in the cold spring water can cure skin diseases and that submerging yourself in its coldness can really help with blood circulation. I’m not overly sure about just how accurate, these claims are, but one thing is for sure, a soak in the cold spring left me feeling refreshed and energized in the hot summer heat.

I was told to trek upstream since my local friends know that I’ll be seeing small cascades up there and I’ve actually seen cave as well, but just plain hanging on the bulwark of the limestone. There were stalagmites hanging, but sadly it seems like they were already a dead stalagmite. Yes, there were indeed a small Cascades that I’ve seen and I didn’t trek far, since I need  to depart back to the Spring cause some of my local friends are waiting for me.

Barely a few meters away from the spring there is a wide open space where most locals are putting their things when visiting Danicop Spring. It is where they lay down their stuff for the fun filled picnic trip with their family and friends. Truly, the place is lovely and really worth my visit.

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HOW TO GET THERE

There are two possible ways to get to Danicop Ticugan Spring in Loon, Bohol, since this is located near Tubigon and Tagbilaran and roughly one hour of travel time.

From Tubigon

There are daily schedule of boat and fast craft trip from Cebu to Tubigon. You can take a fast craft for less than 2 hours. From Tubigon Port, ask the locals where is the Tubigon terminal then ride a Bus going to Loon, Bohol. The fare is Php 25.00. From Loon, near the public market, hire a Motorcycle going to Danicop Spring. The fare is Php 35.00 to Php 50.00 depending on your haggling skills.

From Tagbilaran 

There are daily schedule of boat and fast craft trip from Cebu to Tagbilaran. You can take a fast craft for 2 hours. From Tagbilaran City port,  ask the locals where is the terminal of Jeepney (Cogon Terminal) or Ceres ( Dao Terminal ) going to Loon, Bohol. The fare is Php 25.00 if you ride Jeepney. From Loon, near the public market, hire a Motorcycle going to Danicop Spring. The fare is Php 35.00 to Php 50.00 depending on your haggling skills.

 

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Going to Danicop Spring is really easy as most locals are familiar about the Spring. Travel time from Loon town proper is approximately 20-30 minutes.
  • The trek from the jump off area going to Danicop Spring is roughly around 10-15 minutes depending on the pacing.
  • Don’t swim in the natural pool spring of Danicop when the sudden rain arrives because the water can create fast currents that would result to dangerous situation.
  •  Hypothermia can be a real risk. If you’re the person who’s  not used of staying long in a cold water for too long, then you better wear wet-suits and pay attention to your body’s response.
  • Bring adequate water or bring food and make certain to have your stomach filled before going to the Danicop Spring since there are no store nearby.
  • Don’t forget to bring your waterproof camera, Go Pro, DSLR and make sure that the battery is full.
  • Please remember to leave no trace behind. Take good care of our mother nature. Just enjoy and be responsible enough.
  • Above all PRAY before going to Danicop Spring for God’s guidance and protection.

 

POSSIBLE TRAVEL EXPENSES TO PREPARE

  • Fare from Tagbilaran to Loon – Php 25.00
  • Fare from Loon to Danicop Spring ( back and forth) – Php 100.00
  • Food (water and snacks ) – Php 200.00

        Total – Php 325.00 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

I would like to thank Aloysius, Daryl, Raul, Glenn and to those other guys who have joined me during this sojourn. They have made our adventure really awesome cause they are naturally very fun to be with. To Miranda’s family in Napo, Loon, Bohol, thank you for adopting me for 4 days and 3 nights in your house. A backpacker like me who constantly go to a different place and meet new people, I’m more than blessed. I have just met them, but they open their home to welcome a stranger like me. God had truly blessed your family and you extend it to me! Thank you so much guys for everything.

Truly, Boholano’s are really kind.

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40 thoughts on “Danicop Spring And Waterfalls: A DIP In One Of Bohol’s COLD SPRINGS

  1. Is this an enchanted place? So vibrate, color all green! Bohol do really have hidden enchanted place, huh. I can’t stop saying enchanted, hahaha! Its a good scenery for relax while listening to running water, dance of every branches and singing birds too. I hope local will take good care of this place. This worth to visit after a very long trek on the wood or mountain. 🙂 I can’t wait to visit Bohol.

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  2. I didn’t know that there’s a cold spring in Bohol. This is interesting. It looks spectacular in the photos. I only got to go to the beaches when I first went there.

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  3. As always, Lai..it’s your trademark to be always in search of undiscovered gem that any traveler would want to find. This is what I like about every post that you have. I always get to find something new and not overrated destination. I’ve been to Bohol once but never really explored the place that much. We stayed at Panglao and do the island hopping. Next time i’ll include this spring on my itenerary. 🙂

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  4. What a great place to be with friends. A solo trip to this falls wouldn’t be as interesting. I love such getaways with friends. I hope some day I get to visit Philippines, a trip long enough to visit all off beat places.

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  5. Is Bohol your favorite province? Haha! Well, reading your posts made me travel to Bohol through your photos! It’s a bummer to just stay at the house during the long weekend. So reading travel blogs is my new hobby when I can’t go anywhere. Hahaha!

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  6. Super awesome location. Fuol green and cool to.our eyes. Beautiful pictures. Looks like​ Philippines have lots of such hidden treasures. Someday, I’d love to explore them 🙂

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  7. Amazing place indeed. I love the nature and your photos are simply amazing. Thank you for the nice info and precise directions. This will definitively be a top priority for me to visit.

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  8. I have seen some waterfalls in Turkey. But nothing as beautiful as this! I should visit this place. It looks live heaven.

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  9. You are just so engaging, considerate, intelligent, and endearing….as always, your post is fascinating, ignites the imagination, dazzles the senses, and makes one marvel at the mysteries of nature. I love your vocabulary and how descriptive and adventurous you are…and your cautions (hypothermia and sudden rains), plea to leave things as found, and your thank you’s reflect your kindness and generosity of spirit….thanks for sharing 🙂

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  10. wow what a beautiful place it seems to be from the photos. pristine and fresh. sitting in the summer of delhi felt like jumping in like the guys in the photos!

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  11. The Philippines really has a lot of treasures waiting to be discovered. I just hope as people enjoy the beautiful nature in our land they would also be responsible enough to take care of it. Next summer, I would like to explore our local waterfalls for a change.

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  12. I am not much of a fan of cold springs. But definitely, if we travel there on a hot day, I am sure there will be no question about a short dip in these clear waters. – Fred

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  13. What a beautiful place for a day trip. It gets very crowded in summer time? And how cold the water is? I am used to the Mediterranean Sea temperatures so I don’t think I could resist long time in that water, lol

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  14. Wow, this is amazing. It is amazing how the water here is so like emerald green and pristine. I hope I can visit this place some day. Is it safe in Bohol? Recently, there’s news that there’s a commotion in Bohol.

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  15. Nothing better than spending a day with friends and family in the middle of nature with waterfall and spring!! The place looks magic, the colors, so calm and so pure!! I can’t wait to go to Philippines!

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    • Aside from the chocolate hills I don’t know anything about bohol. Danicop Spring and waterfalls is a place worth visiting. The way you capture the waters is amazing. You definitely have an eye for photography by merely looking at the way you capture the green color of the water and the whole place in general. You are the best! Keep clcking that shutter button, keep writting, and keep sharing!

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  16. I like how you have to hike through the forest to reach this place. You can feel the fresh air just by looking at your photos. Going upstream to see more waterfalls is definitely something I would love to do.

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  17. What an amazing place for respite from hot summer. The pools look so clean and surely no one can resist the temptation to plunge into them. Your long exposure shots make the waterfalls all the more beautiful. Great captures.

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  18. I would definitely head over to this spring to get some relief from the stickiness of summer. Great you followed the advice of the locals. I find that it is one of the best ways to get off the beaten path. What a great find.

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  19. Summer time again. Other than attending wild beach parties and lounging in the sand from midday to sunset. Visiting a place like the Danicop spring is worth trying out.Trips and activities like this will give you a sense of fulfillment. Relaxing, chilling and setting up a bbq fire with the view of the spring and waterfalls will give you time to love and appreciate God’s beautiful creations. Lovely pictures bring alive the beauty.

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  20. Wow i didnt know a place like that existed in Bohol. Would love to visit that one day. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. This place ia beautiful! My family and I are actually thinking of going here at the end of the year! Hope its not crowded when we visit. Love the photos btw

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  22. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it

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  23. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please also visit my web site =). We could have a link exchange agreement between us!

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  24. Oh wow! The place looks like paradise! Its nothing like I’ve ever seen before. Our earth is filled with so much beauty indeed!!! A boat, a bus then a bike to reach there?!! Whoa! This difficulty is what keeps the place pristine!

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  25. Nature is truly magical… it’s amazing how even though we see waterfalls around the world, each one offers something unique that differentiates it from all the others… This is beautiful and the green water made me think of algae growth. 🙂

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  26. Every week I read about some or the other water body on your blog. Tempting! That green color has so many shades.

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  27. You sure have gone to places I only heard about until now. I didn’t know about this Danicop Ticugan spring til today. By the looks of it, I haven’t seen the best of Bohol. How come I missed this, it would have been great to go there and swim in the natural pool. It truly looks amazing. The water is clear and the falls are beautiful!

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  28. I never had an urge to go Philippines, until I read your various post on the springs and waterfall… and also the gorgeous oceans. Love the serenity and the peace in your photos~

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