Can-Umantad Falls: Visiting The Iconic Natural Scenery Of Candijay, Bohol


After fully enjoying the unassuming beauty of Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, we keep on our journey going to the Can-umantad Falls. The road leading to the falls is really jouncy, we even go down from the motorcycle because the road has an uneven surface. Some parts of the road owned a small flume, which has been created because of the stream since it was raining a day before our sojourn. But, some part of the road are also concreted, especially the road that used to be unpaved and most of the visitors really have to walk downwards to the Falls. But during our visit, it was already concreted up to the parking area.

But just before we almost got to the Falls, the beauty of Can-Umantad Falls is flaunting like as if trying to entice us from afar. It is located just below the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, which has been recognized as the most iconic natural attractions in Candijay, Bohol. This waterfall was also distinguished as the tallest waterfalls in the entire Island of Bohol. Proudly standing at the height of 60 feet and looks majestic at its own time when the rain pour. The water that flows to the Can-Umantad Falls is coming from Cadapdapan River that provides irrigation to the rice terraces nested above the falls before flowing downstream.

During our visit, the waterfall really looks majestic because it was raining a day before our sojourn. We were lucky enough during our visit as the waterfalls can really appear like a tiny waterfall during summer, especially if it’s not raining at all. Right after we parked the motorcycle, our driver helps us to come close to the waterfalls. We trek down until we got to the waterfalls. There was a newly built bridge that help us cross to the other side and went straight to the waterfalls. I can really feel the sturdy water coming from above as it reaches the catching basin with a thundering sound.

The cooling mist that peacefully arriving on my surface has rendered me a refreshing feeling. It brought back my colorful childhood memories, where I used to dance and play while the rain pours. I can’t seem to stop gazing at its beauty from its slender brink where the water started to go down and how it was naturally becoming wide before reaching the catching basin.

Seeing the waterfalls from above, It actually drops down first to the natural elevated structure, then sturdily flows down to the catching basin. I was straining to get closer to the waterfalls, as I have seen people do it, but I wasn’t in the mood of dousing myself in the water that time. Probably because the water was not coming out like a rich blue-green that time since it was raining hard a day before our visit.

I actually went closer to the waterfalls, but only standing on the viewing deck. I was trying to take good photos of the waterfalls, but the struggle that time was real because of the cooling mist that keep touching my surface, which makes me really wet, although, I didn’t get down to swim. There were also cottages around the waterfalls, which earns it a perfect place to have a picnic by the waterfalls.

Truly, Can-Umantad Falls is something that Bohol can really be proud of aside from their famous Chocolate Hills and Adorable Tarsier. Right after we got good photos, we decided to depart and went straight to another natural Gem of Candijay, Bohol, which is the magical beauty of Canawa Cold Spring.

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HOW TO GET TO CAN-UMANTAD FALLS

From Tagbilaran City

Once you arrive at Tagbilaran City Sea Port or Tagbilaran City airport, you can hire a tricycle to take you to Dao Terminal. From Dao Terminal ride a Bus or Van bound for Ubay and ask the Bus conductor to drop you off at the crossing Lungsod-Daan. The travel time is around 1-2 hours. From the crossing, hire a Motorcycle or Habal-Habal that will take you to Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Can-umantad Falls and Canawa Cold Spring. I highly recommend Kuya Edwin Balahay, kindly contact him at +63 912 405 9855.

From Tubigon

Apart from fare is cheaper from Cebu to Tubigon, travel time is only more than an hour via Fast Cat or other Fast Craft bound for Tubigon. From Tubigon, ride a Bus bound for Carmen, travel time is less than an hour. From Carmen, ride a bus bound for Ubay, and ask the Bus conductor to drop you off at the crossing Lungsod-Daan. The travel time is less than an hour. From the crossing, hire a Motorcycle or Habal-Habal that will take you to Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Can-umantad Falls and Canawa Cold Spring. I highly recommend Kuya Edwin Balahay, kindly contact him at +63 912 405 9855.

From Ubay, Bohol

Coming from Cebu City, you can take J&N Roro bound for Ubay, Bohol. Remark that, buying the boat ticket is only open from 3:00 PM onwards at the Marine Bldg. Pier 1. J&N RoRo will depart by 9:30 PM from Cebu City, Pier 1 and will arrive in Ubay, Bohol by 2:00 AM. From Ubay Bohol, ride a Bus bound for Candijay, and ask the Bus conductor to drop you off at the crossing Lungsod-Daan. The travel time is less than an hour. From the crossing, hire a Motorcycle or Habal-Habal that will take you to Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Can-umantad Falls and Canawa Cold Spring. I highly recommend Kuya Edwin Balahay, kindly contact him at +63 912 405 9855.

 

ITINERARY FOR THE WHOLE TRIP
(Birthday Backpacking: Cebu-Tubigon-Carmen-Alicia-Candijay-Anda-Dimiao-Tagbilaran-Napo-Tubigon-Cebu)

 

DAY 1 (Binabaje Hills, Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Can-umantad Falls, Canawa Spring & Anda Beach)

02:30 AM Depart for Tubigon from Cebu
05:00 AM ETA Tubigon
05:30 AM Depart for Carmen
06:30 AM ETA Carmen
07:00 AM Depart for Alicia
08:00 AM ETA Alicia
08:10 AM Breakfast & Registration for Binabaje Hills
08:40 AM Depart for Binabaje Jump Off Area
09:00 AM Assault Trek to Binabaje Hills Peak
09:50 AM ETA Binabaje Hills summit
10:00 AM Rest and Picture taking
10:45 AM Trek down to Jump Off area
11:20 AM ETA Jump off area
11:30 AM Depart for Alicia Proper
11:40 AM Depart for Lungsod-daan, Candijay
12:05 PM ETA Lungsod-daan Proper
12:10 PM Lunch
12:40 PM Depart for Cadapdapan Rice Terraces
01:10 PM Cadapdapan Rice Terraces
01:15 PM Depart for Can-umantad Falls
01:40 PM ETA Can-umantad Falls and Picture taking
02:10 PM Depart for Canawa Spring
02:30 PM ETA Canawa Spring (Swimming & Picture taking)
03:00 PM Depart For Highway
03:30 PM Depart for Guinhulman
03:55 PM ETA Guinhulman (Waiting for Van bound for Anda)
04:20 PM Depart for Anda
04:40 PM ETA Anda (Strolling around the white beach and look for cheap accommodation)
05:30 PM Check Inn at Kims Garden Inn
06:00 PM Early rest (Take a nap)
08:30 PM Dinner at the food place near the marker
09:30 PM Lights Off (Sleep)

DAY 2 (Anda Beach Sunrise, Cabagnow Cave Pool, Combento Cave Pool, Ingkumhan Falls, Pahangog Twin Falls)

05:30 AM Wake Up Call
05:45 AM Waiting for sunrise at the white beach
06:00 AM Sunrise viewing and Picture taking
07:00 AM Breakfast
07:30 AM Preparation for Cave Pool Adventure
08:00 AM Check Out in Kims Garden Inn
08:30 AM Depart for Cabagnow Cave Pool
08:40 AM ETA Jump Off Area and trek to Cabagnow
08:50 AM ETA Cabagnow
09:00 AM Swimming & Picture taking
10:20 AM Depart for Combento Cave Pool
10:30 AM ETA Combento Cave Pool (Swimming & Picture Taking)
11:30 AM Depart for Guindulman
11:40 AM ETA Guindulman
12:05 PM Lunch
12:20 PM Depart for Dimiao
01:30 PM ETA Dimiao
01:35 PM Depart for Ingkumhan Falls
02:00 PM ETA Ingkumhan Falls (Swimming & Picture taking)
02:40 PM Depart for Pahangog Twin Falls
03:00 PM ETA Jump off area
03:05 PM Trek to Pahangog Twin Falls
03:30 PM ETA Pahangog Twin Falls (Swimming & Picture taking)
04:30 PM Depart for Dimiao Proper
05:00 PM ETA Dimiao Proper
05:20 PM Depart for Tagbilaran
06:30 PM ETA Tagbilaran
07:30 PM Depart for Napo, Loon
08:20 PM ETA Napo, Loon
08:30 PM Dinner
11:30 PM Lights off (sleep)

DAY 3 (Napo Beach)

07:00 AM Wake up call
07:30 AM Coffe Time
09:00 AM Napo, Beach
09:30 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM Swimming & Picture taking
12:10 PM Sleep before heading back to Tubigon
02:00 PM Late Lunch
03:30 PM Depart for Tubigon
04:30 PM ETA Tubigon
05:30 PM Depart for Cebu
06:50 PM ETA Cebu
08:00 PM Going Home
10:00 PM Lights off (Sleep)

EXPENSES FOR THE WHOLE TRIP (Cebu-Tubigon-Carmen-Alicia-Candijay-Anda-Dimiao-Tagbilaran-Napo-Tubigon-Cebu)

  • Cebu Tubigon Fast Cat – Php 300.00
  • Terminal Fee – Php 25.00
  • Tubigon to Carmen Motorcycle – Php 150.00
  • Carmen to Alicia – Php 40.00
  • Tour guide fee Binabaje hills – 300.00
  • Fare motorcycle – Php 200.00
  • Motorcycle (Can-umantad, Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Canawa spring) – Php 300.00
  • Can-umantad Entrance Fee – Php 20.00
  • Canawa spring – Php 20.00
  • Lungsod-Daan to Guindulman Jeepney – Php 15.00
  • Guindulman to Anda – Php 30.00
  • Accommodation (Kims Garden Inn) – Php 499.00
  • Cabagnow Cave & Combento Cave Tricycle – Php 120.00
  • Cabagnow Cave pool Entrance – Php 50.00
  • Combento Cave pool Entrance – Php 20.00
  • Anda to Guindulman – Php 25.00
  • Guindulman to Dimiao – Php 160.00
  • Pahangog Twin Falls & Ingkumhan Falls motorcycle – Php 300.00
  • Dimiao to Tagbilaran – Php 80.00
  • Tagbilaran to Napo Loon – Php 31.00
  • Loon to Tubigon Php 28.00
  • Tubigon to Cebu Weesam – Php 250.00
  • Terminal fee & ticket – Php 25.00
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks) – Php 750.00

TOTAL – Php 3,738.00

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55 comments

  1. wow.. these is kinda cheap for a magnificent place to visit. just looking at the pictures makes me wanna go there.. hpe io get the chance to visit it someday soon.. 🙂

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  2. I’ve never seen a falls up-close and I am very sure it will be such a treat to see one, such as this, some day. Imagine that beautiful scenery and I can almost feel its relaxing effect, as well as the soothing sound of the water rushing down. It was unfortunate that we did not have enough time to explore around when we visited Bohol. I sure hope we can go back and check the majestic attractions.

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  3. Bohol has really become a top of the list destination for me. The moment I saw the terraces, I have decided I will visit Bohol this year. Now, I see this post of yours and it has affirmed my itch for Bohol even more. Truly, Bihol.has a lot of things to offer asode from the typical attractions.

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  4. I went to chocolate hills in Bohol but didn’t have the chance to go Waterfalls. maybe next time, thanks for bringing to my attention

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  5. Outstanding. It’s another little known location “unlocked” by Lai. The photos are superb my friend. Thanks for including an detailed itinerary too. Will surely be useul for my future adventures there.

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  6. I’m like wow, that is one hell of a waterfall. I mean look at it, it’s so beautiful. I love that photo that you took from afar where the falls are surrounded by the trees. Were there other people around when you went there? It’s sad that you didn’t go swimming, I think I would because it looks so inviting. Ah what a beauty, I think I make an effort to see it should I find myself back in Bohol.

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  7. I love a good waterfall! I find them so majestic and truly nature at its best. So you can actually go down there for a swim? That sounds like something I would love to do. And your itinerary looks so full on! Jam packed with activities that’s for sure!

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  8. Beautiful photographs! And such a helpful post, I love that you’ve included the full itinerary and pricing – you’ve made it so easy to plan the trip! I’d love to visit the falls and the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces 🙂

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  9. You’re lucky to get to visit the waterfalls at its majestic state, a day after the rain. I keep wanting to do the same near where I live, though it’s only a water spill, but it hasn’t happen until today.

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