Truly, Bohol has never worn out of surprising me with all its hidden treasure. Another town in Bohol who has recently fanning it’s name and tries to stand on its own by proudly presenting all its natural wonders for every visitor to experience. Candijay, Bohol has always been out from the usual itinerary that most travelers have. And this town often disregarded by many, but it owns hidden treasures that will certainly leave you in awe when you traipse your feet to its innate beauty.
This town might not own a hundred of tourist attractions, but a visit to this town for a day or two is certainly worth it. You barely have to enjoy all what it has to offer and embrace the province vibes while seeing all the natural attractions.
So, here’s a travel guide with a sample itinerary and breakdown of expenses to help you plan your trip to this rising tourist destination not only in Bohol, but in the entire country.
Top Tourist Attractions in Candijay, Bohol.
Cadapdapan Rice Terraces
The Cadapdapan Rice Terraces covered a few hectares of the mountain slopes of Brgy. Cadapdapan, Candijay, Bohol. These beautiful Rice Terraces are being watered by the waters from Cadapdapan River, which happens to be the same river system that flows down to Can-Umantad Falls.
From my own point of perspective, Rice Terraces are actually not new to Boholano’s since I have seen many of it around Bohol. You’ll be seeing endless carved hills and mountains in the hinterlands when you amble around the Island of Bohol. Rice Terraces of Bohol might not be as magnificent as those that are in Cordillerras, but you will still appreciate its innate beauty because these are being made with love and respect as part of Boholano’s culture. But of all the Rice Terraces I’ve seen around the Island of Bohol. Perchance, the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces are the star attractions among them all and a lot of locals will certainly agree with me.
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.
Seeing the waterfalls from above, It actually drops down first to the natural elevated structure, then sturdily flows down to the catching basin. The cooling mist that peacefully arriving on your surface will surely render you a refreshing feeling.
Canawa Cold Spring
Canawa Cold Spring is the natural gem that Candijay, Bohol can be really be proud of. The name is from the local term, “Cawa” which means a “Pan”. Truly, when you come close to this spring, it really looks like a perfect shape of a pan. And this where the “Canawa Cold Spring” being called. A lot of locals have said that they have tried to really swim deep down, but no one has ever touched the bottom of the spring. And even the source of the water remains a big doubt for many, since it has not yet been discovered where the cold spring really come from.
The water is crystal clear and freezing cold. There were interconnected sturdy ropes, which is used for those that desire to experience the spring and don’t know how to swim. Truly, it is a perfect place to douse your body and cool off from the blistering weather.
HOW TO GET TO CANDIJAY, BOHOL
From Tagbilaran City
From Ubay, Bohol
GOING AROUND CANDIJAY, BOHOL
The best way to get around Candijay is by habal-habal (motorbike). I highly recommend Kuya Edwin Balahay, as your Habal-Habal Driver, he will take you to Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Can-umantad Falls and Canawa. Kindly contact him at +63 912 405 9855. Cold Spring.
CANDIJAY, BOHOL SAMPLE ITINERARY
Candijay, Bohol can actually be explored in a day just like what I did. But if you like to stay here overnight, you can do so. Here’s a sample day tour Candijay Bohol itinerary, you can opt to extend your trip and be sure to visit the beautiful town of Anda, Bohol as well.
05:00 AM Cebu to Tagbilaran Fast Craft
07:00 AM ETA Tagbilaran City Port, Bohol
07:30 AM Depart for Dao Terminal via tricycle
08:00 AM Depart for Candijay via Bus/Van
10:30 AM ETA Candijay, Bohol
11:00 AM Early Lunch near Lungsod Daan Public Market
11:30 AM Hire Habal-Habal Driver to visit Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Can-umantad Falls and Canawa Cold Spring.
03:30 PM Depart for Lungsod Daan Public Market and take a Van/Bus bound for Tagbilaran or you can opt to visit Anda, Bohol, which is just less an hour of travel from Candijay, Bohol.
CANDIJAY, BOHOL POSSIBLE EXPENSES
- Cebu – Tagbilaran, Bohol – PHP 500.00 via (Ocean Jet. Cebu to Tubigon- PHP 250.00)
- Cebu Terminal Fee – PHP 25.00
- Tagbilaran – Candijay, Bohol – PHP 130.00
- Habal-Habal Rental – PHP 300.00 (This is good for two, but if you’re traveling solo,
- then you get to pay the whole motorbike rental)
- Cadapdapan Rice Terraces Entrance Fee – PHP 20.00
- Canawa Cold Spring Entrance Fee – PHP 20.00
- Food (Lunch, Snacks & Water) – PHP 150.00
TOTAL EXPENSES – PHP 1,045.00
CANDIJAY, BOHOL TRAVEL TIPS
- Observed responsible Eco-Tourism in Bohol.
- We can’t foretell the weather, so you better bring your dry bag to put all your gadgets and camera when it rains.
- Please remember to leave no trace behind. Take good care of our mother nature. Just enjoy and be responsible enough. Don’t break its innate beauty.
- The best time to visit the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces is between November to March.