CAN-UMANTAD FALLS IN BOHOL – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

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Can-umantad Falls in Candijay is the biggest and arguably the best waterfall in Bohol. Located high in the hills away from the main tourist towns, Can-umantad Falls is an adventure not to be missed!

I visited Can-umantad Falls Bohol right after watching the sunrise at Candapdapan Rice Terraces, which is another epic spot to check out while you are in Candijay.

I have put together this complete guide to Can Umantad Falls including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!

 

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HOW TO GET TO CAN-UMANTAD FALLS

Can Umantad Falls is located in the Candijay region in Bohol.

Can-umantad Falls is best visited from the tourist area of Anda in East Bohol. It takes approximately 50 minutes to drive from Anda to Can-umantad Falls Candijay.

There are limited scooter rental stores located in Anda but I know of one place where you can get your hands on some wheels for around 500 pesos per day. His name is Joey and he can be contacted by phone on +639123982873 or Facebook Bernaldez Joey.

If you are staying in the main tourist area of Panglao, Can Umantad Falls is a 105km drive that takes approximately 2.5 hours.

 

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BOOK A TOUR TO CANDIJAY

If you hate long rides on the scooter, the next best option is to book a tour to Candijay which is a full-day trip from Panglao. This tour includes three epic locations – Anda White Beach, Candapdapan Rice Terraces and Can-umanted Falls.

If you are a group of 1-4 travellers, the cost of the car and driver for this private tour is $80 (which you can split the cost between you and your friends) and an additional $3 per person for entrance fees.

If you are a larger group of 5-9 travellers, there is also a van option available for this Bohol tour which costs $90.

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CAN-UMANTAD FALLS ENTRANCE FEE

The entrance fee at Can-umantad Falls Candijay is 20 pesos.

Upon arrival, you’ll see a small ticket stand in the parking lot at Can-umantad Falls where you’ll have to pay the entrance fee.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT CAN-UMANTAD FALLS BOHOL

From the jump-off point, it’s a short 5-minute walk along a clearly marked trail to reach Can-umantad Falls Bohol. The way is made up of dirt trails, stone steps and wooden bridges that cross the running freshwater stream.

There are a number of rockpools leading up to the main set of falls which are very inviting with there milky blue waters. This is your first opportunity to take a refreshing dip following the long journey to reach this Bohol tourist spot.

After a swim stop in the lower pools, continue along the trail and around the bend to where Can-umantad Falls will reveal itself.

Can-umantad is derived from the Old Bisayan words ‘kan-uman’ which means sixty and ‘tad’ means fathom. The height of Can-umantad Falls is said to be 60ft making it the tallest waterfall in Bohol.

Its water source originates from the blue and cool water from Pundol Spring in Candapdapan, making its way downstream to the 60ft drop at Can Umantad Falls and into a large basin below.

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WHAT TO DO AT CAN UMANTAD FALLS 

Swimming under the flow of water to receive a natural head and neck massage is an awesome experience to have at Can-umantad Falls Candijay. The water is quite shallow on the edges of the catch basin but it becomes deeper the closer you get to the falls.

 

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There are plenty of seating areas around the main falls which is a perfect spot to chill out for a while and let the epicness of this Bohol attraction sink in. You can also find make-shift change rooms and toilets down at Can Umantad Falls.

If you’re up for a challenge, there is a steep set of stairs that lead up into the mountainside to a restaurant and viewpoint which overlooks the Candapdapan Rice Terraces. It’s not a round-trip circuit trail, so if you decide to head up you’ll have to come down the same way to get back to the Can Umantad Falls entrance.

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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST IN CANDIJAY

You can combine Can Umantad Falls Bohol with two other epic locations that are definitely worth checking out while you’re in Candijay and they are Candapdapan Rice Terraces and Canawa Cold Spring.

You can visit all three of these Bohol attractions in one day making it the perfect day trip from Panglao or Anda.

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WHERE TO STAY IN PANGLAO

Panglao Island in Bohol has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay in Panglao Bohol to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Donatela Hotel

Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation in Panglao Island. Centrally located and close to beaches and other attractions on Panglao island. The hotel offers a private beach area, swimming pool, restaurant and pool bar. There is a garden villa, pool villa, family villa and honeymoon villa available at Donatela Hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned featuring a balcony, flat-screen tv, dining area, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar, private bathroom, bathtub and plunge pool. They can also help you to organise scuba diving, snorkeling and other activities in Bohol. Great for families, friends and couples.

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Mid Range: Conrada’s Place Hotel & Resort

Conrada’s Place is located 450m from Alona Beach on Panglao Island and it’s close to shops, restaurants and other nearby attractions. The accommodation features an outdoor pool, restaurant, snorkeling activities and wellness spa. There are double rooms, deluxe rooms, family rooms and suites which have air-conditioning, free wifi and breakfast is included for all guests. Conrada can also help you book island hopping tours and other activities in Bohol. Great place to stay for families, friends and couples.

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Budget: Bohol Coco Farm

Bohol Coco Farm is rated the best budget accommodation for a solo traveler in Bohol. Enjoy a rustic experience with modern luxuries of free wifi and a restaurant. Great location close to beaches and other attractions. The rooms and fan-cooled with shared bathrooms and towels are included. There’s also a shared lounge with free coffee and a tour desk.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ANDA

Anda in Bohol has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay in Anda Bohol to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.

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Luxury: Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa

Amun Ini Beach Resort is the best 5-star accommodation nestled amongst palm trees in Anda. Featuring a private beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar and ocean views! The rooms are air conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen tv, sitting area, mini-bar, en suite bathroom and balconies with sea views. Amun Ini offers free snorkeling and kayaking equipment and breakfast is also included for all guests. Recommended for couples, families and friends.

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Mid Range: Parklane Bohol Resort & Spa

I personally stayed at Parklane Resort & Spa and can’t recommend this place enough! The staff are overly friendly with a lot of useful information about Anda and Bohol, the hospitality was great, the food was excellent and the rooms were cosy. Great location in Anda just 10 minutes drive from town, this property offers beachfront accommodation, a private beach, 3 swimming pools, restaurant and bar and a wellness spa. There are double rooms, family rooms and deluxe suites available, each with a flat-screen tv, air conditioning, private bathroom, balcony with ocean views and coffee/tea making facilities. Best place to stay for families, couples and friends.

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Budget: Anda Divers Enjoy Garden Resort

The cheapest accommodation in Anda, perfect for solo travellers and friends. Anda Divers Enjoy Garden Resort features an in-house restaurant and bar, outdoor swimming pool and beautiful gardens. You can choose from a double room or deluxe double room which are spacious with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, free wifi and a seating area with a desk. Continental breakfast is included for all guests.

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BOOK A BOHOL TOUR

Another great way to see all of the best Bohol tourist spots is to book a Bohol Countryside & Panglao Highlights Tour. 

This particular tour is the most top-rated tour in Bohol with hundreds of great reviews and thousands of bookings. I can’t recommend this amazing tour enough, especially for first-timers to Bohol!

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The Bohol Tour includes the following:

  • Chocolate Hills
  • Bilar Manmade Forest
  • Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
  • Loboc River Cruise with lunch
  • Hinagdanan Cave
  • Panglao Watchtower
  • & much more

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AIRBNB BOHOL

Another option for accommodation in Bohol is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.

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WHAT TO PACK FOR BOHOL

 

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF CAN UMANTAD FALLS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Can Umantad Falls in Candijay, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Adventuring! 😃

Jonny Melon
Jonny Melon

Hey, I’m Jonny – surfer, skater, photographer, and coffee-lover from Australia!

With a burning passion for travel and the outdoors, I launched this Adventure Travel Blog in 2017, and I’ve been exploring the world ever since!

My little corner of the interwebs is a space where I love to share all of my epic adventures, cultural experiences, and captivating photos from around the globe with the ultimate goal to inspire and motivate other like-minded travelers to explore this wonderful earth too!

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