CANAWA COLD SPRING IN BOHOL – A COMPLETE GUIDE

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The Canawa Cold Spring in Candijay, in my opinion, is the best cold spring on Bohol island in the Philippines. It’s a popular spot for the Filipino locals to hang out though you won’t see many tourists here, which can be a good thing sometimes.

Canawa Cold Springs is quite close to the more popular Bohol tourist spots Can-umantad Falls and Candapdapan Rice Terraces. All three of these Bohol attractions can be visited in one day making it a perfect day trip from Panglao or Anda.

Here is my complete guide to Canawa Cold Spring including how to get there, entrance fees and what to expect!

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HOW TO GET TO CANAWA COLD SPRING

Canawa Spring is located in the Candijay region in Bohol.

Canawa Cold Springs are best visited from the tourist area of Anda in East Bohol. It takes approximately 50 minutes to drive from Anda to Canawa Cold Spring.

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, Canawa Cold Spring is a 115km 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 tour which costs $90.

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CANAWA COLD SPRING ENTRANCE FEE

The entrance fee to Canawa Cold Spring Candijay is 20 pesos.

There is a small carpark at the entrance to Canawa Cold Spring and you’ll find a ticketing booth here to pay the entry fee.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT CANAWA COLD SPRINGS

As I mentioned earlier, Canawa Cold Spring is a more popular spot among the locals as opposed to tourists and it is set up to accommodate families and larger groups.

There are two main springs at Canawa, one is a man-made pool with concrete walls and a somewhat dam-like structure, and the other is a natural pool which is almost completely surrounded by lush trees.

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The natural pool at the back is far more beautiful than the man-made pool that you see when you first arrive. So don’t be deterred by this concrete section of Canawa Cold Spring, just be sure to keep wandering along to discover the enchanting blue pool at the back.

A long rope stretches from one side of the cold spring to the other, so you can use this as an aid if swimming isn’t your strong point. There is also a high tree branch above this natural pool that can be climbed and used as a jump-off point into the spring.

Be sure to check the landing is clear of debris before doing any tree jumping into the pools.

There is a small snack shop located at the entrance to Canawa Spring if you would like to buy something to eat and drink before heading down. There isn’t much in the way of food options in Candijay so either pack your own lunch or suffice with a bag of crisps.

Canawa Cold Spring Bohol is definitely worth a short visit while you are exploring the Candijay region.

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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST IN CANDIJAY

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

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 ANDA

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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WHERE TO STAY IN PANGLAO

Luxury: Donatela Hotel

  • Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation in Panglao. 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 and 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 accommodation for a solo traveller 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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Conrada’s Place Resort & Spa in Panglao

AIRBNB BOHOL

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

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HOW TO GET TO BOHOL

There are two ways of getting to Bohol, one is by plane and the other by ferry.

BY PLANE: 

There are daily flights to Bohol welcoming both domestic and international travellers. The main airport in Bohol is Panglao International Aiport located on Panglao Island.

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BY FERRY: 

Cebu to Bohol ferry

The most common route is the ferry from Cebu to Bohol which takes approximately 2.5 hours and the cost is around 600 pesos.

There are daily ferry departures from the Cebu Pier 1 Ferry Terminal and it arrives at Tagbilaran Port in Bohol.

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Once you have booked your Cebu to Bohol ferry ticket online, on the day of travel you can head directly to Cebu Pier 1 Ferry Terminal at least 30-minutes before departure and present the online booking number to the staff at the check-in counter so they can issue you a seat number. There is also an additional 25 pesos terminal fee that must be paid in cash on the day.

Siquijor to Bohol ferry

If you happen to be on Siquijor island and heading over to Bohol from here, there are daily ferry departures from Larena Port in Siquijor to Tagbilaran Port in Bohol. The ferry from Siquijor to Bohol takes around 1.5 hours and the cost is around 800 pesos plus an additional 20 pesos terminal fee.

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

Happy Adventuring! 😃

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