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 have put together this complete guide to Can Umantad Falls including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS CAN-UMANTAD FALLS?

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

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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 these falls in Candijay.

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HOW TO GET HERE

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 on Facebook Bernaldez Joey.

If you are staying in the main tourist area of Panglao, it’s a 105km drive that takes approximately 2.5 hours.

I visited these stunning falls right after watching the sunrise at Candapdapan Rice Terraces, which is another epic spot to check out while you are in Candijay.

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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 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 the falls. 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 their milky blue waters. This is your first opportunity to take a refreshing dip following the long journey to reach this 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 the 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 and into a large basin below.

Related Article → 7 Must-See Bohol Waterfalls

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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.

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, a steep set of stairs leads up into the mountainside to a restaurant and viewpoint that 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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BEST TOURS IN BOHOL

 

 

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 to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

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 cozy. Great location in Anda just 10 minutes drive from town, this property offers beachfront accommodation, a private beach, 3 swimming pools, a 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 travelers and friends. Anda Divers Enjoy Garden Resort features an in-house restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and beautiful gardens. You can choose from a double room or a deluxe double room which is 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 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 organize scuba diving, snorkeling, and other activities. 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 tourist 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.

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Budget: Bohol Coco Farm

Coco Farm is rated the best budget accommodation for a solo traveler. Enjoy a rustic experience with modern luxuries of free wifi and a restaurant. Great location close to beaches and other tourist spots. 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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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL.

 

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!

You can Click Here to see what other travelers are saying about this tour!

The Bohol Tour includes the following:

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

Click here to check availability and rates.

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WHAT TO PACK FOR THE PHILIPPINES

When visiting the Philippines, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Philippines sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – a must for drying off after a dip in the ocean or lying out on the sand.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Dry bag – protect your gadgets from any water damage while you’re at the beach.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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