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.
WHERE IS CAN-UMANTAD FALLS?
Can Umantad Falls is located in the Candijay region on Bohol Island.
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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.
HOW TO GET HERE
If you plan to visit this waterfall by yourself, you’ll need to get your hands on some wheels.
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.
CAN-UMANTAD WATERFALL TOUR
Another option to visit these falls is to book the Wonders of Anda Bohol Tour.
This particular tour is the top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
The tour includes the following:
- Pick-up and drop-off from Tagbilaran tourist area in Bohol
- Experienced driver and English-speaking guide
- Visit Can-umanted Falls
- Explore Cadapadapan Rice Terraces
- Lunch at Anda White Beach
- Snorkeling at Lamanoc Island
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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.
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.
WHERE TO STAY IN ANDA
Anda is located in east Bohol and has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from.
I have narrowed it down to a few of the best 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.
MID RANGE: PARKLANE BOHOL RESORT & SPA
Parklane Resort & Spa is a great location in Anda just 10 minutes drive from town and 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.
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.
Choose from a double room or deluxe double room which is spacious with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, free wifi, and a seating area with a desk.
For More Options, 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 Tour.
This particular tour is the top-rated tour in Bohol with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
I can’t recommend this amazing tour enough, especially for first-timers to Bohol!
The Bohol Tour includes the following:
- Chocolate Hills Bohol
- Bilar Manmade Forest
- Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
- Loboc River Cruise with lunch
- Baclayon Church
Check Availability & Rates: Bohol Countryside Tour
BEST TOURS IN BOHOL
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