Top things to do in the Philippines
Discover all the adventures you can experience in the Philippines
Can-umantad Falls is a 60-foot-high waterfall that is said to be the tallest cascade in Bohol Island. It is nestled in Barrio Can-umantad of Candijay town. The water starts from a river lined by lush trees. Due to its height, the cool water falls down in multiple layers before finally splashing in the natural basin below.
From afar, the waterfalls look as one steep drop but actually, the falls drops over a deep ravine first, and then over a cliff, until it makes one last drop. Solid rocks below the upper and middle falls form natural swimming pools, with deep portions concentrated near the falls while the water becomes shallow at the rims.
The stream at the foot of the falls is ideal for either camping or swimming since the flow of water here is not that strong compared with the upper and middle falls.
From Taglibaran City, you can take a bus at the local terminal that is bound for Ubay or Jagna-Ubay. You will then get off at the Municipality of Candijay Tourism Office, where you can find tourism officers who will direct you to the entrance of the waterfalls. Otherwise, you can take a private car directly to the site or join a package tour that includes the falls in the itinerary for a hassle-free journey.
Tourists must pay a certain fee to enter the site. The amount is used to maintain the falls.
The Can-umantad Falls accepts tourists all year round. They are open Mondays to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM for day trips. However, you can also camp here for the night by arranging it with the staff. The best time to visit is around November to April when the weather in the Philippines is cooler.