Can-umantad Falls - Bohol Attractions

Can-umantad Falls

Candijay, Bohol


Can-umantad Falls is the most beautiful falls that I have ever seen in Bohol. It looks so majestic! From far off, you will see the falls as one high drop but upon closer look, the falls is in fact in three layers although the 3rd layer is further off and shorter. The area where the falls is situated is open and can be clearly seen even at a distance. Trees and shrubs at the top and at the side of the falls give a green backdrop to the falls. The ravine looks like a one solid rock with shrubs clinging to dear life at cracks and crags. The upper falls is 45 meters high (as per local guides), wide and with thick cascading waters. The water drops over a very deep ravine, flows a bit further and then falls a second time over a cliff. Climbing up to the upper fall will pose problems for amateurs.Rock climbers can scale the cliff easily enough with the use of ropes and hooks but they have to traverse the pool at the bottom of the upper fall. The second falls is two to three times wider yet by far shorter in length in comparison to the upper falls. The flow of water looks thinner compared to the upper falls for the reason that the water from above flows out and is distributed towards a wider area. Basins are formed below both falls; carved out from solid rock forming natural swimming pools that is very deep near the falls and shallower at the rim. The upper falls being quite inaccessible, adventurers have to content themselves with the lower pool. The second drop is partly accessible at one side for the solid stone ground slopes gradually towards the stream where the pool overflows. You can slowly walk up the watery slope to sit at the point where the ground starts to slope down from the steep cliff above it, right at the very side of the falls. One can also climb up at the other side, up to where small trees and shrubs are standing. Up close, the falls look so huge and beautiful; a very good backdrop for any pictures. Here, the roar of the falling water is deafening. Sprays that burst out when the water hits the foot of the falls form a thick mist at the bottom and spreads far. It seems it is forever raining near the falls and the surrounding area is always wet. So watch your step when you climb up and step over boulders for they are sure to be moss-covered and slippery. Across the stream is an area which is relatively flat and is an ideal place for camping. The stream flows a bit further and then falls over a sloping contour of rock. The flow is not that strong there and the basin below the falls which forms a natural pool is ideal for swimming. Surrounded by thick vegetation, the area is tranquil and a good place to relax and commune with nature.


How to get to Can-umantad Falls


Can-umantad Falls is located at barrio Can-umantad, Candijay, Bohol, a tourist destination in the Philippine archipelago. The falls lies 10 kilometers from the town’s main road. Candijay town itself is located 92.2 kilometers from Tagbilaran City at the eastern part of the island.



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