CANDIJAY BOHOL TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget) 2018

Candijay Bohol is a rising tourist destination in the Philippines.  Its sheer isolation and dramatic scenery beckons every artistic soul to immortalize its beauty in pixels. Candijay, Bohol could definitely make it to the list of Instagrammable spots in the Philippines.

What makes Candijay Bohol special are the rice terraces sprinkled around the village of Cadapdapan and the towering Can-umantad Falls, reputed to be the highest waterfall in Bohol.  These natural tourist attractions make up for the lack of pockets of white sands and heavenly turquoise waters in Candijay, Bohol.  Take note tough that there are not a lot of tourist activities here, rather you go here to explore and relax and to adapt to the slow rhythm of rural life.

To help you plan your trip to Candijay, Bohol here’s a travel guide with sample Candijay Bohol itinerary and budget breakdown.

 

WHERE TO STAY IN CANDIJAY, BOHOL

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Since Candijay, Bohol is a fairly new tourist destination, there’s only a handful of hotel/accommodation here.  If you want to stay overnight and soak up the atmosphere in Candijay Bohol, you can book a homestay.

 

Inday Dajeros Holiday Home Bohol 

Bohol Circumferential Road Tugas, 6312 Candijay, Philippines

RESERVE ROOM HERE

 

HOW TO GET TO CANDIJAY BOHOL

So how do you get to Candijay, Bohol? See directions below.

 

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FROM MANILA TO CANDIJAY, BOHOL

STEP 1:  From Manila, fly to Tagbilaran, Bohol.

RESERVE MANILA TO BOHOL FLIGHT HERE

STEP 2:  Once you exit Tagbilaran Airport, just hail a tricycle to take you to Dao Bus Terminal or if you are a group traveling, you can hire a private car to transfer you to Dao Bus Terminal from Tagbilaran Airport.  Book through the link below.

RESERVE BOHOL AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE

STEP 3: At Dao Terminal, ride a bus or van to Candijay, Bohol.  One way bus fare is around PHP 80/USD 2/EURO 1.25/SGD 3.30/MYR 10 per person while van fare is around PHP 130/USD3/EURO 2/SGD 2/MYR 6 per person.

STEP 4: Get off at Lungsod Daan, Public Market.

STEP 5: Hire a habal-habal to take you to Candijay Tourist Attractions such as Candijay Waterfalls + Can-umantad Falls. Roundtrip fare is roughly PHP 200/USD 4/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 15.

STEP 6:   The first Candijay tourist attraction that you’ll see is Cadapdapan Rice Terraces (Candijay Rice Terraces). Now from here, you can ride the habal-habal (motorbike) to Can-umantad Falls (Candijay Waterfalls) parking lot in Candijay Bohol for about 20 minutes.  There’s an easy trek of about 15 minutes from the parking area.  Alternatively, you can also opt to trek from Can-umantad Falls (Candijay Falls) to Candijay Rice Terraces (Cadapdapan Rice Terraces), it’s about 80 plus steps going down the falls through the private entrance.

STEP 7:  If you take a habal-habal to Can-umantad Falls (Candijay Waterfalls) and enter via the public entrance, a young guide will assist you to the waterfall (he/she is wearing an ID).  There’s no standard guide fee, but tipping is recommended.  I gave our guide PHP 100/USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8 since it was just a short and easy trek.

 

FROM CEBU CITY TO CANDIJAY, BOHOL

 

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STEP 1: Ride a fast craft/ferry to Tagbilaran, Bohol at Pier 1 in Cebu City. You can check out the Cebu-Bohol ferry Schedule here Ferry fare for tourist class/open air is around PHP 800/USD 16 (EURO 13/SGD 21/MYR 66), while Business Class fare is PHP 1,000/USD 20 (EURO 17/SGD 27/MYR 82).

STEP 2:  At Tagbilaran Port, charter a tricycle to take you to Dao Terminal.

STEP 3: At Dao Terminal, catch a bus or van to Candijay, Bohol.  One way bus fare is around PHP 80/USD 2/EURO 1.25/SGD 3.30/MYR 10 per person while van fare is around PHP 130/USD3/EURO 2/SGD 2/MYR 6 per person.

STEP 4: Get off at Lungsod Daan, Public Market. Charter a habal-habal (motorbike) to take you to Candijay tourist spots like Cadapdapan Rice Terraces (Candijay Rice Terraces) and Can-umantad Falls (Candijay Waterfalls).  The first tourist attraction that you will see is (Cadapdapan Rice Terraces) Candijay Rice Terraces.

STEP 5: Ride the habal-habal again to Canumantad Falls (Candijay Waterfalls) parking lot in Candijay Bohol for about 20 minutes.  It’s an easy trek of about 15 minutes from the parking area.

 

FROM ARGAO, CEBU TO CANDIJAY BOHOL

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We took this route since we were coming from Carcar, South Cebu.  We took a large ferry that can carry vehicles.

STEP 1: If you are coming from South Cebu like Oslob, Moalboal, Osmena Peak, etc., you can take a ferry at Argao Port to Tagbilaran, Bohol.  Fare is around PHP 200/USD 4(EURO 3.31/SGD 5.31/MYR 16.40) for adults, PHP 143/USD 3(EURO 2.37/SGD 4/MYR 12) for seniors and PHP 100/USD 2 /EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8) for kids.

*Be careful with your stuff, I lost my wallet at Argao Port (I don’t how it happened).

STEP 2:  At Tagbilaran Port, hire a tricycle to Dao Bus Terminal.

STEP 3: At Dao Terminal, catch a bus or van to Candijay, Bohol.  One way bus fare is around PHP 80/USD 2/EURO 1.25/SGD 3.30/MYR 10 per person while van fare is around PHP 130/USD3/EURO 2/SGD 2/MYR 6 per person.

STEP 4: Alight at Lungsod Daan, Public Market. Hire a habal-habal (motorbike) to take you to Candijay tourist spots like Cadapdapan Rice Terraces (Candijay Rice Terraces) and Canumantad waterfalls (Candijay Falls).  The first tourist attraction that you will see is Candijay Rice Terraces.

STEP 5: Take the habal-habal again to Canumantad Falls (Candijay Falls) parking lot in Candijay Bohol for about 20 minutes.  It’s an easy trek of about 15 minutes from the parking area.

 

FROM DUMAGUETE TO CANDIJAY, BOHOL

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STEP 1: From Dumaguete Port (Negros Oriental) take the fast craft to Tagbilaran Fast craft Terminal in Bohol.  Travel time is around 2 hours.

RESERVE FERRY TICKETS HERE

STEP 2: At Tagbilaran Port, hire a tricycle to Dao Bus Terminal.

STEP 3: At Dao Terminal, ride a bus or van to Candijay, Bohol.  One way bus fare is around PHP 80/USD 2/EURO 1.25/SGD 3.30/MYR 10 per person while van fare is around PHP 130/USD3/EURO 2/SGD 2/MYR 6 per person.

STEP 4: Disembark at Lungsod Daan, Public Market. Hire a habal-habal (motorbike) to take you to Candijay tourist spots like Cadapdapan Rice Terraces (Candijay Rice Terraces) and Can-umantad waterfalls (Candijay Falls). The first tourist attraction that you will see is Cadapdapan Rice Terraces (Candijay Rice Terraces).

STEP 5: Take the habal-habal again to Canumantad Falls (Candijay Waterfalls) parking lot in Candijay, Bohol for about 20 minutes.  It’s an easy trek of about 15 minutes from the parking area.  Alternatively, you can also trek down (80 steps) from Cadapdapan Rice Terraces (Candijay Rice Terraces) to Can-umantad Falls (Candijay Falls).

 

GETTING AROUND CANDIJAY

The best way to get around Candijay is by habal-habal (motorbike).  You can hire one to tour Candijay Bohol tourist attractions such as Can-umantad Falls, Cadapdapan Rice Terraces and Cadapdapan Spring for around PHP 200/USD 4(EURO 3.31/SGD 5.31/MYR 16.40) per person.

 

TOP ATTRACTIONS IN CANDIJAY BOHOL

 

CADAPDAPAN RICE TERRACES

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Entrance Fee: PHP 20/USD 0.39/EURO 0.31/SGD 0.51/MYR 1.51

Parking Fee: Motorbike – PHP 10/USD 0.19/EURO0.16/SGD 0.25/MYR 0.75

Car – PHP 20/USD 0.39/EURO 0.31/SGD 0.51/MYR 1.51

Open Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

A rising tourist attraction in the province of Bohol are the rice terraces of Candijay.  Once you enter Brgy. Cadapdapan, you will be welcomed by a sea of green rice fields and rice terraces.   There’s no written history as to when the rice terraces here were formed, but locals say that they were built by their ancestors for a long period of time.  The most scenic of the rice terraces in Candijay is the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces owned by Eleuterio’s Can-Umantad Falls and Rice Terraces Resort Inc. This palm-fringed rice terraces is irrigated by Cadapdapan River that flows into the towering Can-umantad Falls.

 

CAN-UMANTAD FALLS

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Entrance Fee: Free via Public Entrance

Open Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

At 60 feet, Can-umantad falls is said to be the tallest waterfall in Bohol province. You can reach Can-umantad Falls via Cadapdapan Rice Terraces by trekking down a 500 step stairs that leads to the towering waterfalls. This route though is not for the faint-hearted, so if you want an easier way to get there, just hire a habal-habal (motorbike) to take you to the public entrance that was recently developed by the Local Government Unit (LGU).  There’s no entrance fee if you pass through this path, you just need to sign in the logbook. But there are local guides that will volunteer to guide you.  There’s no standard guide fee, but tipping is recommended.  Be careful as there are slippery areas, especially during rainy season.  There’s a deeper basin with emerald water just before the main waterfall in Can-umantad where you can swim.  The main catch basin just below Can-umantad Falls is quite shallow, but most tourists prefer to take a dip here.

 

CANDIJAY MANGROVE FOREST

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Entrance Fee: FREE

Not a lot of tourists traveling to Candijay know that there’s a hidden mangrove forest in the village. Since we still have an hour to spare, we decided to pay a visit.  Unfortunately, it was already late, so we couldn’t go on mangrove tour by boat. But there is a floating restaurant at the small wharf here, where you can enjoy delicious grilled seafood and other local dishes.

 

 CANAWA COLD SPRING

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Entrance Fee: PHP 10/USD 0.19/EURO0.16/SGD 0.25/MYR 0.75

Derived from the local word “kawa” (cauldron), Canawa Cold Spring is a popular spring in Candijay turned into a swimming pool. It is known for its tempting cobalt water fringed by gigantic trees. The Canawa Cold Spring is so deep, reportedly all attempts to measure its depth have all failed so far.

 

 CANDIJAY SIDE TRIPS

 

BOHOL COUNTRYSIDE TOUR

This tour includes the top Bohol attractions such as the Chocolate Hills, the Blood Compact Shrine, Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, Bilar Manmade Forest and you’ll also get to enjoy a local buffet lunch while cruising the Loboc River via a floating restaurant.

RESERVE TOUR HERE

 

BOHOL ISLAND HOPPING

Swim and snorkel in Balicasag Island and go dolphin watching. Visit the stunning Virgin Island, a sandbar that is exposed during low tide.

RESERVE TOUR HERE

 

CANDIJAY BOHOL ITINERARY

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Candijay can be explored in 1 day but if you wish stay here overnight, you can do so. Here’s a sample day tour Candijay Bohol itinerary, you can choose to extend your trip and visit Anda, Bohol too.

 

SCHEDULEACTIVITIES
05:10 AMCebu to Bohol fast craft.

RESERVE FERRY TICKET HERE

07:10 AMETA Tagbilaran Port Bohol.
07:30 AMTransfer to Dao Terminal via tricycle or chartered van
08:30 AMETD Candijay via passenger van
10:45 AMETA Candijay. Alight at Lungsod Daan Public Market.
11:00 AMLunch
11:30 AMHire habal-habal to Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Can-umantad Falls and Canawa Cold Spring
03:00 PMETD Lungsod Daan Public Market. Take van back to Tagbilaran or proceed to Anda, Bohol.

 

 

CANDIJAY BOHOL TRIP BUDGET

How much will it cost to travel to Candijay, Bohol? Here’s a sample Candijay trip budget (budget breakdown) to help you prepare for your trip.

 

 

ACTIVITIESEXPENSES
Cebu-Bohol FerryPHP 200/USD 4/EURO 3.31/SGD 5.31/MYR 16.40
Cebu Terminal FeePHP 25/USD 0.48/EURO 0.39/SGD 0.63/MYR 1.88
Van fare (Tagbilaran-Candijay)PHP 130/USD3/EURO 2/SGD 2/MYR 6
Candijay Habal-habal (motorbike) tourPHP 200/USD 4/EURO 3.31/SGD 5.31/MYR 16.40
Van Fare (Candijay to Tagbilaran)PHP 130/USD3/EURO 2/SGD 2/MYR 6
Cadapdapan Rice Terraces entrance feePHP 20/USD 0.39/EURO 0.31/SGD 0.51/MYR 1.51
Canawa Cold Spring entrance feePHP 10/USD 0.19/EURO 0.16/SGD 0.25/MYR 0.75
TOTAL EXPENSESPHP 715/USD 15.06/EURO 11.48/SGD 16.01/MYR 49

 

CANDIJAY BOHOL TRAVEL TIPS

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You can bring your car, but you will still be asked to rent a habal-habal (motorbike) for touring Candijay Bohol tourist attractions.  Unless your vehicle is a 4×4.

 

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