Canawa Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Canawa Cold Spring

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Photo credits to Bohol Tourism

Bohol is most popular for its Chocolate Hills and Panglao Island beaches. But what many travelers fail to realize is there are so many hidden gems in the province that are worth visiting like Canawa. Located in the town of Candijay in Bohol, Canawa Cold Spring features turquoise waters that you won’t be able to resist dipping your toes to. 

Here we’ve created a travel guide to help you have a fun and unforgettable trip by being prepared.

How to get to Canawa Cold Spring

Canawa spring is located at Brgy. Canawa, Candijay, Bohol. There are three ways to reach it: by motorcycle, public transportation, and by van.

By motorcycle

Among the three options, riding your own motorcycle is the cheapest way to reach the cold spring. There are many stores or people that let you rent a bike for at least PHP 500 per day. From Panglao, it will take about two hours (one way) to reach the cold spring.

By bus

From Tagbilaran, ride a bus at the Dao Bus Terminal going to Candijay. Alight at Lungsod Daan Public Market and hire a habal-habal (motorbike) to take you to Candijay tourist attractions like the Candijay falls and Candijay rice terraces.

By van

From Tagbilaran, ride a van at the Dao Bus Terminal going to Candijay. Alight at Lungsod Daan Public Market and hire a habal-habal (motorbike) to take you to Candijay tourist attractions.

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What to expect when traveling to Canawa

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Photo credits to Bohol Tourism

The name “Canawa” originated from the word “cawa” meaning pan. Canawa spring is called such because its shape is like a pan or cauldron. 

When you’ve finally reached the spring, you will be welcomed by blue concrete walls, a dam-like structure, and a man-made pool. Don’t worry, the best part is almost on your way. Just walk a few more steps to see the gem hiding behind the lush trees. 

Canawa cold spring features turquoise waters that will immediately tell you to jump right off. The water is cold yet inviting. According to locals, some professional divers tried to swim as deep as they can to find where the water is coming from but until now, the water source remains a mystery.

And here’s a great thing about visiting this Candijay tourist spot, only locals frequent this spot so it’s not too crowded as other Bohol tourist attractions.

Rates and other information

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Below are the rates and schedule of Canawa spring:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entrance fee: PHP 20 for Adults; PHP 10 for Children

Things to do in Canawa

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Photo credits to Bohol Tourism

Canawa spring might be small but there are many things you can do here:

  1. Swimming
  2. Diving
  3. Having a picnic
  4. Picture-taking
  5. Road-tripping around the nearby attractions

Places to visit near Canawa Cold Spring

Here are some of the Candijay tourist spots you can visit near the Canawa cold spring.

Cadapdapan Rice Terraces

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Photo credits to Bohol Tourism

If you think you can only see rice terraces in Banaue, well you’ll be surprised! In Bohol lies stunning rice paddies so beautiful that it looks like a postcard comes to life. Cadapdapan Rice Terraces is one of the most popular attractions in the province especially for nature-lovers. 

It was the natives of barangay Cadapdapan that formed the terraces from elevated areas converted into farmlands a long time ago. 

Can-Umantad Waterfall

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Photo credits to Bohol Tourism

Standing at 60 feet high, Can-Umantad Falls is said to be the tallest waterfall in Bohol. The surroundings are clean, the water is clear and cold perfect for when you’re too tired from a day of adventure. 

Anda White Beach

When we say Bohol is an island paradise, we mean it. And guess what, aside from Panglao Island, there’s also another great tropical Bohol tourist destination to see. This 1.5km-long white sand beach is one of the best Anda Bohol tourist spots you should not miss. Anda Beach offers a more relaxing tropical escape compared to the famous Alona Beach. 

Suggested article: 15 Best Bohol Tourist Spots Every First-Timer Should Visit

Frequently Asked Questions About Canawa

Q: Where is Canawa cold spring located? 

A: Brgy. Canawa, Candijay, Bohol

Q: How to get to Canawa?

A: Canawa spring is located at Brgy. Canawa, Candijay, Bohol. There are three ways to reach it: by motorcycle, public transportation, and by van.

By motorcycle

Among the three options, riding your own motorcycle is the cheapest way to reach the cold spring. There are many stores or people that let you rent a bike for at least PHP 500 per day. From Panglao, it will take about two hours (one way) to reach the cold spring.

By bus

From Tagbilaran, ride a bus at the Dao Bus Terminal going to Candijay. Alight at Lungsod Daan Public Market and hire a habal-habal (motorbike) to take you to Candijay tourist spots like the Candijay falls and Candijay rice terraces.

By van

From Tagbilaran, ride a van at the Dao Bus Terminal going to Candijay. Alight at Lungsod Daan Public Market and hire a habal-habal (motorbike) to take you to Candijay tourist attractions.

Q: Where to go in Bohol?

A: While Bohol is world-renowned for its Chocolate Hills, it’s more than that. Here are the 15 beautiful places in Bohol that every first-time visitor must check out.

  1. Panglao Island
  2. Chocolate Hills
  3. Hinagdanan Cave
  4. Loboc River
  5. Bamboo Hanging Bridge
  6. Man-Made Forest
  7. Anda Beach
  8. Blood Compact Shrine 
  9. Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Danao Adventure Park 
  11. Balicasag Island 
  12. Baclayon Church
  13. Dimiao Twin Waterfalls
  14. Alona Beach
  15. The Mirror of the World

Must-read: Bohol Itinerary: Best Places to Visit and Budget Guide All in One

Q: Is Bohol open for tourists?

A: As of writing, Bohol is now open for tourists but with certain restrictions and travel requirements needed. For more details and updates, check out http://tourism.bohol.gov.ph/

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