After a hot and sweaty hike from the Can-umantad Falls deep beneath the thickets of Candijay, trekkers can ask their guides to make a detour to another natural wonder called Canawa Spring. Here you can find an infinity pool of crystal blue waters completely surrounded by steep walls of earth and trees with their roots stretched in every direction possible. Endowed with a mystifying atmosphere, the Canawa Spring never fails to impress tourists who come here to take a dip of this pool of fresh, icy water.
This natural water form is said to spring from an underground source, since no one could spot any other means that could feed this spring from the outside. To add more bewilderment, no one has ever claimed to have reached the bottom of this spring, only arousing more curious minds to visit this mysterious place.
There are people who have concluded that the place that of Bahamas’ “Blue Hole.”If you are equipped with a brave heart, you can dare to swim to the center of the pool and stay afloat there for a while. Some locals even found an area to climb on and dive back to the magnificent blue waters below for a more thrilling experience. Canawa Spring is indeed a sight that one should never miss.
To Get to the Canawa Spring of Bohol:
Unlike Can-umantad Falls, the Canawa Spring is easily accessible, provided with a road that connects the spring to the main road of Candijay town. Canawa Spring is part of barrio Canawa, 15 minutes away from Poblacion Candijay. Candijay is located east of Tagbilaran City, with a distance of 92 km that covers almost a two-hour drive to the town center.
You may hire a van to take you to Canawa Spring exclusively or take a bus en route for the town of Candijay. These modes of transportations are found at the city pier, the city airport, or at the Dao Bus Terminal. From the town center, you can ask for a jeepney or habal-habal (motorbike) to take you to Canawa Spring.