INCREDIBLE CADAPDAPAN RICE TERRACES IN CANDIJAY, BOHOL
Cadapdapan Rice Terraces are the answer to Bali’s popular Tegallalang Rice fields. These rice terraces have been carved out of the mountains and are truly spectacular to wander through or view from an aerial perspective.
HOW TO GET TO CADAPDAPAN RICE TERRACES IN CANDIJAY
The Cadapapan Rice Terraces are in the Candijay region (pronounced ‘Candee-high’). I drove my bike up here from Panglao (a popular tourist area) and it took about two hours. I was continuing on to Anda after so I made it the stop on the way. If you plan to return to Panglao it will be a long journey of 2-hours driving each way.
Once you arrive at the Candijay Region, it is actually not super easy to find with a number of dirt roads to follow. However, it is pinned accurately on Google Maps just like Can-Umantad Falls and Canawa Cold Springs. That made navigating these three attractions quite easy. I have embedded the map below with the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces location pinned.
CANDIJAY TOUR (Hotel Pick-up from Panglao)
There is a great tour that takes you from your hotel in Panglao to the beaches of Anda, Cadapdapan Rice Terraces and to Can-Umantad Waterfall. Honestly, it’s such a long drive if you do it by yourself that this is probably the way to do it. There won’t be crowds of tourists like at Chocolate hills and as you can see it’s a beautiful landscape. If you are interested in booking the Candijay Tour you can see it has hundreds of bookings and reviews. Click Here to view the details of the Candijay Tour and make a booking for your group.
MY EXPERIENCE AT CADAPDAPAN RICE TERRACES
After making the long drive from Panglao, we headed inland to Cadapdapan Rice Terraces. The plan was to also visit Can-Umantad Waterfall and Canawa Cold Spring. It’s a great region for a day trip because you have these three unique attractions all within close vicinity. At a certain point, there is a little tent set up before you reach the rice terraces and you need to pay the 30 pesos entrance fee. It isn’t necessarily an entrance fee to anything in particular but just to the region. You will still have to pay an entrance fee at all three of the attractions but none of them are even more than 50 US cents.
There are several viewpoints for the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces but there is one main point. It is a restaurant in the middle of the terraces and you will need to pay a small entrance fee to pass through the gate. It is about five minutes further on from the initial entrance fee to the region. Hope that all makes sense.
Once you arrive at the restaurant you can grab something to eat or drink and leave your bag here as you walk out into the rice terraces to explore. They don’t mind at all and there are lots of little paths winding through the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces. I hung out at the restaurant and flew the drone for an aerial view. There are some little houses dotted amongst the rice terraces and I even captured a video with a carabao wondering through the terraces led by its owner.
Years ago, there was no road that went all the way around to Cam-Umantad Waterfall. This meant you had to walk up and down the stairs from the restaurant to visit the waterfall. It was like a 2-in-1 attraction. Now, there is a paved road that leads you to Cam-Umantad but to be honest it is so steep that I would rather walk down from the restaurant. You can see from the photo below how close the rice terraces are to the waterfall.
I’m sure you have heard about Cam-Umantad Falls if you are looking into Cadapdapan Cold Springs but in case you haven’t make sure you visit all three attractions on your visit to Candijay including the Canawa Cold Spring. It is very possible to do all three in one day and they are all unique and make a Candijay day trip an action-packed adventure with views, adventure, and swimming!
WHERE TO STAY ON BOHOL
Read my full blog post: BEST AREA TO STAY IN BOHOL
Bohol Beach Club – Luxury: It’s everything you would expect from a luxury resort in a tropical location. It’s beachside with amazing pools, bars, and chill-out areas. Right near the restaurants, bars, and action of Alona Beach but hidden away so that you can relax after a day of island-hopping or adventures.
Venezia Suites – Value: The Venezia Suits present the best value on Bohol. If you are looking for luxury but only want to spend mid-range often you need to get lucky. Venezia will hook you up with a beautiful suite that comes with a pool and living space. It’s a damn good deal and located right near all the action of Panglao so you are in a good spot.
HM & B Backpackers Inn: As a backpacker generally you check the price, location, and cleanliness. HM & B ticks all those boxes as one of the cheapest hostels near Alona Beach but also maintains good reviews, cleanliness and is pretty cheap compared to everything else near Alona Beach.
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