Canding Falls or Kanding Falls - San Clemente Tarlac

On my last post, we were late to discover that there was a waterfall in Barangay Maasin. Now, let me share you our experience going to this waterfall the day after our swim at Canding River. The adventure started at 9:00 o'clock in the morning, an hour earlier than Canding River visit due to the fact that we had to trek. We also didn't have any idea on which path to take. The kid who informed us that there's a waterfall in Canding lives close to the river so we would just have to ask direction from there.

Waterfalls in Tarlac
The Canding Falls

Canding Falls - A Short Trek in Tarlac

The trekking started at 10:00 AM. We traversed the river bank where a path was visible and it seemed like it was frequently used by locals. From afar we saw two guys carrying a sack. When we came close to them we found out that the sack was full of sweet potatoes. They stopped to rest and it was an opportunity for us to ask if Canding Falls or Maasin Falls was close and; if there was a shortcut to make our trekking to Canding Falls easier. The two guys said just follow or walk through the riverbank.

Trekking in Tarlac
Photo opp before the trek starts.
Canding Falls Hiking in Tarlac
Slippers off!
Our jump off was at Canding River. As we jump between rocks for half an hour we heard the sound of roaring water torrent from the waterfall. The excitement from the group emerged and the kids walked faster and jumped from rock to rock causing the elders to shout at them to slow down. We arrived at Canding Falls approximately in 45 minutes.

Waterfalls in Tarlac Province
Resting before lunch
Gurgurmot Ilocano
Gurgurmot was one of our dish - a typical Ilocano food

More About Canding Falls

We don't know how deep the Plunge Pool of Canding Falls but we saw local kids diving there showing their stunts. The local elders arrived and we asked them how deep Canding Falls is. They said it is as deep as a Bayog. Also, they told us that they were there to check if their bait at the pool caught any fish. Luckily, there was a big fish for them for dinner! It was an eel about two and a half feet long. We got scared because it could have been an electric eel which means it wasn't safe to dive and swim at Canding Falls. We ended up taking pictures with the eel anyway.

Fishing in Canding Falls
Would you dare to swim with the eel?

Some Pictures of Canding (Photo Opp)

Canding Falls Swimming
Glydel being cautious not to slip.
Canding Falls Cliff Jumping
A kid caught on camera showing his stunt.
Canding River San Clemente Tarlac
The Canding River
Waterfalls in San Clemente Tarlac
Champ the Explorer

We left Canding Falls in San Clemente Tarlac at 3:00 PM and we were happy for a satisfied wanderlust! Follow this link on how to get to this waterfall.

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    1. Hi Sir Frans, maybe it is an electric eel...but oh well it looks scary.

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