Aside from being a tourist attraction, some of the waterfalls in Samboan also have another role in the town. The Candayvic Falls is not only a place where visitors can while the day away since it also serves another function in the river system. It serves as the source of water for the Dao Falls.
The Candayvic Falls can be found on a hill in Barangay Cañorong and is accessible through a motorcycle. The name Candayvic is supposedly a contraction of the phrase “Kang Inday Marivic” or “For Dear Marivic.” Marivic, or Ma. Victoria Calderon, is the wife of the mayor of the town. She also heads the Samboan Tourism and Heritage Council. Since the waterfalls is one of her projects, local residents have named it after her.
The waterfalls is situated in a remote location, which means visitors will have to bring provisions since there are no stores selling food and drinks in the area. The Candayvic Falls itself is rather modest and may even be considered as a small man-made pool with water flowing down a rock wall. While the river has yet to be fully explored, it has the potential to becoming a canyoneering venue in the town.
The place also has a visitor’s area where tourists can catch their breath after hiking up the hill from the jump-off point. Visitors should be careful in descending down to the falls since the pathway can become slippery, especially during the rainy season. The natural pool in the falls is suitable for both swimmers and non-swimmers. While there is also an area in the place where visitors can dive, it is advisable to make sure they jump into the center where the water is deep.
Visitors should also be careful not to break any of the stalactites in the area as well as keep the place clean by not leaving any garbage in the waterfalls. It is also better to get in touch with the Samboan Tourism Office before going to the Candayvic Falls so that barangay officials in the area can provide all the necessary assistance in getting to the water falls.
The island of Cebu still has a number of unexplored and untapped natural wonders that can become potential tourist drawers in the future. One of them is the Candayvic Falls, which feeds the Dao Falls and has the potential of being a destination for canyoneering activities in the future.
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