Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Clark International Airport Corporation)
Dau Bus Terminal (Mabalacat Bus Terminal)
To get to Candaba using you own car, take the North Luzon Expressway and exit at SM City San Fernando. Take the road going to Arayat/Cabiao until you reach the town of Sta. Ana. There is a road beside Jollibee restaurant leading to the town of Candaba. To reach the Bird Sanctuary, take the road passing through the village of San Agustin and continuing to Apung Simang's place in the sanctuary.
If taking public transportation, ride the Sierra Madre bus which leaves in the afternoon with its station located near the Monumento MRT station and takes passengers direct to the town. You can also ride other buses in going to Candaba: take buses that can stop at SM and Robinson San Fernando Pampanga, and from here ride a jeep that will take you direct to Candaba, or to the town of Sta. Ana. Jeeps that go to Arayat or Cabiao can drop off passengers at Sta. Ana. From Sta. Ana, take a tricycle near Jollibee fast food that brings passengers to Candaba. For a visit to the Candaba Bird Sanctuary, rent a tricycle in the Candaba town plaza.
Trek Mt. Pinatubo : Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991 but is now open for tourism. It has an elevation of 1485 meters or 4872 feet and a beautiful crater lake where you can swim. This trek can be done on a daytour if you leave very early on the morning.
Bird watching at Candaba: The best time to go birdwatching is on the early morning, around five to seven in the morning when bird activity is at its peak and the heat is not intense. Late afternoons are also a good time for this. Must brings are hiking footwear and clothes, and a good pair of binoculars or telescope. The avid birdwatcher might also want to bring his or her field notebook, pencil and camera. Expect to pay a fee at the bird sanctuary of at least Php 150. Migratory birds are best seen in the marsh from November to February. Please take note that the marshland gets flooded during the rainy season, usually September and October, when the bird sanctuary becomes submerged and not accessible to visitors.
Enjoy the cold spring water from Mt. Arayat: The spring water comes from the mountain down to the refreshing swimming pools of the resort. The gravity allows the continuous flow of water and filter through natural techniques using dead rocks from the mountain and charcoal. This is also the only swimming pool in the area that does not make use of chlorine to maintain the pools. The only surviving cold spring resort is found in PSAU (formerly PAC), Magalang, Pampanga.
Freshwater resources are a major product of Candaba. Tilapia, mudfish or bulig, native and African catfish, kanduli, carp, and gourami could be bought fresh in the public market, and don't forget their local buro (fermented rice and fish mixture) which goes well with the fish. A typical buro platter consists of buro sauteed with garlic and onion, roasted bulig, and fresh mustard leaves. Must buy too are the freshwater prawns, and occasional lotus stalks which can be sauteed in garlic, onion, and tamarind sauce. Ducks are also a big industry in the municiaplity, and their ebun buru, or salted eggs, have a delicate taste and are less salty. Eat it with rice and tomatoes. There is also an afternoon stall at the public market where you can buy ready-to-eat fried quails, which goes well with some refreshing beer or wine. Gourmands looking for game bird dishes would be disappointed to know that the municipal government has already banned the hunting of wild birds in the municipality.
Drinking in Candaba: There is no nightlife in Candaba as in the big Pampanga towns, although one can try the few local videoke bars and order a couple of cold beer to get a taste of rural Pampanga.