The Pototan Cave in Rapu-Rapu

Pototan Cave Rapu-rapu Albay Bicol Beach Location Entrance Cavern Size Hiking Trail Depth Distance Difficulty Visit Tour Guide Stalactite Length Stalagmite Map River Spelunking History Discovery The Pototan Cave is located in Rapu-Rapu in Albay Province. The Pototan Cave is located just ten feet above the beach line. Inside it runs an underground river that flows into many chambers and passageways where you have breathtaking views of stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes and sizes; and where geological, archaeological, cultural, historical and biological remnants exist. A subterranean river with a depth of 12 feet exists at this cave. Exploring the cave requires at least four hours of time. The Pototan Cave’s entrance is 30 feet high and is shaped like a yawning mouth. The Pototan Cave is located an hour and a half away from Legazpi City. Continue reading

The Dinog Cave in La Trinidad

Dinog Cave Bahong La Trinidad Benguet Location Entrance Cavern Size Hiking Trail Depth Distance Difficulty Visit Tour Guide Stalactite Length Stalagmite Map Route Spelunking History Discovery The Dinog Cave is located in Bahong, La Trinidad in Benguet Province. The Dinog Cave is an underground cave with water flowing underneath. Not much is knkown about this cave and needs further exploration. The Dinog Cave is a potential natural attraction found in Bahong. La Trinidad is located just north of Baguio City and 215 kilometers northwest of Manila. Continue reading

The Luyang Cave in San Andres

Luyang Cave San Andres Catanduanes Location Entrance Moro Cavern Sili Size Hiking Trail Depth Distance Difficulty Visit Tour Guide Stalactite Length Stalagmite Map Route Spelunking History Discovery The Luyang Cave is located in San Andres in Catanduanes Province. Inside Luyang Cave are corridors of majestic and huge stalactite and stalagmite pillars and rock formations. Hanging from the ceilings and walls of the cave are numerous bats that inhabit the entire cave. The Luyang Cave is the location where native Filipinos sought refuge against the Moro pirates during the 17th century. The villagers who took refuge inside Luyang Cave covered its entrance with dried tree branches and twigs to conceal the cave, and they used ground “sili” leaves and fruit to discourage the invaders from entering the cave. The pirates eventually found the cave and its entrance; When the invaders finally tried to enter the cave, the inhabitants burned the pile thinking that the smoke would prevent them from going inside. But the wind direction instead blew the smoke towards Continue reading

The Cueva Santa Cave in Atimonan

Cueva Santa Cave Quezon National Park Barangay Malinao Ilaya Atimonan Quezon Location Entrance Cavern Size Hiking Trail Depth Distance Difficulty Visit Tour Guide Stalactite Length Stalagmite Map The Cueva Santa Cave is located at the at Quezon National Forest Park. Situated in Barangay Malinao Ilaya in Atimonan, the cave illustrates a number of stages of the earths evolutionary history and contains on-going geological processes. It has vast network of narrow horizontal passages and vertical shafts. Given the proper study, the caves huge and complex network of cave passages can provide a clear, complete and accessible record of Atimonans geomorphic and climate changes. Located within the Quezon National Park, the cave has the following features: Length of cave : 32 meters Degree of Difficulty : easy Maximum size of party : 10 persons Average time taken : 1 hour. Atimonan, Quezon is a coastal municipality located 175 kilometers south of Manila. It is traversed by the Maharlika Highway, which extends up to Bicol Region that links the Continue reading

The Mongso Cave in Itogon

Mongso Cave Dalupirip Itogon Benguet agno River location entrance cavern size hiking Trail depth distance difficulty visit tour guide stalactite length stalagmite map route history discovery info The Mongso Cave is located in Dalupirip, Itogon in Benguet Province. Mongso Cave is recommended for spelunkers. It is a potential natural attraction found in Dalupirip. Barangay Dalupirip existed before the Spanish came to the Philippines. It is known to be the main route of natives of the Upper Agno River going to the lowlands to barter their goods with lowland products, when lowlanders and the highlanders were not “cultured” with each other. This place served as an area of reconnaissance and a place to spy enemies or rustlers. Itogon is located on the southeast end of Benguet Province and is next to the communities of Baguio City, Tuba, La Trinidad, Tublay, Bokod, Kayapa, Santa Fe, San Manuel, San Nicolas, and Sison. Continue reading

The San Isidro Cave in Santa Cruz

San Isidro Cave Santa Cruz Marinduque Bagumbungan Punong Location Entrance Cavern Size Hiking Trail Depth Distance Difficulty Visit Tour Guide Stalactite Length Stalagmite Spelunking History Discovery The San Isidro Cave is located in Santa Cruz in Marinduque Province. The San Isidro Cave, also known as the Bagumbungan Cave, was discovered by a team from the provincial tourism office and cave enthusiasts in 2009. The cave featuers the longest known Subterranean river in the province. San Isidro’s cave entrance is connected to Barangay Punong. A two kilometer route has already been mapped but many passages and chambers are still unexplored. The San Isidro cave features many waterfalls and unique cave habitats. Continue reading

The Palanyag Cave in Atimonan

Palanyag Cave Sapaan Atimonan Quezon Location Cavern Entrance Limestone Bats Length Hiking Trail Difficulty Kilometer Depth Height Tour Guide Visit Barangay Layout Map Passageway History Discovery The Palanyag Cave is located in Sapaan, Atimonan in Quezon Province. Palanyag Cave has a long and narrow passageway with several smooth tunnel-like sections which are very well decorated. On first glance, the dark and quiet passageways may appear nearly devoid of life. But surprisingly, this cave has all the ingredients for making great caves. It has large deposits of limestone, seemingly bottomless pits and bats. Located at Barangay Sapaan, the cave has the following features: Length of Cave:285 meters/ Degree of Difficulty : easy to hard / Maximum Size of Party : 20 persons / Average Time Taken : 2 hours  175 kilometers south of Manila. It is traversed by the Maharlika Highway, which extends up to Bicol Region that links the regional and provincial movements to Manila. Atimonan is located 173 kilometers (107 miles) southeast of Manila. Continue reading

The Ligid Caves in Samal

Ligid Caves Samal Diving Spot Big Island Underwater Marine Life Location Coordinates Depth Scuba Dive Coral Reef Hydroid Basket Stars Drop Entrance Tropical Black Soft Sponge Crabs Tunicates Scorpion

The Ligid Caves are located in the northeast tip of Samal, on Big Ligid Island. The Ligid Caves reveals the marvelous underwater marine life. Fine golden sea cucumbers are densely littering the reef amid a rainbow of soft corals, hydroids and basket stars. The slender reef top, covered with leather corals, drops sharply at about 15m. In the caves, divers will see small tropical small reefs black corals, soft corals and sponge crabs. Outside the caves, you will encounter several marine life such as crabs, tunicates, scorpion and lionfishes, sleeping parrot and rabbit fishes, morays and razorfishes hovering vertically in a harp gorgonian. Continue reading

The Mapawa Cave in Surigao del Norte

Mapawa Cave Surigao Del Norte Location Barangay Cavern Entrance Distance Length Kilometer Cathedral Shape Dome Stalactite Chamber History Discovery Tour Guide Hiking Trail Size Difficulty Spelunking The Mapawa Cave is located in Barangay Mapawa in Surigao del Norte Province. Mapawa cave is located 15 kilometers away from the city proper. It has cathedral-shaped inner domes richly decorated with magnificent stalactites having like natural chandeliers balanced by an enthralling sight of varied sized stalagmites. Continue reading

The Malusak Cave in Atimonan

Malusak Cave Atimonan Quezon Location Entrance Cavern Cathedral Chamber Ceiling Hight Column Stalactite Talaba Summit Road Barangay Difficulty Tour Hiking Trail Difficulty Kilometer Distance Depth The Malusak Cave is located in Atimonan in Quezon Province. Malusak Cave has cathedral-size chambers with soaring ceilings, towering columns and stalactites in colors ranging from bright white to rich red and yellow. Spelunking in the whole cave only takes an hour. However, even if Malusak cave is small, it is still a great place to reconnect with nature, explore rock formations, and see all kinds of bats. It is too easy for public access with just 10-minute walk from the Talaba-Summit Road, a provincial road. Located at Barangay Malusak and 15 minutes away from Atimonan, the cave has the following features:Length of cave : 107 meters/ Degree of Difficulty : easy/ Maximum Size of Party : 20 persons/ Average Time Taken : 45 minutes. Entrance fee to the cave is P10. Atimonan, Quezon is a coastal municipality located 175 kilometers (107 Continue reading