Cacupangan Cave in Pangasinan

Cacupangan Cave Mabini Pangasinan entrance cavern system rock formation hiking Trail tagudin deguzman barlo san pedro rimstone binmatya basin swimming pool stalactite stone stalagmite picnic shed info Cacupangan Cave is located in the municipality of Mabini in Pangasinan Province. The Cacupangan Cave System is known for its multiple entrances, magnificent formations and diverse wildlife. The main entrance of the cave is situated on private land in Barangay Tagudin and extends to Barangays De Guzman, Barlo and San Pedro. The Cacupangan Cave System is well-known for its big rimstone formation which residents call the Binmatya (from the word “batya” meaning basin). The formation provides tourists with a swimming area. Near the cave entrance is another large formation that resembles an ice cream cone. Other formations include stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones and helictites – one of which, looks like a hand holding out peace sign. For visitors, there are picnic sheds for rent. Aside from spelunking and swimming, Continue reading

Twin Rocks Marine Sanctuary in Anilao

Twin Rocks Marine Sanctuary Mabini BatangasTwin Rocks is one of the best, and most popular, recreational diving sites in Anilao. It is a marine sanctuary where wildlife flourishes. So-called because of two parallel sets of rock formation at a depth of 5-18m/15-60 feet), Twin Rocks is one of the busiest dive sites in Anilao. It is most often requested by both beginning and experienced open water divers who love shallow dives and healthy, vibrant reefs. A wide variety of Giant Clams, Surgeonfish, Batfish and schools of Jack are commonplace. In Twin Rocks you will see from ribbon eels, to schools of carangidae, countless nudibranchs, clownfish, surgeon fish, lionfish, damsels, big barracuda schools, mantis shrimps, Coleman shrimps, pocelain crabs o rabbitfish in a spot where Continue reading

Apolinario Mabini Shrine in Tanauan

Apolinario Mabini Shrine TanauanThe Mabini Shrine in Tanauan, Batangas contains a museum and a library, designed by National Artist for Architecture Juan F.Nakpil.

Visitors to the shrine will first come upon two pylons guarding Mabini’s tomb. Inside the museum are artifacts relating to the hero’s life, including a painting showing him in a hammock, being carried to Aguinaldo’s camp in Kawit, Cavite. As a young man, Mabini contracted polio and lost the use of his legs to get around. He was confined to a wheelchair the rest of his life. Continue reading