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SITES/FACILITIES
Cordillera Administrative Region
SUMAGING-LATIPAN-LOMYANG CRYSTAL CAVES
Mountain Province
SUMAGING CAVE
Mountain Province
BINTAKAN CAVE
Ifugao
NAH-TOBAN CAVE
Ifugao
CRYSTAL CAVE
Baguio City
Region 1 Ilocos Region
CACUPANGAN CAVE
Pangasinan
NALSOC CAVE
Pangasinan
ENCHANTED CAVE
Pangasinan
Region 2 Cagayan Valley
CALLAO CAVES
Cagayan
JACKPOT CAVE
Cagayan
ODESSA TUMBALI CAVE
Cagayan
Region 2 Cagayan Valley
SAN CARLOS CAVE
Cagayan
Region 3 Central Luzon
BIAK-NA-BATO CAVE
Bulacan
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Region 4A CALABARZON
SIBATIYA CAVE
Quezon
SUNGAWAN CAVE
Quezon
INDAY NELLY MYSTICAL CAVE
Rizal
Region 4B MIMAROPA
PALAWAN UNDERGROUND RIVER
OR ST. PAUL SUBTERRANEAN RIVER
Palawan
TABON CAVE
Palawan
Region 6 Western Visayas
DALIRAN CAVE
Guimaras
BIRI CAVE
Guimaras
Region 6 Western Visayas
BUCOY CAVE
Guimaras
SULI CAVE
Guimaras
HUROT-HUROT CAVE
Guimaras
HIGANTE CAVE
Guimaras
CAPITOGUAN CAVE
Guimaras
BUHO RAMIREZ CAVE
Guimaras

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Region 7 Central Visayas


BUHONG TIAWAN
Bohol
DAGOHOY CAVE
Bohol
HINAGDANAN CAVE
Bohol
MABINAY CAVES
Negros Oriental
Region 8 Eastern Visayas
LANGUN-GOBINGOB CAVES
Samar
SOHOTAN CAVE
Eastern Samar
Region 13 CARAGA
PAMUTUANAN CAVE
Surigao del Sur
TAGBINA CAVE
Surigao del Sur
MALETANGTANG CAVE
Surigao del Sur
BANBOW AND TATOL CAVES
Surigao del Sur
LIBAS CAVE
Agusan del Norte
BUENAVISTA CAVES
Surigao del Norte
SILOP CAVE
Surigao del Norte

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SUMAGING-LATIPAN-LOMYANG
CRYSTAL CAVES
Mountain Province
Cordillera Administrative Region

Looking for real caving adventure?


If the prospect of going down to as
deep as 163 meters sounds
thrilling to you then the trio of
Sumaging-Latipan-Lomyang
crystal caves is the perfect
destination for you.
Located in Mountain Province, the
crystal caves across Sumaging,
Lapitan, and Lomyang hold the
distinction of being the deepest
cave in the country. Historically,
the cave also served as hiding
place of Filipino soldiers and
Guerillas during World War II.
Prior to the War, this was also a
dwelling of and eventually became
burial grounds for the Indigenous
People of the Cordillera.
You can access this splendid
natures gift by coming through
one of the six entrances that lead
to an intricate mix of active and
fossil cave, prominent for its large
passages
and
extraordinary
gourds.
You can feast your eyes on the
mystical scenery and rocky
terrain
accentuated
by
the
temperate and cool climate of the
Philippine tropics.
The
trio
Sumaging-LatipanLomyang crystal caves are also
prominent for being the fifth
longest in the country.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Tourism Office

Address

Provincial Capitol, Bontoc,


Mountain Province

Site Address

Sagada, Mountain Province

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 74) 6021036;


Mobile: (+63916) 8930096;
(+63 74) 6021036

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Sagada


Daoas Inn
Green House Inn
Ganduyan Inn
Georges Guest House
Alapos View Inn
Rocky Valley Inn
Olahbinan Inn
Travelers Inn
St. Joseph Inn
Dap-ay Maba-ay
Sagada Guest House & Restaurant
Sagada Igorot Inn & Restaurant

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SUMAGING CAVE
Mountain Province
Cordillera Administrative Region

If there is one positive


thing that results from
water erosion, then it
should be the creation of
Sumaging Cave.
Commonly known as the
Big Cave, its sheer size
and enormous chambers
never fail to surprise
visitors.
So huge is the Big Cave
that it has earned a lot of
monikers
from
local
folks, whose forefathers used the cave as hiding places during the World
War II.
An array of fascinating rock formations surround the cave, including the
Kings Curtain, Rice Granny, Cauliflower, and Dancing Hall.
There is also magnificent and unorthodox display of stalactites and
stalagmites making the trip inside worthwhile and satisfying.
Passing through a particular part of Sumaging known as The Tunnel is
the highlight of every visit. For one, the explorer needs to exert extra
effort to pass through this minute passage. The opening is so small that a
visitor is required to make limbo-like movements to ease through the tight
tunnel-like passage.
Visitors reaching this point will be greeted by a marker that reads c-r-aw-l-i-n-g.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Municipal Government of Sagada

Address

Poblacion, Sagada, Mountain Province

Site Address

Sagada, Mountain Province

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 74) 6021138;


Mobile: (+63908) 7576444

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Sagada


Daoas Inn
Green House Inn
Ganduyan Inn
Georges Guest House
Alapos View Inn
Rocky Valley Inn
Olahbinan Inn
Travelers Inn
St. Joseph Inn
Dap-ay Maba-ay
Sagada Guest House & Restaurant
Sagada Igorot Inn & Restaurant

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BINTAKAN CAVE
Ifugao
Cordillera Administrative Region

About two kilometers from the


provincial capitol rests a rocky
slope of Ibunao in which the
popular Binatakan Cave is
situated.
The cave is located in Lagawe,
Ifugao and its mouth overlooks
the Ibunao River.
Experience the dripping water
in this three-room cave as you
savor
the
goodness
and
coolness of this natural haven.

Lagawe Mountain

But as you enjoy the best of nature, you should not forget to bring your
camera as wonderfully formed stalactites and stalagmites resembling
different beautiful shapes abound here.
Management and Contact Details
Management

Provincial Government of Ifugao

Address

Provincial Capitol, Lagawe, Ifugao

Site Address

Ibunao, Lagawe, Ifugao

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 74) 3822108;


(+63 74) 3822108

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Ifugao


Native Village Inn
Banawe Hotel
Hillside Inn
Stairway Lodge & Restaurant
Banawe View Inn

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NAH-TOBAN CAVE
Ifugao - Cordillera Administrative Region

After enjoying the Bintakan Cave in Ibunao, the nearby Nah-Toban Cave
is a place to look forward to.
A four-kilometer hike from the Poblacion leads you to this natures
wonderful gift.
Located at Boliwong, Lagawe, large quantities of guano can be found in
this cave. Descend through the cave and explore its four mystical rooms.
Management and Contact Details
Management

Provincial Government of Ifugao

Address

Provincial Capitol, Lagawe, Ifugao

Site Address

Boliwong, Lagawe, Ifugao

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 74) 3822108;


(+63 74) 3822108

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Ifugao


Native Village Inn
Banawe Hotel
Hillside Inn
Stairway Lodge & Restaurant
Banawe View Inn

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CRYSTAL CAVE
Baguio City - Cordillera Administrative Region

The Crystal Cave got its name from


the crystals that once peppered its
insides.
But gone are the days when you
could see them gleaming and
sparkling from the huge walls.
It was said that the crystals were dug
up and sold by the locals as they try
to survive the economic crisis that
struck the nation in the 1980s.
Despite the loss of these precious
crystals, Crystal Cave found in the
Summer Capital of the Philippines,
Baguio City, remains as one of the
most visited spots in the city.
The walls of the cave are massive and
the ceiling is high, thus allowing a
large number of people to roam
around all at the same time.
Marvelous rock formations fill the
inside of the cave and you could also
see the small crevices from where the
crystals were taken out.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

City Government of Baguio

Site Address

Baguio City

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 74) 4427228;


(+63 74) 4439885
(+63 74) 4423939; (+63 74) 4428795

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Baguio City


Microtel Inn & Suites - Upper Session Road
Camp John Hay Manor - Loakan Road
Ridgewood Residence - Brgy. Lualhati (near the Mansion)
El Cielito Inn - #50 North Drive
Summer Place Hotel - 288 Marcos Hi-way
Concorde Hotel - Europa Center Legarda Road
Mt. Inn & Suites -Upper Session Road
Prince Plaza Hotel - 17 Legarda Road
Supreme Hotel - 113 Magsaysay Avenue
Burnham Suites Hotel - #6 Kisad Road City

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CACUPANGAN CAVE
Pangasinan
Region 1 Ilocos Region
If you want to sail through
an underground river while
exploring the secrets of a
mystical cave, then the
Cacupangan Cave in Mabini,
Pangasinan is the right spot
for you.
This
cave
is
situated
approximately
five
kilometers from the highway
thru the cemetery road in
Mabini, a 25,000-hectare
land, laced by dense forestry.
The underground river, which is as cold and clear as the waters of
Boracay the countrys top tourist destination - flows right into the
Balincaguing river.
Local folks recommend tourists to visit the place during the dry season,
the best time the cave exudes its true beauty.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Balincaguin Conservancy
of the National Speleological Society

Address

Rizal St., Brgy. Poblacion,


Mabini, Pangasinan

Site Address

Barrio Cacupangan, Mabini Pangasinan

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 75) 5516189;


Mobile No. (+63 928) 7536045
Website: www.BalincaguinConservancy.org

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Within Lingayen-Alaminos
Vista de las Islas Hotel & Restaurant - Alaminos
El Puerto Marina Beach Resort - Lingayen
Within Calasiao
Pangasinan Residence Hotel
Pangasinan Regency Hotel
Within Bolinao
Punta Riviera Resort
Puerto del Sol Resort

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NALSOC CAVE
Pangasinan - Region 1 Ilocos Region

Nalsoc
Cave
in
Brgy.
Colayao, Bani, Pangasinan
could be named as the
longest cave in the country
once its development and
exploration finish in 2009.
Initial reports coming from a
surveying team shows that
the straight-line distance
between the main entrance
and the sinkhole entrance is
about 425 meters.
The initial inspection also revealed that numerous side rooms and
possible branches abound here.
This cave consisting of stalactites, columns and draperies is intact. It is
rich in guano since it is home to a large number of bats.
Management and Contact Details
Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Municipal Government of Bani


Poblacion, Municipality of Bani
Brgy. Colayao, Bani, Pangasinan
Tel. Nos. (+63 75) 5532010;
(+63 75) 5532120
E-mail: gilbert@bani.gov.ph

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Within Lingayen-Alaminos
El Puerto Marina Beach Resort, Don Martin Domingo Street
Vista de las Islas Hotel & Restaurant, Brgy Road
Within Bolinao
Puerto Del Sol Resort, Brgy. Ilog Molino
Punta Riviera Resort, Ilog Molino
Within Dagupan-Calasiao
Pangasinan Residence Hotel, San Miguel
Pangasinan Regency Hotel, San Miguel

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ENCHANTED CAVE
Pangasinan - Region 1 Ilocos Region
If you are looking for a cave where you could find solitude and peace in
one wrap, a visit to the Enchanted Cave in Bolinao, Pangasinan wont be
waste of time.
One of the many interesting caves found in this northern part of the
country, Enchanted Cave is a great place to unwind and relax because of
its unmatched tranquility, as well as the cool, fresh and clean water that
you can enjoy and play with.
Although the cave, because of its enormous size has several areas to
explore,
certain
parts
are
still
restricted to public. Visitors should
take some safety measures when
inside the cave.
Do not enter the restricted areas,
especially those marked by ropes since
most of these hazard areas have a 10
to 20 feet drop. Beware of the sharp
rocks, as well.
A headlamp is not necessary while
exploring this cave since the area has
adequate lighting.
Management and Contact Details
Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Pangasinan Provincial Tourism


Provincial Capitol, Lingayen, Pangasinan
Barangay Patar (Patar Village), Bolinao
Tel. Nos. (+63 75) 5428007; (+63 75) 5428007
E-mail: tourismpangasinan@yahoo.com

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Bolinao


Treasures of Bolinao Resort
The Rock Garden Resort
Puerto del Sol Resort
Punta Riviera Resort
Villa Carolina Beach Resort
Ilog Molino Resort

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CALLAO CAVES
Cagayan - Region 2 Cagayan Valley
Once used as a camp by Japanese Occupational Forces during World War
II, these astonishing Callao caves are located about 20 to 30 minutes ride
from Tuguegarao City.
One of the most popular tourist attraction in Cagayan Valley, it is situated
within the Peablanca Protected Landscape in Cagayan.
These caves have seven chambers which offer visitors a good view of the
massive limestone and other rock formations that run through a great
length of the Pinacanauan River. The stalactites and stalagmites in the
deeper chambers will also leave every tourist in awe.
Lighting wont be a big deal when visiting the caves as the supposed dark
areas are illuminated by the light passing through the natural crevices
found in every chamber. A very significant accentuation among the seven
chambers is the presence of a stone altar illuminated by natural skylight,
producing an eerie catacomb-like atmosphere.
Also a treat is the spectacle of red-billed kalaw birds and daily charge of
bats at dusk when millions pour out of the Bats Cave.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Government of Cagayan Valley

Address

Provincial Capitol, Tuguegarao


City, Cagayan

Site Address

Penablanca, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 78) 8441800;


(+63 78) 8442293

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Within Cave Site
Callao Cave Resort
Within Tuguegarao
Bed & Breakfast Pension House
Hotel Candice
Hotel Delfino
Hotel Lorita
Pensione Roma

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JACKPOT CAVE
Cagayan - Region 2 Cagayan Valley
Do you want to feel lucky?
Then take a tour inside this pristine cave called the Jackpot Cave.
Situated at Sitio Tumallo, Barangay Quibal, Peablanca, this cave is the
second deepest cave in the Philippines, next to the trio of SumagingLatipan-Lumiang crystal caves.
With an impressive depth of 115 meters, you can encounter walking size
passages, shafts and drops of varying depths that can provide wide
varieties of rope work. Meandering streams and pools of different sizes
can be found inside the cave that you can play in. The trio of SumagingLatipan-Lumiang crystal caves is 163 meters deep.
Before you reach this wonderful piece of nature, you can first quench your
thirst for hiking adventures with a 560-meter trek to the base of the
mountain before challenging a climb with an elevation of 100 meters.
There are two cave openings leading you to both the eastern part and west
side of the cave. But most visitors take the west entrance because they
can culminate their caving experience with a view of Pagbilao town proper.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Government of Cagayan Valley

Address

Provincial Capitol, Tuguegarao City

Site Address

Sitio Tumallo, Barangay Quibal, Peablanca

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 78) 8441800; (+63 78) 8442293

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Within Cave Site
Callao Cave Resort
Within Tuguegarao
Bed & Breakfast Pension House
Hotel Candice
Hotel Delfino
Hotel Lorita
Pension Roma

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ODESSA TUMBALI CAVE


Cagayan - Region 2 Cagayan Valley
If there is a perfect
cave system that
can provide good
sport caving in the
Philippines, it has
to be the Odessa
Tumbali Cave.
Located at Sitio
Abbenditan,
Barangay Quibal,
Peablanca, local
people also call
this
Abbenditan
Cave."
Regarded as the third longest cave in the country, it stretches to as long
as 12.6 kilometers, and has five known entrances with potential length
that could exceed 15 kilometers.
Expect a jaw-dropping experience when you come close to the fantastic
formations and passage that you could play guessing games with. Added
to that are the multiple canals and lakes surrounding the cave which are
excellent for water activities.
Cave diving opportunities abound here as this site is active, flood prone
and an excellent venue for wet sport caving.
.
Management and Contact Details
Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Cagayan Valley


Provincial Capitol, Tuguegarao City
Sitio Abbenditan, Barangay Quibal, Peablanca,
Tel. Nos. (+63 78) 8441800; (+63 78) 8442293

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Within Cave Site
Callao Cave Resort
Within Tuguegarao
Bed & Breakfast Pension House
Hotel Candice
Hotel Delfino
Hotel Lorita
Pension Roma

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SAN CARLOS CAVE


Cagayan - Region 2 Cagayan Valley
Excellent swimmers would
love this pride of Cagayan,
the San Carlos Cave.
For one, half of the cave is
covered by subterranean
water
so
a
lot
of
swimming is required to
explore this masterpiece
of nature.
It offers challenging but
refreshing escapades to
enthusiasts who are bored
with
the
usual
experiences that other
caves offer. Probably one
of the toughest caves in the Philippines, San Carlos offers a lot of
adventures that will test a cave explorer's robustness and skills.
Mastering the art of crawling will be part of the game. Spelunkers will
have to crawl through the cave while they try to feast their eyes on the
clusters of white stalagmites, some of which resemble scooped ice cream.
But remember: when you notice these scoops of ice scream, youre already
in the Ice Cream Parlor section of the cave.
Beside this cave is
John
the
Baptist
chamber which is is
also up for exploration.
But untrue to its name,
the
chamber
posts
some danger. John the
Baptist is a very deep
underwater
sump
where one should take
a deep, deep breath in
order to swim to the
other side.
Also, be aware of some
sharp
and
rough
stones
that
could
scratch skins and tear
clothing.

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Management and Contact Details


Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Cagayan Valley


Provincial Capitol, Tuguegarao City
Penablanca Town, Province of Cagayan
Tel. Nos. (+63 78) 8441800; (+63 78) 8442293

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Within Cave Site
Callao Cave Resort
Within Tuguegarao
Bed & Breakfast Pension House
Hotel Candice
Hotel Delfino
Hotel Lorita
Pension Roma

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BIAK-NA-BATO CAVE
Bulacan
Region 3 Central Luzon
Of all the caves in the Philippines, perhaps one of the more famous is the
Biak-na-Bato cave in Bulacan.
For one, Biak-na-Bato is a historical site that has been witness to the
ever-changing political landscape of the Philippines. It is the same spot
where the Biak-na-Bato Republic was established.

This monstrous boulder that was split by unknown reason served as the
mountain hideout of the revolutionary forces during the Spanish regime.
This same boulder is also where Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo and Pedro Paterno
signed the Malolos Constitution.
But beyond its historical essence are the majestic and marvelous features
that never fail to satisfy visitors coming from different places.
It offers a lot scintillating rock formation. Hanging bridges and staircases
connecting rivers and caves are also a must-see in this area.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Government of Bulacan

Address

Provincial Capitol Compound, Malolos City

Site Address

Malolos, Bulacan

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 44) 7911604;


(+63 44) 7918149; (+63 44) 7918150
(+63 44) 6626009
E-mail: governor@bulacan.gov.ph
Website: www.bulacan.gov.ph

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in San Miguel


San Miguel Leisure Farm
San Mig Resthouse

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SIBATIYA CAVE
Quezon
Region 4A CALABARZON
Site/Facility Profile
Known by local folks as Bayawak, Sibatiya Cave rests on a mountain
known as Halimaw.
Though the caves local name and location sound creepy, this place is
none of the horrible things you could imagine.
In fact, a visit on this piece of land situated at the center of the Pagbilao
Grande Island, Pagbilao, Quezon, will give you an exhausting yet thrilling
and wonderful adventure.
One of about 75 caves resting in this area, Sibatiya got its name from the
basins of water which used to be seen before it has been explored and
exploited for bat shit (guano), which is now used by many as a natural
fertilizer.
The cave is 320 meters deep, thus extra care is needed for visitors. So
deep is the cave that the length of four rolls of electric wire has been used
to illuminate its passages using generators.
It has two mouths, the east and west mouths. The east mouth offers a
marvelous view of the Pagbilao town proper and Mount Banahaw but the
lush vegetation prevents an unobstructed snap.
On the other side, a splendid view of the Pagbilao Chico Island with the
famous Tulay Buhangin will greet tourists. The west mouth is manmade, excavated for the convenience of the guano "boys."
Despite the obvious exploitation of people, the crystalline stalactites and
stalagmites still never fail to amuse tourists. You can look for those
monstrous stalactite-stalagmite columns and take a fascinating souvenir
to keep for yourself.
Other stunning odd-shaped limestone formations could also be chanced
upon once inside this enthralling place. Basically, what was left from the
disappearance of the cave floors was a ravine that gives a breathtaking
view of the rock formations, including the famous Quipot bridge.
A visit to the Sibatiya Cave can be summarized to a combination of
exhaustion, excitement, thrill and awe all rolled into one.

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Management and Contact Details


Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Quezon


2/F Quezon Convention Center, Capitol
Cpd. Lucena City
Pagbilao Grande Island, Pagbilao, Quezon
Tel. Nos. (+63 42) 3737510

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Pueblo por la Playa, Pagbilao (within the cave site)
Within Sariaya
Paraiso sa Guis-guis Beach Resort
Villa Del Prado
Beachwood Resort
Dalampasigan Beach Resort
Within Tiaong
Villa Escudero Resort, Tiaong
Mainit Spring, Tiaong

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SUNGAWAN CAVE
Quezon
Region 4A CALABARZON
Sungawan is a tagalog word that literally means windows.
Based on its name alone, you can actually picture the caves image in
your mind. Yes, this cave indeed has many holes serving as its multiple
windows.
Standing proud at Pagbilao, Quezon, this cave is usually visited by people
during the Lenten Season and sometimes serves as a picnic spot. An
uncrowded leisure spot, many pick this place to relax and unwind as the
water here provides a cold and refreshing ambiance.
You can access the cave by following the barangay road, which others
refer to as the Feeder Road. From the Barangay Hall of Brgy. Bigo, it will
take you 2.8 kilometers to reach the entrance of the cave.
Some people go to the cave by foot, but others by bike. Along the way,
you may view the Bangkatan River, whose water comes from the
Sungawan Cave itself.
The Bangkatan River becomes the Tambak River farther downstream and
wind its way around the eastern and southern outskirts of the Pagbilao
town proper.

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Management and Contact Details


Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Quezon


2/F Quezon Convention Center, Capitol Cpd.
Lucena City
Brgy. Bigo, Pagbilao, Quezon
Tel. Nos. (+63 42) 3737510

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Pueblo por la Playa, Pagbilao (within the cave site)
Within Sariaya
Paraiso sa Guis-guis Beach Resort
Villa Del Prado
Beachwood Resort
Dalampasigan Beach Resort
Within Tiaong
Villa Escudero Resort, Tiaong
Mainit Spring, Tiaong
Within Gumaca
Rosarian Hotel Bulwagang Salakot Restaurant, Gumaca
New Pinkys Lodge, Gumaca
Other nearby accommodation facilities
Villa Lin El, Calauag
Manasa Farm, Lucban
Nawawalang Paraiso, Tayabas

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PALAWAN UNDERGROUND RIVER


OR ST. PAUL SUBTERRANEAN RIVER
Palawan
Region 4B MIMAROPA
Explore Palawan Underground River or St. Paul Subterranean River.
This natural haven is not easy to reach as one needs to spend a couple of
hours, transferring from one boat to another. But at the end of the
journey, one can heave a sigh of relief and say its worth the grind.
The long boat ride will
actually serve as an
appetizer as you pass
through limestone cliffs
before
reaching
the
underground
rivers
entrance. This may not
be
the
longest
underground river in
the world anymore, but
Filipinos should still be
proud of this natural
wonder because it is
still
the
longest
navigable underground
river.
St. Paul Subterranean
stretches up to 15
kilometers (5 miles), and has been declared a UNESCO Heritage site. It is
as huge as 4000-acre and is the 3rd deepest cave in the country.
Theres a mini rainforest that leads towards to the river, and it is
guarded by monitor lizards and swinging monkeys. A Dangkalan tree
stood mightily at the entrance of the cave, appearing like a guard that
stands to protect the cave from any intruder.
The enormous cave houses some of the most magnificent stalactite and
stalagmite formations one could ever see.
Multitude of fruits and vegetables are beautifully represented by cave
formations of different shapes and sizes. Theres also a part of the cave
that looks like an atrium with great heights and a cave formation
resembling the Holy Family, thus earning the moniker Cathedral.
While enjoying the beauty of the cave, one should not forget to protect
oneself from the huge numbers of bats hovering above, which might take
pleasure in dropping some of their precious wastes on your head.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

City Government of Puerto Princesa


Protected Area Management Board (PAMB)

Site Address

Saint Paul Mountain Range, Sitio Sabang, Barangay


Cabayugan. Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Contact details

Tel. Nos. (+63 48) 4332028; (+63 48) 434 2509;


(+63 48) 7230904; (+63 48) 4344094;
(+63 48) 4332409
E-mail: info@puerto-undergroundriver.com
Website:www.puerto-undergroundriver.com

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Sabang, Cabayugan
Alpuerto Cottages
Bambua Maountain Cottages
Blue bamboo Resort
Dabdab Restaurant & Cottages
Daluyon Beach & Mountain Resort
Green Paradise Resort
Last Frontier Cottages
Marrys Cottages
Michi Cottages
Pat & Let Cottages
Panaguman Beach Resort
Robert Cottages
Taran Lodge
City Proper
Asturias Hotel, National Highway Tiniguiban
Hotel Fleuris, Lacao Street
Royal Oberoi, Esteban Road, Sta. Monica
The Legend Hotel-Palawan, Malvar St.
Abelardos Pension, 60 Lacao cor. Canrandang Streets
Island Palawan Hotel, Rizal Ave., Extension
Kawayanan Resort, Aban Road, San Pedro
Moana Hotel, Rizal Ave., Ext., Bancao-bancao
Palawan Village Hotel, Rizal Ave., Ext.
Turissimo Garden Hotel, 442 Rizal Ave.
White View Paradise Hotel, 210 Manalo Ext.

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TABON CAVE
Palawan
Region 4B MIMAROPA
Be part of history. Explore Tabon Cave.
A cave known as the Philippines' Cradle of Civilization for the discovery
within its confines archeological artifacts that contributes to the history
and heritage of the Philippines, like fossil human bones that date back
22,000 to 24,000 years ago.
A string of caves
make
up
the
famous
Tabon
Cave,
which
is
nestled in Quezon,
the southern part
of
Palawan.
It
consists
of
200
caves but only 29
were fully explored.
These are currently
being
maintained
and managed by
the
National
Museum.
The Tabon Cave
Complex has magnificent array of stalactites and stalagmites formed by
years of dripping waters from the dome of the caves.
These caves got their name from the skull cap remains of the Tabon
Man which had been discovered here. The Tabon Man is about 22,000
years old.
Along with the
skull cap, remains
of wild boar and
deer were also
found here, thus
confirming earlier
theories that men
were
already
capable of hunting
animals for food
way back the old,
old days.

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Management

The National Museum/Palawan Council


for Sustainable Development (PCSD)

Address

Sta Monica, Heights, Puerto Princesa City

Site Address

Lipuun Point, Quezon, Palawan

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 48) 4344234; (+63 48) 4344235


E-mail: oed@pcsd.ph

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Palawan


Inday Lit Lodging House, Sampaguita Village Reservation
Joavech Caf & Pensionne
Paraiso Sa Falls, Tumarbong
Tabon Village Resort
Villa Esperanza
Zambrano Lodging House

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INDAY NELLY MYSTICAL CAVE


Rizal
Region 4A CALABARZON
At the back side of
Antipolo Church is a
mystical cave, known as
Inday Nelly Mystical Cave.
This interesting huge cave
is managed and taken care
of by Inday Nelly. It was
said that Inday Nelly
bought this large parcel of
land back in 1970 where
the cave is located.
She reportedly said that
she bought this piece of land in Barangay San Jose, Antipolo, Rizal, to
fulfill a mission coming from a prophetic dream from her childhood.
This might not be the usual destination that spelunkers would expect, but
it still attracts a lot of tourists. The cave is already developed for a good
field trip destination.
Steps have been constructed at the cave entrance as the cave floor has
also been leveled with earth, and an electric lighting has been set into the
cave for tourists to fully appreciate the interior.
The cave has a prominent religious influence. The formations seen inside
the cave not only give visitors a visual pleasure for their shapes but were
believed to have healing powers, as well. They depict a lot of religious
figures, thus attracting a lot of pilgrims like Mt. Banahaw does.
Management and Contact Details
Management
Site Address

Inday Nelly Delles


Barangay San Jose, Antipolo, Rizal

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Antipolo City


Bouganville Suites and Resort
Callospa Resort
Cattleya Farm Resort
Loreland Farm Resort
Marabella Palace Resort
Seven Suites Hotel
Villa Cristina
Overlook Resort
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DALIRAN CAVE
Guimaras
Region 6 Western Visayas
Daliran Cave is a
splendid place to
explore and spend
your
summer
vacation.
You can feast your
eyes
on
the
beautiful
rock
formations
as
sparkling
stalactites
and
stalagmites lit up
this
marvelous
place located at Old
Poblacion,
Buenavista
in
Guimaras.
Also, be inspired by the huge dome giving cover by the stalactites and
stalagmites formed from dripping waters.
Buenavista is the oldest municipality in Guimaras. Plain to strongly hilly
terrain ranges constitute the Buenavista land.
Management and Contact Details
Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Guimaras


Provincial Capitol, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
Old Poblacion, Buenavista in Guimaras
Tel. Nos. (+63 33) 2371111; (+63 33) 3375411
(+63 33) 2371447; (+63 33) 3350245

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Within Buenavista
Boracay Farm, Sitio Boracan, East Valencia, Buenavista
Pagatpat Guesthouse, East Valencia, Buenavista
Neptune Pittmans Garden, Tastasan, Buenavista
Villa La Cheska, Tastasan, Buenavista
Miewa Pension House, Mclain, Buenavista
Within Jordan
Jovitas Secret Convention Center, San Miguel, Jordan
Old Trappist Monastery, San Miguel, Jordan
NMRDC Dormitory, San Miguel, Jordan

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BIRI CAVE
Guimaras
Region 6 Western Visayas
Another astonishing cave worth visiting
in Guimaras is the Biri Cave. It is
situated at Brgy. Poblacion, Jordan,
Guimaras.
This cave can be reached by travelling the
path at the side of the mountain. The
entrance to the cave is so low and narrow
that you have to crawl to enter this huge
cave.
Inside the cave, a multitude of rock
formations:
extremely
magnificent
stalactites and stalagmites in different
shapes.

Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Government of Guimaras

Address

Provincial Capitol, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras

Site Address

Old Poblacion, Buenavista in Guimaras

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 33) 2371111; (+63 33) 3375411


(+63 33) 2371447; (+63 33) 3350245

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Jordan


Jovitas Secret Convention Center
NMRDC Dormitory
Old Trappist Monastery
Shirven Hotel
Side Walkers
Small Wings Pension Inn
Zemkamps Chalet

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BUCOY CAVE
Guimaras
Region 6 Western Visayas

The challenge starts at its entrance. With a rather low entry point, the
Bucoy Cave requires some crawling to get into its interior.
Situated at Jordan, Guimaras, in Barangay Balcon Maravilla, this cave
might provide another stop when you visit the series of caves in
Guimaras.
Crystalline formations welcome you inside this dark cave, which looks
tailor-made for the phosphorescent crystalline rocks or quartz that
provides magnificent glow.
In the seemingly dark cave, these formations remind you of the twinkling
Christmas lights in December or the glowing fireflies at night.
Another must-see in this cave is the six-meter deep and five-meter wide
mini lake. The cold and refreshing water of the lake provides a good
relaxation for a lot of tourists. The lake can be used for bathing, as well.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Government of Guimaras

Address

Provincial Capitol, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras

Site Address

Barangay Balcon Maravilla, Jordan, Guimaras

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 33) 2371111; (+63 33) 3375411


(+63 33) 2371447; (+63 33) 3350245

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Jordan


Jovitas Secret Convention Center
NMRDC Dormitory
Old Trappist Monastery
Shirven Hotel
Side Walkers
Small Wings Pension Inn
Zemkamps Chalet

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SULI CAVE
Guimaras
Region 6 Western Visayas

Sitting on the pristine terrain of Sitio Boro-Boro, Dagsaan in Buenavista


is the Suli Cave, an astonishing cave known for wonderful rock formations
and enormous walls.
You can reach the
cave by passing
through
the
different
holes
along the shore.
This cave has a lot
of features to offer,
including an array
of stalactites and
stalagmites
seemingly carved
out in different
sizes.
If you follow the
holes further, it
can lead you to a
rewarding scenic
lake at the end.
Management and Contact Details
Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Guimaras


Provincial Capitol, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
Sitio Boro-Boro, Dagsaan, Buenavista, Guimaras
Tel. Nos. (+63 33) 2371111; (+63 33) 3375411
(+63 33) 2371447; (+63 33) 3350245

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Within Buenvista
Boracay Farm
Pagatpat Guesthouse
Neptune Pittmans Garden
Villa La Cheska
Jovitas Secret Convention Center
Within Jordan
Old Trappist Monastery
NMRDC Dormitory
Miewa Pension House
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HUROT-HUROT CAVE
Guimaras
Region 6 Western Visayas
Site/Facility Profile
Barangay Espinosa in Guimaras has something to be proud of. It has, in
its vicinity, the Hurot-Hurot Cave, which stands mightily on a mountain.
This cave has a lot to offer for visiting tourists. With a length of
approximately 50 meters, the cave has its own share of rock formations
that can surprise a lot of cave enthusiasts.
The cave has two openings, the first being as wide two meters while the
other is around 2 x 1 meters.
Management and Contact Details
Management

Provincial Government of Guimaras

Address

Provincial Capitol, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras

Site Address

Barangay Espinosa, Jordan, Guimaras

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 33) 2371111; (+63 33) 3375411


(+63 33) 2371447; (+63 33) 3350245

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Jordan


Baras Beach Resort
Colmenares Resort by the Sea
El Retiro
Isla Naburot
Jovitas Secret Convention Center
Natago Beach Resort
NMRDC Dormitory
Old Trappist Monastery
Roca Encantada
Shirven Hotel
Side Walkers
Small Wings Pension Inn
Zemkamps Chalet

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HIGANTE CAVE
Guimaras
Region 6 Western Visayas
Higante Cave is a towering cave standing tall atop a hill. According to
legend, this cave was used by a giant hence it was called higante cave.
The cave has a length of 200 meters with three entrances of different
sizes: first entrance, 3x4 feet wide; second entrance, 2x3 feet wide; and,
another entrance, 2x3 feet wide.
A lot of splendid stalactite and stalagmite formations are seen here. People
who visit this place always leave a coin and make a wish just for fun.
Nipa huts are also available near the cave for tourists to enjoy the view of
the Iloilo Strait.
Management and Contact Details
Management

Provincial Government of Guimaras

Address

Provincial Capitol, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras

Site Address

Espinosa, Jordan, Guimaras

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 33) 2371111; (+63 33) 3375411;


(+63 33) 2371447; (+63 33) 3350245

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Jordan


Baras Beach Resort
Colmenares Resort by the Sea
El Retiro
Isla Naburot
Jovitas Secret Convention Center
Natago Beach Resort
NMRDC Dormitory
Old Trappist Monastery
Roca Encantada
Shirven Hotel
Side Walkers
Small Wings Pension Inn
Zemkamps Chalet

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CAPITOGUAN CAVE
Guimaras
Region 6 Western Visayas

After enjoying the Bucoy Cave, you could always make a stop at
Capitoguan Cave situated at Barangay Balcon Maravilla.
Capitoguan Cave is also known for its beautiful stalactite and stalagmite
formations, of different shapes and sizes.
But more than the usual features of a cave, Capitoguan has something
else to offer, including the enormous size of the cave full of bats.
The cave is known for being a great source of guano.
Management and Contact Details
Management

Provincial Government of Guimaras

Address

Provincial Capitol, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras

Site Address

Espinosa, Jordan, Guimaras

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 33) 2371111; (+63 33) 3375411;


(+63 33) 2371447; (+63 33) 3350245

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Jordan


Jovitas Secret Convention Center
NMRDC Dormitory
Old Trappist Monastery
Shirven Hotel
Side Walkers
Small Wings Pension Inn
Zemkamps Chalet

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BUHO RAMIREZ CAVE


Guimaras
Region 6 Western Visayas

Buho Ramirez Cave is a marvelous sight to behold.


This cave, situated at Barangay Lawi, Guimaras is just a small cave. But
the entire entrance is long enough to satisfy ones crave for a thrilling
caving experience.
Going down the cave will take you about 40-50 feet. The three openings of
the cave have waters gushing through it.
Buho Ramirez Cave, which has been found to be a good source of spring
water, is seen as a potential source of water for at least two nearby
barangays.
Management and Contact Details
Management

Provincial Government of Guimaras

Address

Provincial Capitol, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras

Site Address

Barangay Lawi, Guimaras


Contact Details: Tel. Nos. (+63 33) 2371111;
(+63 33) 3375411; (+63 33) 2371447;
(+63 33) 3350245

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Jordan


Jovitas Secret Convention Center
NMRDC Dormitory
Old Trappist Monastery
Shirven Hotel
Side Walkers
Small Wings Pension Inn
Zemkamps Chalet

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BUHONG TIAWAN
Bohol
Region 7 Central Visayas
Buhong Tiawan Cave is found about one and a half kilometers away from
the main town of Antequera.
A wall of limestone hill lines the caves entrance which is three to five
meters wide. The wall leads to a cavern as long as 100 meters long.
The marvelous cave was used as a refuge during the World War II when
the
Japanese
invaded
the
Philippines.
But
eventually,
the
Japanese discovered
the
hiding
place,
resulting in a bloody
raid by the Japanese
imperial army.
Now, the cave has
become a resting
place to a splendid
variety of species of
birds and bats.

Scottys Dive Center

It is known for
different
rock
formations and some stalactites and stalagmites that form different
shapes and sizes.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Government of Bohol

Address

Provincial Capitol Complex, CPG Ave., Tagbilaran City

Site Address

Antequer, Bohol

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 38) 4113300; (+63 38) 2355067


(+6338) 4115933; E-mail: info@bohol.gov.ph
Web: www.bohol.gov.ph

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Tagbilaran City
Darunday Manor
Bohol Tropics Resort Club
Hotel La Roca
Metro Centre Hotel
Soledad Suites
Panglao Island
Alona Kew White Beach Resort
Alona Palm Beach Resort
Blue Sky Sea Resort
Bohol Beach Club
Crystal Coast Resort
Olmans View Resort

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DAGOHOY CAVE
Bohol
Region 7 Central Visayas
Dagohoy cave is
named
after
Francisco
Dagohoy,
a
patriot,
who
started
a
rebellion against
the
Spanish
regime
and
founded
a
movement
against them that
lasted until 1829.
It
could
be
inferred
from
these facts that
this
cave
has
played an important role in the Philippine history. This cave served as the
headquarters of Dagohoys movement during the uprising.
Located at the town of Danao, it is the most visited cave by local and
foreign tourists. One of its passages has an underwater route that leads to
a dry land. It is believed that this is the hiding place of the movement
when Spanish forces raid the cave.
Set in the middle of the huge and astonishing expanse of mountain
ranges in the municipality of Danao, Dagohoy cave is a five-kilometer
walk from Barangay Magtanghoy.
The doorway to the cave is a 17-meter drop to a labyrinth. Passages of the
cave are studded with crystals with a stream winding through it. An
underwater path leads to dry ground and the stream eventually flows out
towards the Wahig River which is 100 meters away.
Stalactites and stalagmites make the interior of this cave a stunning sight
to behold. A golden hue predominates when the walls are studded with
lighted lanterns or flashlights. Crystals seem to make the wall sparkle.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Government of Bohol

Address

Provincial Capitol Complex, CPG Ave.,Tagbilaran City

Site Address

Barangay Magtanghoy, Danao, Bohol

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 38) 4113300; (+63 38) 2355067


(+6338) 4115933; E-mail: info@bohol.gov.ph
Web: www.bohol.gov.ph

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Tagbilaran City
Darunday Manor
Bohol Tropics Resort Club
Hotel La Roca
Metro Centre Hotel
Soledad Suites
Panglao Island
Alona Kew White Beach Resort
Alona Palm Beach Resort
Blue Sky Sea Resort
Bohol Beach Club
Crystal Coast Resort
Olmans View Resort

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HINAGDANAN CAVE
Bohol
Region 7 Central Visayas
Panglao Island in Bohol is not only
home to numerous high-end resorts but
to the marvelous Hinagdanan Cave, as
well.
Stalactites and stalagmites converge
towards each other and are the main
feature of this cave. The cave has, on its
inside, a pond which has a depth of ten
feet. But it is not advisable to swim in
this pond since it is not clean.
The cavern is lighted naturally from
sunlight seeping through the holes in
the ceiling of the cave. It is accentuated
by the presence of a deep lagoon and
multiple
large
stalactites
and
stalagmites. The cave is also prominent
for its underground lake.

Management and Contact Details


Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Bohol


Provincial Capitol Complex, CPG Ave., Tagbilaran City
Panglao Island
Tel. Nos. (+63 38) 4113300; (+63 38) 2355067
(+6338) 4115933; E-mail: info@bohol.gov.ph
Web: www.bohol.gov.ph

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Panglao Island


Alona Kew White Beach Resort
Alona Palm Beach Resort
Blue Sky Sea Resort
Bohol Beach Club
Crystal Coast Resort

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MABINAY CAVES
Negros Oriental
Region 7 Central Visayas
Located north of Dumaguete, Mabinay Caves is not your ordinary system
of caves.
A lot of things can be done here and basic knowledge on caving is
required to enjoy the cave.
The tour will involve vertical caving and single rope technique, together
with hiking and swimming in the underground river.
Twenty-two caves comprise the Mabinay Caves, but only five have been
developed and opened to the public. The five caves are Panligawan,
Pandalihan, Mambajao, Crystal and Odloman. Pangligawan, which was
discovered by Dutch explorers, is found in Barangay Lamdas, Mabinay.
Pandahilan, Mambajao and Crystal
Caves, on the other hand, are found in
Brgy. Paniabonan and Brgy. Bulawan,
respectively.
Odloman Cave, meanwhile, is the second
longest cave system in the Philippines
and sixth deepest in the country. The
cave is 8,870 meters long with a vertical
range of 82 meters. Five entrances have
been identified leading to the interior of
the cave where different sizes of rock
formations could be found.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Government of Negros Oriental

Address

Provincial Capitol, Dumaguete City

Site Address

Mabinay, Negros Oriental

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63-35) 225-169; (+63-35) 225-4835

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Within Dumaguete City
Dumaguete Royal Suite Inn
Almers Beach Resort
El Oriente Beach Resort
South Sea Resort
Sta. Monica Beach Resort
Dumaguete Springs
Other towns
Apo Island Beach Resort - Kan-upe, Apo Island, Dauin
Aquavit Resort, Inc - Lipayo, Dauin
Low Land Beach - Poblacion, Dauin

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LANGUN-GOBINGOB CAVES
Samar
Region 8 Eastern Visayas
If you want to explore this cave
system, you may need to file
three days of absence from work
since it will take this long to
explore this piece of land.
Located at Calbiga, Samar,
Langun-Gobingob Caves were
recognized as the biggest cave
system in Southeast Asia. Also
known as Calbiga Caves, it is a
12-cave system and is the second
largest cathedral cave in the
world.
Spelunking trips lead you to the
main cave which is called the
Langun. The size of the main
chamber is so enormous that it is
equivalent to three football fields,
or
an
airport
where
50
commercial planes can be put
side by side.
The
cave
is
famous
for
speleothems. Some rare and
endangered species of bat could also be chanced upon inside this cave as
well as some true troglobionts like cave crickets and eyeless fish.
Management and Contact Details
Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Samar


Provincial Capitol, Samar
Calbiga, Samar
Tel. Nos. (+63 35) 3561202; (+63 35) 3561203

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Catbalogan City


Cell.Com Hotel & Restaurant
Casa Cristina Hotel
Eduardos Tourist Hotel
Fortune Hotel & Restaurant
Fame Hotel
Marju-Krisel Hotel & Restaurant
Magueda Bay Hotel & Restaurant
Riverside Hotel
Rolet Hotel
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SOHOTAN CAVE
Eastern Samar
Region 8 Eastern Visayas
Formerly used as a hiding
place by the natives living in
Eastern
Samar,
Sohotan
Cave, a dripstone cave, is one
that you should not miss to
explore.
Highly
different
rock
formations
and
dazzling
landscape which is a bit
rugged in nature are this
caves strongest points. It is
ideal for those people who
like rock climbing, trekking
and even rock collecting
owing to its rocky and
mountainous nature.
A huge arch-like portal first impresses you at the entrance. Behind it lies
the entrance hall with level floor that is 20 meters wide and 50 meters
long. The main chamber then greets you with its huge dome reaching up
to 50 meters high.
A seemingly small window with a balcony is but an appropriate
culmination of your tour inside, rewarding each visitor a magnificent view
of the pool below it.

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Management and Contact Details


Management

Provincial Government of Eastern Samar

Address

Provincial Capitol, Eastern Samar

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 35) 3561202;


(+63 35) 3561203
(+63 35) 2512484

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Khaissha Hotel - Guiuan
Best Eastern Hotel - Lalawigan, Borangan City
Dona Vicenta Hotel - Barangay Songco, Borongan
Pebbles & Tides - Riverside, Bato, Borongan

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PAMUTUANAN CAVE
Surigao del Sur
Region 13 CARAGA

Surigao del Sur is a province rich in natural wonders. And one of them is
the Pamutuanan Cave.
Situated at Barobo, Surigao del Sur, Pamutuanan Cave is known for its
stunning rock formations as well as challenging passages that require
basic caving skills. Lining the enormous walls of the cave are rock
formations that could be associated to some shapes and figures known to
many.
Crawling, swimming and some rock climbing is part of the game when you
visit this cave.
Management and Contact Details
Management

Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur

Address

Provincial Capitol Building, Surigao del Sur

Site Address

Barobo, Surigao del Sur

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 86) 2113633; (+63 86) 2113685;


(+63 86) 2113257; (+63 86) 2113944
E-mail: surigaodelsurgovt@yahoo.com
Web: www.surigaodelsur.net

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Surigao del Sur


Bogac Lodge - Barobo
Kansilad beach Resort - Lianga
Muycos Resort - Tandag
Marihatag Tree Park - Marihatag
Mahayag Beach Resort - Tandag
Oasis Beachview Resort - Lianga
Shacene Pension House - Tandag
Salades Apartel - Tandag

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TAGBINA CAVE
Surigao del Sur
Region 13 CARAGA
Crystalline rock formations
welcome you when you enter
the spectacular Tagbina Cave.
Found in Tagbina, Surigao del
Sur, Tagbina cave offers lots of
exciting things to do like
swimming and crawling.
Multitude of life forms, like
cave bats and insects can also
be found in this cave as
stalactites and stalagmites
also paint rosy pictures on the
walls.
Management and Contact Details
Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur


Provincial Capitol Building, Surigao del Sur
Tagbina, Surigao del Sur
Tel. Nos. (+63 86) 211 3633; (+63 86) 2113685
(+63 86) 2113257; (+63 86) 2113944
E-mail: surigaodelsurgovt@yahoo.com
Web: www.surigaodelsur.net

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Surigao del Sur


Kansilad Beach Resort - Lianga
Muycos Resort - Tandag
Marihatag Tree Park - Marihatag
Mahayag Beach Resort - Tandag
Oasis Beachview Resort - Lianga
Shacene Pension House - Tandag
Salades Apartel - Tandag

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MALETANGTANG CAVE
Surigao del Sur
Region 13 CARAGA

Near the national road of Cantilan lies the famous cave of Maletangtang.
Known for its boat-shape form, this cave is usually visited by people who
are hoping to get worthwhile field trips and picnics. Its cool springs,
guano-filled caves and fresh cool water can make anyones trip to the cave
worth remembering.
Management and Contact Details
Management

Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur

Address

Provincial Capitol Building, Surigao del Sur

Site Address

Cantilan, Surigao del Sur

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 86) 211 3633;


(+63 86) 2113685
(+63 86) 2113257; (+63 86) 2113944
E-mail: surigaodelsurgovt@yahoo.com
Web: www.surigaodelsur.net

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Surigao del Sur


Kansilad Beach Resort - Lianga
Muycos Resort - Tandag
Marihatag Tree Park - Marihatag
Mahayag Beach Resort - Tandag
Oasis Beachview Resort - Lianga
Shacene Pension House - Tandag
Salades Apartel - Tandag

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BANBOW AND TATOL CAVES


Surigao del Sur
Region 13 CARAGA

Banbow and Tatol caves are known as the sixth and ninth longest caves
in the Philippines.
Located at Tagbina and Bislig, Surigao del Sur, Japanese cave explorers
recently declared these caves as the third longest cave in the country
today.
Armed with magnificent rock formations as well as wide array of bats and
insects, these caves are continually becoming famous not only to local
enthusiasts but to foreign tourists as well.
Management and Contact Details
Management

Bislig City Tourism Office

Address

City Hall Building, Poblacion, Bislig City,


Surigao del Sur

Contact Details

Tel. Nos. (+63 86) 8536089;


(+63 86) 6282112
(+63 86) 6282132
E-mail: bisligtourism@yahoo.com
Website: www.bislig.gov.ph

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Bislig, Surigao del Sur


Babano Pension House
Florland Ventures
Melasa Inn
One Eleven Inn
Pensionne La Salle
PRRG Restaurant & Inn
Paper Country Inn
St. Francis Pension House

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LIBAS CAVE
Agusan del Norte
Region 13 CARAGA
Situated at Jabonga, Agusan del Norte,
the Libas Cave boasts of a multitude of
magnificent rock formations.
Naturally
carved
stalactites
and
stalagmites are also what foreign tourists
look for in this natural wonder.
There are also columns naturally carved
out from the walls.

Management and Contact Details


Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte


Provincial Capitol Building, Agusan del Norte
Jabonga, Agusan del Norte
Tel. Nos. (+63 85) 3428022; (+63 85) 3418655
Web: www.agusandelnorte.gov.ph

Accessible Accommodation Facilities


Secuanda Beach Resort-Hotel - Brgy. Tolosa, Cabadbaran
Casa Alburo Hotel & Restaurant - Pob. 6, Cabadbaran
Baiding Garden Pensionne - Brgy.11, Cabadbaran
Carmen Veranda Beach Resort I & 2 - Brgy., Tagcatong, Carmen
Vinapor Bluewaters (Jurassic) - Bgy. Vinapor, Carmen
Almon Lake Resort - San Roque, Kitcharao
Kintana Beach Resort - Carmen
Sta. Maria Beach Resort - Tubay
The Masters House - Magallanes
Mabuhay Lodging House -Rizal Rotunda, Buenavista
Balandra Lodging House - Kitcharao

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BUENAVISTA CAVES
Surigao del Norte
Region 13 CARAGA
A six-kilometer travel from the
city will lead you to this
dripstone cave at Hikdop Island,
Barangay Buenavista.
Surigao del Norte is known for
its mountainous areas, flat and
rolling
lands,
but
this
topography is accentuated by
the presence of this natural
wonder
known
as
the
Buenavista Cave.
One of the most famous rock
formations in the cave is the one resembling a huge group of people. That
rock formation is nicknamed the "Kings court.
An underground pool about knee-deep is found some 100 meters from the
main entry point. You could reach the cave, which has three entry points,
via a 45-minute ride by a pump boat from the capital city.
Management and Contact Details
Management
Address
Site Address
Contact Details

Surigao City Government


Luneta Park, Borromeo St., Surigao City
Hikdop Island, Barangay Buenavista,
Tel. Nos. (+63 86) 8260249; (+63 86) 8268064;
(+63 86) 826231; (+63 86) 8264131
Web: www.surigaocity.gov.ph
www.tourism@surigaocity.gov.ph

Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Surigao City


Hotel Tavern
Philippine Gateway Hotel
Daydream Laguna Resort
Fiesta Resort Hotel & Restaurant
Almont Hotel & Beach Resort
The Garden Pavilion
Lemondee Hotel
Metro Pension Plaza
Mt. Bagarabon Beach Hotel and Mountain Resort
Jannex Pension House
Garcia Hotel

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SILOP CAVE
Surigao del Norte
Region 13 CARAGA
Four caves with 12 different entry points
constitute the Silop cave system.
The different entryways lead to one big
chamber with stunning limestone formations,
stalagmites and stalactites. Some of the
stalactites
and
stalagmites
are
so
magnificently formed that they tend to create
marvelous columns.
A 15-minute ride from the city proper will
bring you to the jungle path towards the cave.
But expect a slippery and muddy travel to the
cave. Stepping on slippery woods, limestone
and sharp rocks is also a peril. Once a visitor
takes notice of the limestone, he should be
aware hes nearing the destination.
Management and Contact Details
Management: Surigao City Government
Address
Luneta Park, Borromeo St.,
Surigao City
Contact Details
Tel. Nos. (+63 86) 8260249;
(+63 86) 8268064;
(+63 86) 826231
(+63 86) 8264131; Website
Web: www.surigaocity.gov.ph
www.tourism@surigaocity.gov.ph
Accessible Accommodation Facilities in Surigao City
Hotel Tavern
Philippine Gateway Hotel
Daydream Laguna Resort
Fiesta Resort Hotel & Restaurant
Almont Hotel & Beach Resort
The Garden Pavilion
Lemondee Hotel
Mt. Bagarabon Beach Hotel and Mountain Resort
Garcia Hotel

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