Saturday, April 27, 2013

Top 10 Caves in the Philippines for Tourists

If I have to choose between spelunking and caving, I would definitely choose spelunking or caving! Through the years of my spelunking experience, I have seen and experience various caves in the Philippines. Worthy of mention is the Sohoton cave of Bucas Grande Island.

And here are my top 10 caves in the Philippines that I have visited.

1. Puerto Princesa Underground River, Palawan (It is my number one since its both an underground river and a cave. In fact, it is second longest navigable underground river in world. It has 24 km. long cave, which contains an 8.2-kilometer-long underground river.)

2. Calbiga Cave, Western Samar (The largest cave system in the Philippines, reputed to be the second largest in Asia and the world's third largest karst formation, is 7 km. long with an area of 900 square km.)

3. Odloman Cave, Mabinay, Negros Oriental (At 8,870 meters, went on record as the second longest cave system in the Philippines.)

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4. Sumaguing and Lumiang  Caves, Sagada, Mountain Province (Sumaguing Cave has the largest chamber connecting all the 60 caves of the town. It is also known as the Big Cave.)

5. Callao Caves, Penablanca, Cagayan  (It is a cave with seven chambers located on the Province of Cagayan)

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6. Sohoton Cave, Basey, Samar  (The Sohoton cave is a cathedral-like dome with an entrance of a parabolic)

7. Aglipay Caves, Quirino (It consists of over 37 interlinked underground chambers, of which only 8 chambers have been explored.)

8. Capisaan Cave, Nueva Vizcaya (The 4.2-kilometer long Capisaan Cave is considered as the fifth longest cave system in the Philippines.)


9. Mabinay Caves, Negros Oriental (It has huge caverns, where stalactites and stalagmites abound.)

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10. Hinagdanan Cave, Bohol (It is a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalactites and stalagmites.)

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  1. Do not point your fingers everywhere brother. There is an old saying about that. You know what i mean. haha. :)

  2. and you are so adventurous bro .. thats nice .. nice post. ^^,

  3. Nice post. I want to try spelunking as a hobby however I don't have anyone to join me. Do you know an amateur group of spelunkers based in Luzon?

    1. There is an existing national group. I was invited once. I will go over my notes.

  4. capisaan cave must be on top 5
    Aglipay cave ? Capisaan is much better sa survey pa un eh this is not true