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10 Best Caves in the Philippines, Your Guide to the Best Caves to Visit in the Philippines

Philippines with more than 7000 Islands - is not only all about white sand beaches and beautiful islands, but also caves.

Here are some of the best caves that you can visit in the Philippines,

1. Aglipay Caves

Aglipay Caves are located in the Province of Quirino formed in Baraggay Villa Ventura. There is a total of 8 accessible caves in the Aglipay Caves. For only 25 Pesos that’s around 0.5 Dollars.

2. Calbiga Cave (Langun-Gobingob Caves)

If Puerto Prinsesa Underground River is the longest cave, Calbiga Cave is the largest cave in the Philippines. The cave is located in Western Samar. Calbliga Cave is 7 kilometers long and have an area of 900 square kilometers.

3. Hinagdanan Cave

Hinagdanan Cave is one of the most visited site in Bohol Island, and why not? The cave is so beautiful, and the water is so nice to swim at!

4. Callao Cave

Callao Cave is the pride and the best natural tourist attraction in Peñablanca, Cagayan, Philippines. Callao Cave is composed of 7 show caves (caves accessible for general public). The largest is about 160 feet wide and 118 feet high. There is also an unusual cathedral in one of the chambers used as chapel by the locals.

5. Monfort Bat Sanctuary

The Bat Cave (not the Batman Cave), literally bat cave, Monfort Bat Sanctuary is situated in Samal Island, Davao City, Philippines.

Monfort Bat Sanctuary has been the house of a large colony of 2.3 million Rousette fruit bats since recorded history. They cover 75% of the ceilings and walls of their 245 ft-long cave.

6. Odloman Cave

Odloman Cave is located in Magbinay, Negros Oriental. It is considered as the second longest cave in the Philippines next to Puerto Prinsesa Underground River and the 6th deepest cave in the Philippines.

7. Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River is the longest navigable underground river in the Philippines and in the world. The cave is located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It has a tatal of 24 kilometers long navigable cave. It is the 3rd deepest cave in the country. Stalactites and stalagmites formations are everywhere. If you got a wide imagination, you can really appreciate the place.

It contains outstanding biodiversity with the Palawan Moist Forest recognized by the WWF's Global Report as containing the richest tree flora, with high levels of regional and local endemism and as being the largest and most valuable limestone forest in Asia.

8. Sohoton Cave

Sohoton Cave derives its name from the Cebuano word so-oton which means to pass through a small opening. In order to reach the cave, you have to pass through the jungle and the limestone walls with a small boat or kayak.

This cave has a high cathedral-like dome with an entrance of parabolic arch. It is within the Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park and was established on July 19, 1935 by virtue of Proclamation No. 831, to preserve its geological features and natural wonders. It was named Sohoton Cave Natural Park but this was changed in 2005 to Sohoton Cave and Natural Bridge.

The National Park stretches over 841 hectares filled with lush jungle, pristine waterfalls, the vivid river, and numerous limestone caves.

9. Sumaging-Latipan-Lomyang Crystal Cave

The caves can be found in Sagada, Mountain Province. It has a depth of 163 meters and considered as the deepest cave in the Philippines. It is a burial ground for natives and a hiding place of soldiers in World War II.

10. Tabon Cave

This is where one of the oldest human species were discovered, The Tabon Man, thus the name Tabon Cave. This cave can be found in Palawan - Narra. If you are into human evolution or just simply dropping by and have plenty of time on your visit in Palawan, and witness the market with the cheapest fish, then hop on and visit this place.

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