Thursday, October 20, 2016

How to visit Hinagdanan Cave - Bohol, Philippines

Hinagdanan Cave Panglao, Dauis

Hinagdanan Cave
Hinagdanan cave is probably the most interesting place in Panglao Island. It’s a small grotto with beautiful rock formations. Stalactites and stalagmites surround a purest underground lake.

It’s pretty easy to go inside a cave. There is a stairs from the entrance, so you can go to the lake even in heels. However, a floor inside is slippery, so there are rope railings along walls.
Bohol Hinagdanan Cave
The underground lake is very popular as a place for swimming. The temperature in the lake is about 25 °C, so a special strength of spirit is not required. However, you have to pay extra 100 pesos for this pleasure.

Hinagdanan Cave Panglao, Bohol
The surface of the lagoon seems to be greenish because of green limestone on the bottom.

There is a couple interesting features of the cave. Firstly, it has a natural light. The light gets inside through numerous holes, creating interesting optical effects. Secondly, the cave is a place of nesting swallows. They fly inside so swiftly that the entrance door with a mesh is closed for visitors’ safety.

Hinagdanan Cave Philippines
Since we didn’t take swimsuits, we didn’t swim in the lake. But we went to explore the grotto around the lake. Frankly, the path wasn’t difficult, but there were some dangerous moments, when I had to go down from big slippery rocks without seeing anything below. My husband was able to do it quickly and deftly, but it was quite challenging for me.

There were nice bonuses on the other side. Firstly, we were the only persons there, because tour groups never do any kind of explore. Secondly, we found an unknown dinosaur skull in one of the numerous small lagoons of the grotto. Any doubts? Look at this photo!

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