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The island province of Bohol may aptly be called "Cave Country." Some 1400 caves have been counted, and probably many more have escaped notice.

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Francis wrote:
Tuesday, 1 March 2016 12:49:31 PHT
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Debra wrote:
Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:33:05 PHT
I'm from bohol but i've only seen the hinagdanan cave in dauis. how i wish i could see the other caves, esp. the one in s bullones described by vic ybalez. and yes, dagohoy's cave, too. bohol may be small but it really has a lot to offer.
Aiz wrote:
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 11:22:51 PHT
Hai happy day! meron din cave sa Trinidad so nice and adventurous. kakatakot nga eh ... hehehehe
Manuel Gallegos wrote:
Friday, 18 February 2011 05:46:18 PHT
Can you more experienced travelers to this part of the world give me some advise? What other islands are worth the visit to see rain forest? please let me know yourdreamscanhappen@yahoo.com thank you
Mcbride wrote:
Tuesday, 30 November 2010 16:51:46 PHT
maaung hapon sa tanan! @ vic ybalez: ask lang ko unsa name sa cave man nga naa sa sierra bullones? is it safe to bring a DSLR camera inside? As in mulosong ba gyud ka sa tubig? Asa pwede contakon ang moguide pasulod sa cave? censya dghan pangutana.:) planning to explore bisan usa lang ka langub sa bohol. Im going home this coming Jan 2011. So, murag naganyar ko sa imong post nga dunay waterfalls sulod sa langub. hope to hear from you soon..... cheers, mcbride
vic ybalez wrote:
Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:39:01 PHT
tinood bitaw nga daghag langub (cave) sa bohol, gani sa sierra bullones sa barangay matin-ao (upper) adunay langob didto nga gamay kaayo ang agi-anan unya molusong ka sa tubig una makaabot didto sa sulod dayon imong makita ang falls nga habog kaayo ilawom sa langub, gani wa pa kaayo ni ma-explore, kasagaran rang mosulod didto mao kadtong taga didto ra o adunay makuyog nga tagadidto, aduna man gud ni swimming pool didto sa kilid niini (usa lang kabuok swimming pool) nga gi atiman sa barangay (dilina sakop sa matin-ao)
Cristela wrote:
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:26:18 PHT
I am very proud nga bol-anon q...it is very beautiful place.
Mary Daisy Rabanes Logronio wrote:
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 09:46:46 PHT
One day I have dreamt of being in Bohol again to find my family, but I have lost contact with them. The Logronio family I know lives in Buenavista and Bulawarti if I mispelled that sorry. If anyone knows of them please give this message. My mother is Clara Rabanes and father was Pabling,Pablo or Paul Logronio. Father has other children. Pia, Raul And Paul my half siblings I lost contact since traveling much and gaining all the experiences to continue writing about the path I chose to walk in dating back during WWII. Currently living in Nevada USA a full time student working on BBA in Marketing with 7 cats, 4 dogs and 2 computers and still single. I believe one returns to where one was conceived, according to mother, on December 1956 on a stormy night had to put her on a banka, walang pera, but had to get to Cebu to a hospital to deliver me. Wow suhe daw at iyan ang sabit ng manghihilot. I want to go back and retire with our caves, tarziers, and our chocolate hills, and of course our natural medicines.Gulay at iba pang masarap na hipon, alimasag, pusit, mais at kong ano pa. Na accidente lang ako at natamaan ang ulo ko haya nakakalimot na kaayo. If anyone reads this letter of appreciation that I am a Boholanon wanting to come home. God Bless you and have a wonderful year coming ahead. Thanks for reading. Lek Lek or Daisy is fine
ptlofranco wrote:
Sunday, 23 August 2009 01:56:48 PHT
Yes it's true. Bohol is one of the most wonderful places in the Philippines. Visit Bohol and you will enjoy.
Anne wrote:
Monday, 3 August 2009 02:24:46 PHT
scary desciption of the cave.. I'm having second thoughts about visiting that cave.. You could have came up with a more interesting and less frightening description of the cave. too bad my friends and I were supposed to visit caves in bohol when we get there this Aug. 15, 09, now it's less interesting.
mark anthony muring wrote:
Thursday, 2 April 2009 14:01:54 PHT
magtinabangay ta para ma maintain nato ang kaanindot sa kinaiyahan nga gihatag sa atong labawng makagagahum....
Gmiles wrote:
Tuesday, 24 March 2009 00:00:19 PHT
Please tell the guides not to advice the visitors to take a swim if they know that it is polluted.
mark wrote:
Tuesday, 10 February 2009 16:10:19 PHT
halu..bohol.. uli npud kmi dha ds may..hopefully ..untana.. heheh. kanice jud dha.. suroy2 ba..waka relax jud.makalimotay sa mga utang .haha.. aw cge amping lang mo dha..more power on your site...thnx.. labai pud mo sako blog hehe.. jokenajoke.blogspot.com.. thnx..gbu
mark Anthony Muring wrote:
Tuesday, 9 December 2008 16:45:28 PHT
sa tanang wala pa ka anhi sa bohol, welcome kaayo mo ari ... see the beauty of bohol and of course the good attitudes of the people living this beautiful island
makoy wrote:
Tuesday, 9 December 2008 16:39:23 PHT
lami kaayo ang nga langob sa bohol
vhing wrote:
Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:59:17 PHT
hi Bernil Gastardo where you came from? bernil is your family name coz my family name is Bernil aswell. thanks and regards
Bernil Gastardo wrote:
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 03:23:09 PHT
Last year, we made our first exploration of the freshwater caves in Bohol. Cave Country, it really is! If cave diving interests you, check out the full report at this link: http://divescotty.com/boholexplore.html
monique wrote:
Friday, 19 September 2008 15:20:49 PHT
the people in bohol is so warm and very hospitable...di gyud k mg mahay ug mo bcta kas bohol....wl ng k2lad ang bohol.many beutiful places to see.....at sympre mggnda at pogi ang mga bol anon........regrdz......
Cha wrote:
Friday, 8 August 2008 18:26:07 PHT
Sino ba yung may sabi na pupunta ng Bohol? Well,taga ron ang mother ko and lagi kami nanduon. Actually,kahit wala kayong kakilala don, walang prob. mababait ang mga bol-anon. Sa pier p lng marami nang tour guides and vans to be rented. i think 3,500php na ngayon ang price nila.You wont regret going in Bohol, its one of a kind place.
Mitch wrote:
Thursday, 7 August 2008 22:16:10 PHT
Hello! my friends and I are new in spelunking.Are there any guides that could accompany us during caving?How much is the asking price? Any recommended place to stay for a group that's on a tight budget.Thank you so much for the help.
Jogettes wrote:
Saturday, 5 July 2008 07:56:35 PHT
We'll be going to Bicol with friend this September. It's our first to get there. I'm just wondering how are we able to explore these gems of Bohol w/o a tour guide. We'll just a map probably and ask around. no on e from us is from Bohol. darn. any bright suggestions on how we'll survive our trip?? :)
Paterno R.Ruaya Jr. wrote:
Sunday, 15 June 2008 10:52:06 PHT
You're right Bohol is a cave country. When I was a kid I saw a cave in Barangay Punta Cruz in Maribojoc, Bohol. The cave, which has an exit on the other side of a hill, is often used by boy scouts during camping days in Punta Cruz, near the famous watchtower. I don't any idea why the local leaders and tourism officials are not promoting the cave--only the overexposed watchtower which could be seen daily in the WOW videoke as background by crooners in the country. Another thing, there is an underground cave in Barangay Lagtangon, near Punta Cruz. When I was a kid we used to get fresh water near the underground cave using the old timba. We used the water for the household need of our aunt's house in Lagtangon. After taking a bath in the sea, we used to peep through the hole and shout to hear echoes from this undiscovered cave which has not entry. This needs further investigation by the local tourism office. Of course I had visited the famous Hinagdangan cave in Panglao Island. The water there is cool. Even picnickers in nearby towns go there on Sundays to take a dip. There's a need for the province for form its own spelunking clubs to promote the thousands of caves in Bohol. Someday I am planning to retire in Bohol, in my old hometown of Maribojoc. By the way I am writing this from my Makati office.
Rhoda Clarin-Bangayan-Bengtsson wrote:
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 13:58:45 PHT
What is the provincial government and the local baranggay officials on that particular place doing to protect these valuable natural assets of the locality? Is there any local ordinance of any kind that preserve,control the treasures of our unique natural enviroment? I think locals dont realize that it can generate little income out of it. Wake up fellow paisanos ! we are talented people, lets shows the world what we can do and what we did....this reflects of who we are by what we have.....
Ann wrote:
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 22:50:42 PHT
Hmmm pic is nice, we are there several times,together with my husband and foreigner friends but seems still smell bad like a human pee.My sugestion is you better watch somebody that pee in the place.because foreigners said that some pinoy's has no discipline.
eonis wrote:
Thursday, 1 May 2008 10:47:10 PHT
please promote also our cave in trinidad,bohol ..it is a nice place to hang out..tnx
Eatdanao wrote:
Tuesday, 29 January 2008 16:55:37 PHT
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Reg wrote:
Sunday, 6 January 2008 01:44:08 PHT
I am so glad I browsed through this site. I am from and living here in Bohol and I have always been very proud of its natural wonders, Bohol caves among others. I agree that caves did play an important role in our local history and culture - such as Dagohoy's revolt against the Spaniards as well as this old tale of our old folks borrowing utensils (ex. golden plates) from spirits that dwell in the caves). This is a very interesting literature as I plan to do more research and exploring of Bohol's caves and hopefully come up with a coffee table book or some other medium in collaboration with some of the local artists here as a way of preserving,reviving (if you will), and promoting Bohol's cultural heritage.
May Ann wrote:
Thursday, 20 September 2007 18:36:50 PHT
Im a filipina who lives here in Mexico. I am really proud of Philippines for its beauty. But we have to face the fact that we are not that famous in terms of tourism. We should be promoting more of Philippine tourism, we have so many things to offer. About the article, all sounds so inviting and exciting, but still we lack promotion.
Anot wrote:
Friday, 10 August 2007 17:12:07 PHT
Indeed! Bohol got its name . "a cave country". Because there are so many caves to explore. To name one, HINAGDANAN CAVE is a naturally made cave, its really amazing how god created it. Many think of it as a man made cave. But to tell you it is already existing since then but only few years ago palang na discover. hehehe . so?. If u are a spelunker , come, visit, explore, and enjoy the scenery of Hinagdanan cave and other caves of Bohol.:).
Ayan wrote:
Monday, 23 July 2007 15:21:59 PHT
here is a link on some write up about eco adventure tour in danao....

www.sunstar.com.ph

Boyet Galope Banluta wrote:
Sunday, 1 April 2007 01:27:37 PHT
were so blessed that in Bohol we have so much to offer regarding tourism and Caves are of them, I'm from Madua Sur Duero, Bohol. I do agree with our kabayan who now resides in Mexico that we have a lot to offer with regards of the above, just an amount of update, tourism now a days in our region is now booming. Thanks and God Bless us all.
Loth wrote:
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 13:04:40 PHT
I'm from Loboc, too. Nong Ondoy is right, we also have this "Guimba" cave. according to my late Lola, this was there hide-out during the Japanese invasion. From thereunder via a tunnel-like structure, they just walked their way to Bilar town. Just don't know how true it is that there were several treasures hidden therein and that nobody could get through the said cave for fear of the creatures living there after being abandoned by the war evacuees.
May Ann wrote:
Saturday, 24 March 2007 02:55:50 PHT
Im a filipina who lives here in Mexico. I am really proud of Philippines for its beauty. But we have to face the fact that we are not that famous in terms of tourism. We should be promoting more of Philippine tourism, we have so many things to offer. About the article, all sounds so inviting and exciting, but still we lack promotion.
Mel wrote:
Friday, 2 March 2007 15:49:00 PHT
Yeah, Gerwin is right. I'm also from Inabanga. Its true we have Macavan Cave there and a river cruise as well similar to Loboc. Its already operational. Hope Inabanga will be featured in this site soon too. God Bless!
Armando Sarigumba Caralos wrote:
Sunday, 18 February 2007 22:11:50 PHT
Bohol Caves and Nature... I am from Loboc Bohol, Talking about caves in Bohol, well it's really an opportunity to explore all this wonderful caves that natures can give. Bohol is a wonderful place to explore. We have caves too in Loboc, that folks commonly called it the " Guimba Cave ", Long before we use to gather " Guano " a kind of rich soil a replaceable element to Modern Fertilizer from that cave. It is also said that these Guimba Cave traverse under the Loboc river then to the town of Lila.(this saying on Guimba Cave that I would love to explore someday during my free time.) Of course a whole lot of outstanding sightseeing inside that even yourself could hardly believe on how the things being shape underneath. Well, folks around the world who loves adventures why not try to have your experience held differently.. in Bohol..
Bentoy wrote:
Tuesday, 19 December 2006 02:09:20 PHT
In reply to Mae's statement. Yeah the one located in Sta.Cruz "POOK". I believe the lot is now owned by a foreigner.
Gerwin wrote:
Thursday, 23 November 2006 17:09:42 PHT
hey I'm from Inabanga town...hope that you can feature the town of Inabanga here! We have a very known cave there and I thought I can read it here but am quit disappointed to find out you don't have it... MACAVAN CITY CAVE? Have you heard about that? and in Inabanga also have floating restaurant that is still developing now... hope you will feature the cave of Inabanga here... Macavan city.

We had not yet heard of this cave, but will certainly feature it when we learn more. Will try to visit there next time we are in Bohol.--Jeroen.

Rigo C. Mijos, Sr. wrote:
Friday, 20 October 2006 04:21:39 PHT
I don't know who wrote this story about Hinagdanan Cave in Bingag, Dauis, Bohol. First of all, I my wife is from Bingag and before we migrated here in the U.S., we used to stay there. In fact I learned how to swim at Hinagdanan Cave. The last time I went home lastJune, this year, I took a bath in this cave and I guarantee you the water is so clean. It's a running water, the fact that during low tide, it's visible the water coming out in the rocks in the shore. The only problem that I noticed was that Souvenir stores are almost eating the spaces close to the mouth of the cave. I don't know if this structures were built legally but it destroys the landscape on top of the cave. I wish the local leadership converted the top portion of the cave into a park so tourists will be attracted on coming back. I don't know if this will happen since almost every space privately owned structures are already existing.
Christine wrote:
Friday, 21 April 2006 18:13:22 PHT
Hello, there!!! I also visited The Hingadanan Cave, it is very beautiful and admiring place. Actually it is near in our place, The last time I went there was on year 2002. I missed that place so much. I had a memorable moments spent together with my friends, and I considered that as one of the most memorable moments in my whole life. I plan to go there on June. See u there,, Thanks,,,
Quicel Allusada Sepe wrote:
Wednesday, 19 April 2006 21:12:47 PHT
Nice place............I want to go there someday.....hopefully...
Mae wrote:
Tuesday, 14 February 2006 15:04:42 PHT
Hi, I heard that there is a cave somewhere in Baclayon and it is located under a huge 'balite' tree..... hope this can also be featured in this site..... thanks....

If that is that balite tree on the right hand side of the road (when coming from Tagbilaran), I have never heard about a cave underneath it. Maybe some other visitors can tell.--Jeroen.

Abigail de Guia wrote:
Sunday, 6 November 2005 21:47:43 PHT
I visited Bohol last Nov. 4-6 and it was realy one great experience! I really loved the place..Actually I was imagining Hinagdanan Cave to be a mountain in which there s a road tracker just to reach the cave. It was a great surprise for me that when we arrived in the cave I found no mountain but instead a gateway to enter the cave down under the ground we're standing.. it was already developed since it has stairways & lights were already installed inside the cave.. I would just like to correct the one in this article.. "but swimming in the pool is not advisable as the waters there are not clean". The water in the cave is very clear and swimming is permitted since we asked the people there to be able to correct the article in this site. But nyway. uts really great being in Bohol! I really love to be back in Bohol again...opps! before I forget, I would like to thank Roselo Cinches, a mototrist & boholano whom we met. Thanks for letting us see the beauty og Bohol. See you again!
TropicalGirl wrote:
Sunday, 6 November 2005 14:36:40 PHT
Hinagdanan Cave is really a nature wonder. It is a beautiful underground scenery that you dont see very often. Its a good size cave with water in the middle where you can swim and have a dip! That was years ago when we went swimming there so Im not sure if current visitors there are still allowed to swim inside the cave. Its like being in a indoor pool but better because its Hinagdanan Cave, its ALL natural, and when you look around you, you see rock formations up, down, all sides...you are in the cave so it is naturally dark and mysterious but it has few sun lights poking out from upper hole(s) and entrance.

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