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Cudugnon Cave

Bacuit Bay | Naturephilippine. Com, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Ranked #20 of 30 Attractions in El Nido
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was here on my day tour from Miniloc Islands. It was a nice cave but since I am a tall person it was a little difficult for me to get inside the cave but once i managed to squeeze myself in it was beautiful. Good photo op. Will visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Cudugnon cave was a part of our day visit from El Nido resorts and it was totally worth the visit. It was a rainy day but still very beautiful as our guide made our trip memorable with the awesome pictures he captured of us. Getting into the cave can be a task for somebody who is oversized or not very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It is a nice little cave and our guide shared some trivia of the early settlers and its purpose. It was once used as a hiding place during the war. Now that small entrance entrance makes sense. So small that you have to squeeze and crawl yourself inside. It is cozy and well lit inside. It did not feel so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Worth a stop.Dont need a guide.Has a freshwater pool for a cooling off.Few rock formations of interest

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I really liked this cave. It's not difficult or challenging, just a small hole you have to initially crawl through. It's quite tranquil once you're inside. As far as the "bad smell", it's just an odd combination of bat guana and seawater, what do you expect? Chanel No. 5? It's tolerable. I like caves. It's small, you don't have to... More 

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Philippines
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16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

You have to crawl in a small opening to get inside. If you're claustrophobic this is not a good idea. There were a lot of tourists going in & out. Maybe 2 groups would be enough to explore the place. The cave is just small. It was a nice experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is part of Tour B and you will stop at this place for your lunch. The cave is small and you have to crawl in a small hole to enter. Not too spectacular but as you have to wait for lunch to be prepared, it is good to do this.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

It was raining when we got to the island but it all adds to the drama already happening at the entrance. One has to spread some towels or life vests on the opening to the inner sanctuary so people can crawl more safely through. Once you're in, it's just awesome! Inner chambers invite you to explore and take more pictures.... More 

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Manila
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The cave was interesting. It was a bit challenge going here as you will need to go through a small opening. Once you enter, you will smell the bat poop.

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laguna, philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

the stones are sharp; but the resort has put towels and some life vests so as to avoid the sharp stones. the guide showed us a technique on how to enter the hole. interesting. its just a cave. with the photos i took, some people commented that they thought it was snow. its a different environment. but worth seeing whats... More 

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