Hinagdanan Cave

Hinagdanan Cave, Dauis: Address, Hinagdanan Cave Reviews: 4/5

Hinagdanan Cave
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2.5 kilometers from Dauis, near Pangalo Island Nature Resort
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RJS
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I felt seeing the cave was amazing! My total cost coming from Alona Beach was about $12. That included motorbike ride there and back, and entry fee into the cave along with a swim. The entry fee into the cave with swimming was about 125 pesos! I was fortunate enough to have the entire cave to myself. Which made it terrific to take pictures. Entry into the cave involves steep set of stairs with railing. Where good fitting shoes so you don’t slip. Before I swam I put my flip flops on. There is some sharp rocks in the cave , if your careful it shouldn’t be a problem , Also some small birds in there flying around. Dripping water falling from the ceiling making a hollow sound it’s neat !
If you’re in the area…. Why miss it.
Written March 9, 2022
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Emerald M
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Despite other reviews saying the cave was really crowded, when I arrived (maybe around 10:30am) I was the only one swimming and there was just one other family there taking photos. The little birds flitting about inside are cute and it's a beautiful cave. Lots of vendors selling drinks, snacks etc outside. Small entry fee and around 200PHP tricycle ride from Alona Beach.
Written June 12, 2022
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Edwin Tee
Quezon City, Philippines113 contributions
It is a very small cave with beautiful rock formations inside. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit because there is a small pond inside the cave for you to swim. The water is very cold. Life jackets are provided for free. There is an entrance fee of 125 pesos for those who wish to swim and 100 pesos for those who do not want to swim. If you don’t plan to see, it takes less than 5 minutes to see the rock formations. The reason you take more than 5 minutes is you have to line up for your group pictures or selfies. I suggest you swim inside the pond so that you enjoy the cave.
Written February 23, 2020
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Kevin Barnes
Stowmarket, UK30 contributions
The place is easy to find, sign posted off the main circular road of Panglao. Buy your entrance tickets at a kiosk found in the middle of the dozen or so shops on site.You can visit the cave only or choose to swim at an extra cost. The cave is accessed by a very steep set of stairs that soon become wet and slippery but you are entering a cave!!
The cave is not massive but the swimming experience is awesome. The refreshing water is the perfect on a hot day. The rocks can be sharp so wearing some sort of footwear is advisable.There are a few places to stand but overall the pool was very deep.
Arrange transport to get away from the caves as walking down to the main road and finding a ride was not easy and very warm.
Worth a visit if only for the swim.
Written January 19, 2020
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Silje D
Skien, Norway74 contributions
Couples
It’s a nice cave, but not so much to see. A lot of people inside a small cave. You have to pay entrance fee, and a extra fee if you want to go swimming in the cave. Outside is a nice little marked.
Written January 9, 2020
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karensohn
Seoul, South Korea12 contributions
Friends
It's a small cave with small body of water. You can finish looking at the cave in less than 1 minute, standing in just one position. They open really early and apparently are packed with ppl by the afternoon. We brought snorkel but the water is murky (still clean but not absolutely crystal clear), there's nothing to see. I wouldn't be too sorry to have missed this cave. I advise to skip the swimming part. Swim in the sea. It's much nicer experience.
Written January 30, 2020
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jblaza
Marikina, Philippines517 contributions
Couples
Hinagdanan Cave is an underground limestone cave in Panglao Island. To enter the cave, visitors climb down a hole fitted with a small staircase. “Hinagdanan” means to be fitted with a ladder or stairs.

The cave has natural light that is fed through two holes in the ceiling. Nevertheless, this is already supplemented with LED bulbs inside. Still, there are portions of the cave that is too dark for some camera’s to properly focus. Also, there are some areas where the cave walls have been vandalized.

The cave is not that big, about 100 meters at the longest. There is a cemented walkway inside the cave but it does not go all the way to the end. If you want to reach the very end of the cave, you have to climb some rock formations. Be careful when walking though as the walkway and the rock formations can be very slippery.

Aside from stalactites and stalagmites, the cave features a greenish-blue lagoon. The guide inside the cave told us that visitors may swim in the lagoon. There is no mandatory fee for the guide and visitors are free to tip the guide whatever amount they wish. We found out guide to be funny, informative, and helpful (especially in taking our photos).

When we visited, we were lucky that there were no other tourist; we had the cave to ourselves. The down side though, was that too much silence caused my claustrophobia to sink in much faster. Although our guide was prompting us to take more photos, I had to climb back up to open space after spending about fifteen minutes underground.

There are food and souvenir stalls outside the cave. The items sold here are more expensive than what you can buy in, say, Bohol Quality Mall.
Written March 2, 2016
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gamaliela
philippines33 contributions
My family and I went to Bohol for the first time last February 2007. As part of our day trip, we were brought to the Hinagdanan cave. There was a minimal entrance fee of P15 per adult. A man from there also volunteered to be our guide and we gave him a tip afterwards.

The cave itself was not that big. Maybe a maximum of 30 persons can be inside at the same time. But the stalactites and stalagmites were awesome. For those of us who appreciate how they were formed, they were really a sight to behold.

There were small birds inside the cave. No bats. No stinky smell either.

There was also an underwater pond inside the cave which had water flowing through two openings. Although I read a few reviews that the water was dirty, we saw that it was flowing, clear and looked very clean. It was so refreshingly cool, too. The weather was hot at that time that we allowed our kids to swim. We adults just dipped our legs, wishing that we bought our swimsuits. It was low season such that there were only a few tourists there at that time. But our guide said that during summer, a lot of people swim there. Afterwards, we didn't itch at all, so I think the water was really clean.
Written March 8, 2007
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guafaco
Maasin, Philippines1 contribution
I'm from Leyte and I had a ride around panglao island yesterday dated 03/22/09 and one of our stops is the Hinagdanan Cave. The cave is very fascinating no question on that but I just hope the guides also know that the water on that cave is polluted. When we arrived at the cave one of the man followed us throughout the cave and even took us some shots.. thank to him.. and then he told us we can take a swim.. and it is also therapeutic for those who have arthritis etc he said.. a BIG NO-NO.. if I only knew that the water is polluted then I will not take a dip because now I am suffering from itchiness and my skin is really bad.. from my arms to my legs. It's really bad because I hate to wear long sleeves or sweaters just to hide something on my arms..

But i learned something from this.. Next time I will make a research first about where I/We should go to.. If it is safe for more actions or not.
Written March 23, 2009
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AksMzk
Toronto, Canada268 contributions
Couples
One of many highlights of my Philippines trip was this cave in Bohol.

I had the biggest fail on my way down LOL!!!! I was holding my camera in one hand and the rail with my other, next thing you know I tripped the whole way down *facepalm*. Thank god for my gf who caught me or on my way into the water LOL.

None the less, this place was amazing. Never been in a cave before with thousands of bats.

There were also lots of kids swimming in the water. It was so hot down there, I thought about taking a dip too.

There also a bunch of gift shops right outside the cave too, I bought tons of gifts for fam there.

A must see if you are in Bohol
Written August 21, 2013
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