Linao Cave

Linao Cave, Guiuan: Address, Linao Cave Reviews: 4.5/5

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Jose Ariones
Makati, Philippines38 contributions
May 2019
Since my destination is in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and this is the hometown province of my wife, I make sure that before going back to Manila, I have to go to this place.
The place is really beautiful. The water is crystal clear. Before you reach the cave, you have to trek from the mainroad around 400 meters of sharp corals. I would suggest that you wear your old rubber shoes, or anythig that is closed.
Linao Cave is located in Guiuan, eastern Samar. From Manila ride a plane to Tacloban. Then from Tacloban, proceed to the van station. There are two service providers, the Van van Tours and DapTours. Transporation will cost you around P187.00 (one way). Traveling time is approximately 3 hours and a half,
If you prefer to ride a bus, proceed to Cubao bus station in Quezon City. Take the Manila to Guiuan bus. Travel time would be approximately 28 hours.
Going back to the cave..I noticed trashes along the way and even inside the cave. The management should implement strict compliance to prohibit bringing of food inside this enchanting cave.
Be sure to have a tourguide, or with a local familiar with the cave.
Do visit Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines
Written May 5, 2019
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Ayee Bz
Manila, Philippines188 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
I found it amusing when I saw the sign that says Linao Cave was just 100 meters away. When we trekked to get there, it didn't feel like 100 meters. The closer we got to the cave, the ground became rocky, and they were the sharp kind of rocks. I was glad I was wearing trekking footwear on because if it was just regular flipflops, I'm sure it wouldn't last.

I believe that if you want to swim in here, you might need a guide to take you. My friend and I just trekked it on our own as we were just going to check it out. When we entered, it was a bit challenging because of the rocky uneven ground and the darkness of the place (you will need flashlight, we just used our phone's flashlight). The water of the spring pool did look very enticing to swim in, but we weren't ready so we didn't bring a change of clothes. Besides, we could see the pool of water but I wasn't sure how to get to that large pool of water from the entrance where we were at, so that's when I thought where the guide would come in handy.

There's also another spot where you can see the pool from a bigger opening of the cave, but you'd have to climb and walk around more sharp rocks to get to it. You will see the spring pool from above it, but to get to the pool from that spot may require ropes and harness as you would be coming from the top part.

I really liked this place since it seems like it's not a very known tourist destination yet, & if we had more time, I'd have loved to swim here, especially in summer.
Written July 31, 2019
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Marco_NL_73
Templestowe Lower, Australia58 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
This cave is a little gem. After paying the tiny entrance fee of just 15 pesos it's only a short and easy walk to the entrance of the cave. To get to the lagoon one first needs to pass about 100 meters through another cave (bring your flashlight) and wade through waste deep water balancing on a horizontal pole while holding a rope. Advised to wear shoes to protect your feet from the sharp rocks.
The actual lagoon is really pretty with crystal clear water that begs for a swim. Try to have it all for yourself without other people around.
Only downside is the rubbish left behind by previous unresponsible visitors. My advise is to double the entrance fee and use the money to pay for a daily (or at least weekly) clean up of the area).
Written July 29, 2018
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