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“Nice little stop if you are in the area”

Macahambus Hill Cave
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

There isn't too much to this place. It has a bit of interesting history as it was used in the war against America.

It's a pass-through cave and after maybe 3 minutes of navigating you pass through to the other side which opens up onto a created balcony high above the river below. There is also one side area that dead ends but is also interesting. This area at least gives a bit more of a sense of adventure since it is a bit less travelled. You can find bats huddled on the ceiling and perhaps some other interesting animals and bugs if you interested in such things. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty even though most likely you won't get them dirty.

Locals might be hanging out by the opening or across the street. In my opinion, you can ignore their requests to guide you through the tour. Make sure you bring a flashlight, though if there are people manning the booth across the street you can borrow/rent one from them.

It's maybe a 15 minute drive south on the main road past SM Cagayan de Oro. Once there you will likely spend 30 minutes to an hour if you are really into it.

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

located just along the way to the old airport, this cave is a must seen site while in Cagayan. Short walk, sense of loneliness I like for a cave without going 100 Km to get it, and at the end of the cave, is a breathtaking view of the Cagayan de Oro River.

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Reviewed April 26, 2014

An interesting walk through cave to visit. It would be nice if they would post more about the history which happened here, but it can be found online. This cave is located about 3k past the old airport. Once you get through the cave there is a nice view of the river. No entrance fee, but you can pay a nominal tip for a guide and flashlight at the stand selling touristy items. A previous review mentions the trash and graffiti, but it appears they have cleaned the place up because I did not notice either now. It is a nice visit and I think kids would especially enjoy it!

2  Thank kuyals
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

If only they took better care of the cave and made sure that the vandals did not deface the walls with so much graffiti. And then there is trash - so much of it. what a shame.

Thank JEmmanuelLasPinas
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We really were not expecting much when we went to this cave. It was just along the way so we thought, why not? The cave is just 57 meters deep but, according to the marker outside, it possesses a rightful place in Philippine history, having been the last stronghold of Filipino soldiers during the Philippines-USA war in the early 1900s. The cave ends with a very good view of the Cagayan de Oro River. There, the sound of water flowing and the wind blowing is truly very invigorating. Rent a flashlight for only P20 before you enter. You won't spend more than thirty minutes when you go here so it's actually a worthwhile stop

Thank LSSantos
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