Callao Cave, Cagayan Valley Region

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Callao Cave is one of the limestone caves located in the municipality of Peñablanca, Cagayan province, in the Philippines. The seven-chamber show cave is one of 300 caves that dot the area and the best known natural tourist attractions of the province. The town is named as Peñablanca (Spanish for white rocks) for the presence of white limestone rocks in the area. Callao Cave is located in the Barangays of Magdalo and Quibal in Peñablanca about 24km northeast of Tuguegarao City, the capital of the Province of Cagayan.Callao and the other caves are situated in the western foothills of the Northern Sierra Madre Mountains of the Philippines. They are situated within the Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape, which stretches from the caves to the eastern shores of Peñablanca town of the Pacific Ocean.Protection statusCallao Cave was visited by American Governor-General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. in 1932 who under his term created the National Park system of the country with the passing of Act no. 3195 in 1932. Callao Cave was one of the earliest national parks of the country when it was established on July 16, 1935 by Proclamation no. 827. The Callao Cave National Park encompassed an area of of land. With the passing of the NIPAS Act of 1992 that revamped the protected areas of the country, the Callao National Park was reclassified but enlarged by Proclamation no. 416 on June 29, 1994. The protected area was reestablished as the Peñablanca Protected Landscape.
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  • The Callao Cave is a beautiful and quiet limestone cave a short drive north of the city of Tuguegarao. It has a chapel inside and several chambers. Some of the chambers have openings in the "roof" so ...  more »
  • An easy trek from the opening. Tour guides are superb photographer too. The entire cave has 5 chambers that offers different sceneries.  more »
  • A good place for a new traveller. This cave have hundreds of steps before you reach the main attraction. I would suggest to visit Callao Cave first before Sierra Cave to appreciate the mud. Callao Cav...  more »
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  • A gem of the Philippines. Natural cave with several small chambers besides the more familiar cathedral-like main chamber with an opening which shines a light inside. Benches were installed so masses can be held here on Sundays. At the parking area are souvenir shops and snack stalls serving Halo-Halo with Yema topping.
  • The Cave for the Young and the Old. Most caves can only be visited by active adults where the terrains are rough and some may even need a swim or a hike. But theres no need to be a pro in going inside this cave. Thats why this is good for all ages. You may see old people going here, while others bring their little ones. All in all, it was a nice place to unwind. You can also have a boat ride or a swim on the Cagayan river beside the cave.
  • The place will take you to another world. The cave is long and has many chambers that are so high unlike some caves where the ceiling heights are low. Another thing that captivated me were the pillars of lights coming from the opening of every chambers' ceilings; they're like natural lighting to the inside of the caves. I like most the church that they built inside the cave, the natural lights that descent from the ceiling creates a dramatic view of the altar. The scene at the view deck is also superb where you can see the green forests, the white rocks and the clear blue-green river. Local tour guides range from kids to adults. Our tour guide was an elementary school boy, but he definitely knew how to cater his trade. And he also taught us some amazing camera tricks using our mobile phones. The steps are quite easy for biginners but it can get tiring, too.
  • Must see! Very very beautiful and natural cave. Only 20 peso for entrance.
  • Exciting! Clean! So much to do So Much to learn Great for kids
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