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Hinagdanan Cave, Dauis

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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Illuminated by the sunlight that comes through the holes in the ceiling, Hinagdanan Cave features a deep lagoon, a popular bathing spot for locals and tourists. Enter the cave through a narrow hole and follow the steep concrete steps while holding on to a rope railing. Observe a variety of large stalactites and stalagmites as you go, taking a moment to notice the swallows nesting in small ceiling holes. Outside the entrance, locals sell souvenirs like shirts and bags, as well as fruit shakes and other delicacies. For Hinagdanan Cave and beyond, use our Dauis vacation generator to get the most from your Dauis vacation.
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  • We went there as part of Panglao island tour. It's nice cave with interesting formation. Culmination of the trip is photo under sunlight pouring down through opening in the roof. Our guide was funny a...  read more »
  • This cave maybe small compared to others but it is picturesque inside. The light bounces in and you can see the rock formations all around including below the water because of the clear waters. It is ...  read more »
  • 這景點其實就是個鐘乳石洞 + 很清澈的小小湖 要下去游泳也行, 但必須額外多付下水費 整個景點走花, 大約才發不到3分鐘, 很天然..很小.. 有些無趣 
  • 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.
  • Small but very nice cave with bats flying all around ! 50PHP per person & if you want to swim 75PHP on top of that, I do recommend the swimming it's very refreshing as well there are a places where you can dive in as the water is deep enough :)
  • When in Panglao Bohol one should visit this place, why? because its a unique one it have an indoor lake or pool which is sea water so you can perfectly swim with buoyancy. Just be careful of slippery steps. I really enjoy this place even its quite small but thats what makes this also interesting. Guides are friendly I forgot how much the entrance fee for this place but its below 100 per person. Tip: For Photographers be sure to bring tripod if you want to take cool pictures as the place is a little bit dark for the cameras. To get that perfect shot when you adjust shutter speed. Tip: I think this is the place you should purchase your Bohol shirt as it is the most affordable place to get one.
  • Cool spot to check out while you're scootering around panglao.
  • We were already in the middle of the line to go inside and were asked by one guy who was guarding the entrance to transfer at the back of the line so that the Koreans to go first. Really??? I am a Pinoy by the way.
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