Hinagdanan Cave in Bingag, Dauis, Bohol

Hinagdanan Cave

Hinagdanan Cave is a cave in the municipality of Dauis on Panglao Island, in Bohol Province, in the Philippines. It is a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is lit by sunlight which filters through holes in the ceiling. Located specifically at Bingag, Dauis, Bohol with an entrance fee of Php50.00 and additional Php20.00 for parking fee but if you just park down the road a bit you can avoid paying this. Hinagdanan Cave is open Monday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. The cave is located in Barangay Bingag, Dauis, Panglao Island. If you are from Tagbilaran (Bohol’s capital), going there is easy. In my estimation, you can reach the cave in around five to ten minutes. If you’re commuting, you can get there by a tricycle or a rented motorcycle.

Hinagdanan Cave is a famed Bohol tourist attraction for not only its unique beauty but also the interesting story of how it came to be .It is said that the Hinagdanan Cave was discovered by a local farmer who was clearing his land and stumbled across two holes in the ground. I am guessing no flashlights were invented way back when and so he dropped a rock down the hole and heard a big splash. Curios, he constructed a ladder and descended into the hole to discover an enormous underground cave and freshwater lagoon! Hinagdanan Cave also played its role during World War II as a hideout for the Filipinos to escape the Japanese Army, though they were still found hiding underground. (https://jonnymelon.com)

            My experience at this famed Hinagdanan Cave was very amazing, I didn’t expect that beautiful creation made by nature. It was very challenging to us going down because it has a narrow space and stairs going down to reach the lagoon. The water was very cool and fresh and the depth is up to 10 to 12 meters deep but if you are afraid of deep water you can swim on the side of the lagoon. Overall, it was the best experience and the best cave I’ve been to.

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