Hinagdanan Cave is located specifically at Bingag, Dauis, Bohol with an entrance fee of Php50.00 and additional Php20.00 for parking fee . Hinagdanan Cave is open Monday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. 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. 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 Brief History
Hinagdanan Cave was accidentally discovered when the owner of the area was clearing the decaying branches of the land when he found the hole. The owner threw a stone into the hole, then he heard a splash. Then he built a ladder to get into the cave. They named it Hinagdanan, means “laddered” used to get into the cave’s interior. The cave is about 100 metres long of beautiful rock formations. The stalactites and stalagmites stick out from the ceiling and floor of the cave as though trying to meet each other. Inside the cave, there’s also a lagoon with a greenish surface produced by the green limestone at the bottom of the pool, where people used to bath in the lagoon, however, it has been advised to not go dip into the lagoon because of the karst pollutants present in the water.
My experience in Hinagdanan Cave was very amazing. I didn’t expect that there are hidden beautiful creation made by nature. It was very challenging to us 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.