As I’ve mentioned in my first blog entry Road to Ecstasy: The Amazing Bohol Adventure. Luzon was experiencing storm surge the day after we left Manila. Bearing our pursuit to discover and to feel happiness, Ate and I travelled bound to Bohol with optimism and prayers.
“Hello Sunshine” I whispered quietly the moment my skin was touched by the inviting heat from the sun. God answered our plea, fair weather in Tagbilaran perfect for indoor activities and tours.
Hinagdanan Cave is included in Panglao Tour and unfortunately there were few write ups about the said place but I was intrigued with the photos I’ve seen in some blogs that I’ve visited. Inside the cavern there’s a body of water. I know it’s possible but how?
We paid 25 pesos entrance fee each and we were welcomed by a young energetic teenager. Our assigned tour guide assisted and directed us in small dark underground passageway. I was puzzled yet amazed that moment I felt that I will be journeying in Middle Earth.
|Body of water inside the Cave|
To be honest, I can’t contain my excitement to explore right away what’s beyond the rocks and there’s so much joy in the voices I overheard in the distance. So, now I only remember few trivia’s about the said tourist spot and I admit, it’s my bad.
I let the young guy used and configured my dlsr as I’m hooked to what I saw next. My jaw dropped that very instant my eyes shifted to the center of the grotto. There’s a body of water inside the cave and it’s confirmed. He shared to me that the crystal clear water is coming from the sea, 200 meters from our location with 15 and 12 feet depth in High and Low tides respectively.
|One Brave Soul|
The boy continued his lecture. During those times that the said spot was not yet develop. Stairs and ropes were the tools they've used to access the cave and there you go, the name of the cave derives from the stairs “Hinagdanan Cave”
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Caving is one of the unique activity I've done in Bohol, I must confess. Most especially the water system inside the said cavern, it fascinated me the most when I myself tested the depth of the water and I enjoyed every moment. Guys, visit this awesome place and you’ll definitely have a good vibes.
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