Did you know Hinagdanan Cave, meaning “Laddered” in Cebuano? When you’re visiting Bohol, ensure to explore Hinagdanan Cave. It is a small cave with a magnificent view and considerably clearer water. Though no one knows exactly when and who discovered The Hinagdanan cave, it’s generally assumed it was unintentionally uncovered by a farmer. During clearing his territory, he was intrigued when he saw two holes. He then slipped a stone and heard a sprinkle. Following that, he constructed a ladder “hagdan” that allowed him to get right to the cave. He was amazed after seeing the cave’s hidden beauty, consequently, the origin of the name Hinagdanan. Previously, the cave and the surrounding areas didn’t have properties and bars. Today because of its growing recognition, cafes and souvenir shops have been established nearby. Hinagdanan cave below the ground pools with their limestone bottoms always shimmer clear. The thing that makes Hinagdanan cave really astounding is skylights that get into the cave from two holes, turning it into a shockingly beautiful natural spot. Despite the fact that the entrance of the cave continues to be narrow and sharp, now the steps conditions are much better than in the past. Yet, a single person at a time can get into easily.
In the beginning, when you walk into the hinagdanan cave, you may feel distracted by the dark. As you go more intense, the darkness goes away completely as recently lighting has been built in near the stairs and two holes. The cave is constructed of limestone and has about 100 meters of gorgeous stone formations. Certain parts of the cave believed to be 10 feet deep. Though swimming is allowed here, you wouldn’t spend much time in the cave as it is small. Aside, you will discover several bats in the cave.
Hinagdanan Cave Location
The cave is situated in the Bingag area. It is 2.5 kilometers away from the center of Dauis town and 15 kilometers west of Tagbilaran City. Dauis is part of Panglao Island that lies in Bohol Province.
Hinagdanan Cave Timing
Opens from 7:30 a.m up to 6:00 pm. (include the day, e.g Monday – Friday or Weekends only, 8:00AM -5:00 Pm)
The best time to visit hinagdanan cave is between 11:00 am and 1:00 PM due to the fact the light rays coming straight into the cave during this period.
Hinagdanan Cave Entrance Fee
General Admission: Php 50.00/head
Student with ID or Certification: Php15.00/head
Bathing: Php 75
Children from 6 to 10 years old: Php10.00/head (5 years below is Free)
Motorcycles : Php5.00
4-Wheel Vehicles: Php15.00