Hinagdanan Cave is located in the municipality of Dauis, Panglao Island in Bohol. It is naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalagmites and stalactites.
The cave is lit by the sunlight which strain through the hole of the ceiling. The underground lake is a popular swimming spot but it has been know to test for high level of pollutants, since it is fed by gound run off.
Hinagdaan Cave is produced by limestone. The entrance of the cave is a hole for about one metre wide in diameter, visible from the lime stone hill. Cemented steps lead to the interior of the cave. The is a little bit slippery, but there is a railing made by rope to hold on to avoid some accidents due to the slippery stones of the cave.
The Hinagdanan Cave is presumably the most interesting place in Panglao Island. Its small grotto with beautiful rock formations. Its pretty easy to go inside the cave, you can take the stairs from the entrance so you can go to the lake.
The undergound lake is very famous as a place for swimming. The temperatures in the lake is 25 °C, special strength of spirit is not required, you need also to pay extra P100 for this experience.
The top of the lagoon seems to be greenish because of the green limestone on the bottom. There is a couple interesting features of the cave, First it has a natural light. The light gets inside through the numerous hole, creating intersting optical effect. Second, the cave is a place of nesting swallows. They fly insinde so fast that the entrance door with a mesh is closed for visitors safety.
At this moment the Hinagdanan Cave is not too popular. It not includes is most standard tours that give the tourist or visitors rare oppurtunity to get a maximum pleasure. So Take you chance!.
Guide Way To Hinagdanan Cave
There is no bus stop to the cave, you can take off from a bus anywhere in the road and walk a little bit. For more convenient way, i want to recommend to rent a motorbike (habal-habal) transport like tricycles.
We took a motorbike on the crossroad from Hontanosas and Alona Beach road for P250 round trip for 2 persons. It’s the lowest price we could negotiate. Usually the drivers ask for P400 to P500. But i think trycicly from Tagbilaran costs at least about P300 to P400 pesos only.