Experiences and Stories of Biyaheng Palos

Experiences and Stories of  Biyaheng Palos
A Personal Travel Journal

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Callao Cave in Penablanca, Cagayan

From Manila, prepare yourself for a long bus ride of 12 hours.

You can reach Callao zone in about 40 minutes, from the town proper, via chartered tricycle at 250 pesos one way (you can also checkout the banca ride going to the cave).

Plan your visit to the famous 7 chamber cave of Cagayan-the Callao Cave located in Penablanca. Pronounced "cal-lao", is the best known tourist magnet of Cagayan.

The natural cathedral, which was turned chapel by the locals, can be found at the first chamber.

Have your mind picture variety of ancient formations like the lion's head, parrot, etc.
If you are into caving,  there are actually other caves in Cagayan ready to be explored, from the easy walking-size courses to crawling and heaving.

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  1. Beautiful photos! And WOW, you have visited a lot of places in the Philippines. :)

  2. more to see, more to visit in the beautiful Philippines!

  3. This is Maria Klara. I saw your blogsite from Funtastic Philippines. You have beautiful photos here. I am just curious, why do you call yourself "Palos"? Good luck with your travels!

  4. MK, just a nick labeled one time by a relative since i wander around and see places without them knowing i've been there..

  5. I am a nature lover and this is one of my wish to see it personnally but now i am already old at age 62 and still happy that my daughter/niece assigned there for 2 weeks and were able to see the beauty of Callao cave.