CANTABON CAVE

What you need to know:

Prided by its local communities, the Cantabon Cave found in the captial town of Siquijor is just one among the many caves on the Island perfect for both first timer and experienced spelunkers. It’s important to note that tourists can only enter the cave with an authorized guide, which can be asked for along with other rentable necessities like a helmet, anti-slip shoes, and a flashlight in the shop located prior to the cave entrance. The cave tour takes around three hours and will include a lot of bending, crawling, flexing in its natural, perfectly preserved stalagmites and stalactites materials. its ceiling of dripping water and pools and mini falls will require you however to waterproof your belongings, especially your gadgets. You can also leave your belongings in the shop by renting a locker if you’d like. Cantabon Cave may have higher water levels during the rainy season, to the point that it might not be enterable at all for safety reasons, so if you want to experience its natural, underground beauty, it’s important to consider which time of the year you’ll be visiting Siquijor.

Eco-tips:

  • Bring a bag for trash. In case the nearby waste area is not available, do bring a separate bag for trash to keep the area preserved.
  • Don't touch certain parts of the cave. These natural areas, called stalactites or stalagmites, are greatly preserved. Sitting on them or touching them, unless permitted by the guide, may greatly lessen its natural qualities
  • Follow the trail of your tour guide. Going to areas not entered by the tour guide is strictly prohibited as this can be dangerous to the tourist because of the dark cave's deep corners and sharp-cone-like stalactites, and can also damage the preserved area of the cave.
  • Tip your guide after the tour. Tipping your tour guide will be most appreciated by the locals as the cave's guides are mostly volunteers and have received trainings to make sure visitors have a safe and fun spelunking session.

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