Exploring Bohol: Hinagdanan Cave in Dauis

Light up by natural light, Hinagdanan Cave is beautiful, the stalagmites inside the cave strengthen its magnificence. Once the sunlight comes in through the holes on top, you can see the amazing view of this cave.

Hinagdanan Cave

Stunning rock formations inside the cave

This cave is made up of limestone. To reach the cave inside, you need to go through some steep steps.
Inside the cave, there’s a lagoon whose surface is formed by the limestone at the bottom of the pool. Tourists used to bath in the lagoon.

Hinagdanan Cave

Natural Lagoon inside Hinagdanan Cave

As story goes, In the 16th century, Bingag was covered by thick vegetation. The people came to live and developed the land. One day, while the owner of this landas cleaning the area for a farm, he discovered two adjacent holes.Noticeable only when some decayed trunks were removed. He tried to determine its depth by throwing a stone down and was surprised to hear a splash. Later on a ladder was made in order for someone to get down inside without having difficulties. Ladder in the dialect is "HAGDAN", so the cave came to be known as Hinagdanan Cave.

How to go to Hinagdanan Cave
Hinagdanan Cave is found in Barangay Bingag, Dauis, Panglao Island, which is just around10 minute ride from Tagbilaran City. To get to Dauis, one may ride a Dauis-bound jeepney at the Dao Terminal in Tagbilaran. You will also find tricycles willing to drive you to Dauis.

If you’re visiting this cave, you need to bring the following:

Php 25 – You need to pay this amount to enter the cave.
Extra Clothes – You need this if you’re planning to go swimming.