Cabagnow Cave is a cave pool in Anda, Bohol. It holds the record of being the deepest and biggest from among five other cave pools found in this southeastern part of the province.The deepest portions of the cave pool are approximately 20 to 25 feet and the shallow parts maybe about 12 feet.
Anda is mostly covered by limestones, which have accumulated over time, dating back to millions of years. Just like in many parts of Bohol, Anda has several caves that have been formed because of seawater filtering through the soft limestone rocks growing in the area. Due to the soft and porous nature of limestone, water coming from the mountains seeps in the caves before flowing into the seas. This makes Cabagnow Cave similar to the cenotes of Central America, which are natural pits or sinkholes that are connected to the sea.
Cabagnow Cave sits about 103 KM from Tagbilaran City and can be reached either by private or public transportation. When commuting, you can take a tricycle to Dao Terminal and catch a bus or van there headed to Anda. From Anda, you can take another tricycle straight to Cabagnow Cave. Otherwise, you can book tour packages that include Cabagnow Cave in their itinerary for a hassle-free trip.
Cabagnow Cavel is open to tourists all year round. The best time to visit would be around November to April when there are fewer chances of rain in the Philippines. The cave pool is open from 6 AM to 6 PM daily.
At high tide, the freshwater of Cabagnow Cave mixes with seawater, so depending on the weather and ambient conditions, water around the Cabagnow Cave may appear with an emerald green or a deep blue hue.