Information about Diamond Cave
The province of Quirino is home to Diamond Cave, which is known for its magnificent rock formations and hiking trails. The cave is located in Sitio Gibien, Barangay Landingan, in Nagtipunan, Quirino.
Diamond Cave has numerous stalactites and stalagmites that were formed as mineral deposits come into contact with water drippings. The cave is named as such since there’s an area inside the cave where rocks shine under the light, making them look like diamonds. However, what actually makes these rocks gleam is the water dew on the walls and ceilings. Another possible reason behind its name is that an illustrated map of Diamond Cave resembles the shape of a diamond.
Inside the cave, it can get really dark, and visitors will be traversing wet grounds that make the trail quite slippery. Some parts also have pools of water that can go as high as the knees. There are also narrow passages in the cave’s interior, some of which lead to low cliffs with more dripping water. A spelunking tour normally takes one hour or longer, depending on how much time you spend taking pictures of the various rock formations.
Tickets and entry
Visitors who want to explore the cave need to pay a PhP25 entrance fee, a PhP25 environmental fee, and a guide fee that will depend on the number of people in one traveling party. It is also recommended that visitors bring their own headlamps or flashlights so they can save on rental fees.
Best time to visit
Diamond Cave can be visited all year round, but for those planning to visit other tourist sites in Quirino, it is recommended that you time your trip from March to May, when there is less chance of rainfall.