Hinagdanan Cave Tours
Explore the enchanting beauty of the Hinagdanan Cave in Bohol. Swim in its natural pool with crystal clear waters surrounded by magnificent formations of stalactites and stalagmites with these tours.

Hinagdanan Cave Tours

Explore the enchanting beauty of the Hinagdanan Cave in Bohol. Swim in its natural pool with crystal clear waters surrounded by magnificent formations of stalactites and stalagmites with these tours.
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Guided Bohol Countryside & Panglao Island Tour | With Buffet Lunch in Floating Restaurant

Hit two birds with one stone in this combination tour of Bohol. Combining the popular tourist destinations in the island of Panglao and the countryside of Bohol, this private tour is perfect for first-timers in the province and those who want to see its best spots in one day. Your tour begins when your driver picks you up at your hotel in Panglao. Once your guide briefs you on the safety regulations, you’ll make your way to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. This tourist destination preserves the endangered tarsiers where over a hundred of these primates live. Enjoy looking at them and take photos, but make sure to turn the flash off to not scare them, as they are nocturnal beings. Next, you will see the Bilar Man-Made Forest. Have a scenic road trip passing by a kilometers-long path lined of mahogany trees. You can stop by the roadside to take good photos if there are no cars passing by. Afterward, you'll make your way to Loboc River where you will join a cruise and have your sumptuous buffet lunch. The trip also includes a live cultural show by the locals. From there, you’ll visit one of the prime tourist spots in Bohol, the Chocolate Hills. It’s a breathtaking natural wonder because of the rolling hills that turn brown during the dry season, hence its name.   You’ll visit Baclayon Church next. It’s an old church founded by the Jesuits and is the second oldest church in the province. You will also drop by the Blood Compact Monument to see the enjoining of Spaniards and Filipinos in the past. Then, you will head to Panglao Island. While here, you’ll visit Dauis Church, one of the churches in the country with sophisticated European-style architecture. Check out Bohol Bee Farm, a tourist spot where you can learn more about its species. Lastly, you'll go to Hinagdanan Cave, which is one of the mystical tourist spots on the island. Enjoy spelunking your way inside the cave, marvel at the various stalactites and stalagmites, and appreciate different rock formations. See Bohol’s best sights in your own comfort vehicle by booking this private tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Half Day Guided Panglao Island Tour

Join this trip to see Panglao Islands’ best spots if you have a very limited time in the area. Combining beaches, caves, farms, and churches, this private tour is perfect for those wanting to experience the full package on the island for just half a day. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Panglao. Once you’re ready, you will visit St. Augustine Parish first. Dubbed as the 2nd oldest church in Panglao, it’s the perfect place to reflect and contemplate while in the area. Its European-style architecture makes it one of the most photographed locations on the island. Next, you’ll visit the Shell Museum. It’s considered to house one of the largest collections of shells in the country spanning over 30 years. From there, you will head to Our Lady of Assumption. Also known as Dauis Church, it’s one of the country’s national landmarks because of its significance during WWII. Afterward, you’ll go to Bohol Bee Farm. A thriving organic enterprise, here you can learn more about their species, such as how they create honey and how it’s being sustained in the market. Take photos of this unique tourist attraction before your water adventure starts. Get your spelunking gear ready when you visit Hinagdanan Cave. It’s the perfect place to see unique rock formations, stalactites, and stalagmites in the area. You can also take a dip in its crystal clear waters before you head to your last stop. With its white sand and rocky cliffs, Alona Beach is a popular snorkeling and diving spot. It’s one of the well-known beaches in the country because of its relaxing ambiance, aquamarine waters, and vibrant marine life. Have a cool dip to douse the tropical heat in one of the best beaches in Panglao.  Explore Panglao Islands’ top spots with this half-day private tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Panglao’s Top Attractions I Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Bohol

Come along on this adventure around Panglao Island and witness its beauty and rich culture. Enjoy the convenience of an airconditioned vehicle to visit the Alona Beach, Dauis Church, St. Agustin Church, Hinagdanan Cave, Bohol Bee Farm, Shell Museum, Panglao Watch Tower, and Cafe Lawis. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to go sightseeing in Panglao Island. Your tour begins once you are picked up at your accommodation. You travel to one of the municipalities of Panglao Island, Dauis, for your first stop. You will visit Dauis Church, also called Our Lady of the Assumption. The church interior features a fascinating mix of artistic influences; from neoclassical columns to Renaissance-inspired coffered ceilings.   What’s more interesting about Dauis Church is the well at the foot of the altar. According to local history, the well originated from the Spanish era. The well was said to have miraculously appeared when locals sought refuge inside the church during Moro pirate invasion.  Your next destination will be the St. Agustin Church. This magnificent Spanish Era stone church boasts a neoclassical façade with Corinthian columns. Inside you will be fascinated by the antique confessionals, the intricately-carved retables, the hexagonal dome above the altar, and the ceiling mural of the Holy Trinity.  Afterward, you will make your way to the Hinagdanan Cave. The entrance of the cave is less than a hundred meters long and can only be entered one person at a time.  Here, you will see several stalactite and stalagmite formations and a lagoon with crystal clear waters You will now head to the Bohol Bee Farm.  More than a farm, the Bohol Bee Farm is also a resort and hotel. They serve sumptuous meals made from freshly-picked vegetables from their farm. Your snacks will be served here, but you can opt to have your lunch for an additional fee.  Moving on, you will stop by the Nova Shell Museum, which boasts an impressive collection of seashells from all over the world. After this, you will head to the famous Alona Beach. The beach is famous for its long stretch of white sand and crystal clear waters.  You will visit Panglao Watchtower, a 5-story hexagonal tower that was constructed in 1851. It is said to be the tallest of its kind in the Philippines. To cap off your tour, you will head to Café Lawis, a premier coffee and snack shop in Dauis. Join this sightseeing tour through Panglao and explore the top cultural and natural attractions of the island. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Panglao Bohol Full-Day Sightseeing | With Lunch and Transfers

Let Panglao, Bohol amaze you with its stunning natural attractions and its cultural and historical sites on this full-day tour around the town. If you’re looking forward to visiting historical churches and discovering the beauty of Bohol's southernmost town, then this day trip is the perfect match for you. Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you straight to Dauis Church. This church is popular in Panglao for its stunning façade and religious icons. The current church dates back to the 1860s, boasting of a hint of Gothic aesthetic at its exterior. Say a prayer or light a candle before leaving for the next stop — St. Augustine Church. The St. Augustine Church is another beautiful remnant of the region’s old colonial days. It has a stunning neoclassical exterior characterized by a portico with Corinthian-style columns. When you walk inside, you will see detailed retablos. From there, you will get back on the road to Hinagdanan Cave.  Hinagdanan Cave, which meant “laddered,” was used as a hideout by locals during World War II. It features inviting azure waters and fascinating rock formations. Feel free to take a quick dip in the pool and splash about as you enjoy the mysteriousness of the entire cave. Afterward, you will make your way to Bohol Bee Farm and Shell Museum for some quick exploration and photo-op before heading to Alona Kew White Beach Resort.  The powdery white sand stretches for around four kilometers, offering you plenty of space for sunbathing. You can also swim in the turquoise waters of the beach and go snorkeling with the fishes. Your lunch will be served here. After digging into the sumptuous meal, you will be taken to Panglao Watch Tower, located some five kilometers away from the resort. The tower dates back to the early 1850s and features a hexagonal shape and five stories. While its integrity is now in question due to its age, feel free to take plenty of pics on the site before heading to Cafe Lawis, one of the best spots to eat a Filipino-style meryenda (snack).  Explore the top attractions of Panglao and discover its natural wonders and cultural heritage with this full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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About Hinagdanan Cave Tours

Explore the remarkable Hinagdanan Cave in Bohol! See beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations as you spelunk deeper inside the caverns. See the marvel it holds within this unique tourist attraction in the Philippines.

1. Where is Hinagdanan Cave located?

Hinagdanan Cave is located in Bingag, Dauis municipality of Panglao Island, Bohol Province, Philippines. It’s 10 kilometers from the Bohol-Panglao International Airport and 12 kilometers from Tagbilaran City.

2. Why is Hinagdanan Cave a popular tourist spot in the Philippines?

The Hinagdanan Cave is famous for its stunning natural beauty, featuring side-by-side stalactite and stalagmite formations and a 12-meter deep freshwater lagoon. Tourists are captured by the cave’s charm and inspired by its rich history that traces back to the Second World War. It’s also known for its 100-meter long entrance that can be passed by only one person at a time.

3. When is the best time to visit?

The Hinagdanan Cave is open for tourists all year long. But due to unpredictable weather in the Philippines, we recommend you visit the cave during the dry season (November-April) to avoid tour cancellations.

4. What should I wear during the tour?

Since you’ll be exploring a cave and mostly stepping on rock formations, it’s best to wear comfortable clothes and footwear. You can wear a casual shirt, flexible shorts, and flat shoes or sandals that are okay to get wet. If you’re planning to take a dip in the water lagoon, we suggest you wear appropriate swimwear and aqua shoes.

5. What are some of the best tours that include Hinagdanan Cave as an attraction?

Most Panglao half-day and whole day tours include Hinagdanan Cave in the itinerary. It’s also mostly bundled with a trip to Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary and Bohol Bee Farm Resort such as this combination tour. Don’t forget to check and confirm this with your trusted tour operator.

6. Is there an entrance fee to this tourist attraction?

Yes. An entrance fee is collected from those who wish to see and walk through the cave, there’s also a fee charged for those who want to swim. Most Panglao Island tours have these fees included in the package price. 

7. What activities can I do in this tourist attraction?

Aside from exploring several kinds of rock formations and swimming in the lagoon, tourists also enjoy dining in the nearby restaurants and buying souvenirs from the pop-up shops around Hinagdanan Cave.

8. Will there be Hinagdanan Cave tours during rainy or bad weather?

Depending on the weather, tour operators and the local government units can cancel the tours or opt to close the Hinagdanan Cave for tourists’ safety.