Hidden Charms of Talisay: Igutan Cave and Jaclupan Dam

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Entering into the depths of Igutan/ Igotan Cave in Talisay City, Cebu

Talisay City has been a sole proof that Cebu has been the center of commerce and trade ages before the Spaniards came. From being a simple fishing village, it now hosts a lot of industries both local and international. Moreover, it has started making its name because of its unique features like lechon and fresh sea food like “Kinilaw sa Tangke”. But what is unknown to many, including myself, is that Talisay is more than just being a beach and a fishport.

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Igutan Cave and Waterfalls

Several kilometers away from the busy highway of Talisay is a serene paradise where mountains of green lushes hides an intricate system of rivers, caves, and waterfalls; one of which is the Igutan Cave and Waterfalls. This beholding sight is yet another gem that needs to be maintained and duly taken cared of here in Talisay City.

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Bridge to Igutan Cave featuring Chasing Potatoes
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Natural rock formations below Igutan Cave
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Entrance to Igutan Cave
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Struggles of getting around Igutan Cave

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Upon the drop-off station of Igutan Cave, one has to pass a hanging bridge and trek uphill before reaching the vicinity of Barrio Igutan where the cave and waterfalls are located. Since it has been under the premise of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Local Government Unit, one has to pay P30.00 for entrance fee which already includes flashlight rent and tour guide.

One has to prepare for crawling, walking, and climbing in order to avoid being hit by the different stalactite formations inside Igutan Cave. At the end of the cave, one can drench into the cool cascading waters of Igutan waterfalls!

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The end of the tunnel is a waterfalls!

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After going around Igutan Cave, there’s a 250 uphill steps towards a chapel on top of the cave where another barangay is located. Although it’s a little taxing, one has to try this because the view on top is totally mesmerizing!

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Jaclupan Dam and Horse Ranch

Since we finished the Igutan Cave activity within few hours, by afternoon, Glister, Idas and I decided to go to a nearby spot which was suggested by a barbecue vendor – a horse ranch! We didn’t exactly know where it is located but because of the help of the locals, we were able to find more than just the horse ranch!

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Such thrilling activities we accomplished thanks to Chasing Potatoes and Laag Sparkles. Until next time girls!

Igutan Cave and Waterfalls Expenses and Itinerary

Expenses:

  • P25.00 – habal-habal fare from Tabunok Public Market to Igutan Cave (Located near Rose Pharmacy)
  • P30.00 – Igutan Cave entrance

Total Damage: P80.00

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L-R: Laag Sparkles, Chasing Potatoes, Dakilanglaagan and Kuya Guide

GENTLE REMINDER: Keep the area clean. Clean as you go and always practice the Leave no Trace Principles.

Do you have an amazing spot near your area? Tell me! Maybe we can feature that in my next adventure! Follow my latest adventures in Facebook and Instagram! 

See you on trails!

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