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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Igutan Cave and Waterfalls Expenses and Itinerary
- 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
GENTLE REMINDER: Keep the area clean. Clean as you go and always practice the Leave no Trace Principles.
See you on trails!