Cantabon Cave

Useful Information

Location: In Barangay Cantabon, Siquijor. 9 km west of Siquijor town.
Open: All year daily. [2006]
Fee: Foreigners PHP 10, Filipino PHP 5. Guide fee: PHP 50 to PHP 200. [2006]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: none, bring own.
Dimension: L=300 m, W=10 m.
Guided tours:
Address: Cantabon Cave, Ivan Victor Ibay, c/o Erlinda Calibo, Cantabon, Siquijor, Philippines.
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1985 discovered by foreign hunters.


Cantabon Cave is not developed, but it is a rather easy horizontal passage, 300 m long and most of the time about 10 m wide. It is rather easy to visit, only lamps ar mandatory. However, a helmet, good shoes and old clothes are always a good idea in wild caves. On the otherhand, pictures on the web show most people go in shorts and sandals.

There is an official cave guide named Ivan Victor Ibay. He looks after the cave, checks that nobody breaks dripstones, collects birds nests or leaver rubbish. The cave is protected by law, and as it is an important source of income for the locals it is protected very seriously.