Timubo Cave

Guadalupe Cave - Timobo Cave - Timobo Sonog Cave

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Location: Timubo Cave Resort, Barangay Sonog Town, Camotes Islands, Cebu Province.
300 m from the barangay proper of Sonog, San Francisco, Camotes, Cebu.
(10.698489, 124.337697)
Open: All year daily 8-17:30.
Fee: Adults PHP 15.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: entrance staircase, not wheelchair accessible
Address: Timubo Cave, Timubo Cave Resort, Barangay Sonog Town, Camotes Islands, Cebu Province.
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Timubo Cave is a small cave with two chambers and a cave river. This cave is the freshwater source of the nearby village Sonog, and it is also used for bathing by the locals. We are not sure how this works, but it seems the water is not pumped directly from the cave anymore.

The cave is located in the middle of a farm which grow corn, coconut, and bananas, more or less a hole in the ground, with a staircase going down a tunnel. The entrance is just wide enough for a single person and rather low, the first 2 m require stooping, but there are concrete stairs, a railing, and electric light. Once you made it down the staircase you enter the cave and it becomes much bigger. The cave lake is reached after 20 m, and you have to wade through knee-deep water to reach the main pool. The main pool is about 2 m deep and used for swimming.

A little weird is a niche which was converted into a sort of altar or Lourdes Grotto with the Virgin Mary in the center and plastic flowers draped around it. We have no idea why they placed it there, as far as we understand this small cave is harmless and no celestial intervention needed.