Your travel to Northern Luzon will not completely documented as they say if you haven't drop by the famous CALLAO CAVE in Penablanca, Cagayan. This place has been featured many times in some TV shows like in Balitang K and Maalala mo kaya, and it is known as ECO TOURISM ZONE.
A little History: This is now my 3rd time to visit this place, first was year 1995, that was when i first started college at Tuguegarao City (The capital town of the Province) and as a new migrant of this place we're eager to venture on scenic spots in the area hence we were brought by our newly found friends there. Though i can't remember my second time i believe it's also touring some friends visiting over, And this was just late last year when my colleague in Manila came over for some work. and inorder to make his coming a remarkable one we brought him here.
Some facts: CALLAO CAVE is famous because of it's seven chambers and each has it's own natural crevices where light from above illuminates the dark place of the cave. In the first chamber, a natural cathedral turned chapel by the locals will be seen. lots of Stalactites and Stalagmites can also found inside.
|light comes in and illuminates the dark inside|
I cannot take more pictures inside because it's too dark, so i settle to this.
I have to warn you though that before you can get into the entrance of the cave you have to climb about 180 steps of staircase, rocky, slippery and enduring so i suggest to wear a good footwear.
|we're not prepared for this, that's why we're on slippers|
|the way up..rocky and enduring|
To complete our sneak out, we also gone on boating at the Pinacanauan River to proceed to the batcave for bat watching. Way there is the awesome rocky scenic cliff surrounding the area, and passing with MORORAN (small rain forest). Locals says you have to pass through MORORAN and get some sprinkled with the rainforest to be blessed.
|enjoying breathtaking wonders|
|surrounded by rocky cliff yet community lies ahead|
Meanwhile, we have to wait for dusk to witness the flocks of thousands of Bats coming from different cave in the area. I am also waiting to see Batman on the lead. lol!
and while waiting you can do some contemplating mode, like what i did. lol! or you can also make some picnics or swimming in the area. (only that we haven't brought some food and swimwear at this time)
we waited till the last bat comes out in the cave before we finally left the place. Bat watching is something that you can only experience to place like CALLAO CAVE. I'm sure you cannot witness such awesome creation in the city.
|sweaty me, looks like a plateful of "Batil-Patong" will satiate my hungry tummy :)|
would you like me to take you there? come, visit and enjoy...
to some of my friends who came over and wasn't brought there, pardon me for some reason, give me NEXT TIME! :)