Hinayagan Cave is another tourist destination haven seeking the thrill to the depth of the earth located at Bislig City. So enchanting as you moved inside the cave with natural creations never before seen. Marveled by the beauty when passing an entrance then a vast space inside with the illumination of light in the center.
Its name originally was Suhoton but was changed because there are other caves in the country that bear the same name. For identity, the local folks renamed it “Hinayagan,” which means, “lighted.” This was so-called Hinayagan because of the opening in the mid ceiling of the cave.
The first cave is 100 meters in length, 15 meters radius entrance with creek water coming in and Miniature Falls. The sunlight passes through the 10 meter diameter opening in the middle ceiling that allow birds and other winged animals to come in and out of the cave. It also has 50 meter wide swimming area that leads to the entrance of the second cave. You can also find an underground river and stalactites that are mostly forming elephant trunks and balusters.
LOCATION: Hinayagan Cave, San Vicente, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Caraga Region
HOW TO GET THERE:
– From Butuan ride a bus or van to Manggagoy tell the driver to drop you off to crossing of San Vicente near University of SouthEastern Philippines
– From crossing of San Vicente ride a habal habal going to Kapatagan tell the driver you want to visit Hinayagan Cave
-Van or Bus (210 pesos)
-habal habal (100 pesos)
-guide (100 pesos)
-be mindful of that signage that says “this way to hinayagan cave”
-beside that sign there’s a house ask them if they can guide you going to the cave
-15 minutes easy trek