Callao Caves | Peñablanca, Cagayan

Callao Cave is a cave with seven chambers located on the Province of Cagayan, in the Philippines. It is one of the best known tourist attractions of the province. It is located in Barangays Magdalo and Quibal, Peñablanca, near Tuguegarao City, the capital city of the Province of Cagayan.

It has a natural cathedral located at the first chamber, which was turned into a chapel by the local people. The conditions inside the cave cause stalactites and stalagmites, particularly in the deeper chambers. Every chamber has natural crevices, which let light get into the cave, serving as illumination for the otherwise dark areas of the place.

Unlike the caves of Sagada, Callao Cave is very easy to explore but requires little test of endurance as you go up the stair with close to 200 steps before witnessing the massive limestone and rock formations inside.

It is made up of seven chambers and various formations: the Column, Chapel, Skeleton, Elephant’s Head, Praying Angel, Rocket, Lion’s Head and Dog’s Head Formations. The Chapel, being featured in many tourism ads and postcards, is the main attraction of the cave (and of the whole Cagayan), it is a chamber turned into a cathedral by the locals. The place draws a dramatic picture as the skylight illuminates the hall through its opening.

While in the area, one must also try a wooden boat ride in Mororan (Minoran)River passing through small rainforest, a bat cave, scenic rocky cliffs and picturesque river banks with crystal clear water ideal for swimming.


Find more Callao Caves photos like this on CagayanValley.com

You may also like this: Peñablanca: Caving Adventure Capital of the Philippines by Oliver T. Baccay

Latest Activity

cagayan province - Google News

cagayan province - Google News

PLDT spends P2B to deploy high-speed wireless broadband - InterAksyon


InterAksyon

PLDT spends P2B to deploy high-speed wireless broadband
InterAksyon
In a statement, PLDT technology head Rolando Peña said the company has built the country's first Time-Division Duplex-Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) sites from Cagayan province in Northern Luzon to Davao del Sur in Mindanao. These will complement ...
PLDT unveils new LTE network

See More

tuguegarao - Google News

tuguegarao - Google News

Cagayan priest celebrates 60th Sacerdotal Anniversary - Philippine Information Agency


Philippine Information Agency

Cagayan priest celebrates 60th Sacerdotal Anniversary
Philippine Information Agency
The Thanksgiving Mass, presided by His Exellency Msgr. Sergio Utleg, the Archbishop of Tuguegarao, was offered and attended by some bishops, parish priests of the region, scholars of the celebrant and catholic devotees. Also con-celebrated during the ...

See More

tuguegarao - Google News

tuguegarao - Google News

BFAR bans 'Buli-Buli' operation in Cagayan - Philippine Information Agency


Philippine Information Agency

BFAR bans 'Buli-Buli' operation in Cagayan
Philippine Information Agency
TUGUEGARAO CITY , Cagayan, April 23 (PIA) – The destruction of marine habitats and fishery resources will soon come to an end after Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala signed the Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) 246 in ...

See More

cagayan valley - Google News

cagayan valley - Google News

Cagayan Valley forest cover increases, DENR bares - Philippine Information Agency


Philippine Information Agency

Cagayan Valley forest cover increases, DENR bares
Philippine Information Agency
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 22 (PIA) - - The Cagayan Valley forest coverage has increased from 1.5 million hectares in 1900s to 1.7 million hectares in 2013, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 revealed during the ...

See More

Support Our Sponsors

Have you?

Become a Member
Invited Your Friends
Made new Friends
Read/ Written a Blog
Joined/ Created a Group

Read/ Posted a Discussion
Looked at/Posted Photos
Looked at/Posted Videos
Liked us on Facebook

© 2014   Created by ADMIN.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...