Timubo Cave

After visiting Lake Danao Park in Patabog, we went to the Timubo Cave in Sonog, San Francisco, Camotes. According to Manong Ban-ban, our habal2x driver, the cave has an underground natural pool with crystal clear water. In the past, according to him, visitors had to carry torches or flashlights to be able to reach the spring without scratches or bruises. However, lights were recently installed inside the cave to make it easier for tourists to get to the natural pool. Concrete stairs had also been created to prevent clumsy visitors (like myself) from slipping and ending up in the super-sharp rock formations below. To be able to enter the cave, you have to pay 5 pesos. I think locals can get in free of charge. Cool, right?


The cool natural pool in Timubo Cave. Totally awesome!

Welcome to Timubo Cave!

The sign says it all.


Harry acting like a two-year-old.

The descent. As soon as you enter the cave, you will be overwhelmed by the heat, which I think, emanates from the ground. Since the mouth of the cave is too small for heat to get out, and cold air to get in, you are left with no other choice but to bathe it its awesomeness and begin wetting your underarms. I remember that it was my most sweaty 5-minute hike ever!

Strange rock formations. The ceiling of the cave is constantly dripping with mineral-rich water. So, it’s not too safe to use your camera without any cover. If you’re not too careful, you might end up with a soggy camera. LOL.

Harry admiring the stalactites. Either that, or he’s just tired.

Harry going deeper into the cave. Wait for me, dammit!

The most fun thing about the cave visit is that you get to feel like you’re a real adventurer (even if it only requires a few bending and twisting.)

A small pool. Probably to clean your muddy feet.

Harry now with clean feet.

The underground natural pool. Just awesome!

Harry wanted to jump in. Me too. But it was getting dark and we still needed to go somewhere else. Dang!

Check out Timubo, ya’ll!

24 thoughts on “Timubo Cave

  1. I spent a lot of time spelunking when I was younger. Always interested in caves. BTW Stalactites hang from the ceiling, stalagmites extend up from the ground.

    (“Tites hold tight, mites might fall if they were hanging from the top).

  2. I wish I can be able to get there. The place seems to be nice. I’ve been to a Timubo-like cave in Bohol called Hinagdanan cave. It has a lake inside it and its underground. Looking forward for more photos from you!

  3. were booked to santiago next week!! tnx much ley and harry for the nice photos which made us decide where to go… Camotes!! =)

  4. ..i got der! (may 7’2010)timubo cave was one of the most awesome place i discovered! hope u will go der guys!! ^^
    xo interesting!

  5. Hi Ley!

    I have been watching your blog for sometime now – great job man!

    Is the water in the cave cool? Fresh or salty?

    Keep up the good work – Salamat kaayo.

  6. thank you guys for sharing your beautiful Photos….I am (Proud) to say i was born in sonog. i am so happy you guys had a great time visiting the cave!

  7. Hi Ley,
    Great blog! I’m planning to visit Cebu in April 2012. But I can’t decide if I should go to Bantayan or Camotes. Which do you recommend….. and if Camotes which resort? I was thinking of either Santigo or Madgodlong?

    Thanks! Keep up the good work.

    Oakland, Cailfornia

  8. Just went to Timubo Cave and had a great time! This is my first time to the Philippines and Camotes Island is exactly how I imagined this beautiful country to look like. Camotes and Timubo Cave will always remain one of my most memorable experiences of my journey and would recommend this to anyone that simple enjoys the naturalistic and simple things in life – including swimming in caves!

  9. Folks include Tudela ‘s Bukilat cave for your next journey to Camotes and don’t miss out the cassava cookies in Brgy Villahermosa .

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