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    Origin of the Philippines and the Enchanted Cave of Bolinao Pangasinan

    A few hundred meters from Puerto del Sol Beach Resort and Spa, along the road going to Cape Bolinao Lighthouse and Patar white beach, are several underground caves with natural swimming pools where tourists go to after beach bumming on the white sand beach of Patar.

    spelunking cave bolinao pangasinan

    One of the more popular, and promoted by Bolinao Tourism people, is the so called Enchanted Cave, a privately-owned resort/park with the underground cave and a natural pool of cold, refreshing fresh water.

    On the way to the cave entrance, near the parking lot are coral stones, testament to the fact that Luzon Island, not just Bolinao used to be underwater (did you also notice this in Sagada? way up in the mountains of the Cordillera?)

    coral stonesthese rocks are actually dead corals, proof that at least this part of Bolinao used to be submerged under the sea

    giant clams fossils tridacna gigasfossilized giant clams probably millions of years old though no carbon dating of scientific way to verify the claim

    enchanted cave bolinao pangasinanthe underground natural swimming pool of Enchanted Cave beckons to swimmers

    Review and Comment on Enchanted Cave:

    This cave reminds Tutubi of Bohol's Hinagdanan Cave, something overrated and bordering as a tourist trap with expensive entrance fee plus the fact that it's being promoted as something enchanted or mystic just to lure tourists. Near Enchanted Cave are other pseudo-spelunking attractions e.g. Wonderful Cave then Cindy's Cave.


    Enchanted Cave:
    Contact Numbers: +63.928.783.9890; +63.939.5709907
    Coordinates: N16 20 35.5 E119 48 13.6

    Enchanted Cave Entrance Fee:

    Entrance Fee: PhP50.00
    Swimming: PhP70.00 (PhP50.00 + PhP20.00)

    4 wheel vehicle: PhP25.00 (cars, jeeps, vans)
    3 wheel vehicle: PhP15.00
    2 wheel vehicle: PhP10.00

    How to get there:

    Ride a tricycle from Bolinao town proper. Bolinao is a bus ride from Manila (e.g. Victory Liner) and about 1 hour from Alaminos, Pangasinan

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:10 PM,


    At Dec 29, 2011, 7:34:00 PM, Anonymous cheap flights to accra said...

    Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.


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