Q: What does Bulacan offer to travelers besides Malolos Church and Biak-na-Bato National Park?
A: The Pinagrealan Cave. Found in Bgry.Bigti, Norzagaray can be a good destination for those who love spelunking or caving.
It was my first real experience of caving. Not that I haven’t seen a cave before but I think it was the longest time I was inside one. I thought I will not get wet but I was wrong, there were times when water was waist deep. I wasn’t afraid of the dark I guess I just don’t like the idea of exploring something you can’t see. haha
Not for the one in photo above, he is one of our guides inside the cave. He told me that this is his playground and his friends often go here on weekends to swim, without lights just trusting their instincts. It became their element.
Anyway, it was a fun experience because we explored the cave together, a bus load of travel bloggers and everyone from the mainstream media got wet and dirty inside. This is part of Lakbay Norte 3, an 8-day adventure of rediscovering Northern Luzon.
I learned something about Philippine history too. I learned that it was once a hideout of Katipuneros and Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo himself hid in this cave. I was imagining that it was filled with stories of war. Maybe its one of the places wherein they planned their tactics against the Spaniards. I wonder how many guarded the entrance to protect the general.
So how about the experience? As I said, it was dark and wet. We were newbies and no one even brought a flashlight or headlamp. Good thing our guide provided for some, but those where not enough. But for the sake of adventure, we went inside!
It was amazing to see stalactites and stalagmites inside, some rock formations and natural pools. What I don’t like are the vandalism inside the cave. I was saddened by the papampam people who write their names on historic sites like this one. So loser! Hope you don’t add to their folly when you visit this Pinagrealan Cave.
How to get to Pinagrealan Cave:
Take the bus going to Norzagaray (Garay). From Garay town, hail a jeepney going to Brgy. Bigte and tell the driver to drop you at the Rotunda. From the rotunda, you can hire tricycles that will bring you to the entrance of the cave.
Entrance fee: Php20
For more information, do contact the Bulacan Provincial Youth, Sports, Employment, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office (PYSEACTO) at email: email@example.com or call landline: +63 (44) 791-6604.
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