Exploring Lahab Cave in Dumalag, Capiz
I’m always in the lookout for places that are off the tourist-radar. As I said, Capiz in the Visayas is one Province you should not miss visiting this 2013. Why? Because Capiz is so underrated. People always think of seafood when you mention Capiz or Roxas City. But the province is more than that. I visited Capiz twice last year and found some potential tourists draw. One of them Lahab Cave.
Lahab Cave is located in Dumalag. Dumalag is a town about 45 minutes south of Roxas City. I’m not really into caves as I’m a little bit claustrophobic and I don’t want dark places. Not that I’m afraid I just want to see things without the use of flashlights.
Lahab cave can be reached by passing through a much known cave- Suhot Cave which also has a Spring Resort where locals spend their weekends to just swim and dip on the cold water. From Suhot Cave and Spring Resort you have to get a cave guide to accompany you. Then you start to trek pass slippery and muddy trails for mroe htan 30 minutes until you reach the cave entrance. You will know that you are halfway when you begin to see a parade of bamboos.
Going inside this cave was pretty much easy. I enjoyed it because its not that hard to explore. The entrance would wow the visitors of massive stalactites. And because this place is almost unknown to tourists its pretty much preserved. I haven’t seen vandalism inside or trashes around.
We didn’t went to the farthest navigable area of the cave as we don’t have the complete equipments but we were able to see the nice rock formations inside. I’m really fascinated with the huge stalactites inside. Of course the usuals you see inside a cave- spiders, bats and birds.
I’m glad that Capiz Tourism is doing something to promote their beautiful province. I’m pretty much sure that this province will draw more and more tourists in the future.
How to get to Lahab Cave and Suhot Cave and Spring Resort?
- From Roxas City proper proceed to Albar Terminal, the central terminal in Roxas City and get a PUV/jeepney Dumalag route at P 60.00 per pax (Travel Time from Roxas City is only 45 minutes -1 hour)
- From Poblacion Dumalag get a tricycle to Suhot Cave & Spring Resort P 5.00 per pax; 10 for 2pax , etc..
- Suhot Cave – 200.00/group
- Langub cave – 300.00/group
- Lahab Cave – 500.00/group
(For guiding services, kindly inquire at the Tourist Information Center just within the resort.
Entrance fee P 10.00 for adult, 5pesos for children)
Where is Lahab Cave in the Philippine map?