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In Pictures: Ruvi Cave Resort (Minglanilla, Cebu)

Now to the bat cave! Err, to Ruvi Cave Resort! Well, that’s in fact in Minglanilla, Cebu; or about less than an hour’s drive from Cebu City proper. Yup, for those who seeks some kinda ‘spelunking’ for that matter — this resort is the place to be.

The area is not really big, so they sort of ‘resized’ the pool and did something creative to its resort instead. And that is to design cave-like structures as part of its landscaping. Interesting, eh?!

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The Entrance

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Canteen and Reception (L). Accommodation (M). Parking (R).

There are actually 2 rates here — from 8am to 6pm, it’s P50 for kids and P100 for adults; by dusk till 12mn, it then becomes P60 for kids and P120 for adults. Well, must be fun during night time!

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To Get Here: Ride #43 and up then get off Tungkop road. From there, take a tricycle or habal-habal. It’s a bit far from the highway, so with all your stuff, it’d help if you have your private vehicle — or rent one.

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Rooms are pretty affordable starting at P1,000 a night. And with the top view of the resort quite inviting — that explains the night rates!

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Meanwhile, cottages are from P300 to P2,500 (special ones like the island-like cottage in the midst of the pool and with all-day karaoke).

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Indeed, the cave-like design of Ruvi has its appeal — even for adults!

Just be reminded of corkage for drinks as well as grilling. But once you’re in celebration mood — who cares?! Just WiFi! It’s free!

In Pictures: Getting to Igotan Cave (Talisay City, Cebu)

Many times, pictures do help in choosing the places we would want to visit. Yet for secluded, or sites we have never even heard of, pictures not only rubs our ‘travel bug’ but gives us that safe feeling — knowing the ‘terrain’ we have to go through in advance.

Let’s now see and feel the ‘actual’ terrain in getting to Igotan Cave.

Your landmark in taking the 'habal-habal' to Igotan Cave
Your landmark in taking the ‘habal-habal’ to Igotan Cave

In your last ride to Igotan Cave, the above photo is the landmark where motorbikes wait to bring you to the area — Brgy. Jaclupan.

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The road to Igotan Cave takes around 15 minutes of scenic views..

Where you'll get off the motorbike and start your hike
T’is where you’ll get off the motorbike and start your hike

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Upon getting off your ride, you just have to walk straight till you see a basketball court and a mango tree where you’d be going down to cross a dry river and onto the hill — which isn’t really that far.

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Yeah, until you see this house, or the entrance to the cave’s vicinity.pic20

Since the cave isn’t that wide, spelunkers usually get in the cave on a first come, first serve basis — meaning, just gotta wait for your turn.pic22

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They used to allow visitors down those rocks where the ‘outer’ falls is, but since they’re fixing the place, it’s temporarily disallowed. pic24

Finally, as a parting shot.. Read that poster before entering the cave, prepare to get your feet wet, hold your cameras well, and watch your step and head. Oh yes, you could shower in the falls inside but just secure your other stuff so it won’t slip or get wet as well.

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Hmm… In case you wanna go for another short adventure, feel free to explore the dry river and its surroundings especially that bridge.

Click Here to see the cave’s inside and for more directions. Ciao!