Monday, May 19, 2008

Enchanted Cave, Bolinao

A must-see for the tourists of Bolinao is the Enchanted Cave. It is a coral cave located in Barangay Patar featuring a fresh-water pool, an unusual thing for a coral cave to have. A wanderer can dip himself at the clear waters while exploring the natural beauty of the cave.

After swimming and/or exploring the cave, tourists can roam around the area which has lush garden and cool nipa and bamboo cottages.

Here are photos I have taken of the place:


Stairs leading to the fresh-water pool.



The clear water of the pool with natural lights coming from the cave's crevices..



A boy testing the waters of the pool.



Lush garden and huts around the area.

53 comments:

  1. wow. sarap siguro magswim jan...
    mukang malamig!

    enjoy lang palagi kuya=]

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  2. wow ganda ng view. hindi pa ako nakapasok sa kuweba. ang sarap siguro ng tubig.

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  3. Di ko nabisita yan. Pano mom ko sabi "Wag! Hapon na!" hirap talaga kung kasama family hahaha.

    Mukhang madaming tao. Next time pagbalik ko dyan lilibutin ko lahat ng cave dyan. Nice takes!

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  4. wow! taking a dive in a cave might be on my wishlist of doing things before i die.

    i love swimming on natural clear and clean waters.

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  5. And how is the water? Cold, freezing, enjoyable, pleasant?

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  6. ang sarap namang mag swimming!

    kakainggit!

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  7. sorry for this unrelated post. but im just sending the good news that spurs made it to the western conference. they played a really good game leaving hornets far beyond winning.

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  8. enchanted indeed... well, another addition to my places-to-go list... haha..=D

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  9. I must admit that eventhough I have been to a number of caves I never dared to swim in one as I'm so paranoid that something/someone will pull my leg and drag me towards another dimension where the "enkanto" lives :) hehehe

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  10. hi! just droppin by..

    wish i can go there. looks like a peaceful place huh. ;)

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  11. kelan ko kaya magagawa ang mamasyal ng one-to-sawa gaya mo?

    ganda pala sa bolinao.

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  12. @ my-so-called-quest - malamig talaga, di nga ako naligo eh, nagbasa lang ako hanggang tuhod.

    @ redlan - masarap maligo kasi mainit panahon. kaso kaka swimming ko lang sa beach kaya di ako masyado nagbabad sa pool.

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  13. @ ferdz - meron pa isa cave yung cindy's cave kaya lang di ko napuntahan kasi mahaba pa biyahe ko pabalik. kailan ka balik? pasama naman.

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  14. @ the dong - wag naman "before you die", sana mas sooner (yung caving ha) para mas masaya.

    yeah, spurs and lakers in western finals. maganda yun.

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  15. @ quinttarantino - cold and enjoyable.

    @ coldman - naalala ko tuloy yung rak en rol na kanta... tayo nang mag swimmeng, sa balong malalem... kaya alng ito kweba.

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  16. @ dave - glad to be of help. di maalat tubig kaya its a different experience with the salty beach waters.

    @ kegler - urban legend lang yun carlo pero pwede rin fear of the unknown. lols.

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  17. @ vanny - hi, welcome to my blog. your hot.

    @ kurisujae - di naman up-to sawa kasi may trabaho na naghihintay. timing lang talaga tsaka hilig sa bulakbol.

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  18. Ang galing. Sarap mag swimming sa loob ng kweba. Mukhang exciting to ah.

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  19. nice. sayang. ang layo ng pangasinan. hehe.

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  20. Wow another gorgeous place you share with us through your wonderful pics! Also loved the shots in earlier post, gret sky, & cloud captures! And love the lighthouse!
    Have a great week!
    Cat

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  21. @ kmf - thanks for visiting, it is indeed a nice place.

    @ vinzent - exciting talaga next time mag swiswimming ako, pauwi na kasi kami ng dumaan doon eh.

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  22. @ raine - yeah, pinakamalayo yung bolinao kasi dulo na yun pero doon pinakamaganda yung beach.

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  23. @ cat - have a great week too and thanks for appreciating these pics.

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  24. I have been there and the place was ok naman. It was an unusual place for me coz it's my first time and cave talaga siya. Super cold ng water but medyo hindi masyadong wide ang space. Enjoy pa rin naman.

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  25. Super love ko talaga ang Bolinao. Una, masaya mamalengke diyan kasi palengke talaga siya na nakalatag lang sa daan yung mga fresh gulays and fruits. Pangalawa, diyan ako last nakakita ng maraming-maraming fireflies. Pangatlo, love na love ko yung beaches diyan lalo na dun sa Rock Garden Resort. Saya mag-beach kahit maraming seaweeds na kakapit sa paa mo pag-ahon mo. Hay, I miss Bolinao!

    Try mo rin puntahan yung Bolo-Yao na Island sa Hundred Islands. Di pa siya commercialized kaya masarap magmuni-muni dun. Bait pa ng mga locals! Yun nga lang nung last na punta namin, mahina pa ang signal ng phones.

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  26. Wow! Nice place. I also posted pictures like this from Tawi-Tawi but this is more beautiful.

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  27. AT TALAGANG DI KA NA NAMAN NAGSAMA!!! GRRRRR. SINO KASAMA MO HA?

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  28. never heard of that enchanted cave before...

    thanks for sharing lawstude

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  29. This is a really informative post. Makes you want to come right over.
    Thanks for visiting me to bring me here.

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  30. it must be very interesting and wonderful place. excellent captures too

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  31. @ sweet as apple - iba feeling kasi you're swimming in an enclosed space unlike sa beach na napaka infinite.

    @ keitaro hanazawa - i have been to hundred islands when i was younger, i'll definitely go back there one of these days and take your word for it.

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  32. @ aisha - i ahve never been to tawi-tawi and having second thoughts whether to go there. maybe someday.

    @ tina - wala ako lang (lols)

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  33. @ random ramblings - no problem arlene, glad to share.

    @ babooshka - thanks for visiting too.

    @ evlahos - it is a refreshing place. thank you sir for the visit.

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  34. hey! i add you nga po pala sa links ko.. :D

    hope its ok.. ;)

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  35. salamat sa pagpunta sa blog ko parekoy, exchange gift este links naman tayo andun ka na sa akin

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  36. Wow looked like a secret pool in the cave. :) It must be fun to be in the pool. Very lovely photos.

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  37. That looks like a lot of fun. Beautiful pictures. Would love to visit there.

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  38. Lawstude!!
    GRACIAS
    por la visita y comentario!!
    Muy bellas fotos...seguiré explorando.
    Saludos desde mi bosque mar:
    BeT

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  39. wow!! i like the post... ganda pala ng lugar na yan. anyway tenyu sa pagbisita sa blog ko.

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  40. @ vanny - thank you and of course its ok. i'll add u too.

    @ madbong - thank you. ur linked parekoy.

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  41. @ alicesg - its different but definitely cool.

    @ andrea - it sure beats the heat of summer.

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  42. @ bet del mar - si si. gracias.

    @ pensucks - wala pong anuman. salamat din sa pagbisita.

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  43. love the one with the pots...really really artistic!

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  44. @ travel philippines - yeah, kakaiba ito kaya magandang experience.

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  45. @ anoop - you must be referring to my vigan post. thanks.

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  46. the Mausoleum's Hallway is among my many favorite..its my present desktop wallpaper

    rgds..

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  47. wow ang ganda ng place tapos ang gaganda ng mga pictures...R10 plus
    photography addict din kasi ako...

    namamasyal lang po....

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  48. mga III-1 ng BNHS Ay nakapunta na rin dijan hahaha...............................................

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  49. srap maligo d2 noh!!malinaw pa ang tubig..

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  50. i'm going there in a few weeks time. hope to find it still fine and no typhoon...

    am also looking for tips on where to eat. my resort is not really cheap as i'm with my family

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