Dubbed as the biggest cave system in the Philippines, the Calbiga Caves of Samar covers some 2,968 hectares, filled with giant columns and unique formations complex enough to be the country’s largest and Southeast Asia’s second.
Calbiga Cave System is made up of 12 known caves, probably more are still undiscovered. The most popular is the stretch of Langun and Gobingob Caves that can be explored in a day.
Along with my adventure buddies Migs and Dan, we explored Calbiga Caves last year and spent four hours inside, from Gobingob Cave to Langun Cave. Total cost for DIY caving is P800 for a group of three or less than P300 per person.
To get here, catch a van to Calbiga from Tacloban or Calbayog and get off at Calbiga Bridge. From there, head to Barangay Panayuran by habal-habal or single motorcycle. You may get in touch with our guide Alvin Rafales at +639773311882 for a day of spelunking in Langun-Gobingob Caves.