Tayangban Cave Pool in Pilar
We recently explored Tayangbang cave in Pilar and cooled off in its refreshing swimming holes before picnicking in the lush garden setting
Tayangbang Cave Pool is just a few kilometers south of Paghungawan Marsh where we’d gone this weekend to see the release into the wild of some Philippine crocodiles.
There’s a small sari-sari shop on the roadside where you pay the entrance fee and snacks and drinks are available for an al fresco picnic.
Being a hot June Siargao afternoon we quickly went to the clear cool waters of this swimming hole near the cave entrance:
The water extends into the cave itself and you’ll get wet so its a good idea to leave your bag at the shop,,,
Tayangban cave was only recently discovered in September of 2015 so the stalagtites and rock formations inside remain relatively untouched unlike in the many other more frequently visited caves around Siargao.
There’s lots of room inside and no hurry so it’s a good place to chill out for as long as you please:
There were a few bats flying around inside the cave:
A helpful guide with a light steers our group through the caves and there are ropes in place for easier access…
The grounds surrounding the cave and swimming area abound in flowers, some interesting trees, and abundant birdlife. We saw numerous Philippine magpie-robins and delighted in their melodious call.
Sitio Tayangban is located in Barangay Datu and the entrance can be easily seen along the roadside about seven kilometers south of Pilar.