If you are not ready to leap from a 25-ft cave cliff down the cold waters yet, now is the high time that you should. The fun and thrill in Anda, Bohol is not for the faint-hearted.

Cabagnow Cave Pool in Brgy. Bacong, Anda in the province of Bohol has been making rounds in the social media. Why not? The cave pool features a stunning and invigorating cold water that is 10-18 feet deep. It is so clear that when the weather is fine, you would see the water glitters with the light.

Photo by Nedlloyd F. Esmas
Photo by Nedlloyd F. Esmas
Photo by Nedlloyd F. Esmas

But the fun is not just about the waters. The real fun starts when you jump from the cliff that is 25 feet high from the surface and get a perfect dive into the blue waters of the cave pool. Some shivered and had to use the ladder that serves as the access to the cave pool, but there are really those who can leap like it was just a piece of cake for them.

Journey to Cabagnow Cave Pool

The journey to Cabagnow Cave Pool is not easy though. If you’re commuting, you will have to transfer from one public transportation to another, the last one being a habal-habal that will take you through rough roads. Once you’re in the jump off site, you will have to walk pass through bushes and plants for 10 minutes. There are only few tall trees on your way to the cave so the trek can be very hot at times. It’s advisable that you go there early in the morning (to avoid the large crowd as well).

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Anda Cave Pools

Cave pools in Anda, Bohol are formed because of the porous nature of the limestones that consist the caves. With this characteristic, water from the mountain seeps in these caves as it journeys to the sea. The water in Cabagnow Cave Pool is a combination of fresh and saltwater.

It is said that there are at least six (6) cave pools resting in the peaceful town of Anda. That includes Combento, Cateres, Kaligoon, Tiburako, East Coast and Cabagnow. Cabagnow Cave Pool is considered to be the biggest and the most beautiful of all. Currently, Cabagnow Cave Pool is temporarily closed and the ladder that serves as the access was removed. If you will visit, you will only be able to take pictures. A word of caution though: be extra careful when visiting near the pool since you might trip over some pointed edges of the caves and may cause you to fall into the waters.

Photo by Mike Cabahug
Photo by Mike Cabahug
Photo by Mike Cabahug
Photo by Mike Cabahug

Aside from the interesting cave pools in Anda, there’s also a popular beach destination near Cabagnow Cave Pool that you can visit once you’re here. Quinale Beach is few minutes away from this cave pool so if you’re planning to take a full-blast swimming under the heat of the sun, you can drop by the beach and swim to your heart’s content.




Exact location: Sitio Fatima, Brgy. Bacong, Anda, Bohol

BY COMMUTE: From Cebu City Pier 1, ride a ferry/fast craft to Tagbilaran, Bohol. Once you arrive in Tagbilaran, ride a tricycle going to Dao Terminal. Then take the bus bound to Anda, Bohol. Once you’re in Anda, hire a tricycle or habal-habal to Cabagnow Cave Pool. You will have to trek for few minutes from the jump off point to the actual cave pool.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Cabagnow Cave Pool” in Anda, Bohol. Parking space is available.

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