The island of Samar in the Philippines has a record-holder that seems to be overlooked by adventurers all over the country. Behold, the Langun-Gobingob Cave, the country’s largest cave system.
Langun-Gobingob cave is located in the remote part of Samar in Brgy. Panayuran in Calbiga. Popular among the locals not only because it is the biggest in the country, but also because it is the world’s second largest cathedral cave.
It is known that the island of Samar has one of the richest eco-systems in the country. Teeming with thick woodlands, clear rivers and various animals, it is normal that this luscious eco-system extends up to the Langun-Gobingob cave.
The cave is a sight to behold, with large formations of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Even first-time cave visitors admits that after the experience in Langun-Gobingob, cave-visiting is indeed a hobby to take note for.
With 2,968 hectares in land area, the cave is home to various endangered creatures such as bats, spiders, snakes and crabs. That is why locals are tasked in protecting the natural wonder. A group of professional guides are even highly recommended if tourists want to visit the place, to ensure the place’s preservation.
Rates & Other Information
- P 3,500 per person – all-day trekking and caving adventure – a minimum of 2 persons are necessary to organize a caving trip
- P 7,000 per person – 2 days, 1 night inside the cave with activities like trekking, caving, bouldering and rock climbing adventure – a minimum of 2 persons are necessary to organize caving trip
- P 10,000 per person – 3 days, 2 nights inside the cave with activities like trekking, caving, bouldering and rock climbing, rappelling, river trekking, mud trekking, mud climbing, potholing, swimming, Watching and Mountain climbing – Face to Face with Blind Fish and Blind Crabs – a minimum of 2 persons are necessary to organize caving trip
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Exact Location: Brgy Panayuran, Calbiga, Samar
How to Get There:
Starting from Tacloban City, you can ride a bus or van bound to Calbiga. The estimated fare is Php 50.00/pax and approximate travel time of one hour. Upon arrival at the town of Calbiga, you can ride a habal-habal along Barangay Panayuran towards the entrance of the cave. You will still have to walk a few meters to get to the entrance of the cave.