Bathala Caves of Sta Cruz, Marinduque

Experiencing Bathala Caves is one of the most must-try when you visit Marinduque Island. located at Sta. Cruz, Marinduque is a complex network of seven caves however only four of which have so far been explored. One of the biggest is called “Simbahan.” “Kay Coke” cave, on the other hand, is occasionally guarded by pythons. The third cave has an underground river and the fourth one houses human bones believed to be the remains of  WWII soldiers.

During the trek you’ll experience steep climb and holding on sharp stone edges for your safety. Here’s my advice to guys who wants to give it a try. You must wear something comfortable tee’s cargo shorts and rubber shoes! And here’s what you should and should not bring. Bring at least half liter of water, a head flashlight your point and shoot camera and a face towel. Not to bring – Shades, DSLR cams (nowadays people buy these for better quality photos and bring them anywhere they want ), dangling accessories etc.

There’s an entrance fee of 50 pesos per head and 200 pesos for the guide. You’ll be trekking the caves of  church, python, cemetery and the secret.

Its really fun! had 4hours of non stop trekking. Try it!


10 Responses to “ “Bathala Caves of Sta Cruz, Marinduque”

  1. Fitz says:

    I’m glad I did it, but I think I will never do this again. Jejeje. 😛

  2. joann oplado says:

    bongga experience ito

  3. Eric David says:

    i like bathala cave…hopefully this coming Jan 2012 will visit again bathala cave with my wife..Nice to experience the beauty of Marinduque..I really love it…MABUHAY…ngani baya

  4. Nicely says:

    Interesting! Di ba mahirap yung trek part?

  5. dax73 says:

    nope! basta don’t bring DSLR cams dahil delikado.

  6. marot roque says:

    Meron po baga kayo contact para sa tour guide? And madali lang po ba makapunta from boac? Ty

  7. dax73 says:

    ahm… all you need to have is a transportation to bring you there at bathala caves. Just ask your hotel for transportation rental service. We got ours from east pointe hotel, Meron namang tour guide doon mismo sa entrance ng path going to bathala caves eh. I think its 30 mins from boac going to the caves, hindi ko na medyo tanda yung exact time.

  8. marot roque says:

    Thank You for the Info! 🙂

  9. dax73 says:

    you’re welcome 🙂


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