Odessa-Tumbali Cave

Penablanca, Cagayan

Odessa-Tumbali Cave is one of the limestone caves located in the Municipality of Penablanca, Cagayan province, in the Philippines. The seven-chamber show cave is one of 300 caves that dot the area and the best known natural tourist attractions of the province.

Odessa-Tumbali Cave and the other caves are situated in the western foothills of the Northern Sierra Madre Mountains of the ...

Philippines. They are situated within the Penablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape, which stretches from the caves to the eastern shores of Penablanca town in the Pacific Ocean.

The Odessa-Tumbali Cave System, also called Abbenditan Cave by the local residents, is one of the longest cave system in the Philippines. Its estimated length is about 12.6 to 15 km with only about 7.65 km fully explored. The cave has five different entrances and is rated by spelunkers as difficult for its narrow and flood-prone passages.

The cave have various formations, passageways, lakes, and canals that provides for excellent wet sport spelunking and great opportunities for cave photography. The cave is also home to a variety of wildlife. It can be explored with guides from the Sierra Madre Outdoor Club (SMOC). The cave is located in Sitio Abbenditan in Barangay Quibal also in Penablanca.

To get to the Odessa-Tumbali includes hiking for about 7 km from Callao to get to the entrance then rappelling about 30 m into a sinkhole.

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