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  • Callao Caves The Well-kept Secret Mecca

    Adventurous couples seeking a unique and truly memorable place to commune with each other, with nature and with God will appreciate visiting the famous Callao caves in Peñablanca, Cagayan.

    Mere minutes away from the sweltering city center of Tuguegarao, the seven-chamber massive tunnel is situated in the western foothills of the Northern Sierra Madre mountains. With natural crevices that let in streams of light, the cavernous space is illuminated by an ethereal glow. One of the bigger chambers near the entrance has been turned into a chapel, where an altar has been placed right below a nat ...

  • Exploring Cagayans Callao Cave

    The young tour guide, a boy of 12, pointed to a cacophony of rock formations that dotted the various chambers of the Callao Cave.

    Surprisingly, the kid blurted memorized information of some interesting bits of trivia regarding the cave and its surroundings.

    We could only stare in amazement at the Column, Chapel, Skeleton, Elephant's Head, Praying Angel, Rocket, Lion's Head and Dog's Head formations that appeared as we ventured deeper into the cave.

    A familiar site as one enters the cave is the man-made chapel that has somehow become the tourism icon of Cagayan. The chapel, exaggerated ...

  • Cagayan Is Not Just Hot Stuff

    Do you want to feel like you're inside an RPG game? No need for dragons! Find out about a chapel inside a cave, reallyyyy goooood pansit, as well as what pasalubong to buy in Cagayan!

    DAY 1
    You can take a 12-hour bus ride or a less than 3-hours plane ride to Tuguegarao. We took a plane. At the airport I got to meet one of the talented comedians in the Philippines, Pokwang! She was very nice and patient to have her photo taken with us. Kilig! She was also game to try the Cebu Pacific game hosted by the flight attendants.

    Knowns as one of the literally hottest spots in the Philippines, i ...