Tabon Caves

Quezon, Palawan

The Tabon Caves, dubbed as the Philippines' Cradle of Civilization, are a set of caves located on Lipuun Point, north of Quezon municipality, in the south western part of the province of Palawan on Palawan Island, in the Philippines. The caves are named after the Tabon scrubfowl. It is bordered on the south by the town proper of Quezon, Bgy. Panitian on the west, and the South China Sea on the nor ...

th and east. Out of 215 known caves, 29 have been explored and seven of these are open to the public. The seven include Tabon, Diwata, Igang and Liyang Caves. One of the oldest human bones found in the Philippines, the Tabon Man, was found here in 1962. Other excavated, unexamined remains are stored onsite.

The complex is managed by the National Museum and was declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the same institution in February 2011.

Tabon Caves Quezon News

  • Top Reasons To See Quezon Palawan This Summer

    First thing that usually comes to mind when 'Quezon, Palawan' is mentioned is the famous Tabon Cave where Dr. Fox and his team uncovered the historic Manunggul Jar. Every Filipino must have studied it back in their elementary days and as a Palawenya, it does gives me much pride even though I'm technically not from the municipality itself.

    Few weeks ago, I read from a local news page story how one can reach Tabon Cave Complex in Quezon, Palawan. The news rekindled my almost forgotten desire to cross "see Quezon, Palawan" off my bucket list. Now that I had the chance to see the place, let me ...

  • Caves And Beaches Await You At Quezon Towns Tabon Cave Complex

    Weekend warriors, here's another affordable getaway for your end-of-week escapades: Tabon Cave Complex at Quezon, Palawan. We've all heard about this archaeological site managed by the National Museum during our grade school days, and I clearly remember how my heart swelled with pride knowing that it's located in our province. However, aside from being dubbed as 'Philippine's Cradle of Human Civilization' and declared as a National Cultural Treasure where the remains of Tabon Man and the famed Manunggul Jar were unearthed, the Tabon Cave Complex, believe it or not, is also a trekker's dream de ...

  • Garduce Spearheads Padyak Palawan

    Known for his many environmental advocacies, local outdoor activity legend Romi Garduce is once again spearheading a worthy cause, this time in the island-province of Palawan.

    Happening from Oct. 10 to 23, "Padyak Palawan 2016," a fund-raising bike tour for biodiversity, will see Mr. Garduce and a group of UP mountaineers bike their way through Palawan from the municipality of Bataraza all the way to El Nido.

    The bike tour's main beneficiary is the Center for Conservation Innovations (CCI) and its Palawan program "Oplan Tandikan," a biodiversity conservation project that is committed to ...

  • The Tabon Caves An Enchanting Treasure Of Palawan Everyone Must Discover

    More often than not, tourists visit El Nido, Puerto Princesa or Coron in Palawan. But there's more to this beautiful island than these three popular destinations. A place in Palawan that is also worth exploring is Quezon. It's where the enigmatic Tabon Caves are found, and there's so much to see in this natural wonder.

    Prior to visiting the Tabon Caves, visit the museum first where you'll know more about the caves, the Tabon Tribe where the name was originally derived from, and see the different original artifacts (some are replicas) found here. You are also required to register here where ...

  • A Walk Past Memory Lane A Heritage Tour Of Palawan

    More popularly known for its natural tourist spots and features, Palawan is also home to several of our country's heritage sites. Artifacts and archeological sites dating from the pre-Hispanic time up to World War II ruins also dot this wonderful island. Here are few of these heritage sites in Palawan that you should definitely visit:

    1. Batac Tribal Visit and Jungle Trek: Experience local indigenous culture with the remote village of the Batak Tribe – a mountain-dwelling tribe with a dwindling number of less than 500. Before you reach the village, you have to trek tropical forests relati ...

  • Tabon Cave Complex Of Palawan

    Tabon Cave complex is a tourist destination in Quezon, Palawan. It is a historical site managed by the National Museum and also declared as a National Cultural Treasure. The complex has 200+ known caves, according to locals 29 have been explored and 9 of these are open to the public, namely;Liyang, Tabon, Diwata, Igang, Manunggul, Sarang, Amang, Tadyaw and Dicalan.

    After a successful climb in Mantalingahan, we bid our goodbye to the friendly locals, including KuyaAgne and KuyaBinoy at Quezon Terminal. Before going to Tabon Cave Complex, a permit from National Museum (Cenro Branch) is requir ...