Calbiga Cave, also known as Langun Gobingob Cave, is located in Calbiga, Samar, 52 kms. from Tacloban City, the cave is 6 kilometers away from the townproper, accessible by land transport and by foot.
Calbiga Cave contains the Philippines' biggest karst formations and one of the largest in Asia, the 2,968-hectare cave system is composed of 12 caves with wide underground spaces, uni ...
que rock formations and sub-terranean watercourse.
The surface area of Calbiga Caves has a "mid-mountain" forest which is the habitat of some threatened wild species like bats, cave crickets, eyeless shell fishes.
It was first scientifically explored in 1987 by an eight- man team of Italian speleologists who believed there are still several hundreds of kilometers of galleries waiting to be explored. The karst has an estimated total surface area of 900 sg. km.
The main cave, Langun, has a chamber that could easily fit in three football fields. The two other big caves are Gobingob and Bitong Mahangin.
Calbiga Cave or Langun Gobingob Cave News
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Thanks to these rebuilding efforts, Tacloban has weathered succeeding storms and is slowly returning to its vibrant past, a place of flourishing flora and fauna, a haven for adventure-seekers and casual travelers.
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The darkness has always been associated with fear and fatality. It is often avoided and labeled as an "unsafe zone". But what if? this strangely connoted dwelling is actually the grounds for growth and the seat of wisdom? Would you dare know your depths and capabilities?
I only have two major travel goals in life ever since I was a child. The first one is to trek the Himalayas. The second is to explore the Hang Son Doong Cave in Vietnam which is the largest cave in the world. But achieving these two goals would probably take me a long time. Both are too expensive and I simply cannot afford them right now. So imagine my utter disbelief when I learned that the cave master himself, Joni Bonifacio, of Trexplore the Adventures, gave me a chance to join the 3-day spelunking exploration to Langun-Gobingob cave. I was, to say the least, squealing with excitement!
Spending a night or two below the ground, in a chamber where no sunlight could not penetrate is not among my bucket list. Whenever I travel, I always look for blue sky, green massifs, white beach, aquamarine deep, and vivid sunsets, so I never imagined myself camping in deep caverns. However, my strong sense of adventure dominated over my preference to vibrancy and colors. Thus, I said yes to the Gobingob and Langun Cave Connection and Spelunking invite.
I FOUND FILIPINO SNOW!!! Okay, that is a joke because there is no snow in the Philippines. But, there is rock formations in the biggest cave that certainly looks like snow!
We adventured to Langun-Gobingob Cave found in Calbiga Samar. IT WAS INCREDIBLE!
From the jungle trek, to the views, to the stalactites and stalagmites, and the extreme adventure this was just such a great day out! I love caving! Caving in the Philippines is definitely a unique experience worth trying! Samar has many to choose from.
Do you have what it takes to conquer the largest cave in the Philippines? If you?re curious or interested to try this kind of adventure, then you are at the right page!