Central Cave or Crystal Paradise

Catbalogan City, Samar

Central Cave is known as Crystal Paradise located 8 kilometers away from Catbalogan City, Samar. It was discovered and surveyed in May 2014 by Joni Abesamis Bonifacio of Trexplore and Elezar Labtic of Huplag Speleologists. At 400 meters in length, Central Cave is not as large as other caves in Samar. But this is a cave of immense beauty, confirming the old adage that size doesn't always matter.

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  • Central Cave Explore A Crystal Kingdom In Samar

    Central Cave Explore A Crystal Kingdom In Samar

    Indiana Jones. Ethan Hunt. Lara Croft. Youve seen these daredevils rappel down from insane heights, explore mysterious caverns, and overcome insurmountable challenges. Your adrenaline shoots up just by watching them in action.

  • My Vertical Caving Experience At Central Cave Catbalogan Samar

    My Vertical Caving Experience At Central Cave Catbalogan Samar

    Central cave is not just a beautiful paradise but is also an exciting cave that every explorer should visit. Among the other caves in the Philippines, this one is more special because the only way to enter is to conquer your fear of heights and rappel an 18-meter vertical drop down to the main chamber. Its like a huge mansion (height of a 5 storey building) without any doors or windows except for one small hole in the ceiling! Exciting isn't it?!

  • Travel Guide Samar Province

    Travel Guide Samar Province

    Samar (formerly named Western Samar), is one of the three provinces of Samar Island in Eastern Visayas in the Philippines. Home to a network of amazing caves hidden beneath the regions lush jungles, including the biggest cave system in the country, Samar is a rugged destination where adventure seekers can experience something out of the ordinary. Though most of Samar Island remains off-the-radar for local tourists, many international spelunkers have been drawn here since its been dubbed the "Caving Capital of the Philippines".

  • The Crystal Paradise Central Cave Samar

    The Crystal Paradise Central Cave Samar

    Exploring Central Cave in Samar made me feel like an action star. There's just something so innately bad-ass about descending 18 meters or 60 feet down a hole in the ground into a cavern below with ropes anchored on tree trunks. One moment you're on solid ground, the next you're just hanging there lowering yourself inch by inch to the rocky surface below. You look up and a ray of light shines from the ground above.

    Standing alone in the cave looking up was a surreal moment. This is the closest I've felt to being a character in a video game, entering a secret dungeon for the first time. And ...

  • Central Cave A Crystal Kingdom Where Time Stands Still

    Central Cave A Crystal Kingdom Where Time Stands Still

    Beneath the frontier island paradise of Samar is a realm of exquisite beauty. It is a fragile place where time is in suspended animation, its raw magnificence carefully preserved in glittering crystals. It is a domain of grandeur and enigmas where one can actually see the process of Mother Nature giving birth to the foundations of our planet. This is the Central Cave, an underground crystal paradise, and one of the most beautiful caves in Samar.

    Central Cave is located 8 kilometers away from Catbalogan City. It was discovered and surveyed in May 2014 by Joni Abesamis Bonifcacio of Trexplore ...

  • 20 Amazing Photos That Show Why Samar Is The Caving Capital Of The Philippines

    20 Amazing Photos That Show Why Samar Is The Caving Capital Of The Philippines

    The Philippine archipelago is home to beautiful islands, amazing diving spots, stunning waterfalls, and friendliest people in the world. That is why millions of tourists from around the globe are flocking to the country every year. However, the Philippines doesn't only offer spectacular tourist destinations that can be reached on the ground, on top of the mountain or underwater. Our country also hides more incredible wonders of nature in the hollow places underground, the caves.

    Caves are formed by nature over hundreds or even millions of years. Hidden in the darkness of caves are stunning ...