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: Exploring The Crystal Maze Kingdom By Descending 60 Feet Into A Cavern

    Central Cave: Exploring The Crystal Maze Kingdom By Descending 60 Feet Into A Cavern

    As we all know, Samar Island is the 3rd biggest Island out of 7,641 Islands in the Philippines, and this Island offers an immense diversity of destination types. From the pristine caves to the mountainous natural wonders and an extreme adventure that will certainly challenge your inmost wanderlust soul. The Island has a bit of everything for everyone. For a two week trip or even a month, its easy to obtain a sample of the best of each.

  • Central Cave: A Spectacular Cave In Samar But Rarely Visited

    Central Cave: A Spectacular Cave In Samar But Rarely Visited

    Sometimes people would ask how many provinces in the Philippines I have travelled so far. My answer would be, "I have no idea." You see, I am not into counting provinces that I visited because Im that type of person who visit and revisit places to experience and re-experience the adventure of exploring the known and hidden spots, of immersing in the culture of the place and of seeking new adventures. Stepping foot on a place will not suffice for me. I maximize my time by exploring as much space as possible as far as my feet can take me.

  • 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 ...