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Tayangban Cave: Siargao's Newest Attraction

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Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Oct 13, 2016
Tayangban Cave: Siargao's Newest Attraction

Siargao’s Cloud 9 has earned its title as The Surfing Capital of the Philippines because of its barrel and pipe waves perfect for the water sport.

The island became the venue for the annual international competitions held in September and in the summer months.

The tear-drop shaped island is home to surfing champions like John Mark “Marama” Tokong,  Piso Alcala, Nilbie Blancada and Philmar Alipayo. 

But there is much more to Siargao than surfing. Other activities like swimming and diving are becoming popular too in the island. 

Nestled in the town of Pilar is a new swimming hole that caught the attention of both locals and tourists. 

Tayangban Cave was opened in 2015 and is fast gaining popularity for its blue cool waters that come in from the Pacific Ocean.

READ: Siargao’s Towering Waves: The Playground of Filipino Surfing Champions 

You can swing from vines or jump off from cliffs of boulders to enjoy swimming in the “hole”.  As you enter the cave, tourist guides will point out interesting fossils and stalactite and stalagmite forms.

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Next time you visit Siargao, aside from surfing, try swimming in Tayangban.

(From the original Facebook post and photos of Rolan Garcia).


How to Get There:

PAL and other major airlines fly daily to Surigao City.

Siargao Island can be reached by boat from Surigao City. Roro or M/V Fortune Angels to Dapa cost from Php180 (US$4.18) for Economy B and Php220 (US$5.12) for Economy A. Terminal fee is Php10 (US$0.24). Dapa Express also plies the route at Php200 (US$4.65) from the Surigao City Port.

Van rental around the island is Php4,000 (US$93)/day.


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