The province of Cagayan is a paradise for spelunkers, or cave explorers, because of the sheer number of known caves in the province, one of which is Jackpot Cave, a particularly interesting challenge even to the most seasoned of explorers.
Jackpot Cave is one of the many caves that can be found in the province of Cagayan. The Cave is located at Sitio Tumallo, Barangay Quibal in Peñablanca. At 115 meters, it is the second deepest cave in the country. The cave has a walking size passage, shafts and drops of varying depths that provide for a lot of rope work. Meandering streams and four pools of varying sizes abound inside the cave. A sump of undetermined depth backs up during the wet season, flooding the lower section of the cave to the roof as evidenced by large logs jammed in the roof of the cave.
How to get there
Going to Cagayan from Manila is a 10-hour bus ride by different bus companies like Victory Liner, Dominion, Autobus, Baliwag Transit Inc., Florida, EMC and Dalin Liner, all have routes to Tuguegarao, the capital city of the province.
These are the nearest hotels that offer lodging at reasonable prices:
• Ivory Hotel and Suites located at Buntun Highway, Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley / Isabela.
• Villa Blanca Hotel can be found at 13 Pattaui St.Ugac Norte, Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley / Isabela
• Mango Suites located at 1 Rizal St. corner Balzain Road, Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley / Isabela