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The Underwater Cave of Masbate


Masbate is a province filled not only with limitless potential for adventure, but it also offers a chance to experience history and ancient culture with a hint of mystery at the Underwater Cave in the town of Claveria.

by Kheem Caparas on July 20, 2012

Masbate is a province filled not only with limitless potential for adventure, but it also offers a chance to experience history and ancient culture with a hint of mystery at the Underwater Cave in the town of Claveria.  

During high tide, it will take even an unskilled diver only a few seconds to enter the cave, as it is neck-deep during low tide. Inside the cave are well-sealed human caskets carved out of solid wood believed to be 500 years old.  They still contain human remains.

Location

The Underwater Cave is located within the jurisdiction of Barangay Boca Engaño of the entrance of which is undersea in the town of Claveria in the province of Masbate.

 

How to get there

By air

From Manila, there are daily direct flights to Masbate City, the provincial capital of Masbate.

By sea/land

From Manila you can ride a bus to Pilar, Sorsogon. Then from there you can take a FastCraft headed for Masbate.  

 

Accommodations

These are only some hotels that can be found in Masbate City.

•    GV Hotel Masbate - Danao Street, Masbate City, Masbate, Masbate, Philippines
•    Sampaguita Tourist Inn - Quezon Street, Masbate City, Philippines

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