Included in the itinerary for the Valentine treat is Enchanted Cave. I personally requested that we drop by at this place because from it's name, I was literally enchanted just looking at the pictures online. When I was little and my dad was still around, we would go to at least 3 to 5 different beaches every year during summer. There were couple of times that we've been to Pangasinan but haven't visited this place. Well, I am not sure if this already exists then.
You know you are on the right track once you see this signage along the road. You just have to make a turn and voila, the path to Enchanted Cave!
This is Enchanted Cave's spacious car park. We were so lucky that day because there were only 2 guests apart from us. The tour guide was able to narrate how Enchanted Cave became one of Bolinao's tourist attraction and was also with us during the span of the visit. It's not all the time that guests are given a tour guide especially during peak season like Summer.
Enchanted Cave will have a minimal price increase effective March 10, 2014. Prices are still reasonable considering that the place is really awesome!
I was greeted by Giant Clams at the entrance. These may look like carved stones but they are relics of real clams when the whole Enchanted Cave was still a water body.
Every space and angle at Enchanted Cave is heaven; especially if you are nature lover. I simply define it as "multiple tourists spots within 1 tourist attraction".
There are cottages on top of humongous corals for visitors who would like to spend their nights away from home but still want to have that homey feeling.
These are camping-like hammocks; a good spot to rest on a lazy day.
Guess what you'll see after climbing a flight of stairs?
Tada!!! There's a man made pool on top of what seems to be a mini mountain.
The water that fall straight into the pool comes from this spring! Isn't it AMAZING?!
Stairs going down to the Enchanted Cave
Interior view of Enchanted Cave. They were able to retain the "stalactite and stalagmite-like" features of it. I think what was only added were the stairs going up and down the cave.
The tour guide told us that the water in the cave also comes from natural spring. It is so clean that you can even drink from it in the early morning before visitors come to visit and swim; which I dare not. LOL! You can just imagine how clear the water is seeing the corals at the bottom of the water! In my own opinion, after visiting Puerto Princesa 2 years ago, I think this is way better than the Underground River :)
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