Callao Cave was part of our Tuguegarao traventure last June. The Callao Cave in Penablanca is noted for its massive limestone and rock formations. The popular tourist spot also embraces Sierra Cave, Quibal Cave, the Odessa-Tumbali Cave System, Jackpot Cave, Roc and San Carlos Caves and the Pinacanauan River. If you are planning to go to Callao Cave, it would be best to hire a driver and a motorcycle as roads are a bit narrow and bumpy. Here are the 6 Must-Sees in Callao Cave!
1.) The Rocket of North Korea
We just laughed out loud with the great imagination of our tour guide. Who would have thought this rock would resemble a rocket? Or perhaps, her imagination is still a little bit tamed. Some would imagine the shape of this rock differently.
2.) Excavation site of the Metatarsal Man
This is the site where the oldest human fossil in the Asia Pacific region was excavated.
3.) Singapore’s Merlion
The tour guide said she doesn’t need to go to Singapore everyday to see their Merlion. It is hiding in Callao Cave.
4.) The Callao Altar
A mass is held here every Saturday. Famous Filipino actors John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo also had their film ‘The Mistress’ shot in this location.
5.) Zen rocks
Some of the East Asian tourists set up the rocks in the Cave to a zen style. Others consider rock balancing as an art, others as a type of problem solving.
6.) Tour Guide Joy Abrado
Joy Abrado (nickname ‘Ligaya’) volunteers as one of Callao Cave’s tour guide. She believes that encouraging more tourists to visit the place will promote more jobs in her town. Currently, she is a 3rd year college student in Cagayan State University.