Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hoyop-Hoyopan Caves, Albay

April 7, 2008

On the morning of April 3, Rico brings us personally to visit Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave in Camalig, Albay. Luckily, the kids were all game and up to the challenge to go through all of the whole cave only lit by 2 gas lanterns carried by our two guides, despite initial fears of the darkness and bats.

"Hoyop-hoyopan" means "blowing", the caves were named such because of the strong wind blowing from inside felt when you stand at the entrance of the cave. Inside the cave are numerous stalactites and stalagmites. There were also rock formations which are natural abstract art open to your personal interpretations.

After this exciting adventure, we hied off to Gaisano Mall to relish the famed DJC Halo-halo (originally from Tiwi, Albay). It was very smooth, creamy and not too sweet--delicious!

After lunch, we bought some last minute pasalubongs, before finally going to the airport and saying goodbye to a most memorable vacation in the Bicol region.

Cave Opening

Poster with Restrictions

Going in!


Some very narrow passages

Going up to the second level

Unusual rock formations

I wonder what they are pointing at?

On the way out

Light at the end of the tunnel


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