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Visting Pangihan Cave of Malay Dec 14, 2016

Visting Pangihan Cave of Malay

GPS waypoint: 11°53'50.57"N, 121°54'26.21"E
Location: Malay (municipality), Antique (province), Philippines

Talked to the Guide
Off the bat, let me make it clear I only went to the mouth of the cave - I did not explore the inside. I went to the municipality to talk to the tourism people when I realized the cave was just a short walk away. But I wasn't prepared to get muddy inside the cave - I didn't prepare for it. But I went there anyway, talked to the resident guide, Mr. Jesus, and got more information about the cave.

Visting Pangihan Cave of Malay
there is a cave sign right before descending down a flight of steps to the cave entrance

Cave Chambers
Pangihan Cave is right smack within the Malay Poblacion. It has 8 connecting chambers although the guide with only take you to 2 bat-filled chambers. There is a traverse route which can take 30 minutes without the picture taking inside. Inside is muddy with stone steps but has no subterranean stream. Total length is 275 meters with stalactites and stalagmites.

--- TheLoneRider

Next stop: Nabaoy River

from the Poblacion to the cave, the concrete road stops narow foot trail towards the cave I thought this was the cave opening, but it's not...but it is still a cave! a fallen tree
another cave opening, but again, it's not the official cave....wonder where this leads to though with resident cave guide, Mr. Jesus the cave opening through a flight of steps closer view of the cave mouth
a peak from inside the cave mouth probing more, but I didn't go any further...I was just alone coming out of the cave  

Pangihan Cave Cost Index

backpacker places (US$1 = Php 49.83 as of Dec 15, 2016)
  • PHP 50 registration fee at the town hall
  • PHP 250 guide fee
  • PHP 15 tricycle ride from Caticlan to Malay town proper

Pangihan Cave FYI / Tips

  • you will get muddy so use appropriate footwear and clothing
  • they will provide helmet and light but best to bring your own flashlight for back-up
  • after the cave experience where you're all muddy, the next best thing is to go to Nabaoy River for a clean bath - one tricycle ride away from the town hall

How to Get to Pangihan Cave from Caticlan

  • take a tricycle along the main road going to Malay Poblacion P15/pax, 20 min

Caticlan FYI / Tips

  • getting to Caticlan is easy by any transport mode from major destinations in the Philippines - bus, ships, planes. Caticlan is the gateway to Boracay, a world-famous destination.
  • if you are stranded on a flight out or in of Caticlan, there are hotels walking distance from the airport - El Cielo Hotel and S-E Hotel and Residence

Google Map Malay, Philippines

tourist attractions in Malay tourist attractions
  • Windmills in Malay Wind Tubines - array of wind turbines on a mountain top, panoramic view. P100 motorcycle ride from highway to turbines, P70 on the way back | 11°52'43.55"N, 121°59'10.33"E
  • Naba-oy River in Malay Nabaoy River - cold clean water to take a bath and swim at. P150 one-way tricylcle ride from Caticlan all the way to Nabaoy River | 11°53'29.69"N, 121°55'48.04"E
  • Pangihan Cave in Malay Pangihan Cave - located right in the heart of Malay Poblacion. P50 entrance fee, P250 guide, 1 hour to visit 2 chambers with bats, muddy but no underwater stream | 11°53'50.57"N, 121°54'26.21"E
  • Agnaga Falls in Malay Agnaga Falls - tricycle to Kabulihan P15, habal in Kabulihan P50
  • Agnaga Falls in Malay Nagata Falls - take a bus northbound and get off at Naba-oy town center. Hire a single motorcycle to get you to the falls. Best to get a guide since you cross mountains and rivers. 3 hours hike one-way, ideal to visit on a mountain bike
  • Naasug Point in Malay Naasug Point - dive and swim
  • Malay Ecological Park in Malay Malay Ecological Park - viewdecks, fruit trees, butterfly and botanical garden
  • Motag Living Museum in Malay Motag Living Museum - interactive learning about Malay culture and heritage
hotels in Malay - hotel
  • Caticlan hotel S-E Hotel & Residence - walk to airport, near Jetty Port, parking lot, beachfront
    Caticlan, Malay, Aklan
  • El Cielo Hotel - near airport, walk to Jetty Port
    Caticlan, Aklan, Philippines

Suggested itinerary on the WEST coast of Panay Island from Boracay going south

  1. Boracay - most popular beach in the Philippines
  2. Malay - Nabaoy River, Pangihan Cave, Nagata Falls, Agnaga Falls, Naasug Point, Malay Ecological Park, Motag Living Museum
  3. Nabas - wind tubines, Hurom-Hurom Cold Springs
  4. Pandan - Malumpati Spring
  5. Libertad - Maanghit Cave, Ati Cave and Bungan-Bungan Spring
  6. Sebaste - Igpasungaw Waterfall
  7. Culasi - Malalison Island
  8. Tibiao - hot kawa-bath, white water river rafting, Bugtong Bato Waterfall, rice terraces, Tibiao Bakery, pottery, fish spa
  9. Anini-y - Nogas Island, scuba diving

Suggested itinerary on the EAST coast of Panay Island from Boracay going south

  1. Boracay - most popular beach in the Philippines
  2. Malay - Nabaoy River, Pangihan Cave, Nagata Falls, Agnaga Falls, Naasug Point, Malay Ecological Park, Motag Living Museum
  3. Nabas - wind tubines, Hurom-Hurom Cold Springs
  4. Kalibo - Bakhawan Eco-Park, Tigayon Hill
  5. Tambak - oysters
  6. Capiz - Roxas City
  7. Carles | Estancia - Gigantes Island Boat Tour, Lighthouse of Gigantes Island and Bakwitan Cave of Gigantes Island
  8. Iloilo - Batchoy Indulgence

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