Tayangban Cave Pool In Siargao – The Ultimate Guide

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Tayangban Cave Pool is one of the best fun-fuelled activities that you must experience on your trip to Siargao Island. Discover the unique twin cenotes, bat caves, and emerald rock pools on a canyoneering adventure at Tayangban Cave.

I have put together this complete guide including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.

 

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WHERE IS TAYANGBAN CAVE POOL?

Tayangban Cave is located in Pilar, a small village in the center of Siargao Island.

To get to Tayangban from General Luna it’s approximately a 30-minute drive.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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HOW TO GET HERE

One of the most common ways to get here is on a scooter. The cost for a scooter rental in General Luna is around 300-400 pesos per day, or for a monthly rental, you’ll get a cheaper rate of around 200-300 pesos per day.

Most accommodations in General Luna will be more than happy to help you to organize a scooter rental for your time spent on Siargao Island.

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tayangban cave. tayangban cave siargao, tayangban cave poolThe entrance and parking lot

 

ARRIVING AT TAYANGBAN CAVE POOL

When you arrive, you will clearly see the entrance sign, as shown in the image above, on the right-hand side of the road. Park your scooter in the shade and you’ll see a simple hut at the entrance to the cave which acts as the ticket office.

Tayangban Cave Pool is managed by the property owners and the entrance fee is 100 pesos which includes a mandatory guide.

If you have a dry bag, you can take your phone and camera equipment with you, though if you don’t have one, be prepared for it to get wet. I decided to just take my GoPro waterproof camera with me to capture the adventure.

It’s also possible to leave your bags and other valuables at the entrance under the supervision of the staff.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT TAYANGBAN CAVE POOL

We followed our local guide through a tiny crack in the rock and down into the freshwater pools running through the cave. The water was about waist deep and we were aided by our guide who led the way through the darkness with his single torch.

There are anchored ropes and some bamboo structures to help you through some of the deeper sections. Inside the cave, we could hear the echoing sounds of bats that hung from the ceiling and we spotted ancient stalactites in the shape of ice pinnacles.

After about 15 minutes of canyoneering through the cave, we reached the light at the end of the tunnel which opened up into a unique cenote.

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CLIFF JUMPING AT TAYANGBAN CAVE POOL

Once we reached the end of the cave we followed the way through a small canyon to an incredible emerald green rock pool surrounded by hanging vines.

There are two cliff jumping spots to choose from at the rock pool, one is from a 2-meter high rock and the second is from the cliff edge which is approximately 5-meters high.

Check the water first before you jump and ask your guide where you should aim for. The depth of the rock pool is around 3 to 4 meters so the chances of hitting the bottom are slim.

My friends and I spent about 1-hour cliff jumping into the emerald green rock pools before heading up the dirt trail to the exit.

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tayangban cave. tayangban cave siargao, tayangban cave poolA small rockpool

 

WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO

General Luna is the place to be when it comes to searching for the best places to stay in Siargao! General Luna has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Nay Palad Hideaway Villas

Nay Palad Hideaway offers the perfect ‘island resort vibe’ that you may be seeking. Choose either a sea view or a garden view luxurious room, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, and enjoy your very own private palm tree-fringed beach! On top of this, resort guests can make use of the complimentary paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, bicycles, and even jump on board an island hopping tour.

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Luxury: Isla Cabana Resort

An awesome 4-star resort located in General Luna on the beachfront. Isla Cabana boasts an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sun terrace that looks out over the Pacific Ocean. These private villas come fitted with king-sized beds, an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, cable TV, fridge, and sitting area. Book a treatment at the in-house spa or make use of the free activities available such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, or cycling.

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Mid Range: Sunset Bay Beach Villas

Sunset Bay provides beachside villas that are comfortable and peaceful, overlooking the Philippine Sea. The famous Cloud 9 Siargao is just a few minute’s walk away. The villas are air-conditioned with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, kitchen, fridge, and stovetop. Perfect for solo travelers or couples.

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Mid Range: Kokai Resort

Nestled within lush gardens, you’ll get the ultimate jungle vibes here at Kokai Resort. There is a sun terrace, in-house restaurant, free wifi, and motorbike rental available. Kokai Resort has both dorms and private bungalows on offer, perfect for those on a budget.

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Budget: Secret Spot Siargao

I personally stayed at Secret Spot and I can’t recommend this place enough. The hostel features an upstairs dormitory with 20 comfortable beds, downstairs bathrooms, a spacious living area, a fully-equipped kitchen, an outdoor chill zone, free wifi, and hanging hammocks in the garden.

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Budget: Balay Hayahay Hostel

Balay Hayahay is a budget-friendly hostel centrally located in General Luna. There are dorm rooms and private rooms available in tee-pee style bamboo huts just a minute walk to the beach. This hostel also features a shared kitchen and chill-out zone with hammocks. The perfect place to stay with friends or for solo travelers.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO

 

AIRBNB SIARGAO

Another option for accommodation in Siargao is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals!

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BEST SIARGAO TOURS

Siargao Island Hopping Tour

Spend the day island hopping between three tropical islands known as Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, just a short boat trip off the coast of General Luna. All this for less than $30 USD.

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Siargao Land Tour

The Siargao Land Tour is the best way to see the hotspots in one day. Visit the Coconut Tree Viewpoint in the morning, followed by the Palm Tree Rope Swing, Magpupungko Rock Pools, and ending at the famous Sugba Lagoon! All this for less than $30 USD.

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Sohoton Cove Tour

Sohoton Cove is a must-do day trip during your visit! The tour includes a full day of island hopping to Sohoton Cove, Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, with lunch. All this for less than $45 USD.

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Corregidor Island Tour

Corregidor Island is a dreamy tropical paradise just off the coast of General Luna. Explore the grassy hills and colorful coral reefs on Corregidor Island before island-hopping to Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, including lunch. All of this for less than $40 USD.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions, please leave me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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