As soon as we finished lunch, got settled in our room, and gussied up, we had Mang Boy fetch us from Momo Beach House to begin our Panglao Island Tour. We paid Php1,600 for the entire tour and had the van all to ourselves. With only four people in our group, it was the most comfortable tour I’ve ever experienced. I can imagine this being so much cheaper if you’re a bigger group since you’ll have smaller shares for the tour. 😉
First on our list was Hinagdanan Cave. It’s basically an underground cave where you have to go down a steep stone ladder to get to it. I’m not sure if the tour guide is optional but as soon as we got near the entrance to the cave, a man volunteered himself to be our tour guide and we were too nice to turn him down. :p
It’s quite stinky and stuffy inside but we were told the cave pool looks especially pretty in the morning. I did like the pool because it’s so clear. I actually shrieked a little because I thought I stepped on a rock when it really was submerged in about half a foot of water.
There’s nothing much to see here except for the ancient drawings. We were in and out of the cave within 30 minutes methinks. :p When we left, we made sure to give the tour guide a 50-peso tip. Outside, there are some stalls selling souvenir items. I say skip it. :p
Afterwards, we went to see who they called is the smallest man in the world. It turns out the man they’re referring to is a man I’ve already seen on TV. He’s “small” because he suffers from a rare disease, kinda like dwarfism, but I’m not sure the exact name. It’s quite sad that they’ve turned him into a spectacle. Then again, this could be the island’s way of helping the family financially so to each his own.
To be continued…