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Review of Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave

Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave
Ranked #370 of 1,588 things to do in Luzon
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had no idea what to expect when our tour guide brought us to Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave in the province of Albay. What we saw inside the cave was simply amazing: centuries-old rich deposits of stalactites and stalagmites everywhere you look. A lot of them had uncanny resemblances to religious figures and other popular characters. Though the place is amply lighted, it would still be a problem for those who don't have good eyesight..Also, since the pathways are mostly uneven, one's agility and balance can sometimes be tested. Be forewarned that there's also one very narrow passageway where someone with a pronounced beer belly might not be able to go through. But the experience is definitely worth it, notwithstanding the guide's fee of Php300. the place sort of reminded me of Palawan's famed Underground River, but MINUS the river.

1  Thank LSSantos
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

Many interesting rock formations can be found and each one tells a story. Some small developments are present inside the cave; there are lights, cemented floors and man made structures like the pavements and the dance floor.

Thank LianneBorres
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

There's this cave in Albay called Hoyop Hoyopan. Hoyop means blowing of air. This is a suggestion of a friend to have this cave as part of our tour of Legazpi City. I went to this cave by myself , travelled around 45 minutes to Camalig via jeepney. Then from Camalig market, I took a special tricycle. Fortunately, the tricycle driver was already familiar with the place as he takes a lot of tourists there. It was a 5 km ride and I enjoyed the scenery. The road was paved. There's a vantage point to see Mt Mayon in its fullness. Going to the cave was an uphill walk which was a knee killer. There's a portion of this cave where cool air blows strong and it 's so refreshing. There were amazing stalactites and stalagmites inside the cave. Our imagination would tell us there's formation which looked like a hand, an elephant , angel wing etc. The guide cost me Php300 and trike for Php200, not bad at all as the experience was memorable. It was an adventure and nature is always amazing.

4  Thank Velardy
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

The cave name is Hoyop hoyopan, according to those who live there it means whisper, because it seems like wind is whispering to your ear. True enough, when me and my friends were inside, the wind is very refreshing, it feels good and relaxing.

Inside the cave there are a lot of rock formation from stalactites at stalagmites.
The tour guide is friendly and he takes photos of us while inside the cave.
He explained each formation very detailed.

We found out that inside the cave, it used to have a "disco" well, it really has a dance floor.
I guess it has the best sound system :))

2  Thank Aizey K
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

Hoyop-hoyopan Cave is about 10 miles southwest of Legazpi City. After visiting Casagwa Ruins it’s about a 20 minute ride through some dense jungle on a nicely paved road. We stopped here on our way to Donzol. The entrance has an interesting sign stating that dating is prohibited (see attached photo).

HHC is a multi-level cavern of natural limestone that was discovered during WW2. The caved was used as a resistance hide out. It’s named after the word “hoyop” or breeze. You can easily accomplish the short 1 hour tour in shorts and sneakers, a full tour will require 11 hours and a considerable amount of effort. Cost 130 php and another 200-300 php to turn on the lights, the cave is privately owned with several family relatives or friends conducting the tour.

Your guide will point out a lot of interesting formation and provide a wealth of history of the area. This cave is cool and easily traversed with pavement on the major attractions. The cave has numerous shallow pools, mineral deposits, rock formations, large chambers, stalactites and stalagmites.

Too preserve this place, I hope in the future they limit construction of cement walk ways and stop tourist from touching all the features. In most caves in the US, they prohibit touch and limit construction of cement walkways as it has adverse effects to the formations.

The link below has a great write-up and additional photos.

Highly recommended: It is extremely interesting and a great way to cool off.

4  Thank edinstk
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