"Into the BIG Cave" Sagada Things to Do Tip by bdarusin
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Going down Sumaguing Cave, aka the Big Cave, is quite an interesting experience. The sound of bats will greet you upon entry and the feel of bat dung will welcome your first grip of rocks.
But once deep inside, the soothing silence and the feel of cold water on your feet will make you want to just stay there and relax.
There are plenty of rock formations to see, one of which has embeded sea shells, proof that the place was once submerged in w ater.
First timers like me will find it helpful using your "butt power", as Frenzel, our guide calls it, to move around safely. Hold on to rocks, even if they're covered with bat dung, as if your life depends on it. I can't imagine what it will be like when you slip, I can't see anything without the gas lamp our guide brought. Flashlights are useless since you will be needing both hands to balance and feel your way around the cave. Prepare to get wet, and bring zip lock bags to protect your valuables like celphones and cameras.
And never go there without a guide. They know the best way around the cave. Just do as you're told and never wander away from your group and away from the light.
That said, exploring the Big Cave will be an enjoyable experience, one that I would like to do again :)