The Holy Crystal Cave was discovered by Mr. Avito Formentera in 1996 while he was gathering firewood. After gathering a good amount of firewood, he decided to rest for a while. It was on this instance when he noticed a small pile of rocks in the area. He started clearing the bigger rocks while leaving the smaller ones on the ground. Mr. Formentera started digging into the ground and saw a huge crab coming out of the hole he made. He continued digging until a bigger hole was formed. He threw a rock into the hole and heard it bouncing inside the hole.
According to Mr. Formentera, the water from the Holy Crystal Cave has miraculous properties. It is said to cure common aches and pains, including muscle pains, skin irritation, and even fever, among others. In addition, the stalagmites inside the cave seem to look like some recognizable figures in the culture of Cebu, including the Santo Niño and the Virgin Mary. A British archeologist discovered a human bone in inside the cave that is around 5,000 years old.
The cheaper option to reach the Holy Crystal Cave in the Camotes Island is by getting on a ferry at the Danao City port. You have to hop on a bus headed for port in Danao City at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. After reaching the port, you can get on a ferry headed for Consuelo Port in the Camotes Islands. Once you reach the island, you can hire a motorcycle to bring you to the cave. You can also opt to hop on a fast craft at Pier 1 in Cebu City. The fast craft will bring you directly to Consuelo Port where you can hire a motorcycle in going to the cave.
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