The Murga Cave in Bonbon is also called Binuthan Cave by the locals. It may not be as massive as the Agta Cave in Argao, it is still one place where adventure-seekers and adrenaline junkies may want to explore if they are looking for a new place to go to within Cebu City. Yes, it is in Cebu City albeit in one of the mountain barangays of the city.
The trail going to the Murga Cave or Binuthan Cave is somewhat challenging since adventurers will have to go through rough terrain, including cliffs, slippery rivers and streams and a thick forest. While there are no large-sized wild animals in the area, it is important to know that visitors may encounter snakes along the way. It is necessary for visitors to be physically fit since getting to the cave will require a trek of around one hour. It will also be necessary to climb high rocks that can become slippery when wet. Even as the trek to the cave will not be a walk in the park for weekend warriors, it will be an enjoyable activity for people who like the great outdoors.
Into the cave
After reaching the mouth of the cave, adventurers and spelunkers will have to be prepared to get wet . . . again. To get to the interior of the cave, it will be necessary to swim. The water will be quite cold since the place is located in the mountainous area of the city. It may be necessary for someone to tie a rope on one end for non-swimmers to hold on to while trying to get into the cave itself.
Exploring the cave may take less time than getting to the place itself. Two hours may be enough to get a good view of the place since it is very much smaller than the Agta Cave in Argao. One can see stalactites and crystals forming in the cave. It will be necessary to bring headlamps to be able to fully appreciate the beauty of the cave as well as see one’s way into the cave.
The Queen City of the South is blessed with numerous natural wonders that have yet to be fully explored. These natural wonders can be used by the locals as a part of their eco-tourism campaign as long as they make sure they remain relatively untouched by commercial development.
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