Callao Cave, Peñablanca, Cagayan

Callao Cave
Callao Cave is definitely the top tourist attraction in Peñablanca, Cagayan. In Tuguegarao City, we chartered a tricycle to visit this historical site. It is a seven-chamber cave where scientists and experts discovered a 67,000 years old fossilized remains of a Callao man in 2007, that's a thousand years older than the Tabon Man in Palawan. This cave is situated on the Northern foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Peñablanca, the name of the municipality, is a Spanish word that means white rocks because of the limestone present in the area.

The Callao Cave: Introduction, History, Location, Description, and Photos:





Cagayan tourist spots


Darwin Dalisay


How to Get to Callao Cave:

Via air, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have daily trips to Tuguegarao Airport. By land, their are bus lines traveling from Manila to Tuguegarao City. During our trip, we rode in a Victory Liner bus from Kamias to Tuguegarao, travel time: 12 hours.

Budget Friendly and Affordable Place to Stay in Tuguegarao:


We stayed at Hotel Joselina, the cheapest hotel we saw online. For a fan room for two, we payed 600 pesos for an overnight stay. You can contact them via their facebook page. To know their location, you can check it on Google Maps, details are updated.

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