Bohol | Cabagnow Cave Pool of Anda

Longing for white-sand beaches that surpass even that of Boracay’s? Head on to Anda, Bohol. The place boasts its clean and unspoiled beaches. Around the vicinity of the area, you can see no trash as you can only see natural wastes such as coconuts, wood, shells and sea grasses being washed ashore. Anda, Bohol, by far, is a precious gem that is yet to be discovered.

Cabagnow Cave Pool in Anda, Bohol

Anda is mostly covered with limestones and it was due to the accumulation during the early and middle Miocene era, which was around 20 million years ago. This is why the place is called the Anda Limestone. Since the place is mostly limestone, the nature of the rocks then is soft. After some time, due to geologic activities and water as an agent of dispersal, a cave is formed. This is why Anda has a lot of cave pools and not just the Cabagnow Cave Pool.

Lies in the place is numerous diving sites, burial caves, rugged terrain, cliffs, falls, and even the shrine of “Inday Potenciana” is there. But one of the best tourist spots found there is the Cabagnow Cave Pool.

Cabagnow Cave Pool in Anda, Bohol

Cabagnow Cave Pool is the deepest among other cave pools found around the area. It lies in the Southeastern part of the province. This 25-feet deep cave pool is called Cabagnow or Kabagno because it is particularly a hole in the ground. Without the help of a ladder, you cannot get out of it. It is basically impossible!

The way towards the place is muddy during our visit (because of the non-stop rain the past few days); and yep, the road is rough. After a more or less 5-minute walk from the parking area/jump-off point, we reached the cave pool. All the efforts paid because Cabagnow Cave Pool was a great destination.

Cabagnow Cave Pool in Anda, Bohol

Little did others know that the Cabagnow Cave Pool is a private property. At the entrance, you can see that the place is surrounded with rustic gate. Before you can enter, you must have to find first the caretaker, Kuya Charlie [+639124145098].

Cabagnow Cave Pool in Anda, Bohol

The fresh water mixes with the saline water once the high tide comes. This place is very popular to people residing near Anda and to weekenders. But the most distinguishing character of the place is the color of its water. Depending on the weather condition and the sun, the color of the water is sometimes emerald green or usually irresistibly deep blue! It’s the hue of blue color that will make you want to dive or take some dip in the cold waters. Based on my experience, the cave pool is not that deep. In the deepest part of it, you can see its sandy bottom. A ring buoy is also available in the place for non-swimmers to enjoy.

Cabagnow Cave Pool in Anda, Bohol

Cabagnow Cave Pool in Anda, Bohol


If you are from Manila, you can catch a flight and fly to Tagbilaran, Bohol. From there, ride a tricycle heading to Dao Terminal. You can ride a bus or van to Anda and this will take around 2.5 to 3 hours. This will only cost you around 100 pesos. Once you have reached Anda, you can ride a tricycle or habal-habal to the Cabagnow Cave Pool. Contact the place’s caretaker, Kuya Charlie and pay for the entrance fee. The entrance fee will cost you 50 pesos per head.
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1 comment:

  1. Omg this seems to be one helluva adventurous place. The picture of the kid jumping into the pool is amazingly captured! :)


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