Of the 8 well visited natural caves in the Camotes Islands, the Bukilat cave is the grandest and most visited cave. It is one of the major tourist spots of Camotes. The interior is illuminated by light coming from the entrance and the crevices on the ceiling portion of the cave. The water level change with the tides of the sea. Tourists and locals usually come here when the tide is high. Some choose to swim in the water whenever its high tide. You might want to consider that when you are planning to take a photo without people in the cave. The cave is very accessible. You only need to go down a stairway.
The cave was named after the person who discovered it, a local chief named Bukilat. During the World War II invasion and occupation by the Imperial Japanese Army, the locals used this cave as a shelter. And whenever the Imperial Japanese Army is involved, stories of buried treasures follow. It is believed that a treasure is hidden somewhere in this cave.
Camotes has so many known caves and there are probably so many more undiscovered caves underground. I stayed in Esperansa and their water source was from a spring inside a cave. I think the Camotes Islands have a huge network of caves underneath. I want to come back to this place and explore the rest of the caves particularly the crystal cave.
I’ve done my research and checked the tides. I arrived just in time the water level was rising. There were only a few people inside so I did a quick scouting of the area, setup my gears and fired away. The stairway was behind me and people were already coming in. Luckily they stayed behind me and waited for me to finish.
Canon EOS 450D
Canon EF-S 18-55mm Kit Lens
Photo is geotagged using Geotag Pro for Android.