Macahambus Cave is the most popular and most frequently visited cave in Cagayan de Oro City since the cave itself is absolutely a historically picturesque spot.
Macahambus Cave is a "thru" cave, which means it can be entered at one end and exited at the other.
It has three chambers, the hide-out and exit of Kagay-anon soldiers and their families in the Battle of Macahambus Hill which marked the first victory of the Filipinos against the Americans in the entire Phil-American War in this nation in 1900.
On the center part of the cave, you need to bend your knees for you to enter the other part of the cavern which you'll see the Cagayan de Oro River.
The cave provides a great view of Cagayan de Oro River.
The Hon. Vicente Y. Emano City Mayor strongly urges all visitors to keep the cave and its surroundings clean, support its preservation, nurture and promote this beautiful gift and historical legacy for future generations.
I am proud to be a Kagay-anon!
HOW TO GET HERE:
Macahambus Cave is located at Macahambus Hill, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. From the Airport (Cagayan de Oro Lumbia Airport), you can ride a jeepney (Talakag route) or better yet, ask the taxi drivers to take you there though it costs a lot. Take note, there's no entrance fee. It's free!
This is actually one of our side trips during our White Water Rafting Adventure.
Check our photos below!
(Inside the cave)
(The side exit part of the Macahambus Cave)
(Allan the guide is welcoming the tourists with his funny stuff. He really knows how to crack some jokes.)
(The cave is still a sanctuary of bats,spiders, and lizard geckos.)
(A view from the veranda of the cave-The Cagayan de Oro River. This is actually the last major rapid of the White Water Rafting Adventure)
(The Macahambus Cave souvenir shop)