Manacota Underground River | Things to do in Luna-Apayao
|Address:||Brgy. Marag, Luna, Apayao|
|Fee:||20 php - Environmental Fee, 20 php - Entrance Fee, 200 php/head - Tour Guide|
The 150m hanging bridge of Cagandungan was built in 2013 to connect Barangay Marag and Cagandungan, which are located on opposing sides of the mighty Marag River. The two barangays, along with the neighboring Barangay Calbigan, celebrate the Rakit Festival, during May. Spectators flock the bridge and the riverbanks to witness the colorful rakit fluvial parade, where large bamboo rafts are filled with the season's bountiful harvest.
Dupag Rock Formation is a cluster of jagged limestone boulders 7 to 8 feet high. Climbing each one is no easy feat, so it is highly suggested that each guest don the proper footwear and protective gear to avoid accidents. From the highest peak, aptly named Father Rock, a sweeping view of the neighboring fields, rivers, and valleys can be seen. Its unique topography made it the preferred hiding place of locals and insurgents during past wars and guerilla uprisings. Reaching the labyrinth requires a 30 to 45-minute trek up a hill where various fruit-bearing trees—chesa, namot, and tebbeg, to name a few—serve as shade and shelter to visitors and different species of birds.
From its somber beginnings as a refuge for Japanese soldiers and native insurgents, Lussok Cave has metamorphosed into one of Luna's most well-loved attractions. The tour starts with a brief 200-meter boat ride on the enchanting azure waters. Upon entering the cave, glimmering limestone formations loom over the pitch black river. Faint streaks of sunlight seep from a hole, or lussok in their vernacular, caused by war bombings further down the route. Thrill-seeking visitors can opt to end the tour by spelunking their way out of the cave.
Where to stay
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Luna, Apayao. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Immerse yourself in the real local experience when you book at this homestay located at Luna, Apayao. The place is simple and equipped with the basic comforts you need. Staying at this local home will give you a glimpse to everyday life and allow you to learn more about the wonderful province of Apayao.
Strategically located at Luna, Apayao, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.