Bathala Caves | Things to do in Santa Cruz-Marinduque

Located at Brgy. Ipil, Bathala Caves have been a more popular cave destination in Sta. Cruz. It features large church-like interiors, an archeological cave, and a python cave. Though the cave is located in a titled private property, there is no organized community that caters to the basic needs of the visitors. The promotions of this cave as a current destination has been discouraged by the PCAT due none existence of a viable and working management plan.
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Address: Brgy. Ipil, Santa Cruz, Marinduque
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Nearby attractions

Bagumbungan Underground River Cave
2.09 km away

This cave is located at Brgys. San Isidro and Punong, with around 2km underground river, mapped and assessed areas by the PCAT (Provincial Cave Assessment Team) and classified as Class II. The regular entrance is located at San Isidro and exits at Brgy. Punong. The Cave Guides through the Municipality of Sta. Cruz created a visitor center at San Isidro for briefing and setting up personal safety equipment for visitors. A profusion of fruit bats and occasional reptiles can be found inside the cave. It features an array of large chambers, flowstones, rim dams, variety of pristine speleothems, and a cascading waterfall which is the turning point of newbie cavers. More adventurous visitors can opt to exit to Brgy. Punong. The cave can be accessed via the 16km mixed combination of National road and barangay road from the town center. This is the main featured cave that was included in the 14th National Caving Congress and is now pushed as the best caving destination by the Prov. Tourism Office.

Kawa-Kawa Falls
5.06 km away

This multi-pool waterfall is located in Brgy. Bancuangan, named after some large kettle-like pools. Excellent for family picnics and refreshing dips, the falls can be accessed through a 2km road from the crossing of national road at Landy.

Sta. Cruz Church
6.38 km away

Sta. Cruz Church is one of the two oldest churches in the province. Like Boac Cathedral, it is surrounded by high protected walls. The church's main attractions are its well preserved retablo altar, the pulpit, and the original ceilings.

Things to do nearby

Caving Adventure in Marinduque
Local sightseeing
8.65 km away


Marinduque: Culture and Heritage
Local sightseeing
10.38 km away


Sailing the Serene Islands of Marinduque
Island hopping
10.38 km away

Enjoy a day island-hopping three breathtaking islands in Marinduque! Rent tried and tested boats from the locals and explore get into the island vibes with the emerald tourquoise waters and lush trees of the Philippines' most peaceful province. Then, go back to a delicious lunch already prepared for you. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!

Where to stay

The Boac Hotel
Hotels and homes
18.01 km away

Welcome to The Boac Hotel

The history of The Boac Hotel was conceived way back during its inauguration in December 9, 1967. Originally, to cater to the accommodation of the new investors for Mining Executives and of course to the Domestic Travelers, my brother and I envisioned that since the mining firm will start the development of the project, during its construction period, they need a place to stay for their executives and their constructors.

The Boac Hotel, fronting the Archbishop Palace of Diocese of Boac, started with the construction of a wooden two story building for a ten (10) bedroom accommodation and only equip with an electric fan and electric power was supplied by the house generator and run for a few hours at night.

Getting there and around

Brgy. Ipil, Santa Cruz, Marinduque

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