Ille Cave | Things to do in El Nido-Palawan

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The sight of Ille Cave alone, even from afar, already makes it a place of interest. The jagged limestone towers over the bright green fields that surround it, sticking out like a sore thumb. What makes it even more interesting is the thousands of years’ worth of history that it contains. Many artifacts have been found on the site, from shells and stone tools to human remains that indicate that the cave could have been a burial site. Perhaps the coolest find so far are the tiger foot bones, the only evidence of the presence of tigers in the entire Philippines. The finds in Ille Cave truly tell a lot of stories, though many of them are still being written as archaeologists continue their excavations. At any rate, Ille Cave is an easy site for even the most inexperienced cavers who are bound to enjoy walking and climbing through the cave’s cool chambers.

Address: New Ibajay, El Nido, Palawan

Open: Open everyday; 8am to 5pm

Fee: None