Discover Bat Caves - Boracay
A trip to Boracay Island is always a good choice when you are going on a vacation since this island has a lot of activities that you can choose from. If you are looking for traditional beach vacation activities, then you will enjoy banana boat riding, island hopping, jet skiing, and a whole lot of other activities that can be had on the beach. If you are looking for a break from all the sun, sea, and sand however, you might want to consider visiting the island’s bat caves.
Going to the Boracay Bat Caves is an adventure that not everyone will find appealing, and for a good reason. For starters, going onto caves to check out nocturnal creatures can freak a lot of people out. While these are fruit eating bats, the sight of winged rodents hanging from the roofs of caves, with humidity and guano making these places a little less inviting, can easily cause a person to get claustrophobia and scared.
This adventure is not for the faint of heart, but is something that adventurous individuals should not miss out on. You will get to see not only these large fruit bats hanging in these caves, but also magnificent stalactites and stalagmites that take years to form. The bat cave has an opening that is rather formidable since it will present you with a dark hole that falls almost straight down. There are well-worn paths in the cave however, but you will need a guide to find these and to safely get in and out of the cave.
The Boracay Bat Cave is found on the western side of the island, and can be reached by tricycle, motorbike, or bicycle, with a little trek to the cave’s mouth after going through a small forest. Trip Guru advises that you should take a guide who knows how to navigate through the cave with you to avoid any accidents and from getting lost. You should also make sure that you wear shoes that can grip slippery rock and don’t shine your flashlights directly at the bats to avoid spooking them. You should also watch for other creatures that may bite or sting you in these caves.
What our experts tell about this experience.
To be honest I was a little creepy at fist but my boyfriend kept telling me to "Man up" besides we had a great guide and he was right there. Of course I should feel more secure. And so After a little while passed, I was feeling fine. The caves were very dark that why I was afraid at first. However it was a very good experience because I do personally like nocturnal animals. Just never had the chance to see their homes before..
I really enjoyed how interesting the cave was. It's not everyday that you get to see a bat's habitat. You're right there in the middle of their home. exploring their caves and seeing them in up close motion was just amazing.