I did the churches thing alone as hubby is busy rubbing elbows with the officials. Good thing that the Cauayanos are generally mabait that I didn’t feel unsafe traveling alone. Had to ride vans and tricycles the whole time – buti pa nga dun, nakaka-commute kang matiwasay 🙂 Too bad lang that we didn’t get the chance anymore to visit Tumauini church (1.5 hours away from Cauayan) because we decided to…go to Ilagan Sanctuary.
2. Ilagan Sanctuary (1 hour away from Cauayan – PhP35 per pax via van; PhP50 per pax via a/c bus to Ilagan then hire a tricycle to bring you to the sanctuary – PhP400+ roundtrip)
The place is being maintained by the government and aside from the cave and the falls, you can also go swimming, trekking and it even has an aviary.
3. Callao Caves (in Penablanca, 1 hour away from Tuguegarao – PhP500+ roundtrip via tricycle) – to get to Tuguegarao (2.5 hours away from Cauayan – PhP140 per pax via bus)
We went to Tuguegarao the following day to catch our flight back to Manila. But of course, we couldn’t miss dropping by even if schedule is a bit tight at Callao Caves. I’ve heard a lot about this wonder since my family already went there sans me a couple years back. The place is breathtaking – as in super hingal to get there as there are about 200 steps to get to the mouth of the cave. 🙂 Seriously speaking, hope we can help preserve the cave. It’s truly a Philippine wonder.
|On our way up|
Where to eat: As I didn’t get the chance to sample the famous Pancit Cabagan and Pancit Batil Patung, I would have to content myself in knowing that these 2 shouldn’t be missed when you travel up north. I’ll take my hubby’s word for it that they’re the best! Here are some places I got the chance to visit and indulge my taste buds on in Cauayan –
1. Kusina Kawayan – meals range from 70 to 200; serves Filipino food
|Inihaw na liempo value meal for PhP150|
2. Jambalaya Grill – food ranges from 100 to 250; serves Mexican food
|T-bone steak you shouldn’t miss at PhP190|
3. Cafe Andrea – food ranges from 150 to 400; serves Chinese/ American food
|Had our breakfast here – Porkchop with tomato sauce|
Where to stay: