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Biak na Bato
Town/City:  San Miguel
Province:  Bulacan
15° 06.591N   121° 04.174E
Listed in Gallery:   Cave
Field Trip Destination

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Biyak na Bato is a national park.  It was declared so by President Manuel L. Quezon
in 1937. History has it that Filipino revolutionaries like Emilio Aguinaldo used the
numerous caves of Biak na Bato as refuge when they fought against the spaniards.

The caves of Biak na Bato are no ordinary caves.  The caves are beautifully lined
with gigantic stalactites and awesome rock formations.  Some are even teeming with
wildlife.  And, there are so many caves to explore!  Aside from the dozen or
so famous caves, the guides estimate that there are nearly a hundred caves in Biak na Bato.

Tourists and nature enthusiasts can go caving by arranging for any of the cave tours
that are managed by Biak na Bato guides and the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural
Resources).  There are numerous cave tours.  Tours are limited to a maximum of
10 persons per guide.  As of travelogue time (2001), tour prices range from P150 to P300.

How to get there

Take the North Luzon Tollway and exit at Sta. Rita/Baliuag (exit 32A/32B).
 From the exit, head north along the National Highway towards Plaridel, Baliuag,
San Ildefonso (about 28 km).  About 7 kilometers from San Ildefonso, keep an eye
for a Y intersection.   It should have a sign that points to Biak na Bato National Park.
 Take that road on the right and then, about 1 km farther, there would be another
intersection, and the road on the right (eastward) will lead straight to Biak na Bato.

GPS track data available at the Downloads page.
Avoid weekends and holidays!  This place is packed with tourists and
excursionists and is a favorite destination of school field trips.  As usual,
we suggest going on weekdays when you may probably have all the caves to yourselves.

Waypoint narrative by: EPPGarcia 2002     follow EPPGarcia on Facebook



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