A visit to Ille Cave, one of the most significant archeological sites in the country is an interesting experience that offers visitors a glimpse into the city’s history. Thought to be one of the homes of the early people of El Nido, this cave is quite a popular site with most tourists. Its archeological importance comes from the fact that human fossils, pottery and other artifacts dating back thousands of years were found here, while traces of tiger remains were found too. Surrounded by rice fields the Ille Caves rock formation can be seen from a distance. While part of the journey can be done in motorbikes, the rest will have to be done on foot. Tourists will have to register at the house located in the open field. Exploring the cave can be done with a guide or without one, however visitors are highly recommended to bring flashlights as it is essential to explore the caves interior. Those looking for adventure, will find climbing the rock formation quite exhilarating, and the views from the top are amazing as well.
Php 75 without a guide Php 150 with a guide
Tourists could make inquiries regarding opening hours at their hotel
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Inside the cave, the view from the top
Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities will not find mosques or prayer rooms in close proximity to the cave nor will they find mosques in the city of El Nido. These tourists will have to either return to their hotels at prayer times or find a clean and quiet area outdoors to pray.
There are no food outlets at Ille Cave. Tourists looking for restaurants will however be able to find a number of outlets in the city of El Nido, some even serving a few Halal dishes. Muslim tourists unable to locate these outlets will have to either dine at a seafood restaurant or choose suitable seafood or vegetarian options.