Tabon Caves is one of the famous archaeological places to visit in Palawan. It is also known as the “Cradle of the Philippine Civilization”. The Tabon Caves composed of history where anthropologist discovered the remains of crude man and his tools. They discover the remains of the 22,000 year old Tabon Man in one of its interiors. They also discovered some artefact like burial jars, earthenware, jade ornament, and other jewellery. The Tabon Caves have a great importance to the history and heritage of the Philippines. Tabon Caves is located in Lipuua Point, Quezon Palawan. It is about 155 KM south of Puerto Princesa. It is situated in the mountainous cape of Lipuan Island which composed of 29 caves.
One of the important Caves is the Guri Cave, located in Lipuua Point, Quezo. It is also considered as the home of the early people. The Tabon Cave is facing the South China Sea. Its named was derived from a large footed bird that lay its eggs on the Cave floors. Visiting the Tabon Caves is an exciting and memorable adventure for all visitors. It features slopes and rugged landscape. In order to preserve the natural beauty, only 3 out of 29 were open for the public. The entrance starts at liyang Cave, which was said to be the home and burial site during the Neolithic Period. From there you will lead to the main cave known as Tabon Cave. The Tabon Cave mouth is about 33 meters above sea level.
Inside the Cave, you will able to see some form of wildlife such as Bats, Monitor Lizards and Macaque primate. You can also see Palawan wildlife like Palawan Porcupine, Wild Pig, Squirrels and Bear Cats.
How to get there
From Puerto Princesa, you can take a bus or jeepney going straight to Quezon. From Quezon wharf, you can take a pump boat to the caves. It will take about 4-5 hours by bus or jeepney to the historical Tabon Cave.