Hidden in the baranggay of Jaclupan lies the Igotan or Igutan falls and cave. There are two waterfalls in Igotan, technically - one outside and also inside. Yes, a waterfalls inside the cave (photo above is the outside one). The Igutan waterfalls outside isn't that 'strong' but the tricky thing about smaller waterfalls is that they are most active during the rainy season. I have visited twice already but it was only during the second time that I saw a small volume of water falling ('gamay or hinay og agas' - don't take a dip there unless it's the rainy season since it's murky or stagnant most of the time).
But one thing is for sure, Igotan Cave and Waterfalls is a favorite of locals and visitors because of its so-called therapeutic falls. The falls inside seem to be the opposite of the one outside, it streams constantly during summer or rainy seasons.
|Mananga River in Jaclupan side|
|Take a photo of this fairly long foot/motorcycle bridge|
|Read and follow the rules of the place before entering the cave|
|Because there's a waterfalls inside, expect a very damp and wet cave unlike most|
|Prepare yourself for some crouching, maneuvering, spelunking but you won't need to crawl in navigating Igotan|
Tales about Igotan Cave and Waterfalls:
Locals have various superstition, stories or legends about this cave. Some say that during the Japanese presence in Cebu, many of these invaders used the cave as their hiding place during the Second World War.
|The stories of WW2 may be plausible since the Dead End - Atrium part where the inner Igotan Waterfalls is fairly large|
|Igotan Cave - Waterfalls - I wasn't able to take a photo inside the first time but I bough some more flashlights the second time and with many attempts to take a picture of this with my Xperia|
|Don't let that photo fool you, it still quite forceful for one's back|
|My alalays the second time around - admiring the Igotan cave walls, stalactites and stalagmites|
|Along the narrow way|
|In the atrium-like place near the Igotan inner waterfalls|
Spend = Transpo + Food & Water + Entrance = Php100.00 Max :D