Adventures and Eco-Tourism
Through the Earth or Over the Waters
Cagayan's natural attractions include its numerous cave systems where you will find wonders of nature formed by tiny drops of water over millions of years. Feel the subtle energy of the earth in underground canals, rivers and lakes good for swimming, photography and even cave-diving. Explore the different cave systems: Callao with its 7 chambers, the 12-km-long Odessa-Tumbali, the 115-mtr-deep Jackpot, the underground river of Duba Cave in Baggao, and more. Learn the art of cave-crawling through various peculiar rock formations, and spelunking (rappeling/climbing).
If you want to find out your limits, let your spirit fly with a kayak or raft ride through white-water rapids in the Pinacanauan and Chico tributaries.
Or you may take a calm boat ride at dusk in Mororan, where you may see the awe-inspiring sight of thousands of bats streaming into the fading light of sunset.
Hiking, Fishing, Swimming
The long winding coastline of Cagayan harbors many spots for water-oriented activities like sports fishing, swimming and snorkeling.
The famed Palaui island, with its windy undulating hills, is in Sta. Ana, famous worldwide for its abundant marine life and the site of national and international game fishing competitions. Explore its old Cape Engaño lighthouse, which dates back to the Spanish regime and is still the only operational lighthouse in the northeastern coast.
Numerous beach resorts within the coastal municipalities provide comfortable casual lodging and facilities for enjoying the sea. Take your choice of fine black sand beaches in Sanchez Mira, Sta. Praxedes, Claveria, Pamplona, Abulug, Buguey, Aparri, Ballesteros and Gonzaga, or fine white sand beaches in the coastal island town of Calayan.
Enjoy a variety of seafood prepared in truly natural settings.
Whatever experience you choose, you will go home refreshed and reinvigorated by the magic of Cagayan.