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Cabagnow Cave Pool

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A hole in the ground Cabagnow Cave Pool

Cabagnow Cave Pool is just one of the many cave pools scattered around Bohol, particularly in the southeastern part of the province where Anda is located. This is the deepest cave pool in the area with portions said to be 25 feet deep. Kabagno (or Cabagnow) Cave Pool is a bit challenging because it's practically a hole in the ground, almost impossible to get out without a ladder. The water is fresh and during high tide, and, the same with the rest of the cave pools, saline water mixes with the new. Several townsfolk visit this pool and is quite popular for weekenders as one can just jump from the edges. Cabagnow Cave Pool is a private property. The place is surrounded by a rustic gate, so you really need to find the owner when you arrive here so he can open the gate for you.

Anda in Bohol is famous for its long white sand beach, but for the traveler, there are other options, like the beautiful and refreshing cave pools. These are fresh alternatives to sun worshipping. The southeast part of Bohol, where Anda is located is mostly made of limestone and developed during the early and middle Miocene era (20-11 million years ago), thus it is called Anda Limestone. Because of the soft nature of the rock, over time, the action of water and other geologic activities has led to the formations of caves across, not just in the municipality but in many parts of Bohol. But one thing that this geologic action has brought to Anda is the formation of several mini caves (it has 30 major and minor caves) near the sea. With the porous nature of limestone, water from the mountain seeps in these caves as it journey to the sea and that's how you have cave pools.

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