Laguna Cave is about an hour hike from Laguna Village. Leaving the village, you must cross a small stream.
Laguna Cave is about an hour hike from Laguna Village. Leaving the village, you must cross a small stream. The first stretch of the trail lies over hilly grounds and through secondary forest. Entrance to Laguna CaveCacao orchards are present along the way. Guides point out the jippi jappa tree and the jackass bitters. The jippi jappa tree is used for both food and crafts. The heart of the tree is eaten and the leaf is used for weaving baskets. Jackass bitters is a medicinal plant used to cure belly aches and malaria.
After trekking through tall forest for about half an hour, the gaping limestone entrance of the cave appears. A 12-foot-high ladder leads to the interior. Once inside, the ground slopes downward among stalagmites and stalactites. No streams or rivers flow through the cave - it is dry. A few pieces of broken pottery lie on the floor. A colony of bats hide in dark crevices. The ceiling of the cave has gaping holes where the forest canopy is visible. A 20-minute hike takes you to the end of the cave where there is another entrance.
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