Crystal Cave - Albay

Located in Solong Eco-Park, Barangay Solong, Camalig in the province of Albay, Crystal Cave is one of the caves in the province and also a must-visit destination inside Solong Eco-Park.

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave details

Although Crystal Cave is a part of Solong Eco-Park, I think it deserves its own spotlight. I already visited Crystal Cave with my family during our 2019 Bicol Road Trip but we were unable to go deep inside the cave due to restrictions for kids. Regardless, my daughter and I revisited it during the 3rd day of our 2021 Bicol Road Trip. This time, we were accompanied by my sister Aya and brother Patrick.

Crystal Cave - Camalig, Albay

Also called Solong Cave, Crystal Cave's depth is yet to be fully explored and measured. So far, the explorable area in the cave is about 250 meters for adult visitors. Children, on the other hand, are allowed to only explore 50 meters inside and are required to be accompanied by an adult. 

Family photo before going in the Crystal Cave

Time to go inside Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave was given its name due to the fact that it was mined for different crystals back in the day until its closure. Today, the owners of Solong Eco-Park gave the cave a new life. Instead of mining it even more and destroying it in the process, they decided to make it an eco-tourism destination. 

Checking out the stalactites inside Crystal Cave 

During our recent visit, the management already installed safety ropes inside the cave where there are sudden drops that tourists might fall into. The tour guides are also equipped with a much more powerful flashlight. 

Team Nicerio inside Crystal Cave

We had fun exploring Crystal Cave. Join us again next time.

Overall, Crystal Cave is a must-visit part of Solong Eco-Park. Make sure that you include it in your plan. Heads up, you need to hike up a hill and then go down the other side to reach Crystal Cave

Solong Eco-Park Entrance Fee

The entrance fee for Solong Eco-Park is 40 pesos per person.

Solong Eco-Park Opening Hour:

Solong Eco-Park is open 24 hours a day.

Why visit Crystal Cave?

Although Crystal Cave is a part of Solong Eco-Park, I think it deserves its own spotlight. The cave despite being mined before still retains most of its stalactite and stalagmite formations. The guides in Solong Eco-Park are also very highly capable so you won't need to worry about your safety. Regardless, there is nothing wrong with being very careful when inside the cave.  

Getting to Solong Eco-Park:

From Manila, ride a bus bound for Legazpi City in the province of Albay. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Camalig town proper. From there, you can rent a tricycle that will bring you to Solong Eco- Park and bring you back to the town proper after. The rate goes from 300 - 400 pesos. 

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