Guiuan is known for its white sand beaches and big waves from the Pacific Ocean. But who would have thought that this major town, which is also composed of several islands and islets, in Eastern Samar is hiding a gem of nature? At the seaside facing the Pacific Ocean, we can spot the huge waves that delight the surfers. At the opposite side, we can see the rocky forest that will challenge anyone into a great adventure.
The day before I went to ABCD beach in Calicoan Island to try surfing for the first time, me and my cousins went to Linao Cave, a hidden cave in the tropical forest located just a thrilling walk away from Calicoan and Brgy. Sulangan.
The name Linao Cave is derived from the word Linao or Linaw, a Waray-waray term (the local dialect of Samareños) which means clear. The locals called the cave as such because of the cold, fresh and clear waters that it houses.
So are the waters in Linao Cave really clear?
Here are some photos and the stories of our journey into Linao Cave. [Read more…]