If you think that Boracay is all about snorkeling and swimming, well it is not. There are scores of other activities that you can do while on the island, and one of them is to go on an excursion into one of the many bat caves there.
Generally speaking, there are a number of caves spread out across the island that have bats roaming about, but the most famous bat cave in Boracay can be found on the north western section of the island. To get there it is best if you go with a guide or someone who knows the area well. The fee is about 200 Philippine Pesos, which you will pay upon exiting the cave. It is also customary to provide your guide with a tip (the amount is up to you).
The journey to the bat cave in Boracay begins with a trip to the forest. You walk through the lush green scenery, where you can enjoy the cool breeze and sunshine streaming down the forest of trees. It will not be long however, when the guide informs you that you have come upon the bat cave in Boracay.
In between the greens of the forest you will come across the opening of the bat cave in Boracay, and you will immediately notice that the descent is quite steep. If you are an experienced rock climber, you will have no problems negotiating the boulders around, but if this is your first time, you should make the descent with your guide. Once you are inside, you will notice the difference in humidity, as the air becomes arid and quite dry.
It needs to be emphasized that the bat cave in Boracay has been untouched, meaning there are no man made paths for you to walk on, nor are there any rails for you to hold on to. For this reason you should remain close to your guide. Also take care to watch your footing because the surface and parts of the ground can be quite slippery.
Using your flashlight, you might see some of the fruit bats. These creatures reside in the deeper parts of the cave though, so you will need to go in deep to see them. Besides the bats, there are also stalactites suspended from the roof of the caves.
The bat cave in Boracay offers you an opportunity to experience a side of the island that not every tourist goes through. If you love adventure, or always looking for something new to explore, a trip down this awe inspiring cave is in order.