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Address: Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines

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Needs clean-up

For a historical site, this needs a lot of cleaning. Rubbish and vandalism is all over the place. From the entry, you can smell the stink. Hopefully this gets a thorough rehab and... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2015
Davao City
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Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Where Cotabato got its name...In malay, kota/kuta means town/fort/city. Bato means...well...rock. Be sure to visit a local cultural center to get a glimpse of a kulintangan ensemble.

Thank Levi A
Davao City
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

For a historical site, this needs a lot of cleaning. Rubbish and vandalism is all over the place. From the entry, you can smell the stink. Hopefully this gets a thorough rehab and bring it back to its glory. Would visit and explore this once it's cleaned up.

1 Thank WanderLustDavao
Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Moslem warriors from centuries ago used the cave to evade enemies... When we visited the place, it is disheartening as this is not properly maintained. You can smell pee...you'd rather not go inside.

Thank rpantoni
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Coming from the foot of the PC Hill, one can either take a habal-habal (hired motorbike) or hike to any of the cave entrance. Some are well kept while some are just signage informing visitors of what the cave is supposed to be.

Thank Ecyor
Cotabato City, Philippines
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

The caves were used in Spanish times by the Moros who did not submit to Spanish Rule. The caves are located in Pedro Colina Hill and allegedly goes out into Tamontaka river, spanning several kilometers. At present, only the entrance part is developed. This could have a vast tourism potential if fully developed.

3 Thank Josefina M
Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

the cave is obviously fascinating before it was taken for granted by its municipality. i suggest that this cave should be opened again for more tourist visits. one should ride a single motorcycle waiting at the camp which can carry two passengers at a time. only P10.00 fare was asked by the drivers but due to their good service i... More 

1 Thank carlito t

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