Su’bon Cave in Matanao, Davao del Sur

Despite its name, which translates to “stinky cave” in the B’laan language (due to bat guano), Su’bon Cave offers a beautiful and accessible spelunking adventure. Perfect for beginners, this horizontal cave boasts a comfortable walking path and no need for rappelling. A cool stream flows through the cave, adding to the atmosphere.

Safety first! Before entering, a registration and orientation are required at the jump-off point. Local guides, provided by the government, ensure a safe and informative exploration. To reach the cave entrance, a convenient concrete stairway awaits.

Not everyone craves spelunking. Those who prefer a refreshing dip can enjoy the nearby streams and waterfalls. Su’bon Cave is just one of the many attractions in the area.

Imagine an underground river – shallow enough to walk through – adorned with incredible rock formations. Stalactites, stalagmites, and columns create a natural spectacle at the cave’s end, where a beautiful pool with a skylight beckons (swimming is not permitted).

Su’bon Cave Location

Su’bon Cave, stretching 220 meters long with a width of 4-6 meters and a height of 5 meters, is located in Barangay Asbang, Matanao, Davao del Sur. It’s a perfect weekend getaway, just a two-hour drive from Davao City.

Su’bon Cave Location Map


Cover photo by Serhii V

Additional Information

Explore the fascinating caves scattered across the country, or delve deeper into the rich history and culture of Davao del Sur Province.


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