We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kutang Bato Caves

Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines
Save
Review Highlights
Stone Fortress/City

Where Cotabato got its name...In malay, kota/kuta means town/fort/city. Bato... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
Levi A
via mobile
Needs clean-up

For a historical site, this needs a lot of cleaning. Rubbish and vandalism is all over the place... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2015
WanderLustDavao
,
Davao City
via mobile
Read all 6 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent0%
  • Very good16%
  • Average51%
  • Poor33%
  • Terrible0%
19 Dec 2015
“Stone Fortress/City”
23 Jul 2015
“Needs clean-up”
LOCATION
Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines
Write a Review
Reviews (6)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank WanderLustDavao
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
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
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...More

3  Thank Josefina M
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....More

1  Thank carlito t
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kutang Bato Caves staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit