Mabinay Crystal Cave & Spring
NW of Dumaguete
our visit in February 2011
6am view down to the coast from the paved cross-island highway
ready-to-roll at 5:30 am
entering the famous Crystal Cave of Mabinay
We learned that native Negrito people used to live in these caves, practicing their tribal shamanic culture in here.  The last
of them were driven out a couple of decades ago and resettled in remote village areas, with transformation to a more
modern culture.  Unfortunately, not much is known today about the customs they practiced while living here in these caves.
the Mabinay Spring-Pool,  with resort-cabins