Camiguin Island Travel Guide

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Camiguin Island Things to Do

  • Visit the white sandbar

    You can go the white sandbar by renting a boat for Php 500. It is an awesome island with nothing but white sand and rocks around. There's a great view of Mt. Hibok hibok there that you should miss to take photos of.

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  • Discover the lovely island all by...

    Instead of getting a tour or a guide, rent a motorcycle and discover the island all by ourself in a day or two! But be sure to get an island map from the local tourist office.

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  • Scooter Rental

    Camiguin Highland Resort provides a Scooter Rental Service. This is a great way to tour the island. It is alot of fun and you can go anywhere on the Island. Beware, for the sensitive skinned people like myself, it is not a good idea to wear shorts on an all day trip. You can get quite a Sunburn.

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  • Sunken Cemetery

    Lying 20 feet underwater in Barrio Bonbon, Catarman lies the sunken cemetery, the remains of a volcanic eruption. Islanders bring flowers and candles as an offering to those who once were buried there. For those who want to take a closer look, there are bancas that can be rented to take you to the site of the cross.

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  • Enjoy White Island

    A white sandbar just across Paras Beach Resort in Barangay Yumbing, ideal for sunbathing and snorkeling.

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  • Visit Katibawasan Falls

    One of the most famous and accessible falls is Katibawasan, with 160 meters drop of a slender stream of water. A shallow basin with its icy cold water is surrounded by wild ferns, trees, and boulders.

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  • Gui-Ob Catarman Church Ruins

    Visit these remnants of Spanish-era Camiguin which was established in 1697 and see what's left from the volcanic eruption in 1871.

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  • White Island

    Take a banca (outrigger) to this sandbar. The length and shape of it depends on the tide, it's absolutely beautiful with it's powdery white sand, and view of Mount Hibok-hibok. There are canopys to protect you from the sun, the water is crystal clear and ideal for snorkeling.

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  • Katibawasan Falls

    This waterfall is about 250 feet high, it falls into a pool of refreshingly cool water surrounded by rocks and trees. It's beautiful!!

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  • Underwater Cemetery

    The cemetery in this spot sunk during a volcano explosion in 1871. It has since become a popular divespot because of the gravestones underwater. I shudder as I imagine being underwater in eerie silence amidst those tombstones. Nope, not for me, thank you very much! :)

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  • Ardent Hot Spring

    After a dip in a very,very ice cold water,next comes the Ardent Hot Spring which is a 40 deg C spring coming directly from Mt.Hibok-Hibok.They say the water here is therapeutic.But for us,many of us got colds in the evening from dipping in the hot and cold spring.Hehehe.But its worth the trip,believe me!

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  • Katibawasan Falls

    This is probably the most amazing falls I've ever seen so far.It is a 250-ft falls cascading down a rocky pool surrounded by ferns and orchids. The pool has a freezer-cold water....brrrrrr!But you'll soon get used to it.This is also a good place for picnics.

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Camiguin Island Restaurants

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    by honeymoon4ever Written Apr 12, 2006

    This was a restaurant(I forgot the name) near the wharf w/c is surrounded by a lagoon with fishpens standing on stilts.Our guide ordered for us an assortment of seafoods and fruits.If not for the view,I wouldn't enjoy our stay there coz the food is less delicious.I enjoyed looking at hte assorted huge fish and manta ray found in their fishpens.

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Camiguin Island Nightlife

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    by heydelin Written Dec 6, 2012

    Tired of going to the club? Just buy some drinks in the nearest store, create a bonfire, bring music and dance with your firends!

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Camiguin Island Transportation

  • Cebu Pacific Air from Cebu to Camiguin

    You can fly directly from Cebu to Camiguin with Cebu Pacific Air. From Manila and other cities, with stopover in Cebu.Spend a few days in Camiguin, and take a flight back...Interesting option : half an island tour one one day...spend a night in a local atmosphere resort at the southside of the island e.g. in Sagay...next day the other side of the...

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  • A Long Haul To Reach Paradise

    Getting across to Camiguin Island is a mild-to-arduous way of travelling. But as with any path and direction to secluded paradiasical places, Camiguin Island is a far away destination especially for outbound international flights. The two major international airports in the Philippines are in the cities of Manila and Cebu. Most international...

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  • A very long journey

    From Cagayan de Oro City,you go to Balingoan in Misamis Oriental w/c takes about 2hrs to reach.In Balingoan,there is a ferry ride fr another 90-minutes before you reach your final destination.

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Camiguin Island Local Customs

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    by SOLODANCER Updated May 21, 2008

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    If you're looking for festivals during your trip, October is a great time to come to Camiguin Island. The Lanzones festival takes place at this time, a yearly island celebration to honor and give thanks to a delicious tiny fruit in the Lycee family which grows abundantly and with such richness of sweetness and texture unmatched anywhere else in the entire country. This is because of Camiguin's benevolent mineral-rich volcanic soil together with an endless supply of excellent water from her varied underground springs which make everything grow at this place as tho without end. The festival which brings the natives in full force and visitors alike into town takes place around the middle of October when the harvest of Lanzones is at its peak. There is a colorful parade for this celebration where every man, woman and child dresses up in garbs of naturalistic attire decorated with leaves, flowers and the essence of Lanzones and choreographed ritualistic dances are performed.

    Anyone can help in the harvest of Lanzones.

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Camiguin Island What to Pack

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    by honeymoon4ever Written Apr 12, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Bring your plastic bags to separate your dry clothing from the wet ones.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Since Camiguin is full of water as tourist attractions,I suggest you bring your swimsuit,towels ,snorkels,and aqua shoes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In my experience,I think you should bring with you your decongestants,analgesics and antipyretics after dipping alternately in hot and cold spring.You might catch a cold or headache like I did.

    Photo Equipment: And of course,don't forget your camera to shoot those breathtaking views.

    Boat ride to white Island
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Camiguin Island Off The Beaten Path

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    by see_fah Written Mar 23, 2009

    Tuasan falls is 25-meter high strong waterfalls and a must see at Camiguin. The trail to the waterfall was not so clear. When we got near the place, a local volunteered to guide us (for a tip) and she was very helpful. Another good thing about hiring a local guide: she will ask another friend to watch your vehicle! The trek is about 10-15 minutes walk and you can pass by big rocks, plants, etc... along the way.

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