Province of Camiguin Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by jayjayc
  • Things to Do
    by jayjayc
  • Things to Do
    by jayjayc

Province of Camiguin Things to Do

  • Take a yummy stop over

    A visit to Camiguin will not be complete without trying the province's local pastry called PASTEL. Pastel is a small bread bun filled with yema. You can buy this fresh at Camiguin's most popular and original pastel maker VJANDEP (pronounced as VANDEP with a silent J).Though it's nice to eat the pastel fresh out of the oven, you'll fully enjoy it's...

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  • Visit the Sunken Cemetery

    One of the unique places to see in Camiguin is the Sunken Cemetery. It is an old town cemetery which was buried at the sea after the eruption of the old vulcan. The province erected a large cross at the exact location of the cemetery. My advice is to visit the place at sun down so you'll have a more dramatic pictures but if you want to see the...

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  • Relax at Ardent Hot Spring

    When I was first researching about Ardent Hot Spring, I was a bit hesitant to see it because of some bad reviews. But because it is the most popular hot spring in Camiguin, I must see it to give it a fair write up.We planned to see it the night that we arrived but when we got there, we were turned off by how many tourist are present so we just...

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  • Frolick in White Island

    Camiguin is almost unanimous with White Island, the most popular tourist destination here. White island is not actually an island but a sand bar in the middle of the sea. You can get here by riding a pump boat at Paras Beach resort. Being the most popular destination, expect to see a lot of tourist here. We actually had a hard time finding a space...

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  • Visit a Church at Guiob Ruins

    Discover a church within a church here in Guiob Ruins, what you'll see here is the ruins of a 16th century old church destroyed by the eruption of the Old Vulcan back in the day. What's left of the old church is its base and the bell tower. Inside, they constructed a smaller church which held mass every now and then. They also planted trees around...

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  • Look in a different angle at PHILVOCS

    Since Camiguin has seven volcanoes, one of them very active, it is a must that this island house one of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology or PHILVOCS for short.PHILVOCS is a government facility that measures and observes the activity of Hibok-Hibok, the active volcano in Camiguin. Situated just above our resort, we had a 5...

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  • Art in the jungle at Enigmata Treehouse

    If you want to do something different in Camiguin aside from checking out springs, I suggest that you visit Enigmata treehouse, An art gallery and lodge which showcases art works from children and local artists in Camiguin.Nature lovers will surely appreciate the works showcased in here because they incorporated their love for the earth with their...

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  • To take your breath away--Katibawasan...

    Katibawasan falls in Camiguin is by far, the tallest water falls that I've ever seen. It took my breath away when I saw it in full view. Surrounded by trees and other foliage, you can admire the falls closely by climbing down a flight of stairs. Below it is a pool where you could swim. In our case, we didn't dare taking a dip because the water was...

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  • Bum at White Island

    White Island is a bare island that has white sand and crystal clear blue waters. If you swim far enough to the deeper parts you can actually see a variety of fishes but you can also just stay on the island and admire the view of mount hibok-hibok and the surrounding body of water.Most of the tourists just come, take pictures and leave. If you go on...

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  • Camiguin Island

    Camiguin Island is one of my favorite destination in the Philippines. This place is full of attractions. I took a shot of the island on our trip back to Cagayan de Oro City.

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  • Kibila Giant Clams

    You can find giant clams at Kibila Beach, a very nice white sand beach in Camiguin island. There's an exhibit on display of various shells & clams. You'll get to snorkel & see the giant clams underneath the waters a few meters from the shore with a guide for P50. Entrance fee to the exhibit costs P25. We skipped the snorkeling coz we were too tired...

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  • Tanguines Lagoon

    We can find J & A Fish pen in Tanguines Lagoon. You can eat in this famous restaurant by the bay while enjoying the cool breeze. You will be charge P5 for picture taking. This resto is located near Benoni Port. You can eat fresh seafood here.

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  • Mantigue Island

    Mantigue Island is my favorite of all the spots in Camiguin Island. I just love the white sandy beach great for swimming. The sand seems to stretch endlessly out to the waters. It's great to feel the sand underneath the water. We also got to swim further to the marine sanctuary with plenty of huge fishes. Gosh, I never swam that far! You can order...

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  • Ostrich Farm

    A visit to an ostrich farm was one of our stops on our island tour of Camiguin. You've got to see an ostrich up close. You can take photos of these lovable creatures. The ostriches are really huge.

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  • Enigmata Tree House

    Enigmata Tree House or Tarzan's Nest Resort has dorms & rooms for rent. It is a unique treehouse hotel & art gallery at the same time, one of a kind in the Philippines. It's also home to a group of artists who call themselves the Enigmata Creative Circle. Spread over 3 stories, the airy room were built from natural materials intertwined around...

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  • Bahay Bakasyunan

    Bahay Bakasyunan has good roomy cottages with TV. It has extensive & quiet grounds about 2.5 kms south-east of Mambajao. The resort has a restaurant & swimming pool. You can hire a car to take you around the island or boat to the neighboring islands. Room rates ranges from P2350-P4375. There are plenty of amenities & services offered by the resort.

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  • Phivolcs

    In Phivolcs, you will learn a lot about the history of the volcanic activity of Mt. Hibok-Hibok, which last erupted in 1951. It also monitors the activity of the volcano. Camiguin has 7 volcanoes with Mt. Hibok-Hibok as the most popular. You can also have a nice view of the scenery below.

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  • Katibawasan Falls

    I was awed by the beauty of Katibawasan Falls. The height of the falls is magnificent. We visited the falls late afternoon so the water was really cold. We took a dip for a few minutes only coz we can't stand the freezing water. There's a playful monkey outside that will eat only the fillings of biscuits & throw the crackers away. Admission costs...

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  • Old Heritage Houses

    In Mambajao, you can find old heritage houses around the little town. We took shots of these beautiful old buildings still left.

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  • Lanzones

    We bought lanzones in Guiob Church Ruins. Unfortunately, it wasn't in season so it was a bit of a disappointment. A kilo costs P50.

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  • Local Delicacy

    We took a shot of this local delicacy at Sto. Nino Cold Spring. It is like a lumpia wrapper with syrup on top. Sweet & crunchy to the bite. Be careful not to let the syrup stain your clothes. This sells for only P5.

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  • Soda Water Swimming Pool

    Soda Water Swimming Pool is a man-made lagoon that lies on the foothills of Mt. Hibok-Hibok. The water tastes like soda minus the acidity. It is great for a cool refreshing dip. Be careful coz the water is really deep. Picnic huts and tables are available beside the pool. It is surrounded with a lovely landscape of plants and flowers. Less visitors...

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  • Ardent Hot Spring

    This is one of my favorite spots in Camiguin that it commands a 2nd visit. It's quite a soothing dip after a whole day touring the island. The best time to go there would be late evening. The temperature of the crystal clear water in the beautifully built swimming pools is around 40 degrees Celsius. The surrounding area is well tended and there are...

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  • Camiguin Highlands Resort

    Camiguin Highlands is an upmarket resort with suites, swimming pool & jacuzzi. It is about 5 kms south of Mambajao. Room rates ranges from P1000 for Private House to P9800 for Presidential Suite. It has a wide range of facilities & amenities including billiards, table tennis, darts, volleyball & badminton. Other services includes island tour,...

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  • Kibila Beach

    In village of Cantaan, about 4 km north-east of Guinsiliban, you'll find Kibila Beach, a beautiful, secluded, 300m long stretch of white sand. If you're travelling by jeepney, have them drop you off on the main road at the Cantaan turnoff & walk the last 2 km to the beach; turn right when you get to the village. At the east end of the beach the...

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  • Sto. Nino Cold Spring

    Sto. Nino Cold Springs are refreshingly cool and you can swim in a nice large pool that is one to two metres deep. The pool is cleaned out on Wednesday. There are toilets, a picnic shelter, as well as basic overnight accommodation. It is also known as Kiyab Pool and is over two kms off the main road. There are cottages for rent & you can also order...

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  • Sunken Cemetery

    Bonbon is mainly famous for its Sunken Cemetery, which disappeared under the waters after a volcano erupted in 1871. Some years ago, gravestones could be seen poking out of the water at low tide. Now a large cross in the sea indicates where the Sunken Cemetery is, and that's about all you can see from the coast. If you want to take a good look,...

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  • Walkway Station of the Cross

    We visited Walkway Station of the Cross after our trip to White Island. This place is a favorite with pilgrims during Holy Week. Overall it has 14 stations & you can get a good view of the coastline below including the Sunken Cemetery. Be careful in threading the path coz the loose stones can get tricky that I almost slipped. It also requires a...

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  • Guiob Church Ruins

    Guiob Church Ruins is located near Walkway Station of the Cross as well as Sunken Cemetery. A bit north of Bonbon, this old ruins is overgrown with moss. We bought lanzones from an old lady selling within the vicinity.

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  • White Island

    White Island is just a sandbar with no shades so better go there early morning or late afternoon. The inner side is ideal for swimming with less current. It forms a C & it's about a kilometer walk to the other end. There's a beautiful view of Mt. Hibok-Hibok as backdrop. You can also have your breakfast here coz there are stalls selling cheap food....

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  • snorkeling/pawikan watching @ Matigue...

    There's not much to do in Mantigue Island because the place is protected by the government. It is a sanctuary for Pawikans (large native turtles) who go there to lay eggs. At the time we went there, we even saw some of the unhatched eggs that the pawikan burried the night before. It is not allowed to stay there overnight for the same reasons. And...

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  • Katibawasan Falls

    The multicab can get you right to the entrance of Katibawasan Falls. Entrance fee is 20 pesos per person. Take a dip in the cold water

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  • Sunken Cemetary

    We went to the Sunken Cemetary on a morning and the lighting was excellent for photography. Watch out for this view as you get near the site, its really awe-inspiring.UPDATE:The look-out directly infront of the Sunken Cemetary is now cemented. Sadly, the coconut trees that nicely framed the white cross in my other photo has been removed.

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  • Fish spa at Sto. Nino Cold Springs!

    We were put off by the blaring karaoke at Sto. Nino Cold Springs so we decided not to go in.UPDATE: On a recent visit to Camiguin, our multicab tour timing says we must go to Sto. Nino Cold Springs for lunch. Karaoke is still king but we willed our minds to ignore it. After lunch, we soaked our tired feet in the pool. Then, a group of tiny black...

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  • Mantigue Island

    Mantigue. Gorgeous little island with a wrap-around white sand beach, turquoise waters and fish sanctuary for snorkelling. There's a sandbar at the northern side that made my jaw drop. We walked around the island in less than 20 minutes, found a corner to tie the hammock we borrowed from Enigmata and waited for the sunset. That's the best lazy day...

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  • Snorkel with the giant clams at Kibila...

    Kibila, Kebila, Kibela, Kebela --- so many variations, all sound the same, all referring to the small village in Camiguin with the giant clams.Kibila Beach is the only white sand beach I saw on the main Camiguin island. The beach is maintained by a community co-op and that is why you have to pay P25 to get in. The co-op's main goal is the...

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  • Sunset at White Island

    Watch the sunset at White Island. The sand is powdery white as opposed to the gray sands in the mainland. There are no vegetations in the island so it's wise to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid getting sunburnt. Afternoon sun provides better lighting for photography. 3:30-4:00pm would be a good time to go. P400 for a return...

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  • White Sand Bar

    Paras Beach Resort is making a killing due to it's proximity to white island and it takes just 4 minutes boat ride from it to White Island. White island is located about Two kilometers off the coast of Barangay Agoho, Mambajao Town. It is Camiguin's popular White sand bar. At times it is in the shape of the letter C, sometimes the letter I,...

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  • Enjoy the View

    The Island Province of camiguin is truly an Island paradise. Camiguin is the smallest province in Northern Mindanao, with its land area pegged at 29,187 hectares and population of only 75,000. It is composed of five towns, namely, Mambajao – the capital town, Mahinog, Guinsiliban, Sagay and Catarman. The island plays host to seven volcanoes,...

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  • Catarman Church Ruins

    GUI-OB CHURCH is a part of the ruins of the town of Catarman in the 1870 Volcanic Eruption. Inside the Church are markers and ruined walls. You can also see the remains of an Old Spanish church, ruins of adobe walls, belfry and convent are mute witnesses to the wrath of nature. It also allows us a glimpse into the culture of Spanish-era Camiguin....

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  • Catarman Cemetery Ruins

    Camiguin has 7 active volcanoes and in the 1870's one of the 7 volcanoes erupted and due to this, the former town center of Catarman town was sunk to the sea including the cemetery. A Cross Marker was done as a remembrance by the province and today it is a site for diving and picture taking.

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  • Climb a volcano

    hibok-Hibok volcano is perched above Ardent hot springs. It's a strenuous climb that rewards you with views of white island and the rest of Camiguin. Its recommended that you have a guide and it's a little tough to find the trail without one. But once you find the trail, you could follow it on your own.On the way down, enjoy a soak!

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  • Not a lot of wildlife on this tame...

    On my hike up Hibok-Hibok, I asked my guide if there was a lot of wildlife in the woods. He replied: "wild chickens" meaning escapees from farms in the area. These, plus pigs and dogs have driven most of the wildlife away if it was ever there. There are birds, but they are elusive and hard to spot. These few were all I could capture...

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  • Abundant flowers were a big surprise

    I spent about 90 minutes walking my neighborhood and found so many colorful flowers from hibiscus and orchids to bouganvillea and other exotics I didn't recognize. There are more photos in the travelogue and I didn't even capture the heliconias, birds of paradise and other familiar beauties. This color was the biggest surprise of Camiguin. I knew...

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  • Stunning white sand and clear blue water

    White Island is really just a sunken atoll or something. The whole thing is not more than 100 meters across and is surrounded by stunning coral reef. But the real attraction is the white sand and blue water. Locals and tourists alike come to the place and spend a few hours frolicking in the sun and clear water. It’s beautiful. It’s not a great...

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    Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin Island, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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