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Camiguin had hypnotised me even before our plane landed. Not even my best friend’s untimely phone call could deter me from admiring her unspoilt beauty from high above. Two of her breathtaking features got me smitten straightaway – Mt. Hibok-Hibok’s refreshing lush, green foliage and the blazingly inviting sand of her White Island!
Dubbed as “The Island Born of Fire”, the safe and peaceful Camiguin Island was actually formed by numerous oceanic volcanic eruptions. Located just off the northernmost tip of Mindanao, Camiguin, to her own advantage, is surprisingly one of the lesser visited and overlooked resort islands of the beautiful Philippines; and thus has kept her natural jewels intact. From picturesque centuries-old Roman Catholic churches and homes, to jaw-dropping water falls, to relaxing spring pools both cold and warm, to black sand beaches, to islands with powdery white sand, and to inhabitants most friendly and warm, Camiguin’s got it all!
- White Island (white islet) – an uninhabited sand bar located 5 kms by boat from most resorts in Agoho town; changes in shape due to currents but never submerged; fantastic for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling with fabulous views of the towering green mountains as backdrop; refreshments at affordable prices available
- Mantigue Island – four hectare land declared as marine sanctuary located 14 kms from Mahinog town; with lush greenery and white sand beach, it offers fabulous underwater diving; offers great view of Mt. Timpoong, Camiguin’s highest peak
- Sunken Cemetery – located in the town of Bonbon where the cemetery subsided due to the volcanic eruptions in the late 19th Century; a huge cross was erected in 1982 as commemoration
- Tuasan and Katibawasan Falls – both simply magical with their green surroundings made up of orchids and ferns plus crystal clear pools
- Ardent Hot Spring – located at the foot of Mt. Hibok-Hibok
- Sto. Nino Cold Springs – a cool, refreshing dip
- Soda Water Swimming Pool – another respite from the ocean’s salty waters
- Old Church Ruins – amazing site lined with old trees one of which is the almost 150 year old Camel tree
How to get to Camiguin:
- The easy way – Since there are no direct flights from Manila to Camiguin, the most convenient way is to take the 3am Cebu Pacific (our fave airline!) flight from Manila to Cebu then connect/take the flight that departs from there direct to Camiguin at 6:45am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Make arrangements with your resort for airport pick-up. Return flights to Cebu depart at 7:45am. Just like what we did, you may choose to spend a day or two in Cebu prior or after your Camiguin sojourn.
- The adventurous way – Fly to Cagayan de Oro. Take the bus or taxi to Balingoan Port. From there, take Ferry Boat/Roro to Benoni Port in Camiguin. Take multi cab, jeepney, or van to your resort.
Ergo, if you are in search of some peace and quiet within spectacular natural settings, Camiguin’s most definitely for you! Make your travel arrangements pronto before it is discovered and swarmed by flocks of tourists!