Camiguin Island is one of my favourite islands in country! Everything you are looking for can be found here. It is rich with beautiful and untouched natural resources like volcanoes, waterfalls, natural hot and cold springs, fine beaches, white islands, marine sanctuaries, dive spots and rich forests. Never miss to visit some of the amazing attractions in the Island.
There are several boats going to and from White Island. We rented a pump boat for 400 pesos good for 4 person. They pick us up in Yumbing, Mambajao early in the morning to catch the beautiful sunrise in the island. The clear water, fine and white sand is really amazing! This white sandbar is uninhabited and marine life is protected. Try to eat sea urchins. Locals are selling those alive and still moving sea urchins at Php 20 per piece. This one of a kind experience!
Ardent Hibok-Hibok Hot Spring
Ardent Hot spring is a perfect destination to cap off the long day of walking and adventure. The natural hot spring is sourced at the hot bowels of the active volcano, Mt. Hibok-Hibok. The 40 degrees Celsius pools are claimed to have therapeutic benefits. This amazing experience costs only Php 30!
Katibawasan Falls is about 5 kilometers southeast of Mambajao. The crystal clear waters cascade about 70 meters down to a pool walled by different species of ground orchids, ferns and old trees. The terraced open cottages are a favorite picnic site. The water here is very cold. You would surely freeze.
In front of the entrance gate is a Kiping store of Mang Willie. You should try this! The delicious Kiping costs 10 pesos each.
Bura Soda Water Park
This is a pool of natural sodium salt water loved by the people as this is very unique and refreshing. Entrance fee for only Php 20!
Old Church Ruins
Old Church Ruins is located in Bonbon Catarman in Camiguin Island. It was destroyed and partly plunged by volcanic debris during the eruption and formation of Mt. Vulcan from 1871 to 1875. Walls are made of corals.
Sto. Nino Cold Spring Resort
Santo Niño Cold Spring is located about 4 kilometers north of central Catarman. Cold water springs from the bottom of the big pool. Entrance fee is Php 20 each. There are floaters available for Php 10(small size) and Php 20 (bigger size). There are restaurants which offer grilled foods like barbeque, liempo or chorizo at affordable prices.
Sunken Cemetery at Catarman is used to be a part of the old capital of the province. This century old cemetery was reclaimed by the sea by great successive eruptions of Mount Vulcan in the 18th century. To remember the cemetery, a large cross was built in 1982 on the solidified lava. This is also one of the popular diving spots in the country today. You can ride a boat to get near the cross. We paid 20 pesos each to the boatman. It is nice that the locals there know special camera tricks that could make great picture perfect moment with the cross.
Walkway to the Old Volcano
Walkway to the Old Volcano is an 8 kilometer path with 14 human-sized stations situated at Mt. Vulcan in Barangay Bonbon, Catarman. The spot usually serves as a pilgrimage site to Roman Catholic devotees. The Stations of the Cross going up serves as a facorite destination of pilgrims especially during Lenten season. Don’t forget to bring water to referesh you while climbing up.
Tuasan Falls is 6 kilometers northeast of Catarman. This cascade looks unspoiled with its thick vegetation growing wildly. Access to the falls is through the village of Mainit in Catarman.
Binangawan Falls wherefrom several miniature and gigantic waterfalls gushing through majestic granite stones that converge in one main pool, covered with luscious unspoiled vegetation, and a mystical rainbow is arched by the fall’s mist as the sunlight penetrates through it.
Giant Clam Sanctuary
Giant Clam Sanctuary is nestled in a cove near Cantaan. Entrance fee to the resort is 25 pesos. There are additional fees for renting vests and snorkel. Clam viewing fee in the sea-nursery is 150 pesos. There is food stalls available serving Filipino food and cold drinks. Also, there is breeding centre and education facility with an exhibition.
Inside the breeding centre there is glass aquariums with living Giant Clams of the four specimens found in the sea. There is someone explaining each species. You can see from the beach the marked sanctuary and nursery on which you can found the Giant Clam. The beach is very rocky and be careful as you might step on the corals.
Provincial Breeding Centre and Ostrich Farm
It is a research centre for improving the breeding of farm animals in Camiguin like ostrich, pigs, ducks, goats, etc. Entrance fee is Php 5 . The stopover in the farm is worthwhile and educational especially if you travel with your kids along.
Mantigue Island Nature Park
Mantigue Island is a popular swimming spot just off the coast of Camiguin and can be reached by a small boat or banca. The islets are home to hundreds of different species of marine life. They are mini tour in the forests. Kuya Rico is a good tour guide, very funny and hospitable.
You can contact Kuya Chriz for the tour. 09215637788