Thursday, April 14, 2011


CAMIGUIN ISLAND is an island born of fire. One of the best tourist destination in Southern Mindanao. If your looking for  waterfalls, hot spring, cold spring and white sand beaches, Camiguin Island has it all. The island is also known for  " PANAAD" held every holy week  wherein devotees walk around the 64 km. island of camiguin or climb the old vulcan to pray. It was not my first time to visit camiguin but I still love to come back to the place specially if you are with your good friends.

Camiguin Island as seen from Balingoan Port, Misamis Oriental
                                                                      (photo courtesy of alan molina)
A must visit tourist attractions:

Katibawasan Falls-  250 ft. waterfall  located in Mambajao. Entrance Fee is Php15.00/person. (photo courtesy of alan molina)

Ardent Hot Spring -a 40 degree celsius warm hot spring also located in Mambajao. Entrance Fee is Php30.00/person.

Sto. Niño Cold Spring - located in Looc. Entrance Fee is Php40.00/person.(photo courtesy of  jenny plaza)

Tuasan Falls - located in Catarman. There is no Entrance Fee but you have to hire a guide to take you the waterfalls. The water is very clear and clean.

Mantigue Island - a  four hectare  island located in Mahinog. The island is visible from benoni port. Roundtrip Boat fare is Php500.00.(photo courtesy of alan molina)

White Island - a white sand bar located between Barangay Agoho and Yumbing. Roundtrip boat fare is php300.00. (photo courtesy of alan molina)

Sunken Cemetery /Old Church Ruins - remains from the eruption of old vulcan in 1871.

Mt. Hibok hibok -one of  the active volcano in the Philippines. To those who wish to trek Mt. Hibok hibok the jump off point is near Ardent Hotspring. A guide must be secured before climbing.


From Cagayan de Oro City:

There are two options going to Camiguin Island: First is by PARAS SEA CAT  from Cagayan de Oro to Benoni Port.
                            Cagayan - Benoni          8:30am    daily
                             Benoni-Cagayan           4:00pm    daily


 From Cagayan de Oro, take a bus or jeepney going to Balingoan Port, Misamis Oriental. Several trips  from 5:45am - 6:00pm daily at php130.00 for one way fare are available on ferries that will take you to Benoni Port.

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