Helpful Camiguin Island Travel Guide
It is one island I could never get too much of. So I set off to visit and check out Camiguin, this time not with knowledge-hungry-but-chaotic-Bio-studes packed bus — but all by myself. My trip to Camiguin was a weekend warrior thing pushed by stress that I accepted a long standing invite to pack my bags and head off to the Island Born of Fire.
Tourists Attractions & Places To See
- Sto. Rosario Church
- Catholic Church of Catarman
- Old Catarman (Gui-ob) Church Ruins
I had to see familiar places. The ones I only get to see on postcards and travel brochures for some time now. The ones that held memories, laughter, hopes, and dreams. I had to travel back in time and partly relive those moments.
- Cross Marker and Sunken Cemetery
For the love of water, I had to check them out. I may not have taken a swim at the cold spring resorts but I was rooting it all out for the hot spring.
- Sto. Niño Cold Spring Resort
- Soda Cold Spring Resort
- Ardent Hot Spring
I only get to visit Katibawasan Falls, the few more I reserve for my next visit. I wanted to stay longer and trek the mountains that I just marvel at the grounds. Duty called and I had to answer. I will have a date with Mt.Hibok-Hibok one of these days.
- Katibawasan Falls
- Tuasan Falls
- Banangawan Falls
- Tres Marias
Proudly standing beside the highway. I could not get enough shots of them. Nothing beats the old but still standing structures that were witnesses of time.
- White Island
- Mantigue Island
And because I refused to leave Camiguin without getting to know more of it. I went off the familiar road and trusted the local guides to take me somewhere else. The result was priceless! Yes, I may be easy to please and entertain but, then again, the locals had already won my heart.
How To Get Around Camiguin
Multicab (Driver : Tour Guide) 2,000 – 2, 500Php/day
Motorcycle (Driver : Tour Guide) 1000Php/day
Motorcycle for Rent 500-800Php/day
These are the suggested rates for transport tour fees. Multicab seats 6-8 people and all rates are good for 8 hours rental.
Where To Stay in Camiguin
Balbagon, Mambajao (Camiguin), Camiguin
Bintana Sa Paraiso Binunsaran – 2,000 PHP/night – Highly recommended
1 Binunsaran, Poblacion, Mambajao (Camiguin), Camiguin
TheView Hotel and Restaurant – 2,000 PHP
20 TheView Street Abu, Mambajao, Mambajao, Camiguin
Agohay Villa Forte Beach Resort – 2,000 PHP for Family Room
Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin
Camiguin Highland Resort – 2,000 PHP
Lakas, Soro-soro, Mambajao, Camiguin
Algen’s Dive Resort – 1,300 PHP
Catohugan, Mahinog, Camiguin
Dreamland Beach Resort – 2,000 PHP for Family Room
Barangay Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin
Taylor’s Country Home – 2,800 PHP for Entire House
D & A Seaside Cottages – 1,300 PHP
Lawigan, Catarman, Camiguin
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How To Get There
Camiguin is accessible by different points. There is however an airport that you can directly fly to the island. If come from any point of Mindanao, you can access Camiguin from Cagayan De Oro or Butuan directions.
Best Time to Visit Camiguin Island
The best time to travel is to Siargao Island is during the summer season. You would want to beach bum and enjoy the beach and the sun, it would be wise to visit Siargao during April to June.
Pasalubong To Buy & Bring Home
- A visit and stay at Camiguin should not be less than 2 days. There’s so much of Camiguin to check out that you might not have enough time.
- Bring your sunblock lotions and bathing suits
- There are great diving spots there too. Bring your snorkelling gears and pack other diving essentials.
- Your dry packs will come in handy. It will be nice to confidently island hop knowing your gadgets are safely dry.
- Cameras with extra batteries is a must. It will be a whole day of frolicking under the sun. Better be equipped with extra camera life or be sorry.
- Should you be traveling solo, don’t forget to bring your tripod. I had funny epic fail shots when I asked the driver to take it. LOL.
- Trust your hired driver. They usually are the ones who, not only knows the place better, but can make you have the grandest time you’ll ever have. Tell them your itinerary and ask them if there’s anything else you need to add and must not miss.
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