Camiguin Island Philippines Travel Guide, Destinations and Attractions
Province which is located in Northern Mindanao is known
as the "Island Born of Fire". This island has 7
volcanoes that and the only island in Southeast Asia
had. Camiguin is part of the provinces that comprising
Region X in which it lies 10 km off the coast of Misamis
Oriental and along with the Provinces of Bukidnon, Lanao
del Norte and Misamis Occidental.
Camiguin is a volcanic island that was formed because of
the volcanic eruptions and land movements which have
created this spectacular and beautiful island. Camiguin
is a pear shaped in form and has a total land area of
238 square kilometers. Camiguin is a has a beautiful
scenic view which has spectacular natural wonders with
historical and cultural heritage.
Camiguin is one of the Philippines beautiful island
paradise and one of the popular tourist destination.
Camiguin's unexploited beauty makes the island so
charming that tourist aroung the world wanted to
experience. Camiguin has a lot to offer to the visitors.
This tiny island has lots of tourist attraction and
scenic natural resources like lush of green forest,
volcanic splendor, eternal hot and cold natural springs,
pristine patches of black and white beaches, majestic
waterfalls, exotic marine life, blue-ridge mountains and
Camiguin is one of the popular diving destinations in
the world. The waters of this island has varied
ecosystem. It has beautiful and exotic marine life that
this island is also a divers paradise. Camiguin has also
world class white sand beach resorts ideal for
sunbathing and snorkeling.
Camiguin is best experienced than described as one gets
enchanted by her mystical charm. It really has amazing
natural resources and peaceful atmosphere that stir and
baffle the minds of everyone.
Camiguin Island Tourist Attraction
Ancestral Homes: Camiguin Island is famous for its
old ancestral homes like Ancestral House in Los
Libertadores St., Mambajao now dwelled by the Francisco
Family and built in 1800's
Sto. Rosario Church: An old church which was
built in 1882 that is found in Sagay, Camiguin
The Sunken Cemetery: The cemetery was marked by a
large white cross that was swept into the sea by Old
Vulcan Daan's eruption in 1871. This site has a superb
sunsets and ideal place for snorkeling and diving.
Ruins of San Roque Church: Located in Gui-ob,
Bonbon, Catarman. This church was ruined by the eruption
of Old Vulcan Daan in 1871. It is a monument with thick
century-old walls, belfry and convent which stand
reminiscent of the second Spanish settlement established
Enchanting Waterfalls: Camiguin has many
waterfalls and the popular is the Katibawasan Falls
which provides cold water provides a refreshing summer
splash to all bathers. The other waterfalls are Tuasan
Falls in which is surrounding scenery is virgin and
perfect for a peaceful picnic and Binangawan Falls which
is covered with luscious unspoiled vegetation, and a
mystical rainbow is arched by the fall's mist as the
sunlight penetrates through it.
Magnificent Hot Springs: The famous hot spring is
the Ardent Hot Spring which is ideal to bathe in at
night surrounded by cool mountain air and has
therapeutic effects. The other hot spring is Tangub Hot
Spring that is not fully developed a little beneath sea
level where a pool is formed by sea stones and corals.
Superb Cold Springs: This island has also cold
springs like the Macao Cold Spring spring of natural
cold and blue-green waters that overflow with grandeur
and the other one is the Sto. Niño Cold Spring which has
a terrific huge pool of cold spring water measuring 25m
x 40m sprouting from sandy bottom.
Mt. Hibok-Hibok: is the only active volcano of
the seven volcanoes of Camiguin. It has a 1,250 meters
slope is a challenge even to the season climbers as the
trek entails skillful maneuvers in loose rocks and
boulders. A crater lake and stream serve as outlets in
many places at the peak and a clear view of the entire
island and Bohol beyond can be seen on clear days.
White Island: The unspoiled white sandbar wher
eyou can see the Mt. Hibok-Hibok and Old Volcan which
reveals the picturesque of Camiguin. This island is good
for sunbathing and snorkeling.
Diving Spots/Sites: Camiguin is one of the best
diving sites in the world. Jicdup Shoal is one of the
popular diving sites in Camiguin which host a variety of
exotic marine life and different fish species. Burias
Shoal is good for high adverture experienced divers
which you can experience schools of jacks, tuna,
mackerels and barracudas and a verdant black coral
covered bottom is also one of its treasures. These dive
sites has excellent visibility and is best for
underwater photographs, and novice divers.
Taguines Lagoon: Located at Benoni, Mahinog. It
is a lagoon mantled by limpid water, large cliff and
gently rolling hills. The brackish water is engulfed in
there by a century old crater, ideal for boat and