Camiguin Island: the island of Camiguin is situated in the Bohol Sea, Philippines. The island is not a populous place and it is the second smallest province in the country. Kamagong is the name from which the word Camiguin came from. During the Spanish colonial era, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Ferdinand landed on this island in 1521 and 1565.
In 1598, they established the first Spanish settlement which is now Guinsibilan and the Katadman or Katagman was established in 1679 which is known as “Catarman”.
What could Camiguin Island offer? Travellers can do different types of activities that will surely make them enjoy the island. Trekking and hiking at the Hibok-Hibok Volcano. Snorkeling, swimming and diving at the Mantigue Island.
Explore the Tuawasan Falls, Katibawasan Falls, and Ardent hot Spring. Get a unique foot massage by means of small fishes at the Santo Niño Cold Spring.
Join their Lanzones Festival including parades, street dancing and colourful costumes that they held every October.
Visit the beautiful station of the cross at the old Camiguin Volcano. Ride a boat going to the sunken cemetery and swim up to the huge cross.
For those who want to visit the place, good accommodations are Caves Dive Resort, Camiguin IslandGoldenn Sunset Beach Club, Villa Paraiso Resort and Apartelle, Pabua’s Cottages, secret Cove Beach resort, Camiguin Highland Resort and the MJM By the sea.
How to get there:
from Manila city take a domestic flight to Philippine airlines, Air Philippines or Cebu Pacific (flying time is approximately one hour and 20 minutes) going to Cagayan De Oro.
From the Agora market terminal of Cagayan DE ORE, just take a van, bus or taxi going to Balingoan bus terminal that take to 2 hours of travel time. Upon your arrival in Balingoan just take a ferry going to Port Benoni in Camiguin takes 1 hour to travel.