12 Things to see in Camiguin for 2 days
I would like to call this pear-shaped island as Philippines’ Hawaii Island. Like the latter, this Island Born of Fire has several volcanoes on it. This islet comprises of five municipalities that offers a variety of tourist attractions.
Mambajao is the commercial center of Camiguin. Most of the resorts, hotels, banks and restaurants are located here. Hitting Mambajao at night meant saving the activities the next day. However, Oscar and I managed to get a quick relaxation through dipping our tired muscles into the ardent the hot spring and rewarded our habal-habal driver with 200Php for this trip.
Entrance fee- 30 php for adult ; 15php for children
As early as 6 am, our habal habal driver, Philips, drove us to the embarkment area for registration.
- Environmental Fee – Php40.00
- Round trip ferry ride for 2 – Php450.00
It is recommended to visit White Beach during summer (April-May ) where the C-shaped of the island becomes apparent.
We never fail to bring our water shoes but the life vests were rented for 150 php each for snorkeling only to find out that there were no conducive site around the island for this water sport activity.
8am-6pm: Camiguin Island Tour
The whole day tour began.
Just behind the church ruins stands a centuries-old tree.
This outsize cross is the sole remain of the sunken cemetery when Mt. Vulcan erupted in 1870.
The waterfall was so cold I didn’t dare to swim into it but Oscar was excited.
6. Sto. Nino Cold Spring – Php60.00 Entrance fee
The water running to its pool comes from the mountain which explains why its cold.
- Brunch – Php465.00
Php60.00 Entrance fee
This park was closed during our visit.
5 Php entrance fee
We didn’t get to the top since we still had other attractions to visit on that day.
This sanctuary is managed privately and has a wide collection of various types of clams. The enormous ones resemble like giant flowers. A young girl explained us (in English) the types and origin of these clams. Later, a young boy led us to dive and got a glimpse of these colorful giant clams underwater.
Entrance Fee: 25.00 Php
- Clams Viewing Fee – 150.00 Php
- Goggles- 50.00
- Life Vest- 50.00
- Flippers- 100.00
- Mask and Snorkel- 100.00
If you happen to visit Camiguin on the 3rd week of October, most likely , you ‘ll get to witness their week-long Lanzones festival. If not, just don’t forget to buy lanzones which comes very sweet and cheap in this island.
Php5.00 Entrance fee
Before heading to Sagay, we passed by the Provincial Animal Breeding and Ostrich Production Center. It is the only facility in the country that breeds ostriches. So, the ostrich salpicao we ate in CDO was from here?
Late afternoon was a brief visit to Sagay, a town square 5th class municipality.
The main attractions in Sagay are the centuries-old Sagay church and the British cannon.
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