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Camiguin Island Tourist Spots

If you found yourself in Camiguin, don't miss to visit the following natural wonders and tourist attractions categorized below by municipalities.

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Camiguin Island, also known as the island born of fire, is a small province in Northern Mindanao that is comprised of five municipalities namely: Mambajao, Catarman, Sagay, Guinsiliban, and Mahinog. It is a favorite vacation destination by tourists all year round due to its varied natural attractions - with each municipalities having its own natural hot & cold spring, landmarks, and mountains.

Here then, is a list of places or tourist spots that you should not miss when in Camiguin Island.
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Mambajao

  • Mt Timpoong Hibok-Hibok national Park. MTHNP is comprised of two mountains namely Mt Timpoong and Mt Hibok-Hibok - the latter is partof the Pacific ring of fire and is politically located in the municipality of Mambajao, Camiguin. Mt Hibok-Hibok is a popular hiking destination in the northwest part of Camiguin Island with a height of 1200 meters above sea level (masl). It also has a beautiful crater that is rarely seen since most of the time, the peak is being covered with white clouds.
  • Ardent Hibok-Hibok Spring Resort - also called as Ardent Hot Spring. Comprised of six pools with varying remperature ranging from 30-39 degrees Celsius, Ardent Hot Spring is one of the main tourist attractions in Camiguin Island. Its sulfuric hot water is relaxing and healing.
  • White Island. Famous for its C-shape sand bar, this naked island is a perfect place for baking under the sun while enjoying sea urchins sold by local vendors. It is also a good vantage point of Mt Hibok-Hibok.
  • Other sights to visit: Soda Spring Pool, Tangub Hot Spring, Katibawasan Falls, Enigmata Tree House and Sculpture, Saa Cold Spring, Agohoy Black Sand Beach.

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Catarman

  • Walkway to the Old Volcano. With 14 life-size stations along 8km path, this tourist destination in Catarman serves as a pilgrimage site to Roman Catholic devotees. (source)
  • Old Gui-ob Church Ruins. Destroyed during the eruption of Mt Vulcan on 1875, what remained after the wrath is the church's bell tower and pillars. This well-preserved church ruins may also look like a mini park but the presence of a chapel built to hold Sunday mass remained its sanctity. 
  • Sunken Cemetery. Apart from taking photo opp with its large cross, snorkeling is the best thing to do here in order to witness the eerie underwater attraction.
  • Other sights to visit: Tuasan Falls, Bura Soda Spring, Sto Nino Cold Spring

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Sagay


  • Sto Rosario Church. This is one of the oldest church in Camiguin but more likely resembles a modern chapel as seen outside. I haven't seen the inside but according to greedypeg.com, it has no grand interiors or carvings.
  • Binangawan Falls. Several maniature and gigantic waterfalls that gush through granite stones feed the falls. A rainbow also appears above the falls due to the continuous mist created by the falling water. (source)
  • Also visit: Pamunglo River

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Guinsiliban


  • Moro-Moro Watch Towers. This well-preserved site was once a watch tower used to warn the inhabitants from the coming of Moros that often come to inflict them with damage. (source)
  • Also visit: Giant Clam Culture


Mahinog


  • Ostrich Breeding Farm. Based on research, this is the only Ostrich breeding facility in the country.
  • Mantigue Island - also known as Magsaysay island. This powder white island is surrounded with clear blue waters and is also rich in vegetation and marine life, hence declared as marine sanctuary. Mantigue is also one of the diving spots in Camiguin.
  • Also visit: Macao Cold Spring.



Do you want to experience Camiguin Island's annual fiesta celebration? Lanzones Festival is coming up October 26-30, 2017. Plan your travel ahead - draft your itinerary, and book your flight and accommodation as early as possible!


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