2017 CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE | TOURIST SPOTS, BUDGET HOTELS, RESORTS, HOW TO GET THERE

CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE

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Mt. Hibok Hibok creating a beautiful backdrop for the White Island

2017 CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE | TOURIST SPOTS, BUDGET HOTELS, AND RESORTS, HOW TO GET THERE

 

Camiguin Island with an area of approximately 238 square kilometers is an ideal place to be explored.
The place is famous for its diving spots and great underwater life which is great for snorkeling.

Visitors who had experienced Camiguin were in love with its beautiful beaches. However, the place also offers a wide array of  “things to do” such as mountain climbing, jungle trekking, rappelling and much more. The island’s natural springs will surely be a great option after basking on the beach for many days.

We have outlined in this travel guide several tourist spots, the list of resorts and hotels with their 2017 room rates, and “Getting there” information which we believe can help you in crafting your Camiguin Tour Itinerary.

Note: Please take note that we don’t own any of the resorts and hotels listed here. Kindly, direct your bookings to any of these hotels and resorts. There is a chance that they will change their rates without prior notice. Regarding the ferry  and transportation schedules, it would be best to verify as they may change their schedules from time to time.

CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE

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CAMIGUIN TOURIST SPOTS

SUNKEN CEMETERY
A very popular tourist spot in Camiguin Island is the Sunken Cemetery. This old cemetery sunk including some areas in the town of Bonbon during the volcanic birth of Mt. Vulcan in 1871 to 1875. The sunken cemetery is commemorated by a huge cross which was erected in 1982.

MOUNT HIBOK HIBOK

For mountain climbers, Mount Hibok-Hibok in Camiguin will surely inspire you. Prior to your activity, you are required to secure a permit from the office in DENR office in Mambajao. The Ardent Hot Springs in Mambajao is the usual jump off point and it may take for 3-5 hours only to reach the summit.

MT. VULCAN
Mt. Vulcan is flooded by tourists and pilgrims, especially during the holly week. While on your way to the summit, you will be seeing several life-size statues depicting the suffering of Jesus.The station of the cross images are positioned at intervals while climbing mountain.

WHITE ISLAND
White Island is a popular tourist spot in Camiguin which attracts thousands of tourists each year. From Barangay Agoho or Brgy. Yumbing in Mambajao one can reach the Island which is about 4 to 6 kilometers west of the center of the town. From any of the beach resorts facing the island, tourists can simply hire some pump boats to reach the White Island.

White Island is actually a sand bar and has a horseshoe shaped.However, the sandbar is resized and reshaped as dictated by the wind directions. No shelters nor shades are found on the island, so better armed yourself with enough sunscreen when visiting White Island.

CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE

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KATIBAWASAN FALLS
The beautiful Katibawasan falls is cascading at 70 meters high. The majestic water falls is adorned with nice rock formations as well as ferns and other wild greens which make the place more appealing.

ARDENT HOT SPRING

Another famous spring resort in Camiguin is the Ardent Hot Spring. Famous among local and foreign guests, the spring is visited by many because of it calming effect brought about by the warm and sulfuric water heated by Mt. Hibok Hibok.

OLD GUI-OB CHURCH RUINS (OLD CATARMAN CHURCH RUINS)

This historic tourist spot is the remnant of the Gui-ob Church in the town of Old Catarman which was destroyed and submerged partly by the volcanic debris during the eruption of Mt. Vulcan in 1871 to 1875.

STO. NIÑO COLD SPRING
Sto. Nino Cold Spring is located 4 kilometers north uphill of Catarman.The place takes pride of its natural spring pool measuring 25 meters by 40 meters with 4 ft to 8 ft in depth. The cold crystal clear water of the pool is sprouting from the sandy bottom of the pool.

MANTIGUE ISLAND
Mantigue Island is a 4 hectares island bordered by beautiful white sand beaches. On the north side of the island is a fishing village; on another side is a white sand beach with coral offshore, while opposite side provides beautiful spots for snorkeling and scuba diving.

SAAY COLD SPRING
Located at the foot of the Mt. Hibok-Hibok at Quipasa, Mambajao, Camiguin is the beautiful Saay Cold Spring. Saay cold spring has a Medium pool which is about 8ft depth and a small pool which is about 4ft depth.The pool has spring water coming from the mountain which is why it is very cold. You can use a motorcycle or habal-habal to reach the place.

LANZONES FESTIVAL
If you want to experience Camiguin’s Lanzones Festival, then schedule your visit in Camiguin in the month of October( third week). The festival is an annual thanksgiving and harvest celebration. Of course, the month of October is the season and harvest time for the famous tropical fruit – lanzones.

CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE

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Old Gui-ob Church Ruins

HOW TO GET TO CAMIGUIN

Camiguin has four (4) major gateways: Cebu and Bohol (Visayas Region); Balingoan and Cagayan de Oro City (Mindanao area).

BY AIR
Serving only smaller aircraft is the airport in Mabajao, Camiguin. Cebu Pacific has direct flights to Camiguin from Cebu City.

Both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have flights from Manila to Cagayan de Oro (Camiguin’s jump-of-point )or Butuan. These airlines also have flights to Cagayan from Iloilo, Bacolod, Zamboanga and Davao.

FROM CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY
From Laguindingan airport in Cagayan, take a shuttle van to Agora Terminal, from this terminal, you can take either a Bus or Van to Balingoan Port at an approximately 2 hours travel time.

FERRY SCHEDULE ( 2017)

Ferry Schedule from Balingoan to Benoni, Camiguin

Daily Morning Trips – 07:15 AM, 09:00 AM, 10:15 AM
Afternoon Schedule – 01:15 PM, 02:50 PM, 04:15

Shuttle Ferry Schedule from Benoni, Camiguin to Balingoan

Daily morning Trips – 04:30 AM, 07:00 AM, 08:45 AM, 11:00 AM
Afternoon Schedule – 12:00 Noon, 02:45 PM

Ferry Schedule from Balingoan to Guinsiliban, Camiguin
Daily Schedule – 06:15 AM, 11:15 AM and 02:00 PM

Ferry Schedule from Guinsiliban, Camiguin to Balingoan
Daily Schedule – 09:15 AM, 12:45 PM and 04:30 PM

FROM BUTUAN
From Butuan Airport, take a cab or motorcycle to the Bus Terminal.From the terminal take the Cagayan- bound bus at an approximately more than two hours. You’ll pass by and stop at Balingoan port where the ferries are waiting for the sailing schedule.

2GO Travel had regular boat schedules from Manila to Cagayan.

 

 

CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE

Photo credits : Agohay Villa Forte Beach Resort

 List of Tourism Accredited Restaurants in Camiguin

1.Camiguin Northern Lights (Agoho)
Agoho, Camiguin 09058447866/jansson.linus@gmail.com

2.Captain Cook Bar & Restaurant
Yumbing,Mambajao
09774454279/kha.han720@gmail.com

3.Cely’s
Poblacion, Mambajao
(088) 387-0574

4.CheckPoint FOOD
Yumbing,Mambajao
09176605495/checkpointroy@gmail.com

5.Guerrera Restaurant & Cottages
Yumbing,Mambajao
09173119859/guerreracamiguin@gmail.com

6.J &A Fishpen Resort & Restaurant
Benoni,Mahinog (09977369287/j.a_fishpen_resort@yahoo.com

7.La Dolce Vita Ristorante
Baylao,Mambajao
09361004733/ladolcevitacaferistorante@gmail.com

8.La Isla Cocina
Agoho,Mambajao 09062479027/isla_cocina@yahoo.com

9.Lagoon Bistro
Benoni,Mahinog
09052724824/aimef21@gmail.com

10. Luna Ristoranti
Yumbing,Mambajao
09351167084/neziljane93@gmail.com

11. Paradiso Hillside Restaurant & Cottages
Agoho, Mambajao
09171237204/clientvincent48@yahoo.com

12. Pedro’s
Old Parola Wharf, Mambajao
(088) 387-0405

13.Peninsular Kape Art
Rocky Village, Yumbing, Mambajao 9772382673/LAURA@GARCIADESALAZAR.ES

14. Samuel by: VjANDEP
Poblacion, Mambajao
09364180296/samuelby:vjandep@gmail.com

15. Shardana Restobar
Bug-ong, Mambajao 09056038968/Shardana.camiguin@gmail.com

16. The Beehive café
Catibac, Catarman 09264312780/calamprinces@gmail.com

CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE

Photo credits: Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin

Tourism Accredited Apartelle | Resorts

Book your Hotel/Resort Room here to get the best deal. Simply click the name of the resort and it will bring you to the booking site.

 Amaya Apartelle
Lumad, Poblacion, Mambajao

 Agohay Villa Forte Beach Resort
Agoho, Mambajao

 Algens Dive Resort
Catuhogan, Mahinog

 Ardent Hibok-Hibok Spring and Resort
Tagdo, Mambajao

Book your room here and get the best deal. Simply click the name of the Resort/Hotel and it will bring you to the booking site

 Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin
Balbagon, Mambajao

 Balai sa Baibai
Agoho,Mambajao

 Cabua-an Beach Resort
Cabua-an, Mambajao

 Camiguin Highland Resort
Soro-Soro, Mambajao

Camiguin Volcan Beach Eco Retreat & Dive Resort
Baring, Naasag, Mambajao

 Camiguin White Island Beach Resort
Yumbing, Mambajao

 Casa de Cutab Guesthouse & Café
Mayana,Sagay

 Catarman Coral Dive & Resort
Poblacion, Catarman

 Caves Dive Resort
Agoho,Mambajao

 Dayo Beach Resort & Cottages
Naasag, Mambajao

 Dreamland Beach Resort
Yumbing, Mambajao
 

Book your room here and get the best deal. Simply click the name of the Resort/Hotel and it will bring you to the booking site

Eden Vista Apartelle
Poblacion,Mambajao

 El Planta Camiguin Resort
Maubog, Balbagon, Mambajao

 Ferrabrel Beach Resort
Balbagon,Mambajao

 Islet Beach Resort
Mahinog,Camiguin

 Kurma (Dive into Spirit)
Yumbing,Mambajao

 Medano Island Resort
Yumbing,Mambajao

 Nypa Style Resort Camiguin

Bug-ong,Mambajao

 Paras Beach Resort
Yumbing,Mambajao

 Paradise Island Apartelle
Agoho,Mambajao

 Pilgrim Beach Resort
Bugang, Sagay

 Puesta Del Sol Beach Bungalows
Yumbing, Mambajao

 Roldan’s Beach Resort
Mercy Village,Mambajao

 Rosela’s Apartelle
Bug-ong,Mambajao

 Somewhere Else Boutique Resort
Agoho,Mambajao

 Terrasse Beach Resort
Yumbing, Mambajao

 The View Resort & Restaurant
Abbu,Mambajao

 Villa Paraiso Resort and Apartelle
Poblacion,Mambajao

 Vismin GV Hotel
Poblacion,Mambajao

 Ysla Beach Camp & Eco Resort
Agoho, Mambajao

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Photo credits : Volcan Beach Eco Retreat and Dive Resort

Cottages/Homestays/Inn/Pension House

1.Bullecer Homestay
Yumbing, Mambajao

2.Camiguin Blue Lagoon
Benoni, Mahinog

3.Camiguin Souldiver’s
Tupsan, Mambajao

4.Cantaan Yacth Inn & Restobar
Cantaan, Guinsiliban

5.Casa Absuelo
Paghiawan,Catarman

6. Creek & Traveller Cottages
Poblacion,Catarman

7.Casa Mel Sol Cottages
Yumbing,Mambajao

8.Casa De Cutab Guesthouse & Café
Mayana,Sagay

9.Casa Esperanza
Yumbing,Mambajao

10. Carmen’s Haven
Yumbing, Mambajao

11. Casa Rocca Inn & Restaurant
Baring, Naasag, Mambajao

12.Chumz Travel Lodge
Yumbing,Mambajao

13. D & A Seaside Cottages
Lawigan,Catarman

14. DS Vacation House
Yumbing, Mambajao

15. Gamorot/Pabololot Cottages
Yumbing,Mambajao

16. Hidden Suites
Yumbing,Mambajao

17. Jacob’s Place
Yumbing, Mambajao

18. JJE Pension House
Umycco,Mambajao

19. July’s Haven Seaside Lodge
Yumbing,Mambajao

20. Kenkye Hidding Lodge Folkhauz & Restobar
Yumbing, Mambajao

21. Lanzones Cabana
Yumbing, Mambajao

22. Mabini Lodge
Mabini Corner Luna, Mambajao

23. Marianita’s Cottages
Yumbing, Mambajao

24. Melinda’s Beach
Bug-ong,Mambajao

25.Morning Glory Beach & Cottages
Agoho,Mambajao

26. Myrna’s Bamboo Cottages
Bug-ong,Mambajao

27. Mountain View Cottages
Agoho,Mambajao

28. Myrna’s Burger & Homestay
Yumbing,Mambajao

29. Nautilus Cottages
Kuguita,Mambajao

30. Northern Lights Downtown
Balbagon, Mambajao

31. Ochavillo Travelers Home
Yumbing,Mambajao

32. Pabualan’s Cottages
Yumbing,Mambajao

33. Pabua’s Cottages
Yumbing,Mambajao

34. Paguia’s Cottages
Yumbing,Mambajao

35. Patsada Cottages
Agoho, Mambajao

36. Philmany – Home Rentals
Balintawac St., Mambajao

37. RG Happy Home
Yumbing,Mambajao

38. Sabuga Cottages
Yumbing,Mambajao

39. Sacred Nest
Yumbing,Mambajao

40. Sagrado Room for Rent
Yumbing, Mambajao

41. Shenah Jhane Cottages
Bonbon, Catarman

42. Tabada’s Homestay
Yumbing, Mambajao

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2 Comments:

  1. very thorough and informative post about Camiguin Island

  2. You have given complete information about camiguin .. beautiful place would love to go there when its that easy to contact for every thing through your blog

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