Mt. Hibok Hibok creating a beautiful backdrop for the White Island
2017 CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE | TOURIST SPOTS, 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 TOURIST SPOTS
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Old Gui-ob Church Ruins
HOW TO GET TO CAMIGUIN
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 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.
Photo credits : Volcan Beach Eco Retreat and Dive Resort
CAMIGUIN HOTELS AND RESORTS
CAMIGUIN HIGHLAND RESORT
Address: Lakas, Soro-Soro, Mambajao, Camiguin Island, Philippines
Cebu Office: (63) (32) 344 7682 | +63 922 819 8020
Camiguin Office: +63 917 827 0200 |+63 917 771 7918
Email Address: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidential Suite PHP 9,800.00 net
Economy Room (single/double) – PHP 1,500.00 net
Economy Room – PHP 1,500
Dormitory Room – PHP 500.00/pax
CABUAAN BEACH RESORT
Email address: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cagayan de Oro City Office (Mile-O Travel Agency):+63.8822.726426 |Fax No. +63.88.857.7750
3 beds 1,300.00 | 3 beds 1,500.00 with Hot Shower
4 beds 1,500.00 | 4 beds 1,700.00with Hot Shower
Additional Person 150.00
Suite P1,700.00 with Hot Shower
2 beds 1,200.00 with Hot Shower
2 beds 1,000.00
CAMIGUIN ISLAND GOLDEN SUNSET BEACH CLUB
Office: 09175801218 or 09177756287
(Peak Season Rate – October-May)
Superior ocean View – P3,000 w/breakfast for 2 (Extra person Php 400.00 w/ breakfast)
Pool Side De Luxe Room – P2500 w/breakfast for 2 (Extra person Php 400.00)
Pool Side Family Room – P4500 w/breakfast for 6 | P5,000 w/breakfast for 8 (Extra person Php 400.00 w/ breakfast)
Beachfront Apartment – P4500 for 4 (Extra person Php 400.00)
CAVES DIVE RESORT
Address: Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin, 9100 PH
Contact Numbers: +63-88-387-9040 | +63-918-807-6888
Fan Cottage Rooms – ₱1,800 / Night
Aircon Cottage- ₱2,800 / Night
Family Cottage Room – ₱5,500 / Night
Backpacker’s Room – ₱875 / Night
Photo credits : Agohay Villa Forte Beach Resort
AGOHAY VILLA FORTE BEACH RESORT
Address: Camiguin, Agoho, Mambajao, Philippines
Contact Numbers: 63 9173005149 | 63 9178790879
Island Cottage -PHP 2050/night (1-2 pax normally ,extra person P350)
Superior Cottage -PHP 2350/night (1-2 pax normally, extra persons P350 each)
Villa Room -PHP 2650/ night (1-2 pax normally but up to 6 can be accommodated, P350 per extra pax)
Ocean Cottage -PHP 1550/night non-aircon or P1830 with aircon
(1-2 pax only)
VOLCAN BEACH ECO RETREAT AND DIVE RESORT
Address: Camiguin Circumferential Road, Baring, Naasag, Mambajao, Camiguin Island
Contact Number: +63 883 879 551
Beach Villa – PHP 3500
Beach Cottages – PHP 2500
Deluxe Room in Bungalow-Duplex with Air-condition – PHP 2500
Superior Room with Air-condition -based on 3 persons – PHP 3000
Standard Room – PHP 2000
PARAS BEACH RESORT
Cagayan Office: Unit #1A, 52nd Business Center, Gaerlan St. Cagayan de Oro City 9000, Philippines
Contact Numbers: +63 (88) 8568563| +63 (88) 8568562
Camiguin Office: Rocky Village, Yumbing Mambajao, Camiguin Province, Philippines
Contact Numbers: +63 (88) 3879081| +63 (88) 3879117| +63 9177152285| +63 9177152284
Amihan Room -PHP 4,000.00/Night
Garden Room – PHP 4,000.00/Night
Family Loft – PHP 3,500.00/Night
Ocean View – PHP 4,000.00/Night
Family Room -PHP 4,500.00/Night
Cottages -PHP 7,000.00/Night
Dormitory – PHP 5,500.00/Night
Extra Bed -PHP 500.00
SECRET COVE BEACH RESORT | KURMA FREE DIVE
Ocean View (Airconditioned) – PHP 2300 for 2 pax(10% discount for 3 or more nights)
Family Room -PHP 3300,4pax ( 10% discount for 3 or more nights), *Maximum of 4 persons
Ocean View (Fan)- PHP 1900, 2 pax (10% discount for 3 or more nights)
Photo credits: Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin
BAHAY BAKASYUNAN SA CAMIGUIN
Address: Balbagon, Mambajao, Philippines
Contact Nos: (088) 387-0131; 387-1057 |(088) 387-0278 | 0917 721 2798 / 0998-5599-377(Smart)
Twin/Double – Php 5,150.00, Extra Person or Bed – Php 1,000.00
Cottages nearest to Mini day Spa, Swimming pool & Oceanside Bar & Grill
Twin/Double – Php 4,850.00, Extra Person or Bed – Php 1,000.00
Twin/Double – Php 4,600.00, Extra Person or Bed – Php 1,000.00
Twin/Double – Php 4,700.00, Extra Person or Bed – Php 800.00
Twin/Double – Php 4,600.00
Extra Person or Bed – Php 800.00
Twin/Double – Php 4,200.00
Extra Person or Bed – Php 800.00
Twin/Double – Php 3,600.00
Extra Person or Bed – Php 800.00
NYPA STYLE RESORT CAMIGUIN
Address: Barangay Bug-ong, Mambajao 9100 Camiguin
Contact Numbers: 0063 (0) 947 1810196 | 0063 (0) 921 6383709
Facebook: Camiguin Nypa Style Resort
Blue Bungalow – Php 2,900.00*, Php 250.00 Extra charge per night for Peak Season
White Bungalow – Php 2,700.00*, Extra bed available (1 person only. Php 600.00 with BREAKFAST included; Php 250.00 Extra charge per night for Peak Season)
Orange Bungalow – Php 2,300.00* (Php 250.00 Extra charge per night for Peak Season
Ivory Bungalow- Php 2,300.00* (Php 250.00 Extra charge per night for Peak Season)
Green Room -Php 1,850.00* (Php 250.00 Extra charge per night for Peak Season)
PABUALAN COTTAGES ANNEX (HIDDEN SUITES)
Address: Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin
Contact Numbers: 09175219391 globe/ 09392440521 smart
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Standard Double room (2 persons)
-PROMO RATE: 800/NIGHT (ORIG.RATE: 1,200/NIGHT)
Family room ( 4 persons )
-PROMO RATE: 1,000/NIGHT (ORIG.RATE: 1,500/NIGHT)
Family room ( 6 persons )
-PROMO RATE: 1,200/NIGHT (ORIG.RATE: 1,800/NIGHT)
Vacation house w/ 2 aircon rooms (10 persons)
-PROMO RATE: 2,500/NIGHT , ORIG.RATE: 3,000/NIGHT)
TIA’S BEACH RESORT
Address: Tapon, Poblacion, Mambajao
Contact Number: (+63-88) 387-1045
Fan cottage (2 pax)-Php 500.00
Aircon cottage (2 pax)- Php 800.00
Dormitory room (12 pax)- Php 1,800
Dormitory room (15 pax) -Php 2,000
DREAMLAND BEACH RESORT
Contact Number: (088) 387 9590
BALAI SA BAIBAI
Address: Agoho, Mambajao, 9100 Camiguin
Contact Number: 0918 962 2808
VILLA PARAISO RESORT AND APARTELLE
Address: Mambajao, Camiguin
Contact Number: (088) 387 0419
JULY’S HAVE SEASIDE PENSION
Address: Looc, Yumbing, Mambajao, 9100 Camiguin
Contact Number: 0917 707 5466
FERRBREL BEACH RESORT
Address: Barangay Lacas, Mambajao, Mambajao, Camiguin
Contact Number: (088) 387 0369