Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Camiguin Island

If you ask me about my top destinations on my travel bucket list, it would be an exotic island anywhere.

One of my favorite island destinations in the Philippines is Camiguin.  A pear-shaped volcanic island in the northern tip of Mindanao with an abundant nature and picturesque view of the ocean. Divided into 5 municipalities with a population of less than 90,000, the island's resources are well- preserved or unexploited that makes it out of the ordinary.

The island provides a tranquil retreat to those who simply wants to relax and enjoy the scenery. The active volcano can be an exciting experience for mountain climbers and hikers. Beach lovers will surely fall in love with the powdery sand and crystal blue water of White island. And it is also perfect destination for scuba divers since its rich marine sanctuaries offers an amazing variety of marine wildlife.

Tours around the island like a visit to the sunken cemetery, hot springs, waterfalls, Spanish churches, White island are available at the local tourism office or the hotel tourist information.

How to get to Camiguin Island

By Air:
Direct flights from Manila- Cagayan de Oro or Cebu- Cagayan de Oro via Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines or Air Asia Zest.

By Boat:
Travel by sea from Manila- Cagayan de Oro or Cebu- Cagayan de Oro via Superferry 2Go or Negros Navigation.

Option 1: From Cagayan de Oro to Camiguin via fastcraft
From the airport you can take a taxi to Macabalan port (CDOC seaport) then take a fastcraft (Ocean Jet) direct trip to Benoni port in Camiguin.

Option 2: From Cagayan de Oro to Camiguin via Balingoan
From the airport or Macabalan port take a taxi to Agora Bus Terminal. Take a bus or van to go Balingoan and from Balingoan port, take an hourly ferry boat to Benoni port in Camiguin.

Oprtion 3: From Jagna Bohol to Camiguin via fastcraft or ferry boat.
From port of Tagbilaran, you can take a bus to Dao Integrated Bus Terminal. Then take another bus to Jagna Bohol Port, take a fastcraft or ferry to Balbagon Port, Camiguin.

Our resort

Fishermen's village

Sunken Cemetery

Spanish Church Ruins





White Island

Benoni Port

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