Thursday, November 2, 2017

Top Tourist Attractions in Camiguin

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An island province about 714 kilometers south of Manila and 120 kilometers southeast of Cebu, Camiguin is a pear-shaped volcanic Island filled with natural wonders from white sand beaches, majestic waterfalls, and relaxing hot and cold springs. Here are the top tourist attractions in Camiguin:


1. White Island
White Island is an uninhabited white sandbar located about 1.4 kilometers off the northern shore of the capital town of Mambajao. There is no vegetation of any kind in the area so it is best time to go there early in the morning or late in the afternoon as it gets too hot when the sun is up.


2. Mantigue Island Nature Park
Mantigue Island is a 6-hectare marine protected area with white sandy beaches and lush vegetation ideal for swimming and snorkeling.


3. Katibawasan Falls
Katibawasan Falls is an enchaniting waterfall in Camiguin situated at the foot of Mt. Timpoong, Barangay Upper Pandan, about five kilometers southeast of the Municipality of Mambajao.

Photo by Yojrel under creative commons

4. Tuasan Falls
Tuasan Falls is another majectic waterfall in Camiguin located in Barangay Mainit, in the town of Catarman. It's about an hour away from Mambajao. The road leading to Tuasan Falls is paved so it is pretty much accessible.


5. Balai sa Baybay / Komunidad sa Baybay / Camiguin Sea Glass Jewelry
This is where the Sea Glass jewelry of Camiguin is made. Sea glasses washed, shaped and polished by the sea are recycled and transformed into beautiful necklace pendants and rings.


6. Mt. Hibok Hibok
Camiguin is composed of 11 volcanoes mostly dormant, except Mt. Hibok-Hibok. It's the only active volcano in Camiguin. A trek to the volcano is one of the most popular activities in the province.


7. Gui-ob Church Ruins
Located in the town of Catarman, Gui-ob Church Ruins is a century-old heritage site in Camiguin. It was submerged in the late 1871 during the eruption of Mt. Vulcan.


8. Sunken Cemetery
Just a few hundred meters away from Gui-ob Church Ruins, the Sunken Cemetery is marked with a huge cross and is one of the top tourist attractions in Camiguin. 


9. Sto. Niño Cold Spring / Ardent Hibok Hibok Spring / Soda Water Park
Camiguin has three interesting natural springs that you can enjoy.  Sto. Niño Cold Spring is a cold spring which has a temperature of around 20 degrees Celsius. Ardent Hibok Hibok Spring on the contrary has a water temperature of around 40 degrees Celsius. Soda Water Park on the other hand is a pool filled with natural streaming soda water.

Ardent Hot Spring | Photo by 3dom under creative commons

10. Walkway to the Old Volcano / Camiguin’s Stations of the Cross.
Walkway to the Old Volcano and Stations of the Cross is another attractions in Camiguin usually filled with devotees during the Lenten season. It is located in Barangay Bonbon in the town of Catarman.

View from the Old Volcano Walkway | Photo by: Yidian Cheow under creative commons

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