The island of Camiguin is a little 'wonder'! For such a small place, it offers so much. Once there you can go to the Giant Clam Sanctuary, the Sunken Cemetary, there are a few waterfalls along the way but at the time of visitnig, they were constructing new roads therefore we could not reach them, there is the thermal hot springs and soda water pools and of course White island and Mantigue Islands.
The island is around 65km in circumference and you can ride around the whole island in less than half a day on just a little under half a tank of fuel. It is the cleanest island I have ever visited with excellent road signage and maintenance. The city is clean and they all use trash cans/bins! unlike other islands there are litter everywhere! A must see destination1
General public is warm and friendly. Problems come with those who provide transportation services. Most of them ask for way too much and if one is inexperienced with these situations, you tend to succumb to them, you'll end up spending too much because everything is atleast 1km away from each other.
Just remember that during daytime, there's a lot of tricycles going around on regular routes at Php10 per head.
The Hotel we stayed at several times is awesome Jet ski if you want. Scuba if so inclined fishing swimming in ocean or pool I like the Ferry best from Mindinao you can fly in from Cebu Island if you are there worth at least 2 days stay at Paras hotel food and cleanliness is perfect.
We enjoy our day tour around the Camiguin then we went island hopping to Matinque island. I would have love to go and see those volcanoes and camp along the way, This is somewhat not being explored much by tourist because of the road (i.
e. easily accessible or not sailed all the way). Requires a 4wheel drive vehicle for this kind of volcano tours.
this is the best island that i have been to in the philippines, very clean, no trash, not over crowded, amazing sites, the locals greet you with a "hello friend" you can walk down the street with no worry of danger.
I loved this island
Not the easiest place to get to, but that probably adds to unspoilt nature of the island. Cebu Pacific fly in from Cebu 4 days a week otherwise you can get a ferry from Cagayan de Oro or Bohol on a daily basis.
Very clean. The people friendly and caring. Seems like crime rate is very low. A traffic violation due to no helmet to motorcycle riders or speeding and reckless driving would attract a big crowd of on lookers.
"Dakop" is what they would call it. Very eco friendly province. I'm totally impressed with the living conditions and the discipline of the people as far as sanitation and beautification is concerned. There's flowers and ornamental plants all over the road.
Camiguin is an island formed and reformed by the volcanoes underneath it. It is proud of its white- sand- beaches, hot springs that are truly hot, cold springs that are truly cold and water falls.
Anywhere you go the entire island is just so clean. Water anywhere is just crystal clear. people love their place and keep it clean.
A place rich in natural wonders and friendly locals. I just hope they can maintain the cleanliness of the tourist spots and improve on the toilet / changing rooms (renovate and keep it clean).
Camiguin is difficult to reach if you are coming from Manila. Better take a flight from Cebu which will take you directly to Camiguin Island, in order to avoid the 3 hour land and 1.
5 hour boat trip.
Camiguin is a fantastic place for vacation - many natural attractions to enjoy and at the same time the serenity in the island gives you the perfect time for much needed relaxation.
Clean and well-organized province. Nature is superb. The people are very friendly and helpful. One of the few places that do not have a "Filipino Price" and "Non-Filipino Price". Everywhere is just a pleasant sight and experience.
an island unlike any other in the philippines, small development has mantained a village feel all over the island which is a nice aspect in todays over developed tourist places.
good diving good water clarity abundant fish varieties. great waterfalls , good hiking scenery. good hot cold springs pools around the island.close to bohol cebu and mindano.
Relaxed island where everything slows down a notch or two, great destination for sights and things to do, from the white island to the beatiful waterfalls and hot springs
Must see: - Katibawasan Falls for the excellent view and refreshing dip - White island for the white sand and snorkeling - Sto Nino cold springs - Ardent Hot Springs
If you have time to spare, CDO is only a stone's throw away. OceanJet has daily ferry rides from Camiguin's Benoni Port to CDO's Macabalan Port.
Alternatively, there's a cheaper option. There are hourly ferries from Camiguin's Benoni Port to Misamis Oriental's Balingoan Port, which is two hours away from CDO.
The North part of the island is most accessible to the main attractions. Camiguin itself is now my favorite tourist spot in the Philippines.
You can get a white sands trip, enjoy the history and the culture, the best natural springs to swim the day away. And it is not covered in tourists. It is a locals retreat as much as anything, and locals know the best hideouts.
Camiguin is a laid back island. Lots of waterfalls and trips to the beach and neighboring islands. If you enjoy nature, you'll have it here.
I had a hard time finding exotic food but the fruits here are awesome - sweet and ripe.
Camiguin is a beautiful island with lots of natural things to see and do, waterfalls, hot springs, The White Island, so many things to see.
One thing about this place is value for money, I first came here in 1994 and it is still great value for money, entrance prices do not seem to have changed for years, and we had a multicab with driver for only P1800 for 8 hour trip to various landmarks.
Camiguin is very far from CDO airport so make sure you allot at least 5 hours travel time. There are plenty of activity in this island.
stay here for 3 Days so you would be able to experience the Cold/hot spring, the islets (white island and matigue), sunken cemetery, and last but not least is the 1st ever soda pool in the Country. Locals are very friendly. Try to visit Camiguin during October to witness lanzones festival. According to the locals they have week long celebration for that festivity.
Camiguin Island is a very remote place. Ideal for adventure-seekers who try to avoid many tourists. The island is no doubt beautiful!
cold springs, hot springs, hibok-hibok volcano, white island are the places to visit. For divers there are many good spots
Food is great. The water is clean. The beaches are nice. Look them up on youtube just to get a view of the island.
This place is slowly discovering the benefits of tourism. Its people are waking up to the potentials of tourism.
However, the government must not rush and reap economic benefits right away, like killing the goose that lays the golden egg. Everywhere one goes there's always some sort of fees, like environmental charge, entrance fees although this is quite affordable to foreigners (but perhaps not to locals). The culture of tourism needs to be rooted among the locals first, translating into good hospitality and further understanding the mindset and expectations of its visitors. There are many attractions and these could be "packaged" easily into a one or two day tour package. The tourist map issued by the local government listing the standard rates for car rentals is a step in the right direction. The people are generally friendly but because of the paucity of visitors, there is a tendency to pressure the visitors for a quick buck. The island is clean and beautiful, but it needs more professionalization of services as time goes along. It has every potential to become into a major eco-tourism destination. Hope the leadership steers the direction ably for the benefit of all stakeholders. Good transportation connections are very important for this isolated island.
hire a multicab to help you get around camiguin. the usual rate for a multicab is 1500 to 1700 good for 8-10pax.
everyone is so nice in camiguin.
Great places to see are the Mantigue Island, White Island, Katibawasan Falls, Ardent Hot Spring, Sunken Cemetery
I went to Camiguin to hike Mt. Hibok-Hibok (1400msl). It is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines.
The last eruptions were in 1948 & 1952. The traverse hike would take some 6-7 hours to the summit and down to the base near the Ardent Hot Spring which is soothingly perfect for your tired feet and muscles. There are oher activities you can do within the Island, like motorbiking. You can rent out a motorbike for one day and tour the whole island, visiting waterfalls and water spring resorts and other nature attractions in the area. I was told that the best time to go is around September - October in time for their Lanzones Festival (Sept 20.) The people are the kindest and friendliest whom I have met so far in my trips around the Philippines. They are very helpful and you won't feel you are in a tourist trap by offering exorbitant fees from the services like the guides and transportation within the town.
I found camiguin to be a nice quiet place to visit. We were there for 4 days and enjoyed the sights and sounds.
We rented a scooter and cruised around the island. The Ardent hot springs was a great place to chill, its open till 10 and admission is cheap.