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TRAVEL GUIDE To camiguin.....



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what’s inside,,,. feature stories Home & About Getting There Map of Camiguin Hotels & Resorts Attractions White Island Waterfalls Hot Springs Cold Springs Volcanoes Mantigue Island SunkenCementery

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has a total populagrounds. The island-provtion of 74,232 perince of Camiguin sons, making the The Camiguin culis a pear-shaped province the second ture is a mixture of volcanic island in smallest in the both Boholano and the northern tip of Cebuano culture. It Mindanao. It is apPhilippines in is very colorful and proximately 90 kilo- terms of populacreative. The peometers north of the tion. ple are deeply reCity of Cagayan de Among the Provligious, hospitable Oro. It is bounded ince’s major prodand friendly. Ceto the north by Boucts are coconut, buano is the major hol Sea, to the west cassava, banana, dialect in the Provby Macajalar Bay, camote, palay, corn, ince. However, in to the southeast by fruits, coffee and the towns of Sagay Gingoog Bay and to vegetables. Camiand Guinsiliban, the east by Butuan guin’s volcanic soil where most of the Bay. has proved to be a indigenous tribes fertile ground for reside, the KinamiCamiguin is the planting various guin dialect is still smallest province crops. At present, spoken. Kinamiin Northern Mindthe Provincial govguin is derived from anao, with its land ernment is looking the Manobo dialect area pegged at into an agricultural with some mixture 29,187 hectares. program that would of Boholano. It is composed of increase the cultifive towns, namely, vation of fruit trees Mambajao – the and vegetables in capital town, MaCamiguin. The Provhinog, Guinsiliban, ince is also among Sagay and Catarthe best abaca fiber man. The island producers in the plays host to seven country. Camiguin volcanoes, includis proud of its natuing the still-active ral resources, which Mount Hibok-Hibok. include sulfur deAccording to the posits, geothermal National Statistics energy, agricultural Office, Camiguin lands and fishing

about camiguin

“ ISLAND BORN OF F I RE” “ island of born of f ire”

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From Manila, you can take direct flights of Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, or Air Philippines to Cagayan de Oro City. Flying time approximately takes one hour and 20 minutes. From Cebu, Cagayan de Oro City is even nearer -- a mere 30 minutes away. One can also take the longer but infinitely more exciting ferry trips from the North Harbor aboard the ships of WG&A, Negros Navigation, and Sulpicio Lines. Depending on the routes (sometimes they stop over at certain ports such as that of Cebu City, Iloilo City or Bacolod City), a ferry trip to Cagayan de Oro City usually takes 28 to 36 hours.From the Cagayan de Oro City airport, you can take a cab to the bus terminal located at the Agora Market and get on a bus for Balingoan, a town 88 kilometers outside the city. At Balingoan, take a ferry bound for Camiguin Island approaching Camiguin by sea. The trip usually takes an hour before you reach Benoni Wharf of Mahinog, which is 17 kilometers from the capital town of Mambajao.You can also take a three-hour ferry ride from the Cagayan de Oro Ferry Terminal to Guinsiliban, also in Camiguin on board M/V Yuhum.

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paras beach resort

One of the more luxurious resorts on Camiguin. More camiguin higland resort than 30 rooms either in the Camiguin Highland Resort main building or boasts of a three-story building, in a separate exuding class and luxury. The cottage. Swimbuilding is of solid structure, rooftop hotel mingpool, ResMediterranean in design. Guest Roof Top Hotel and Bar. A taurant & Dive can have a choice of either a tourist I met stayed here and Cent er. Room room with a sea view or with he said that the owner gave rates start at a mountain view . All are airhim a very good discount, room conditioned rooms, with private 2250,- Peso starts at Php2,000. Please baths and toilet, television set check their website: http:// with cable connection, erator, intercom and closet rooftophotel.htm for more info. Address: Rizal Street, Poblacion, 9100 Mambajao.

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famous attractions

camiguin island, philippines

white island

Two kilometers off the coast of Agoho, Mambajao is the Camiguin's popular sand bar. At times it is in the shape of the letter C, sometimes the letter I, depending on the ocean tide. It has the picturesque Mount Hibok-Hibok and Old Vulcan as its backdrop. It is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling

sunken cemetery Located in Bonbon, Catarman a huge cross marker has been installed by the Provincial government to mark the community cemetery that sunk during the 1871 volcanic holocaust. Years ago, gravestones were visible during low tide. Today, it is an interesting diving site. February 2014 tourismm 7


ardent hot spring

s p r The local hot spa is a natural pool of about 40 degrees centigrade springing from depths of Mount Hibok-Hibok. The Municipality of Mambajao has provided cottages, restaurant and dormitory facilities that cater to local and foreign tourists. It has picnic huts, cookout facilities and restrooms for visitors.It is ideal for night swimming, a place to rejuvenate both mind and body.


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Located in Catarman, the Sto. Niテアo Cold Spring has a pool measuring 25 meters by 40 meters. It is 2 meters deep of cold spring water sprouting from the sandy bottom. The area has a restaurant, native cottages, picnic huts, cookout facilities and restrooms for visitors.

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2 legendary waterfalls in camiguin

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tuasan falls

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The 250-feet majestic beauty cascade to a rock pool surrounded by ground orchids, wild ferns,trees and boulders. Its ice-cold waters provide an ideal summer splash to locals and tourists alike. Rock picnic tables, seatsand cookout facilities are available for use.

The trek to the 25-meter highstrong waterfalls is fun and exciting. One will have go through a very scenic hike passing through the quaint barrio Mainit before .......................... being refreshed under thunderous .............................................................falls February 2014



Camiguin Island is located only 10

km north of Mindanao and is well known as a natural paradise. From the north side of the island you can see the Island of Bohol, which is about 50 km away. There are Seven(!) Volcanoes on the island itself from which two are still considered “active”. The presence of these volcanoes which rise up to 1800 meters high, supply the island with lots of water which comes out from several hot and cold springs all over the island. Rivers are forming waterfalls, where the water drops down from up to 76 meters in the middle of a tropical rainforest, like the Katibawasan Falls. Since Camiguin is an volcanic island, most of its beaches are black. Maybe the only drawback, at least if you like white beaches on an tropical island. But if you like to see white beaches, you might take a short boat trip to White Island or to Mantigue Island and you have white beaches at it’s best. Camiguin does not only have natural wonders on the surface. The beauty of the island continues even under water and offers some very spectacular and colorfull dive sites. 10

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famous festival ever..!!

lanzones festival



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Lanzones Festival is held every third week of October and it is a four day grand celebration of the lanzones fruit. The most important livelihood in Camiguin is lanzones. It is when a lot of tourists come to witness the joyous Lanzones festival.Lanzones is one of the major fruit producers in the Philippines. Lanzones is a tropical fruit that grows extravagantly on the north-central coast of Mindanao. Lanzones has a pale brown skin and sweet translucent flesh. It is said that the sweetest lanzones in the Philippines comes from Camiguin. The town of Mambajao in Camiguin celebrated its annual festival called Lanzones Festival together with its harvest in the month of October Lanzones Festival in Mambadjao Camiguin is celebrated with a weekend street dancing competition and parties, cultural shows, parade and beauty pageant (coronation of Mutya sa Buahanan) and trade fair that features local handicraft and products.Houses, street poles and even people are ornamented with lanzones during the lanzones festival. February 2014



what to do: camiguin tourist spots and activities

Scuba Diving Courses and Packages Marine life is very diverse in the dive sites of Camiguin Island. Lava formations, coral gardens, drop-off reefs, steep slopes, walls, sunken sand bars, rare macro critters, schools of fish, pelagic fishes, and shells abound each site. We offer discover scuba diving lessons for those who are interested to dive without paying for a full course. drop by the Gardens of the Malasag Eco-Tourism Village with its replicas of the region’s tribal homes, endemic plants and trees, and a panoramic view of Macajalar Bay.

Gamefishing here is best from December to August. Camiguin Island is blessed with the availability of local big gamefishing opportunities. Giant trevally (Mamsa), barracuda, and wahoo (tanigue) are found year round. Sailfish can be spotted from March to June and tuna from July to October.


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three-lane zip line at Benoni Lagoon in Mahinog, Camiguin island. The zip line has a distance of more than 700 meters from Station 1 to Station 2, crosses over Taguines lagoon while overlooking the coast of Benoni and Mantigue island which can be seen from a distance. An additional 360-meter zipline is also being eyed in same area.

the beauty of mantigue island in camiguin island.....

Three kilometers off the shore from Barangay San Roque, Mahinog is an island four hectares of evergreen forest fringed with sandy beach. The boat ride to Mantigue is quite exciting, as one has to contend with strong diverging currents due to the open sea. One side of the island is ideal for swimming as it is shallow and has few corals. The opposite side is a deep drop off ideal for snorkeling and diving.

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camiguin special yummy delicacies

Maestrado Tablea, a chocolate drink that is made from pure cocoa that you can enjoy in your breakfast or even in your merienda. Its a cocoa tablet thatyou will dissolve in a warm water.

hamonada This is pork meat marinated over pineapple juice and spices. This is typically prepared in every fiesta because this is perfect for "bring home" for relatives which is traditional practice.

Kiping is one of unique delicacy found at Camiguin. It is made from dried sweet potatoes, grounded, mixed with water then fried. Interesting idea, who would’ve thought that it’s possible. This thin, crispy, five-peso food can be a desert or a snack during your tour around the Island. It is big as a medium-size plate drizzled with with “latik”, a sweet caramelized coconut sauce but not so sweet which tastes like flat, sweet “kropek”. This delicacy is a must try. 14 tourismm February 2014

famous handicrafts that only camiguin has


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camiguin is the best isl;and here in philippines,,dont ever miss to go and explore the beauty of it ... goodbless travelers!!


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