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Information about Camiguin Island

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Camiguin Island

Camiguin Island

Camiguin Island is an island at the northern part of Mindanao. The island has been a receiving tourists both local and foreign due to its attractions that helped the province remember their past, and even shaped them on what most people know of them, as of today.

 

History and How to get there

Camiguin is widely known as an “island born of fire” as local accounts that the pear-shaped island is made due to the several eruptions of the volcanoes scattered around the island. It has 7 volcanoes including Mt. Hibok Hibok, only 2 volcanoes are recorded as active as of today.

In order to arrive to Camiguin Island from Manila, tourists must ride a plane bound to Cagayan De Oro, upon arriving, they will ride a vehicle that will transfer them to Camiguin town proper. Another is by ferry from Cebu City that will drop by Balbagon port in Camiguin.

 

What to do in Camiguin Island

The island has gained many tourists due to their attractive tourist spots. These tourist spots includes the famous Sunken Cemetery which is one of the famous diving spot for foreign tourists as the underwater houses different coral reefs and aquatic animals. Camiguin has also the White Island, which currently gathers a lot of attention for its famous C-shape island-sandbar and its powdery white sand.

Since the island is popular for having few volcanoes, there are hot and cold springs across the island for the tourists to try, and even many falls where people can simply enjoy what the nature in Camiguin has to offer.

Aside from the beaches and water adventure, tourists also visits the ruins of Gui-Ob Church that got destructed by the eruption of Mt. Vulcan back in the past. Camiguin also offers a delicious delicacy, pastel bread, buns with yema fillings that became one of their popular pasalubongs for their tourists.

To complete the island experience, tourists can also enjoy a tour by renting a motorcycle or arranging a private tour using one of the motorellas for a more legitimate local vibe.

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