Get introduced to Camiguin Island’s tiny paradise and major landmarks as you go sightseeing around the area aboard a multi-cab. Deemed as the country’s Lanzones Capital, Camiguin is set to become your next favorite destination, especially if you’re a history buff and a nature lover.
From Cagayan de Oro, you will board a ferry in Balingoan Port that will take you straight to the Benoni Port on Camiguin Island. Once you arrive at the port, you will immediately start your escapade by visiting the Walkway to Old Volcano. This beginner-climber friendly trek covers an eight-km path that will lead you to the peak of Mt. Vulcan Daan. At the 14th station (also called the peak of the old volcano), you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the seascape and the various flora dotting the island.
From there, you will make your way to the Sunken Cemetery. The sunken cemetery got its name after the eruption of Mt. Vulcan in 1980. Most of its remains were buried underwater and a cross looms above the sea as a reminder. You can dive to see the graves up close along with majestic corals that surround it. Continue to Gui-ob Old Church Ruins, where you can walk through history lane as you visit Camiguin’s past. Explore the remains of the towering church after the 1871 Mount Vulcan eruption.
After a historic tour, get in touch with nature as you take a refreshing dip in Tuasan Falls’ crystal-clear waters. Similar to other falls in the country, the water gets deeper once you reach the middle. Don’t change your swimwear just yet as you can continue swimming at Ardent Hot Spring. Located within the mountainside of Hibok-Hibok Volcano, Ardent Hot Spring is a relaxing find in Camiguin due to its mixture of cold and warm waters that are divided into four pools: the highest pool has a temperature of 40°C, second pool is the biggest and has a temperature of 35°C (ideal for swimming), and the other pools are colder, which offer a balance after dipping in the warm waters.
If you want to submerge in colder waters, you’ll enjoy the Sto. Niño Cold Spring. Since Camiguin is covered with four stratovolcanoes, the city comes with various natural springs that resulted from the pressure underground. The main pool measures 25m x 40m with a depth of 4ft to 8ft. A smaller pool for kids flows after the main pool with a water temperature of 20°C.
Lastly, end your tour at the White Island, which is also known as Medan Island (or Medano Islet). After a 10-minute ride from the northeast coast of Camiguin, you will be welcomed by powdery white sands and tranquil seas of the White Island. In this island paradise, you can also see the majestic twin peaks of Mt. Hibok-Hibok and Mt. Vulcan.
Experience the best of Camiguin Island in a day with this tour from Cagayan de Oro. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Travel time is approximately 3 hours per way including roro.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.