Travel Guide : Camiguin - How To Get There, ThingsTo Do, Tourist Spots and Attractions, Accommodations, Transportation, Itinerary and Contact Details

This travel guide will provide you with basic information on how to get there, things to do, where to stay, suggested itinerary and estimated budget that will help you plan your visit to the "island born of fire".


From the Cagayan de Oro City to Camiguin
Go to Agora Market Terminal, take a Bus bound for Butuan and get off at Balingoan Bus Terminal. Fare is 143 PHP and travel time is about 2 hours. Walk towards the Balingoan ferry terminal and take a Ferry bound for Benoni Port in Camiguin. Fare is 170 PHP and travel time is 1 hour.

From the Butuan to Camiguin
Take a bus bound for Cagayan de Oro and get off at Balingoan Bus Terminal. Walk towards the port and ride a ferry to Camiguin.


The whole island of Camiguin can be toured in just 1 day via its circumferential road. In going around, public transportation is available but it is scarce. I recommend that you get a habal-habal (single motorcycle) or a multicab to easily visit all the tourist spots in the island. The best thing with Camguin is that they're transport service is well organized, there is a standard rate so you wouldn't get fooled by operators who tend to overprice.

Habal-Habal (with the driver) - PHP 800/day
Habal-Habal (without the driver) - PHP 500/day
Habal-Habal (without the driver) - PHP 400/day if 3 to 7 days
Habal-Habal (without the driver) - negotiable if more than 7 days
Multicab - PHP 1,200 - 1,500

Jojo Ocular - 0905-9566288
He knows well where to bring you and gives a handful of information on the spots you go to. He will be your tour guide, travel companion and photographer rolled into one. Highly recommended!


Since I only did a day tour of Camiguin, I won't be able to recommend any accommodation in the island. But there are a number of accommodations available, from expensive resorts and hotels to cheap and affordable hostels, guest houses and inns. Click here or download this for a list of accommodations in Camiguin.


Here's my suggested itinerary for a day tour in Camiguin.

05:30 AM - CDO - Balingoan
07:30 AM - ETA at Balingoan Ferry Terminal
08:00 AM - ETD for Camiguin
09:00 AM - ETA in Camiguin
09:30 AM - Start of the tour
10:00 AM - Cantaan Giant Clams
11:00 AM - Old Catarman Church Ruins
11:30 AM - Via Crosses, Old Volcano Trail
12:00 NN - Sunken Cemetery
12:30 PM - LUNCH
01:30 PM - White Island
03:00 PM - Catheral and Capitol
03:30 PM - Katibawasan Falls
04:30 PM - ETD for Benoni Port
05:00 PM - ETD for Balingoan Port
06:00 PM - ETA in Balingoan
08:00 PM - ETA in Cagayan de Oro City


Other tourist spots:
  • Tuasan Falls
  • Bura Soda Water Swimming Pool
  • Esperanza Ardent Hot Spring
  • Sto. Nino Cold Spring
  • Macao Cold Spring
  • Tangub Hot Spring
  • Taguines Lagoon
  • Mantigue Island
  • Mt. Hibok Hibok


You may also opt to visit the island in October during their celebration of the Lanzones Festival. Celebrated every 3rd weekend of October is a two day grand festival where sweet Camiguin lazones harvests are proudly displayed. Highlights of the festival include street dancing competitions that feature traditional dance with participants in colorful ethnic costumes.


For the summary of travel expenses of this 3-day Northern Mindanao Adventure, click here.


Transport Services
Jojo Ocular - 0905-9566288

Camiguin Provincial Tourism Office
(088)3871097 loc. 119-120

This is part of my Solo Northern Mindanao Adventure that happened last August 6-8, 2011. Camiguin is the 32nd province on my list and this Northern Mindanao adventure is my 7th solo trip.
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ghienoxs™ said...

Thanks for this guide Mervin. This would be a great help because i will be attending the Lanzones fetival this OCtober. Try ko suggested itineraries mo.

The Pinoy Byahero said...

Very detailed. Will definitely consult your blog when i do go to Camiguin. It is one of my To Visit Places.

Eileen/PossiblyPinay said...

Grabe galing talaga. :)
Ganda ganda mo talaga gumawa ng series! :D

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@ghienoxs™ - thanks din Gino! hope it will make your planning easier... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@killrfillr - yeah, di nga lang ako nakapunta dun, mahal daw ang boat.. hehehe!!!

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@The Pinoy Byahero - yeah, visit it sir! thanks po! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Eileen/PossiblyPinay - salamat Eileen! :)

Certified-Cebu said...

Thanks for the post sir! Tamang2x guide na to coz we're planning to visit Camiguin next April, right after Holy week. Madami pa din bang tao dun kahit tapos na ang Holy week?

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Anonymous said...

Since na Summer Medyo marami parin yung tao pero pag end week of may .. Solong-solo mo na ang Island .. Try to visit Mantigue its one of the best spot in camiguin.

jessahjane said...

wow!!!! i love your post.... planning to go to camiguin by dec.

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jessahjane said...

wow!!!! i love your post.... planning to go to camiguin by dec.

Pinoy Adventurista said...


Ian | Going Places said...

Thanks for sharing this guide. Didn't know the port is in Butuan, I thought all along it is near CDO. I'm planning to visit Camiguin in Summer 2013.

Joanna said...

how to get to mantigue island po? we're planning to go to camiguin this summer...

Joanna said...

Paano po pumunta s mantigue island?Pupunta po kasi kami ng camiguin this summer...

Pinoy Adventurista said...

hi Joanna! hmmm... di ako nakapunta ng Mantigue island... maybe you could ask my guide kung paano... :)

Binibining Wanderlust said...


this is a big help for us. we will visit CDO and plan a daytour in Camiguin.

Karla said...

Hi very helpful site. Nakakainis lang yung PLDT ads mo, everytime I click lalabas na naman. And it covers half of your screen.

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