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CAMIGUIN ITINERARY: 10 Best Things to Do in Camiguin, Tourist Spots, Places to Visit & Travel Guide Blog 2021 for First-timers

Best Things to Do in Camiguin, Tourist Spots & Itinerary

Planning a trip to Camiguin this 2021? Here are my top 10 things to do in Camiguin, tourist spots and best places to visit for your Camiguin itinerary!


Dubbed as the "Island Born of Fire", Camiguin is a pear-shaped island province known to have several volcanoes and volcanic domes. It is said that volcanic eruptions and land movements have created this spectacular island bursting with natural wonders in a bucolic setting.

Camiguin is the 2nd smallest province in the Philippines, next to Batanes. In fact, you can visit Camiguin's tourist spots and attractions and go around the whole island in one day! But for me, the best itinerary for Camiguin is 2 days and 1 night or even 3 days and 2 nights for you to fully enjoy what Camiguin has to offer.

From natural to man-made attractions, you can find many places and do many things in Camiguin. Here's a list of some of Camiguin's top tourist spots, attractions and best things to do and experience that will also serve as your travel guide in exploring "the island born of fire"! I hope, this also serves as your guide in creating your own Camiguin itinerary!

Are you ready to explore Camiguin? Let's get started!



2021 CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG FOR FIRST-TIMERS (UPDATED) - Things to Do in Camiguin, Tourist Spots & Places to Visit




WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG 2021?

  1. Visit the Giant Clams Ocean Nursery in Cantaan
  2. Climb the Old Volcano Trail
  3. Visit the Old Catarman (Gui-ob) Church Ruins in Bonbon
  4. Swim at the Springs
  5. Marvel at the beauty of the Cross Marker and Sunken Cemetery
  6. See the Ancestral Houses
  7. Beach bumming at White Island or Sandbar
  8. Spend a day at Mantigue Island
  9. Swim at Katibawasan Falls
  10. Bring home some boxes of Pastel de Camiguin and Lanzones



TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CAMIGUIN, TOURIST SPOTS & ATTRACTIONS


What to do in Camiguin? Here are my top best things to do in Camiguin, tourist spots and places to visit that should be included in your Camiguin itinerary.

1. Visit the Giant Clams Ocean Nursery in Cantaan


Located in Barangay Cantaan, it is nursery for the farming of clams. Here, you will see a breeding center where there are glass aquariums with live clams of different types. You can also swim at the beach to see the clams up close in the sea nursery. It would be a great experience if you opt to try it.

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2. Climb the Old Volcano Trail


A favorite destination of devotees and pilgrims during Lenten Season, it has 14 Stations of the Cross with life-size statues depicting the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, They are lined up the trail going up to the Old Volcano's peak.

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3. Visit the Old Catarman (Gui-ob) Church Ruins in Bonbon


Located in Barangay Bonbon, you will find the church of the Old Catarman town. It was wiped out and partly submerged by volcanic materials from the eruption of Mt. Vulcan sometime in 1871 to 1875. Only the church ruins and bell tower were left from the old town.

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4. Swim at the Springs


Camiguin is blessed to have plenty of cold and hot springs. Try the Ardent Hot Spring with water reaching at 40 degrees Celsius coming from the dormant volcano, Mt. Hibok hibok. If you want a cold spring, head to Sto Ni├▒o Cold Spring located 4 kilometers north of Catarman with a huge pool of cold spring water.



5. Marvel at the beauty of the Cross Marker and Sunken Cemetery


This is the white cross erected to mark the cemetery that was swept by the volcanic birth of Mt. Vulcan that led to the sinking of the town's cemetery at below sea level. There are boats that you can hire to bring you to the cross. I suggest that you visit it late afternoon as it is a wonderful spot to watch the breathtaking sun setting at the background. It's also an ideal place for snorkeling and diving.

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6. See the Ancestral Houses


Camiguin still has a number of striking and elaborate ancestral houses that date back to Spanish and American Colonial Periods. These houses can be seen as you pass through the island's well paved circumferential hi-way.

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7. Beach bumming at White Island or Sandbar


Located 2 kilometers across the sea from Agoho, you have to take a 10-minute boat ride to this uninhabited white sandbar with the picturesque view of the old vulcan and the majestic Mt. Hibok-hibok. This is where you could beach bum and get some tan. It is suggested that you go here early morning or late afternoon to watch stunning sunrise and sunset.

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8. Spend a day at Mantigue Island


A small island located about 3.5 kilometers off the coast of Barangay San Roque, it would take a 30-minute boat ride to the island of Mantigue. It has white sand beach with corals offshore, marine sanctuary and hiking trail. Savor a day of beach bumming and snorkeling while enjoying the clear water, blue skies and the mountainous terrains as an awesome backdrop.

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9. Swim at Katibawasan Falls


Located 5 kilometers southeast of Mambajao is a stunning 250-foot waterfalls that surges to a rock pool bordered by beautiful orchids and ferns. A 15 pesos entrance fee is required and a few steps down on concrete stairs is needed to reach the catch basin. Enjoy a refreshing dip on the pool as a perfect grand finale for a day of touring around the island.

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10. Bring home some boxes of Pastel de Camiguin and Lanzones


Never leave the island without tasting the lucious yema-filled bun called Pastel. Though seasonal, also take home with you the famous lanzones from Camiguin. Everyone will surely love it if you bring home some of these as pasalubong.




OTHER THINGS TO DO IN CAMIGUIN, TOURIST SPOTS & PLACES TO VISIT

  • Join the festivities on the annual Lanzones Festival
  • Hike Mt. Hinok hibok
  • Enjoy Tuasan Falls
  • Dive and see Burias Shoal
  • Enjoy the view at Tungatok Viewdeck
  • Chill at Bura Soda Pool
  • Enjoy a day of adventure at Taguines Lagoon
  • Go on an Eco-Adventure at Mount Mambajao
  • Enjoy a Day at Binangawan Falls



WHERE TO STAY? Hotels and Beach Resorts in Camiguin


Looking for a place to stay in Camiguin is not a problem. As one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, there are many hotels, resorts and beach resorts in Camiguin. On my previous trip, I stayed at Puesta del Sol Beach Bungalows in the capital town of Mambajao. It a nice a lovely small resort that offers air-conditioned beach villas that are spacious and feels homey. If you're looking for a quiet and peaceful resort in Camiguin, you may consider Puesta del Sol Beach Bungalows.

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RESORT REVIEW: Puesta del Sol Beach Bungalows, a Seaside Haven in Camiguin



Other Hotels and Beach Resorts in Camiguin


To give you more options, I included here some of the best hotels, resorts, beach resorts and vacation houses for rent in Camiguin.


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SAMPLE CAMIGUIN ITINERARIES


Here are my Sample Camiguin Itineraries for day tour and ovenight stay (2 days & 1 night) that you could follow. But if you have more time, I recommend spending 3 days and 2 nights to fully enjoy your trip to Camiguin.

Camiguin Day Tour Itinerary


If you want to visit Camiguin on a day tour or just a side trip from your Cagayan de Oro or Bukidnon trip, below is my suggested itinerary that you could follow. This is what I did on my first trip to 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 and meet-up with your tour guide
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

Camiguin Itinerary (2 Days & 1 Night)


If you have 2 days and 1 night to spend in Camiguin, you may follow this itinerary. I didn't include the time so you could adjust it depending on how long you want to stay in a destination.

DAY 1

  • Arrival in Camiguin
  • Meet-up with your tour guide
  • Proceed to your booked resort or hotel Click here to see available hotels & resorts in Camiguin!
  • Early check-in or just leave your bags
  • Breakfast
  • Enjoy White Island and Sandbar
  • Lunch
  • Visit Cantaan Giant Clams, Old Volcano Trail and Old Catarman Church Ruins
  • Go to the Sunken Cemetery and enjoy the sunset
  • Go back to your hotel or resort
  • Dinner
  • Sleep

DAY 2

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Katibawasan Falls
  • Go to Mantigue Island
  • Go back to your hotel/resort to freshen up
  • Check-out
  • Lunch
  • Pasalubong and souvenir shopping
  • Proceed to the port or airport


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With Kuya Jojo, a friend and trusted tour guide in Camiguin.

Tour Guide in Camiguin & Transportation


For your trip to Camiguin, please contact Kuya Jojo Ocular. Here is a friend and my trusted tour guide in Camiguin. He can also provide you with transportation in exploring the island. You may also ask him to help you with your Camiguin itinerary. You may contact him by sending him a message at his mobile number or thru his Facebook account.

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I hope this Camguin travel guide helps! Certainly, Camiguin is blessed with natural wonders and historical landmarks. There are just so many things that you can do and experience in Camiguin that will surely make your trip enjoyable! It will make you say "I will come again, Camiguin!"



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1 comment :

  1. Gusto ko bumalik dyan para lang sa hot and cold springs! :D

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