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With this Camiguin Island travel guide will give you a glimpse of what you can see and discover in this beautiful island paradise in the northern coast of Mindanao.
Getting In and Around
Once you get to the Philippines, getting to Camiguin Island is easy. You can enter Camiguin through its 3 ports; the main port is in Benoni and the 2 minor ports in Balbagon and Guinsiliban. You can also access Camiguin through its newly completed Camiguin Airport situated in Mambajao. It is operated by the Air Transportation Office and is linked to other minor and domestic airports.
Most accommodations offered in Camiguin are resort-style and/or apartment style. There are no internationals hotels in this island but the resorts and apartments offer comfy accommodation. Popular places you can check in to and stay in are Paras Beach Resort, Villa Paraiso, Camiguin Highlands, Secret Cove, Bahay Bakasyunan, Caves Dive and Enigmata Treehouse.
When you visit Camiguin, you shouldn’t miss its most popular offerings, lanzones and pastel. Lanzones is a sweet partly tangy tropical fruit that grows all over the island. Patel on the other hand is sweet soft bread filled with creamy custard. You can find these in every Pasalubong shops and even at the public market. You might want to try the local cuisine while you are here.
There are several places to visit here in Camiguin. Besides the breath-taking beaches, Camiguin also has hidden waterfalls and springs, as well as beautiful historic sights and marvelous mountains. You can start out by visiting the Old Catarman Church ruins situated in Barangay Bonbon, as well as the infamous Sunken Cemetery and Cross Marker located in old Vulcan daan. If you love nature, you would like the Katibawasan Falls, the Tuasan Falls and the Ardent Hot Spring to name just a few. Of course your journey wouldn’t be complete without soaking in the magnificent beaches of Camiguin such as Mantigue Island, Cabua-an Beach, White Island, Agohay Beach and Mambajao Beach.
There are 4 well known festivals in Camiguin Island; the Lazones Festival, Dawit- dawit ta Buahan, San Juan Hibok-hibok and the Panaad. Both the Lanzones and the Dawit- dawit ta Buahan festival are celebrated in the 3 rd week of October and has something to do with the infamous Lanzones fruit. The San Juan Hibok-hibok on the other hand is celebrated every 24 th of June in honor of St. John the Baptist. Panaad is a sacred festival celebrated during the Lenten season.