Camiguin in a Day

This is the summer vacation with the family.

We wanted to save our hotel budget so we purposely wanted to spend only one night in Camiguin. We chose to stay overnight at Camiguin Highland Resort.  The hotel is far from the town proper. When we arrived in the afternoon, we spent the rest of the day at the hotel.  Aside from us, there was only one other group booked in the hotel so we look like we own the place.  We had the pool all to ourselves.

We got in touch with a multicab driver and arranged for a day tour for the next day. We already told him that we are staying in Highland  and that we intended to leave Camiguin in the afternoon. He agreed to fetch us at the resort at 5AM.

The first stop was at Katibawasan falls. It is near the resort so we do not have to go back. Katibawasan falls drop at 75 meters. It is so tall that it does not fit the frame of my camera.


White Island is the next stop for us. They say the best time to go is early in the morning when the waters are calm. Remember when Charlene Gonzalez was asked in the Miss Universe pageant how many islands are there in the country and she replied, “High tide or low tide?”. Well, this island disappears during high tide.

You need to hire a boat to go to the island.

From the white island, you can see Mt. Hibok-hibok.

We had breakfast here. There were temporary sheds just for the summer where one can buy some food. We spent around 30 to 40 minutes here and off we went to Ardent hot springs. Because we came here early, there were few people around so, again, we looked like we own the place.  We love this place. I love the canopy of trees and the hot spring.

We really swam our hearts out here until we got hungry. Ha!  The provincial roads in Camiguin are all paved.  It is normal so pretty sights like this one.

Let me take a break to introduce you to our multicab. Yes, our multicab. I forgot to take a photo of Kuya Dan. Kuya Dan is one with a cap in the photo below. We hired Kuya Dan through the recommendation from a thread in Girltalk.  He is a good driver.

Below is his contact details.

This is the old volcano.

When it erupted hundreds (or was it thousands?) of years ago, it sank this cemetery that only the cross can be seen today.

We had lunch at the soda pool.  It is called a soda pool because the spring water from the volcano is naturally carbonated.  No, it did not taste like softdrink but it tasted clean and fresh.

 And this was our lunch. There is hut outside the pool area that accepts orders.

We were full so we were ready to go to our last destination, Sto Nino Cold Spring.

On our way, Kuya Dan pointed out the Tres Marias. Can you spot what they are?

 Kuya Dan also showed us the area that faces the port of Cagayan de Oro.

This is the Sto. Nino Cold Springs. Brrr!


This is our last stop and Kuya Dan brought us to port where we waited for the fast craft going to Balingoan. This is the sunset that bid us goodbye as we arrived at the port signaling the end of our day trip.

I live a few hours away from this place yet this was my first time to set foot in Camiguin. I think I am going to keep coming back. 😀 IMG_8530

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  1. that is a hidden paradise! another place to add in my bucket list. 🙂

  2. Oooh! Such a great place to go. I will ask my hubby if we could go there.

  3. very beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your photos. They are so lovely. Camiguin is one of the places I’m praying to visit, next to Palawan. Now I have a glimpse of what to expect.

    • Hi, there is a bohol-camiguin fastcraft and cebu-camiguin cebupac flight. You can take advantage of that. 😀

  4. It’s insanely wonderful! I am wowed all throughout! 🙂

  5. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I’ve been through a lot of places but not to Camiguin which would have been very close to Bukidnon, where I used to live and Bohol, where my parents now live. Thanks for sharing this experience, Kat! This just gave me a lot of motivation to come and visit this paradise. 🙂

    • Hi, Grace. There is a bohol-camiguin fastcraft. Madali na lang when you come home. Ako din naman. It took me 30++ years before I was able to visit Camiguin.

  6. Whao..what a beautiful waterfall and stunning pictures..must have been a great trip for you.

  7. the small 3 mountains is that the tres maria’s? nice place to visit, its good you and your family had a summer blast, i wish i will have the budget to spend for a gateaway too.

  8. Ang ganda talaga ng Pilipinas! These photos are gorgeous! There is so much to explore talaga in our country.

  9. I’ve been to Camiguin twice the first one was with my ex-boyfriend turned husband. The second was with my officemates for our planning session. Next year if I’ll be the one to process the request for yearly planning session, I’ll suggest Camiguin to the group. Nakakasawa na always Cagayan de Oro lang…

    BTW How much did you pay the multicab for a day tour sis?

  10. I wish I can visit this place too….

  11. I never been to Camiguin, but I’d love to check it out next time. The place look wonderful, Thanks for sharing:) How much is the hotel?

  12. I prefer close to nature type of vacation. But with infants in tow, we had to choose comfort first.

  13. OMgeee…love the greenery and the falls!
    your snap shots are great

  14. Those photos are beautiful. I was amazed by the beauty of nature and Camiguin is like a paradise. Ang linaw pa ng tubig 🙂

  15. I’m now having second thoughts…pursue the silver wedding or…go to Camiguin!!!!!! love this place!! How much did it cost you? Can you give an idea of how much a family of 4 can spend with the visit?

  16. camiguin is such a beautiful place, love the view

  17. camiguin is such a lovely and enchanting place. i love the picture of the waterfalls!

  18. Thanks for sharing! I would love to go there! so pristine and beautiful!

  19. Wow! Ang ganda talaga ng Camiguin. This isn’t part of our list kasi hubby has been there already. I better convince him to take me there.

  20. Beautiful views of Camiguin! So serene! I felt ashamed having visited other countries but not so much of the Philippines. Maybe, when I stopped working abroad, I’ll have more time to see the beauty of Philippines. 🙂

  21. Thank you for this virtual tour! I want to go there and visit those places too. Mga how much naman yung island tour and the food?

  22. it’s a wonderful place to relax and to enjoy the environment..

  23. I love, love, love Camiguin! It’s been 4 years (I think) since I went there, but I will surely go there again in this lifetime!

  24. I’d love to unwind there, right now. Hayyy…nothing like relaxing in the midst of nature.

  25. Wow another place to add on my list of places to go with in the future. This place is marvelous.

  26. I’ve been meaning to go to Camiguin. Thanks for sharing your pictures! 🙂

  27. You’re making me miss Camiguin. 🙂 I’ve been there only once, and yeah it’s a quiet paradise that people need to discover.

  28. Thank you for posting. Iba talaga ang ganda ng Pilipinas! I visited a few beaches abroad and it doesn’t compare to how pristine ours are.


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