Camiguin Island - Born of Fire

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The cemetery sunk!


CAMIGUIN is a pear-shaped volcanic island with a total land area of 238 sq. kilometers. It lies 10 kilometers off the coast of the Province of Misamis Oriental. Along with the Provinces of Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental, CAMIGUIN forms part of a geopolitical grouping of provinces comprising Region X or Northern Mindanao. In terms of land area, CAMIGUIN is only around 2 percent of Region X.

CAMIGUIN ISLAND is said to be "Born of Fire". It has seven volcanoes unmatched anywhere else in Southeast Asia. Volcanic eruptions and land movements have created this spectacular island full of natural wonders and historical riches.

banca (boat) for hire to White Island

As an island of varied ecosystem, CAMIGUIN'S uniqueness lies in its varied terrain, pristine natural environment and rustic setting. As a matter of fact, the Province has been identified by the Department of Tourism as one of the top 25 tourist destinations in the Philippines, and No. 7 diving spot in the world.

CAMIGUIN almost defies description, I should say. It is a tiny island of lush forests, volcanic splendor, eternal hot and cold natural springs, pristine patches of black and white beaches, majestic waterfalls, exotic marine life, blue-ridge mountains, serene surroundings, idyllic lifestyle; it has a glorious past, and is inhabited with jovial people. The truth is, CAMIGUIN is best experienced than described as one gets enchanted by her mystical charm. It really has amazing natural resources and peaceful atmosphere that stir and baffle the minds of everyone.

CAMIGUIN is believed to be one of the Philippines's most beautiful island - a virtual paradise - as the island allows visitors to experience a sample of untouched beauty in its entirety.

White Island sandbar
Locked in the eternal embrace of the sea, CAMIGUIN continues its simple existence sheltered from and unfazed by the virulent pressures of today's accelerated lifestyles.

CAMIGUIN generally has good weather with seasonal rain showers enhancing its fresh green environment. Fine weather is guaranteed from April to June, while the coolest is from November to January.

To get to CAMIGUIN, one has to travel one and a half hours from Cagayan de Oro City to Balingoan, Misamis Oriental, and take any of the hourly scheduled ferries across the channels of Mindanao Sea, which dock in either ports of Guinsiliban or Benoni. There is a regular sea and air transportation from Cebu to CAMIGUIN and vice versa.

Mt. Hibok-hibok, an active volcano
Once in CAMICUIN, one can go around the 64-kilometer circumferential road in just one hour and a half time through public or private transportation.

The people of CAMIGUIN are friendly, fun-loving, and very hospitable. Camiguingnons are also hardworking. The main occupation of the people is fishing and farming. Coconut is the major production as far as sources of income is concerned. Other plantations are abaca, rice, mangoes, lanzones and other fruit trees. Small cottage industries are increasing in number to accommodate the influx of visitors. Cebuano is the main language while a few speak Kinamiguin, an ancient dialect. Nearly everyone speaks English fairly.

ibaloi says:
I wanna see this place...:)
Posted on: Feb 21, 2009
ted332 says:
I'm going back to that place one of these days....
Posted on: Dec 11, 2008
reikunboy says:
i want to go here
thanks for sharing Ted
great blog
Posted on: Dec 11, 2008
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The cemetery sunk!
The cemetery sunk!
banca (boat) for hire to White Isl…
banca (boat) for hire to White Is…
White Island sandbar
White Island sandbar
Mt. Hibok-hibok, an active volcano
Mt. Hibok-hibok, an active volcano
Top of the chapel above the water …
Top of the chapel above the water…
jeepney ride around the island
jeepney ride around the island
fresh water cold Spring
fresh water cold Spring
Katibawasan Falls
Katibawasan Falls
Chillin at the spring
Chillin at the spring
Hibok-hibok Volcano
Hibok-hibok Volcano
fish massage
fish massage
Soda pool. water exactly tastes li…
Soda pool. water exactly tastes l…
to WHITE ISLAND
to WHITE ISLAND
Standing on White Island with the …
Standing on White Island with the…
Boat to Mambajao
Boat to Mambajao
Isla Paraiso
Isla Paraiso
Boat to paradise....
Boat to paradise....
Island castaways
Island castaways
How I miss this place!
How I miss this place!
Yehey bisdak mi tanan!
Yehey bisdak mi tanan!
unsay gi model ninyo dai? Rexona?
unsay gi model ninyo dai? Rexona?
chill sa ta bai!
chill sa ta bai!
sugary sand
sugary sand
Wo jiao Lee!
Wo jiao Lee!
fun in the sand
fun in the sand
banca
banca
Closer to the volcano
Closer to the volcano
dancing in the sand
dancing in the sand
Paraiso
Paraiso
Coco juice
Coco juice
sea urchin cocktail
sea urchin cocktail
sea urchin delight
sea urchin delight
the sand does not get hot even if …
the sand does not get hot even if…
some faith
some faith
kulitan na!
kulitan na!
before dipping into the hot spring
before dipping into the hot spring
White Island appears on low tide
White Island appears on low tide
church ruins
church ruins
Camiguin
photo by: yheleen