Sunday, June 19, 2011

Visit Camiguin


Camiguin Province which is located in Northern Mindanao is known as the "Island Born of Fire". This island has 7 volcanoes that and the only island in Southeast Asia had. Camiguin is part of the provinces that comprising Region X in which it lies 10 km off the coast of Misamis Oriental and along with the Provinces of Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental.

Camiguin is a volcanic island that was formed because of the volcanic eruptions and land movements which have created this spectacular and beautiful island. Camiguin is a pear shaped in form and has a total land area of 238 square kilometers. Camiguin is a has a beautiful scenic view which has spectacular natural wonders with historical and cultural heritage.

Camiguin is one of the Philippines beautiful island paradise and one of the popular tourist destination. Camiguin's unexploited beauty makes the island so charming that tourist aroung the world wanted to experience. Camiguin has a lot to offer to the visitors. This tiny island has lots of tourist attraction and scenic natural resources like lush of green forest, volcanic splendor, eternal hot and cold natural springs, pristine patches of black and white beaches, majestic waterfalls, exotic marine life, blue-ridge mountains and serene surroundings.

Camiguin is one of the popular diving destinations in the world. The waters of this island has varied ecosystem. It has beautiful and exotic marine life that this island is also a divers paradise. Camiguin has also world class white sand beach resorts ideal for sunbathing and snorkeling.

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 Island Tourist Attraction

Old Ancestral Homes: Camiguin Island is famous for its old ancestral homes like Ancestral House in Los Libertadores St., Mambajao now dwelled by the Francisco Family and built in 1800's

Sto. Rosario Church: An old church which was built in 1882 that is found in Sagay, Camiguin

The Sunken Cemetery: The cemetery was marked by a large white cross that was swept into the sea by Old Vulcan Daan's eruption in 1871. This site has a superb sunsets and ideal place for snorkeling and diving.

Ruins of San Roque Church: Located in Gui-ob, Bonbon, Catarman. This church was ruined by the eruption of Old Vulcan Daan in 1871. It is a monument with thick century-old walls, belfry and convent which stand reminiscent of the second Spanish settlement established in 1697.

Enchanting Waterfalls: Camiguin has many waterfalls and the popular is the Katibawasan Falls which provides cold water provides a refreshing summer splash to all bathers. The other waterfalls are Tuasan Falls in which is surrounding scenery is virgin and perfect for a peaceful picnic and Binangawan Falls which is covered with luscious unspoiled vegetation, and a mystical rainbow is arched by the fall's mist as the sunlight penetrates through it.

Magnificent Hot Springs: The famous hot spring is the Ardent Hot Spring which is ideal to bathe in at night surrounded by cool mountain air and has therapeutic effects. The other hot spring is Tangub Hot Spring that is not fully developed a little beneath sea level where a pool is formed by sea stones and corals.

Superb Cold Springs: This island has also cold springs like the Macao Cold Spring spring of natural cold and blue-green waters that overflow with grandeur and the other one is the Sto. NiƱo Cold Spring which has a terrific huge pool of cold spring water measuring 25m x 40m sprouting from sandy bottom.

Mt. Hibok-Hibok: is the only active volcano of the seven volcanoes of Camiguin. It has a 1,250 meters slope is a challenge even to the season climbers as the trek entails skillful maneuvers in loose rocks and boulders. A crater lake and stream serve as outlets in many places at the peak and a clear view of the entire island and Bohol beyond can be seen on clear days.

White Island: The unspoiled white sandbar wher eyou can see the Mt. Hibok-Hibok and Old Volcan which reveals the picturesque of Camiguin. This island is good for sunbathing and snorkeling.

Diving Spots/Sites: Camiguin is one of the best diving sites in the world. Jicdup Shoal is one of the popular diving sites in Camiguin which host a variety of exotic marine life and different fish species. Burias Shoal is good for high adverture experienced divers which you can experience schools of jacks, tuna, mackerels and barracudas and a verdant black coral covered bottom is also one of its treasures. These dive sites has excellent visibility and is best for underwater photographs, and novice divers.

Taguines Lagoon: Located at Benoni, Mahinog. It is a lagoon mantled by limpid water, large cliff and gently rolling hills. The brackish water is engulfed in there by a century old crater, ideal for boat and fishing.

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