THE ISLAND OF CAMIGUIN
A Peaceful Dreamland
Camiguin is a pear-shaped volcanic island lying in the Bohol
Sea, some 54 kms. southeast of Chocolate Hills and some 90 kms. north of
Cagayan de Oro airport; 120 kms. southeast of Mactan International Airport
and 10 kms. north of Misamis Oriental. Composed of 5 municipalities
namely: Mambajao (Capital town), Catarman, Sagay, Guinsiliban and Mahinog,
Camiguin has two other attractive islets better known as White Island and
Mantigue Island. Each of these has unique endowments.
about 300 sq.kms. or approximately 29,00 hectares; its length measures 33
kms.; width at widest point is 14 kms. with road circumferential measuring
to 64 kms. Cool climate is attributed to vegetation and natural springs.
Daytime temperature averages at 26°C. Coldest months are December, January
and February. Maximum rainfall had been recorded on months of June to
In the heart of the island bubbles the flowing mineral
pools of Ardent Hot Springs. Mists rise from the heated waters running
down from the vents of Hibok-Hibok Volcano, the only active one among the
seven on the island. Revel in the therapeutic waters. Picnic beneath the
sheltering trees. Enjoy a game of darts or table tennis, comfortable
dormitory - type rooms and duplex cottages are available for overnighters.
Camiguin is an island paradise surrounded by natural wonders like
hot springs, waterfalls, and volcanic landscapes. It is also here where
you can taste arguably the sweetest lanzones fruit in the country. Exotic
varieties of flora and fauna can be found in the island depicting the
richness of this small but charming island in the South.
take a side trip to some of Camiguin Island's attractions: the clear pools
of Sto. Nino Cold Spring, the slender beauty of Katibawasan Falls, and the
isolated white-sand bar called simply White Island. This is also the
favorite jump-off point for trekkers and mountaineers in search of
adventure in the slopes of Mt. Hibok-Hibok.
Old Catarman Church Ruins - Located in Barangay Bonbon, 10
kms. from Catarman Poblacion - Remnants of the 1871 Vulcan Daan Eruption.
Cross Marker and Sunken Cemetery - 15 kms. from Bonbon, Catarman,
huge cross was installed in 1982 as marker of a cemetery which sank in
1871 vulcan eruption.
Katibawasan Falls - 5 kms. southeast of
Mambajao; the falls measures 250 ft. high.
Tuasan Falls - 6 kms.
northeast of Catarman Potential source of mini hydropower.
Hot Spring - 4 kms. North uphill of Catarman proper. Pool has an area of
25 meters by 40 meters; deep water.
Tangub Hot Spring - 12 kms.
west of Mambajao; Diving is good at about 10 to 20 meters temperature is
determined by high or low tide.
Mt. Hibok-Hibok - Approached thru
base of Barangay Esperanza, Mambajao. The 1,250 meters slope, loose rocks
and boulders are among the challenges.
Old Vulcan - 13 kms. west
of Mambajao; has a 70 to 80 meters drop-off; Landmark or "Panaad".
White Island - 2 kms. across Agoho or Yumbing beaches; uninhabited
Mantigue Island - 3 kms. offshore across Brgy. Hubangon
and San Roque, Mahinog, 4 hectares of forest-fringed with white, sand
Cabua-an Beach - Nearest beach in Mambajao proper; Venue
of San Juan Hibok-Hibokan Festival.
Agohay Beach - 7 kms. from
Brgy. Agoho, Mambajao Camping area for Hibok-hibok mountaineers.