First, we went to Katibawasan Falls. Entrance is P15 each.
preview of the falls - lovely!
bird's eye view of the place
Katibawasan Falls - up close
The water is very cold! The boys managed take a dip. The girls didnt. Haha
dont kill me Xtian
happy bday! Ü
my JGC ♥
The place is called Giant Clams Sanctuary. Entrance fee is P25. There's not much guests when we arrived.
locals said it's better to visit in the morning
We tried snorkeling to see the Giant Clams. The locals provided us to use the goggles for free. Could have been fun but the seabed really hurts our feet. The water stings my face too. Will post my super kanegrahan picture in FB. hihi
Nonetheless, upon seeing these bright colored, live, giant clams - wala na. It took our breath away. The long drive to get here is all worth it.
oh my, buhay nga siya!
Giant Clams - for real!
may bonus pang starfish!
I extremely had fun with this place because of the Giant Clams. We're all amazed!
We hurriedly went to Sunken Cemetery to have a view of the place at sunset time. It didn't fail to impress us.
super photogenic Sunken Cemetery as the sun sets
the place is simple yet very stunning
Next stop na is Walkway to the Old Volcano and Stations of the Cross.
Walkway to the Old Volcano and Stations of the Cross
It's already dark, just in time to visit Ardent Hot Spring.
welcome to Ardent Hot Spring
Entrance is P30 each. The reviews Ive read are correct. The place is crowded and full of drunk locals and guests. The only place that's not crowded is deepest springs. Lucky us, everyone can swim. We enjoyed that spot all by ourselves.
harutan bonding sa deepest part ng hot spring
thanks My for the photo - ulirang photograper award for you! Ü
And opcors, after a tiring day, a complete dinner is good but a dinner feast is better.
a dinner feast at Vjandep
We ended the day by just relaxing in BBC's amenities. Perfect for casual drinking by the pool. Great bonding time. ♥
3rd day is for White Island. It's best to visit this in the morning while the tide is low. Else the sand bar wont show up. We hired a boat for P400 to take us to the famous sand bar. While the entrance is P20.
1st glimpse of White Island - mini tiangge?
the famous sand bar
The place is indeed beautiful. But not spectacular. Aside from the many vendors in the place, I dont like the seabed too. Masakit sa paa. We tried snorkeling too, but there's not much to see. This White Island is just ok. Wag na OA to brag that this is Soooo Beautiful. Ok lang. Period. Magandang you know what to expect if ever you plan to visit this in the future. Ü
Gloomy and Seaweed-dy White Island
in memory of supporting Gordon (see baller)
After camwhoring, we decided to leave and have breakfast in Bahay Bakasyunan.
Oopps, what's leaving Camiguin without buying these bread? 1 dozen = P115
36 dozens of Pastel please!
Vjandep stands for Virgilio Jose amd Eleanor Popera (aha!)
Super sarap! No wonder every tourist hoards these Camiguin specialty. Btw, I've been to Market Market last weekend and I saw these being sold at P175. Mahal pero kesa naman pumunta pa ulit ng Camiguin to taste these.
To catch the 6.30pm flight, we left Camiguin at 12noon. Since there is no available fast craft that time, we have no choice but to go back to CDO the long and hard way. We took the RORO. Omg, it's really so slow! After an hour of sailing, we found ourselves still along the port. Hilarious! After the RORO experience, we took the bus to CDO town proper. The bus ride is about 3 hours. When where already in Gaisano Mall, we managed to transfer to a taxi to drive us to the airport. EFFORT!
If I live in Visayas or Mindanao region, I would appreciate going to Camiguin. But since Im from Luzon, effort na para puntahan pa to. I wont ride that RORO again para lang makita ang Camiguin. Yes the island is beautiful, pero kung isama ko yung effort factor to get there - parang I would think twice.
Again, bonus nalang yung sidetrip sa Camiguin dahil Rafting palang sa CDO, super winner na. Ü
Overall, this CDO-Camiguin trip is still a Winner!
W is Winner!
Cagayan de Oro - Camiguin series
I've included every entrance fee, rate, price of everything as well as the contacts we availed for this trip. Take time to read na lang. If you would ask how much we spent for the entire trip and you're so tamad to do the math- well it's about P7500 for the all-in expenses while in the trip and P1800 for the roundtrip airfare.