Camiguin Island Tour

Upon seeing the beauty and charm of Bahay Bakasyunan, we almost forgot we had an island tour to make. Since there will be not enough time to visit all the tourist spots, we just chose the best places that interest us. Our contact is Chris (0921.563.7788) he charged us P2500 for 2 days. Here goes the tour:

First, we went to Katibawasan Falls. Entrance is P15 each.

falls behind the board

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 ♥

Next na!
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

sunset drama

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)

island souvenirs

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!

Honest conclusion:
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.

53 responses:

Chyng said...

Howkey, the series finally ends!

Sa mga ka-FB ko, if you have time, take a look at my super kanegrahan photo. It's worth your laugh. Ü

Kat said...

Hey, thanks for this :) A friend of mine has been bugging me to arrange a CDO-Camiguin trip. Hmmm, at least now I have an idea of what to see and what to expect in Camiguin :)

PS- your Camiguin photos are lovely, nonethless :)

mishi said...

couldn't say much...the sunken cemetery pics were so serene! Pangsenti mode!:) I still want to go and visit Camiguin. Sana i-open ulit nila airport. Di ko na nga mapilit sa fast craft si gil, sa roro pa kaya.hehe! Nice pictures chyng! :)

rob said...

.. love those pictures of the sunset! just seeing these photos makes me want to visit camiguin.

david said...

WOW! Chyng, ikaw dapat pala ang next tourism secretary.

Parang ang sarap mag-moments sa white island..hahaha. ibang moment pala nasa isip ko.

Mishu!

Dea said...

Hi Chyng! This post brings back memories of a childhood summer spent in Camiguin! I can't wait to visit again next month! Gagayahin ko lang din itinerary mo.

witsandnuts said...

Superb photos! Sana pala nagpabili ako sayo ng pastel. (*drools*)

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Baka nga babalik ka doon. Camiguin sounds like "come again", doesn't it? I went there 2x. I'm shocked to find structures on White Island doon sa photos mo since this used to be bare. Anyway, I love your sunset photos!

Sendo said...

my gulay...ang saya at ganda...nasa mindanao lang lahat pero di ko pa napupuntahan..maraming salamat sa paglagay ng mga presyo at contacts....labs ko rito haha ...ganda ng place at ang taas ng falls niyaha.saya ng adventure...will be doing this trip after our review hehe....+ great shots ^^

Ai said...

Chyng!

Bumili ka na kasi ng aqua shoes para sa next beach trips mo so di ka masasaktan pag umapak sa seabed. :)

-Ai

pusang kalye said...

mainit ba talaga yung hot spring? hehe. bat parang nilalamig kayo kaya kayo nagkukumpol-kumpol.lol

and cute ng falls, ang thin ng drop nya...at makulay yung signboard ha...parang damit mo lang.lol

x'tian said...

one of my memorable bday w/ jgc...salamat ng maraming ^^,
talaga na post pa ang napakasexy kong pix hahahaha

x'tian said...

one of my memorable bday w/ jgc ^^,
maraming salamat ulit..
kaya luv kita eh...
talaga naman na post pa ang sexy ko pix hahahha

bleue said...

Wow! Fantastic shots Chyng! Now I miss Camiguin!

Sana makasama ako sa mga gala mo :))

Chyng said...

@kat,
thank you, now you arrange your trip. go! Ü

@mishi,
yeah sana nga maopen na ulit yung airport para di masyadong hassle.

@rob,
cant agree more.

@david,
haha iba nga yung nakita mo. happy bday! mishu too!

@dea,
feel free to copy this, alam mo namang I do copy your IT too. hihi

@wits,
sa Market Market meron! genuine kaso pricey!

Chyng said...

@nomadic,
i like that ha. camiguin sounds come again. Ü
yeah, may mga vendors na all around.

@sendo,
lucky you, kung taga jan ako i will do backpacking visayas or mindanao.

@ai,
oo nga no? peram nalang pwede? hihi pati unerwater cam. Ü

@anton,
kasama tlga ang outfit sa mga pinaghahandaan. photo op time eh. Ü

@xtian,
truly memorable. sa bday ko lalasingin ko kayong lahat!

@angel,
lakwatsero.com gusto ako makasama sa trip? oh my, im flattered! Ü

gillboard said...

waaah ang sarap ng pastel!!!

pwedeng mainggit?!

Roninkotwo said...

WOW!Ganda nung Sunken Cemetery...

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

ang ganda nung naka green,,,,

isa ang camiguin island sa pangarap kong puntahan...laging nakaplano pero di natutuloy,,,dyan sa lugar na yan tumatakbo ang aking panaginip. laging inuulit ulit. siguro may tinatagong hiwaga sakin ang lugar ng camiguin.

Kurapengpeng said...

Pag di ka tan, hindi ka in sa tag-init kaya ok lang yan chyng! Favorite ko pa rin ang extreme water rafting mo. I'll make sure masusubukan ko din yan. hehehe! Meron din akong friend na kagagaling galing din dyan. At may pasalubong din nung specialty nila. Ang ganda nung Camiguin... dati sa horror movie ko lang yan nakikita. hahaha! Winner ka talaga friend!

yayyadanda said...

galing galing! =) may guide na naman sa susunod na gala! thanks talaga chyng! laking tulong mo talaga! =) lahat ng pinupuntahan mo gusto ko ding puntahan! haha! inggitera talaga ako! haha!

princess_dyanie said...

te, di ka naman galit sa pag eexplain sa white island? haha!

aha! nagpunta ka pala ng market market di ka man lang nag aaya. ewan ko sayo. tse! :P

kung maka drama ka naman sa sunset kala mo tse ulit haha!

ps: love your sunset pics! yung sa hindi ka kasama ha hahahah!

anung petsa na? magkita na tayo anuveh!

the donG said...

clams are really great subjects. ive tried shooting some... sadly all were taken from manila ocean park. it's still different taking from the sea.

Camiguin Travel said...

Camiguin Island is such a wonderful tourist spot. It is an unspoiled place good for a relaxing vacation. I hope it will continue to embrace its rising tourism capabilities which will be a good start of its economic growth.

Anyways, nice pictures. Katibawasan Falls is gorgeous! =)

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

maganda talaga ang lugar na camiguin.....dito pa nga lang sa mga picture maganda na..ano pa kaya kung totoo na..

Palito said...

I love all ur photos esp d sunset shots. :)

buhayprinsesa said...

hala kelangan ko pala magipon ng bongga para sa ganitong trip.. august na yun naku diet mode muna ako :) thanks chyng for the info the best ka talaga! ;)

Chyng said...

@gibo,
bili tayo bilis!

@sir lloyd,
oh yeah, simple yet stunning.

@ever,
hihi thanks. sabi nga ni nomadic, camiguin sounds like come again.

@maricar,
eh hindi lang ako tan, super negrita na ko! yeah, rafting is the highlight of this trip.

@nicole,
hello! go and travel lang. Ü

@dyanie,
tse! sabi ko mag-early out ka pero ayaw mo!
tara na, bday na natin!

Chyng said...

@doms,
im amazed, and if not for the bright oclored giant clams, parang hindi worth it pagpunta namin sa beach na yun.

@camiguin travels,
Come again = Camiguin
thank you!

@arvin.
mas maganda opcors! Ü

@palito,
hows the gala? peram lente, game? hihi

@ai,
afford mo yan. mas ok kung big group kayo, mas convenient na mas mura pa. Ü

docgelo said...

comprehensive travel series, chyng!
i'm green with envy at how you enjoy your trips! wish i did the same when i was your age; *no regrets anyway*
sana makapunta din kami dyan someday.

i like your sunset shot at the sunken cemetery. nice, nice!

backpacking philippines said...

my favorite island! parang nakabalik na rin ako since I visited tht place in 2003 part of a whirlwind 9 day backpacking tour that started in cebu and ended in bukidnon :P

Ruby said...

brings back nostalgic memories! specially when i saw your sunken cemetery pics with the sunset... beautiful...been there twice...and want to go there again...heehhee...^_^...thanks for the post...

gege said...

nasa favorite ko 'to!!!
babalikan ko kapag natuloy kami sa drawing pa lang namin na lakwatsa this year!

nakow Ms. chyng!!!

idol talaga kita!

^ - ^

mic garing said...

Chyng, sana makita naman kita sa Batad next time :)

Galing ng series na 'to.

Palong-palo :D

1ondoncalling said...

OMG!!! The Sand Bar is unbelievably heaven-like!
I didn't know that the Philippines got so many wonderful beaches!

bluedreamer27 said...

wow great shots...
di pa ako nakakvisit sa place na ito
thanks for giving me an idea..

it is nice to be here in your blog
have a great day and happy blogging

XOXORSTEEN said...

ask po sana ako if may contact na po kayo sa hotel nu sa coron.. coz im planning to go there.. may alam po ba kayong murang hotel plus package tour? thankz!

love yer photos!

Jepoy said...

ang sexy mo chyng penge kanin LOL

Maka larga na nga rin...

_ice_ said...

chyng alam mo pag papunta ka ng sunken cemetary madadaanan mo bahay namin.. sa sagay lang..

na miss ko na tuloy sa camiguin..

Chyng said...

@docgelo,
paglaki laki pa ni gabby, pwede na kayo magcamiguin. kinda hassle yung byahe eh.

@tutubi,
sounds nice! backpacking mindanao!

@ruby,
hi! are you from camiguin? lucky you!

@gege,
plano lang ng plano :D

@mic,
BAtad, hhmm sige! Sama ka?

@londoncalling,
there are lots of beautiful and pristine beaches in the philippines. care to visit here?


@blue,
thank you! happy blogging too!

@rsteen,
email kita

@jepoy,
tse! saktan ka ni yj!

@ice,
hello there! musta? wow local ng camiguin, ganda ng place nyo!

1ondoncalling said...

Sure, definitely!
I have heard of your famous Chocolate Hills too!!

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Allen said...

nakakaiyak naman to sa ganda. camiguin for the win!

Ruby said...

hai! nope, i'm not from camiguin but i've been there twice only for our field trips...kinda missed the fun i had there together wid my friends...hehe..wala lang...nakakamiss..sarap balikan..lol! :)

prinsesamusang said...

wow your photos are amazing! i am interested in the delicacy, sarap tingnan pa lang! glad you enjoyed your trip!

lechua said...

looks like u guys had great fun on this island tour... beautiful white sand.. the sinking cemetery is interesting - scenic photo.. and a pretty high waterfall that is!

cagayan de oro resorts said...

Man you really have one awesome camera capturing the very these vibrant photos, my favorite one is the Giant clams.

Mervin said...

wow! i'm planning to do this solo... maybe next year... =D

mozilla said...

ms. chyng, ganda ng mga pics mo, i've been to camiguin and sand bar was my fave part of my camiguin tour, may mga tiangge na pala nung ngpunta kayo jan,went there last dec 2009, solo namin yung island at walang tyangge kaya na aapreciate ko talaga yung white sand bar...pero tama ka yun na yun, hehehe! yun na yun white sand...hehehe!

btw, maka Gordon ka pala, pareho tatyo kaso talo...hahaha!

nice pics po...

Chyng said...

hi mozilla!

korek! ok naman yung sandbar. siguro mataas lang expectations ko. hehe
if ever balik ako ng Camiguin, magdive ako sa mantigue!

mozilla said...

ms. chyng, pareho po tayo kakukuha ko lang din insurance...kasi isa akong taong gala, pero mas gala ka po...minsan po invite kita mag wakeboard(beginner lang po ako ha) ..since you're planning to try scuba, then might as well try mo rin ang mag wakeboarding...hehehe! (kung gusto mo lang po)

mozilla said...

nyak, ms. chyng mali post ko, dapat po dun sa wishes 2011, ewan ko kung bakit andito, baguhin ko sana name ko eh...anyway that's my codename in pex...pakidelete na lang po...thanks...

Chyng said...

hello mozilla!

will try wakeboarding this weekend, sana kayanin..
and i already did scuba diving! woot!
see my latest entry =)

Anonymous said...

Nice pics and very informative. :)

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