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10 Interesting Things to Do on Camiguin Island, Philippines
Camiguin Island is a province of the Philippines. Mambjao is the capital of this place.
Jun 25, 2020
The island is known for its beauty and serenity. It is a popular and relatively less crowded tourist destination.
Whether you are a nature lover, adventure seeker or foodie you are sure to love this happening place.
The tropical fruit resembles small grapes and is a local delicacy. The popular Lanzones festival is celebrated in Camiguin in the 3rd week of October.
1. Taste Lanzones at the Lanzones Festival
The local folk don traditional attire and events and activities take place during this 4-day festival.
2. Get an Aerial View of the Island
Camiguin Aviation offers sightseeing flights. If you are looking for thrills the pilot will perform exciting aerobatic maneuvers.
Mount Vulcan erupted in 1871 submerging the public cemetery of this place. Now only a large cross over the water can be spotted.
3. Pay your Respects at the Sunken Cemetery
The exquisite cross was placed at this spot and is popular both with locals and tourists. It is regarded as a place to reflect and pay homage to the deceased.
4. Shop at Gaisano Grand Mall
This mall offers quality apparel and delicious cuisine among other things. It has a lovely ambiance and is a great place to hang out.
The serene attraction boasts of white powdery sand beaches. Popular activities include diving and snorkeling.
5. Relax at Mantigue Island Nature Park
A must-see is a verdant mini-forest here. Enjoy admiring colorful coral reefs here in a relaxed atmosphere.
6. Cool Off at the Katibawasan Falls
This waterfall is 70 meters tall making it the tallest waterfall in Camiguin. It is surrounded by verdant jungle.
At the waterfall's base there is a shallow water body where you can cool off by wading or taking a dip.
The Kabila Giant Clam Conservation and Ocean Nursery boasts of over 2600 clams. Here you can find 7 out of 9 Giant Clams that exist globally.
7. Observe Protected Marine Life
8. Head to White Island
This jewel of Camiguin is an uninhabited sandbar. It offers great views of Mt. Hibok-hibok and Mt. Vulcan.
Volcanic springs supply the water body with fresh, clean soda water. However resist the temptation to drink from the pool.
9. Take a Dip at the Bura Soda Water Park
Without doubt wading in a pool of real soda water is a novelty. Also, this is the sole soda pool in the Philippines.
Hibok-Hibok volcano is also called Catarman volcano. It is Camiguin's most famous volcano.
10. Climb Mt. Hibok-Hibok
It is a demanding albeit enjoyable hiking destination. During daytime it takes 3 to 4 hours to reach the summit.