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Camiguin: DIY Island Tour!

It's our second day on Camiguin (click here for the first part) and there's still a lot of places to visit and see. So, after having breakfast, we hopped onto our motorbikes and continue the adventure!
View from a cliff along the road

On our second day on the island, we first went to Sunken Cemetery. We were supposed to go this place during our first day, but we always missed the entrance.
The marker is seen from the road

The Sunken Cemetery is probably the most popular landmark in Camiguin. The cemetery went underwater due to the eruption of the now inactive Mt. Vulcan around 1870s. The huge cross that stands in the middle of the ocean was built in 1982.
Sunken Cemetery cross marker
You can go to the Sunken Cemetery marker by riding a boat for PhP 20.00 for a one-way ride. You can also go snorkeling to see some of the tombstones.
Boats that can take you to the marker

Not far from the Sunken Cemetery is the ruins of the Guiob Church. The was built during the 6th century and met its destruction on the day Mt. Vulcan erupted. Today, the remains of the church are its walls and the half bell tower. The convent walls also still stand beside the church.

Welcome to the Old Church Ruins
The church walls
Bell tower ruins
Convent Walls
Corals are used in structures before
The church ruin is still being used for a mass today. Inside the church ruins is an altar. We were toured by a group of kids around the place and also took some pictures of us. The entrance to the place is by donation and tips for the kids.
Altar inside the church ruins
At the side of the church ruins

We had a quick drop by in the Walkway to the Old Volcano and Station of the Cross. My friends didn't want to walk so I just went alone ahead (they just ate lanzones). The walkway is an uphill path that has the stations of the cross. The path starts with a concrete trail until you reach the dirt trail.

Walkway to the Old Volcano and Station of the Cross
Environmental fee of PhP 5.00 per person
Start of walkway
Some of lanzones they ate
I didn't get to the top since my friends are waiting for me and I need to get back, and I got little exhausted LOL. I just got a quick view of the cross marker of the Sunken Cemetery and went back so I have no idea what's on the top.
Stations of the Cross

There's the marker of Sunken Cemetery
Zooming in

From the Walkway of the Old Volcano, we travelled around 15-20 minutes on our motorbikes and reached Ardent Hot Spring. We arrived at the hot spring almost lunchtime so we decided to have our lunch there.

Ardent Hibok-Hibok Spring Resort
After having lunch, we rested for a bit and went to the pool. They have 3 or 4 hot spring pools and the hottest, based on the sign is 36.9 degrees Celcius. But, as we dipped into the pool, it's lukewarm, not really warm.
The hottest pool was the one with many people in it

The entrance fee in the hot spring is PhP 30.00 for adults and PhP 15.00 for children. Cottages are also available for rent.
Entrance fee rates
Some of the cottages

After dipping in the not so hot Ardent Hot Spring, we got back to our motorbikes and proceed to Katibawasan Falls. We rode another 15 to 20 minutes to reach the falls.

Entrance fee rates 
There she is
The pool
Compared to Tuasan Falls, Katibawasan is a little more crowded. It is very accessible since it is only a few meters from the parking lot. There is an entrance fee of PhP 30.00 per person.
Katibawasan Falls
The falls have a height of 250 feet that cascades to a pool surrounded by vines and plants. Guests are not allowed to go near the waterfall as rocks are falling down.
Top of the waterfall
You can't go over the rope

After a refreshing dip in the pool of Katibawasan Falls, we went back to our accommodation. Our last but definitely not the least destination in Camiguin is the White Island.
Boat ride to White Island

White sand and turquoise sea
Approaching white island
White Island is an uninhabited white sandbar that has a very nice view of Mt. Vulcan and Hibok-Hibok Volcano. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing in the sandbar. By the way, there is no shade in the island so it's best to bring some umbrellas.
White Island
Hibok-Hibok (left) and Mt. Vulcan (right) at the background
Green blue and white
Sari-sari stores on the island
The island is approximately 15 minutes from the mainland. There are boatmen that offer a boat ride to the island around Paras Beach resort that starts around PhP 500.00.
Boat rental

We were supposed to go to this island after the White Island. But we didn't have enough time so we skipped it. Anyways, Mantigue Island also known as Magsaysay Island is about 4 hectares of greenery fringed with a gleaming white beach of powdery coral sand (well, based on Wikipedia). Unlike White Island, there are people that live here.

Mantigue Island
Camiguin really has a lot to offer. Our 2-days and 1-night stay are not enough but, we surely enjoyed it! Be sure to visit the island if you had the chance! Thanks for reading!
Cheers from Camiguin!


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