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White Island

A well-known sandbar in the northwest of mainland, this little piece of paradise in the middle of the sea offers a panoramic view of Mount Hibok-Hibok and neighboring mountains

Sunken Cemetery

Probably the most romantic spot on the whole Camiguin island is the so-called "Sunken Cemetery", a cemetery sunken in the sea that can be seen most impressively during sunset.

Mantigue Island

Also known as Magsaysay Island, Mantigue Island covers a total land area of 4 hectares and offers an idyllic place for beach bumming, diving, and snorkeling. 

Katibawasan Falls

Measuring 250 feet high, Katibawasan Falls cascades to a rock pool bordered by trees, ground orchids, wild ferns, and boulders and offers cold waters ideal for a refreshing summer splash.

Tuasan Falls

The trek to the 25 meter high rapid waterfalls entails a picturesque hike. This spot is purely formed by nature and the cold crystal, clear waters of the falls are simply irresistible.

Guide to Camiguin Island in the Philippines A Secret Dream Island and Water Paradise

In Camiguin, known as the green island born of fire, you will discover a charming island destination still largely untapped. And this, although a relatively small island with a size of only about 330 square kilometers, Camiguin can surprise its visitors with many spectacular highlights.

Like an oversized, natural water leisure park, this island has a lot to offer. Look forward to white dream beaches, impressive waterfalls and species-rich coral reefs, and even hot volcanic springs! Water sports and wellness in its most natural form await you there.

The island of Camiguin is the place in the world with more volcanoes per square meter. Below, in our guide to visit Camiguin we tell you about the perfect harmony of an island born of fire and in which there are 13 volcanoes, some of them still active.

Camiguin Island - The Journey

The island, which is located about ten kilometers northeast of Mindanao, is very easy to reach by plane from Cebu or Manila By ferry from Bohol or Cagayan de Oro. There are boat connections from Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Jagna, or Bohol. If you arrive by boat in one of the three harbors of the island in Benoni, Guinsiliban, or Mambajao, you will already be expected by numerous jeepney, multicab, and motorcycle taxi drivers offering cheap transport to the desired accommodation.

Accommodation on Camiguin Island

Camiguin is a charming pear-shaped volcanic island that can be found in Northern Mindanao, about 100 kilometers north of Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental. Here you will find a diverse range of hotels/lodges to choose from, whether you are a budget traveler or someone who wants to make the most of your vacation and wants to enjoy luxurious accommodation on the island.

Most of the popular accommodations can be found in Mambajao, the capital of the province of Camiguin, with some directly located just a few walks away from the island's beautiful beaches. There are also decent homestays, cottages, and lodges for as low as P500.00/night per room.

Discover the Sights of Camiguin Island

The best way to get around the island is by motorcycle or scooter and explore the island on your own. If this is not for you, you can also use Multicabs and Jeepneys, which are available all over the island.

If you start from Mambajao and circle the island clockwise, you will first reach the beautiful and impressive Katibawasan Waterfall. From there you will reach the next destination, the so-called Macao Cold Springs: several waterfalls that drop from an impressive height into turquoise blue pools - a real bathing paradise and a welcome cooling off during the small island trip.

Thermal Waters, Natural Pools, and Springs of Camiguin

Because of the wealth of volcanoes found in the island, Camiguin has many hot springs that have become well known to Philippine tourism. It is not surprising to find whole families enjoying these natural pools.

Here are our top three favorites in the island:

Photo Credits: Rhea Virtudazo Uba

Santo Niño Cold Spring

In the next bigger city of Guinsiliban, a particularly beautiful reef with a shelter for giant shells shimmering in many colors is waiting for you. In some distance, in the village Sagay, you will find the Santo Nino Cold Springs, well-developed waterfalls surrounded by a comfortable bathing area. These are probably the most popular natural pools for locals on the island and the water here is so cold.

Hibok Hibok Ardent Hot Spring

Located in the middle of the mountain, these natural pools are the most beautiful to visit. The four natural pools are flown through by real volcanic water and reach temperatures of up to 38 degrees. In addition, they are open at night, so at the end of the day, look forward to a unique wellness experience that is perfect for recharging your batteries for further island adventures.

Photo Credits: Rhea Virtudazo Uba

Bura Soda Water Pool

The water comes from a spring of water with gas and its pools are of bubbles. Something original to visit.

Camiguin Waterfalls

Camiguin has some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines and all of them offer the possibility of bathing. It is easy to get there by motorcycle or tricycle and you have to pay a small entrance fee but they are unique environments in the middle of the mountain. Three of the major waterfalls found in Camiguin include the following: 

Katibawasan Falls

Katibawasan Falls

With a waterfall of over 70 meters, this is the highest and most impressive waterfall on the island

Tuasan Falls

Tuasan Falls

With unique stone formations and for its abundant flow of water, the bathroom is assured.

Binangawan Falls

Binangawan Falls

They are known as the hidden falls since they require trekking of about 45 minutes to reach them.

The Sunken Cemetery - Cemetery in the Sea

Probably the most romantic spot on the whole island is the so-called "Sunken Cemetery", a cemetery sunken in the sea, which can be seen most impressively in the setting sun from the land.

In the middle of the water, a single hill with a monument to the cross still stands out, creating an almost magical picture à la Caspar David Friedrich. During the day you can dive and snorkel there and enjoy the beautiful coral reef that has been created around the cemetery that has sunk into the sea.

White Island

Another real highlight that can be found on the island: a white sandbank in the sea called "White Island" is easy to reach with a small boat and makes the hearts of locals and tourists alike beat faster - a little piece of paradise in the middle of the sea.

This naked (uninhabited) island is located about 10 minutes away from the northern coast of Camiguin. Here you can enjoy diving or snorkeling, and since you can’t find shade anywhere on the island, you can get an intense sun tan here, so don’t forget your sunblock.

Festival of Lanzones

Camiguin celebrates its best festivity, the Lanzones Festival, during the last week of October. Lanzones is a brown-skinned fruit with pale and very sweet flesh. These fruits flourish in northern Mindanao, and the island of Camiguin - because of its location - is a great producer. If you are going to travel to the Philippines in October, consider attending the festival, which is held to celebrate the harvest of lanzones.

For a week, locals celebrate this event with grand street celebrations, cultural shows, parades, beauty contests, and a fair of artisan and local products.

Photos of Camiguin Island, Philippines

See Photos of the Best Destinations and Attractions in Camiguin Island, Philippines.
  • Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin, Philippines
  • White Island, Camiguin, Philippines
  • White Island, Camiguin, Philippines
  • Tuasan Falls, Camiguin, Philippines
  • Katibawasan Water Falls, Camiguin, Philippines
  • Soda Water Pool, Camiguin, Philippines
  • Soda Water Pool, Camiguin, Philippines
  • Soda Water Pool, Camiguin, Philippines
  • Sto. Niño Cold Spring, Camiguin, Philippines
  • Sto. Niño Cold Spring, Camiguin, Philippines
  • Sto. Niño Cold Spring, Camiguin, Philippines
  • Sto. Niño Cold Spring, Camiguin, Philippines

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