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Camiguin

Island Born of Fire

Beach | Falls | Hot Spring | Cold Spring | Hike | Pastel

What's in this Blog

How to Get to Camiguin from:

  • Cagayan De Oro City

  • Cebu City

  • Manila

Back to Cagayan De Oro City, Cebu City, and Manila from Bantayan Island

Balingoan Port to Benoni Port transfer schedule and vice versa

Places To Visit in Camiguin

Brief Description About:

  • Roaming Around

  • White Island

  • Mantigue Island

  • Katibawasan Falls

  • Tuasan Falls

  • Sunken Cemetery

  • Ardent Hot Spring

  • Sto Nino Cold Spring

  • Old Spanish Church Ruins

  • Mt. Hiok-Hibok Hike

  • Off the beaten track

  • Pastel

  • Festival

  • Moro Tower

Suggested Itinerary for 3D/2N in Camiguin

FAQs

  • How much Budget?

  • Where to stay?

  • When is the best time to visit?

  • High Speed internet?

  • ATMs?

  • Party places?

  • Places to Eat

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Where is Camiguin?

This "Island Born of Fire" is located in northern Mindanao, just north of Cagayan de Oro.

As the island house an active volcano, Camiguin has black sand beaches, but what is surprising is that the islands nearby are all white sands- Mantigue and White Island.

Camiguin has its airport and caters to commercial flights to and from Manila and Cebu.

How to get to Camiguin from Cagayan De Oro City

Van+Bus+Ferry

  1. From Laguindingan Airport (CGY), take a van going to Agora Terminal. The fare is ~Php200, and travel time is 50mins

  2. At the terminal, look for the bus going to Balingoan Port. The estimate fare is ~Php150 and allot 3hrs of travel.

  3. Once at the port, take the 'Super Shuttle Ferry' to Benoni Port. Check the schedule as they vary, but there are daily trips as early as 5 am and as late as 4 pm. The fare is ~Php150, and travel time is 1.5hrs

  4. Ride a jeepney going to town proper or motorella directlyh to your hotel.

Balingoan Port transfer schedule to Benoni Port, Camiguin

Super Shuttle Ferry

  • 4.15am

  • 5.15am

  • 7.15am

  • 9.00am

  • 10.15am

  • 10.45am

  • 1.15pm

  • 1.45pm

  • 2.50pm

  • 4.15pm

*Schedule may vary due to travel restrictions

How to get to Camiguin from Cebu

Via Cebu International Airport (CEB)

  1. Book a direct flight from Cebu (CEB) via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, going to Camiguin (CGM)

  2. There are daily flights, and it only takes 40mins.

  3. Camiguin airport is near the town proper. There are motorella (tricycle/tuk-tuk) outside, or you may hire a habal-habal to go to your hotel.

How to get to Camiguin from Manila

Via Manila Airport (MNL)

  1. Book a direct flight from Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, going to Camiguin (CGM)

  2. There are daily flights, and travel time is 1hr

  3. Camiguin airport is near the town proper. There are motorella (tricycle/tuk-tuk) outside, or you may hire a habal-habal to go to your hotel.

Back to Cagayan de Oro from Camiguin

Ferry+Bus+Van

  1. From your hotel, travel to Benoni Port via motorella or habal-habal

  2. Take a ferry going to Balingoan Port via 'Super Shuttle Ferry". The fare is ~Php150 and travel time is 3hrs.

  3. From the terminal, take the bus going to Agora Terminal or van directly to Laguindingan Ariport (CYG). Bus fare is ~Php150 and travel time to Agora terminal is 3hrs

  4. From the terminal, look for van going to Laguindingan Ariport. ~Php200, travel time is 50mins

Benoni Port, Camiguin transfer schedule to Balingoan Port

Super Shuttle Ferry

  • 4.30am

  • 7.00am

  • 8.45am

  • 11.00am

  • 12.00nn

  • 1.20pm

  • 2.45pm

  • 4.15pm

  • 5.30pm

*Schedule may vary due to travel restrictions

Back to Cebu from Camiguin

Via Camiguin Airport (CGM)

  1. Book a direct flight from Camiguin (CGM) via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, going to Cebu International Airport (CEB)

  2. There are daily flights, and it only takes 40mins.

  3. You will arrive at Cebu-Mactan International Airport

Back to Manila from Camiguin

Via Camiguin Airport (CGM)

  1. Book a direct flight from Camiguin (CGM) via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, going to Manila (MNL)

  2. There are daily flights, and travel time is 1hr.

Places to Visit in Camiguin
1. White Island | 2. Mantigue Island | 3. Katibawasan Falls | 4. Tuasan Falls |5. Sunken Cemetery | 6. Ardent Hot Spring | 7. Sto. Nino Cold Spring |
8. Old Spanish Church Ruins

Other PLACES to Visit in Camiguin BUT not included in this blog

10. Mt. Hibok-hibok Hike | 11. Giant Clams Sanctuary

Bookmark this page. During your Camiguin travel, click the 'Directions' on each destination to get the route from your location.

Camiguin Itinerary for 3D/2N
Sample itinerary for camiguin trip

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much budget for 3D2N in Camiguin?

Hotel - 800php (2 nights)

Motorbike- 700php (2 days)

Entrance Fees- 1,570 php (boat ride to White Island and Mantigue Island is expensed for solo, you can pay lower if you join other tourists)

Is there a high speed internet in Camiguin?

I haven't seen restaurant that has this but saw PLDT fiber posters at Mamburao. For hotels, better ask them first. LTE is available in the main areas.

Where to stay in Camiguin?

I tried:

Medano Island Resort - they have bunk beds and room for groups. This is within walking distance to White Island terminal and resto-bars. No wifi. Accommodates walk-ins.

 

Caves Dive Resort - standard room for two and for groups. They have their restaurant. You can watch sunset. The wifi is only at the restaurant. Accommodates walk-ins.

 

I stayed around the area of White Island Terminal because there were food options.

Are there ATMs in Camiguin?

Yes. There are ATMs at Mamburao town proper.

When is the best time to visit Camiguin?

Summer will always be the best -late March to May- but a sunny day at any time of the year is just perfect.

Experience their Lanzones Festival every October

Are there party places in Camiguin?

I haven't seen one, though they have grill bars.

 

At 9 pm, no more crowd in the streets.

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