A peaceful dreamland awaits you on Camiguin, a fabulous getaway Island of steep volcanoes, lush jungle and white beaches like White Island. In this pristine setting, you’ll find not only hot springs To soothe your body but also the clear pool and cold spring of Sto. NiÃ±o.
The lagoon-shaped swimming pool, on the edge of the beach, is fringed with green lawns and flowers, haded by impressive century-old trees, it is very pleasant. It is so big that it is almost out of proportion to the small size of the resort. Meals are served in the large, sea-view restaurant.
Like the majority of beaches on this volcanic island, the resort’s beach is made up of black sand, though just in front of the resort is the beautiful white sand beach of White Island. If you are at least four adults staying at the resort, the trip to White Island is complimentary. A complete guided tour of the town is free, provided you are in a group with at least eight people.
The stunning Katibawasan Falls and hiking trails to thrill your senses. The spectacular 250-foot falls (76 m.) cascades down to a pool surrounded by orchids and ferns. Located 4 kms. from Mambajao. This is also the favorite jump-off point for trekkers and mountaineers in search of adventure in the slopes of Mt. Hibok-Hibok.
The harvest of sweet lanzones fruit is celebrated every year during the third week of October with a long weekend of street dancing, parades and pageants in the main town of Mambajao.
People from around the Philippines flock to the Lanzones Festival, which features costumes displays, sports and dances, as well as the highly popular Miss Camiguin Tourism beauty pageant.
The festival is centered around the lanzones, a fruit with pale brown skin and a sweet translucent flesh, which is the main income source of Mambajao.
The town is draped with fruits during the Lanzones Festival which highlights locally grown produce, indigenous sports, folk dancing and a grand parade, choosing a festival beauty queen brings the celebration to choose.
In the heart of the island bubbles the flowing mineral pools of Ardent Hot Springs. Mists rise from the heated waters running down from the vents of Hibok-Hibok Volcano, the only active one among the seven on the island. Revel in the therapeutic waters. Picnic beneath the sheltering trees. Enjoy a game of darts or table tennis, comfortable dormitory – type rooms and duplex cottages are available for overnighters.
By day, take a side trip to some of Camiguin Island’s attractions: the clear pools of Sto. Nino Cold Spring, the slender beauty of Katibawasan Falls, and the isolated white-sand bar called simply White Island. This is also the favorite jump-off point for trekkers and mountaineers in search of adventure in the slopes of Mt. Hibok-Hibok
How to get there
By air, land, sea and land (5 1/2 hours), Ninety-minute daily flights on Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines or Cebu Pacific from Manila to Cagayan de Oro City. Ninety minutes by car/van from Cagayan de Oro airport to Balingoan port, Misamis Oriental. A taxi can be hired from the airport or you can take a bus on Bachelor Express or Ceres Liner headed for Butuan from the Bus Terminal located at the Agora Market. One to one and a half hours by ferry from Balingoan port to Benoni wharf of Mahinog on Camiguin Island. There are at least 5 vessels (Kalinaw, Hijos, Shuttle Ferry 1 & 6, Yuhum, Royal Princess) with departures almost every hour from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Forty minutes by private van service arranged by the resort from Benoni wharf of Mahinog. You may also take a public jeepney.
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