Thank God, Typhoon Juan did not cause much damage and claim lives as Ondoy. Mukhang maganda na ang panahon so let’s get on with our your in Camiguin.
This was what greeted us in the morning of our second day in Camiguin.
Rain. Heavy rain. With occasional strong winds. We were having second thoughts pushing through with our tour. But we finally decided to go on with it because it was our last whole day in Camiguin. Mabasa na kung mababasa ng ulan 🙂 Nothing could dampen our enthusiasm that day.
To tour around Camiguin, you can opt to go by a rented motorcycle for PhP300 a day, or you can hire a multicab for Php1500.
Here are some of the highlights of our second day in Camiguin.
The mighty Katibawasan Falls is located 5 kilometers southeast of Mambajao, Camiguin’s capital. Entrance fee is PhP15. Katibasan Falls is a majestic stream of water that cascades 250 feet straight down into a rock pool. The water was c-o-o-o-l-d so I did not take a dip. Anyway, I was already soaked up in the rain haha!
GUIOB CHURCH RUINS
There was only a gentle pouring of rain when we arrived at the Guiob Church ruins. The church was destroyed in 1871 when Mt. Vulcan erupted. Only the convent and the bell tower were left of it.
THE OLD VULCAN
Just across the Guiob Church ruins is the uphill walkway to the old volcano and the 14 stations which depict Christ’s crucifixion. Entrance fee is 5PhP. My friend and I tried to make it to the top of the old vulcan or at least near the 14th station. But we stopped at the 12th, I think. It was already raining hard and my friend and I were the only ones going up so were a bit scared hehe. Here’s what we saw up the old volcano which drops into the sea.
See the white structure at the center of the photo? It’s the big cross at the Sunken Cemetery. Malakas ulan kaya madilim.
One of things I wanted to see in Camiguin was the Sunken Cemetery. But it was raining hard so this was the only thing we saw.
Parang eerie, di ba? Only the cross was visible sa gitna ng dagat. The cross was built in 1982 as a marker of the graves of the forefathers of the people of Camiguin. On a fine-weather day, you can rent a boat if you want to visit the cross. Entrance fee is PhP5 but it was raining hard and not one person approached us for the fee. Kaya libre na kami haha!
ESPERANZA ARDENT HOT SPRING
Ardent Hot Spring is a mineral pool. Mas masarap dito pag gabi. The water’s temperature is around 40 degrees Celsius. The springs are inside a resort where there’s a restaurant and picnic huts and tables. They also have available rooms if you want to spend your vacation in Camiguin. But it’s a little far from the main road and from other tourist spots. Entrance fee is PhP30.
If you have lots of time while in Camiguin, also try to visit the following:
• Mantigue Island
• Tangub Hot Spring
• Sto. Niño Cold Spring