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Camiguin: Second Day

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 πŸ™‚ 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.

KATIBASAN FALLS


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.

SUNKEN CEMETERY
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:
β€’ Mantigue Island
β€’ Tangub Hot Spring
β€’ Sto. NiΓ±o Cold Spring

Enjoy!

Posted 6 years, 11 months ago at 1:20 pm.

48 comments

48 Replies

  1. ang ganda kapatid. gusto ko ‘yong epek ng tubig (basa ang paligid, falls etc. ) parang ang lamig lamig tuloy :-).

  2. nortehanon Oct 20th 2010

    Maraming salamat, Busyok! Naku, sobrang lamig dyan nung andyan kami, pakiramdam ko sa sobrang lamig nag-shrink ang lungs ko dyan haha!

  3. Napakalayas mo! Ano ba ang iyong trabaho? O nilulustay mo lamang ang iyong salapi dahil sobrang dami na?

    Oo, at naiinggit ako. Ikaw na ang papasyal-pasyal mode.

  4. nortehanon Oct 20th 2010

    Naku, hindi naman po ako layas. Yung iba nga dyan ay lahat na yata ng probinsya napuntahan na.

    Ang trabaho ko? 24 hours po ako minsang nakatali sa upuan sa opisina. Kung minsan, sinuswerte na papuntahin sa ibang probinsya para maglakwatsa, este, magtrabaho rin πŸ˜€

    Salapi? Haha! Wala po ako niyan. Ako po’y lumaki sa isang pamilyang aba, iginapang ang pag-aaral at ngayon ay breadwinner. Kung may personal naman pong lakad, iyan ay hindi ko masasabing paglulustay sapagkat ako naman ay wala ni isang bisyo. Hindi naninigarilyo. Hindi umiinom. Hindi mahilig sa shopping. In short, para sa iba ay boring ang buhay ko hahaha! Yan lang ang bisyo ko, kung bisyo mang matatawag, ang makipag-date paminsan-minsan sa kalikasan πŸ˜‰ Dyan ako madalas kumukuha ng ekstrang lakas πŸ˜‰

    Ang trick lang po sa pagbi-byahe ay mag-book nang maaga πŸ˜‰ Kung maaari ay magbyahe ng off season, yung bagyo season hahaha! Kasama na rin po dyan ang di pagiging maarte sa accommodation hehehe

  5. Ganda naman dyan! Salamat sa pag share. πŸ™‚

  6. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Salamat din, Marco πŸ™‚

  7. Wow. That place is like paradise. The falls, the sunken cemetery and all are interesting. Kailan kaya kami makakapunta dito.

  8. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Pagkatapos mong mag-aral, Pao, at nakapagwork ka na, puwedeng-puwede ka nang pumunta sa kung saan man gusto mong pumunta πŸ˜‰

  9. alam mo,miss N, hindi ako mahilig sa travel.thats why nare realize ko kung anu yung nami miss ko pala when people share their travel adventures.

    siguro,wala lang akong sapat na time sa ngayon,pero dahil kumbagasa napakagandang experience na naishe-share mo,gusto ko ring maranasan at mabisita man lang ang ilan sa mga napuntahan mong lugar.

    someday soon!

  10. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Yes, Duking, someday soon. Sabi nga nila, may kanya-kanya namang panahon ang mga bagay-bagay. Your time to travel has not yet come, dahil hindi mo pa nararamdaman na itchy yung feet mo hehehe. Pag dumating yung time na yun, go! πŸ™‚

  11. Wow namiss ko Camiguin!! Its been 3 yrs since huli ako nakapasyal jan. Ang ganda sobra. Sana mkabalik ako next summer. Camiguin is very special to me kasi anjan ang roots ng clan namin both sides. Di man ako jan lumaki, i will always consider it my hometown, my lovely hometown at very proud ako na anak ako ng Camiguin. Thanks for sharing, Northanon. Sobrang napasaya mo ko.:)

  12. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Hello and welcome, Missgreenbellpepper. Pareho pala tayong addicted sa bellpepper. Pero ako naman, hindi lang green kundi pati yung red. Di ba ang saya nilang tingnan pag magkahalo? Green and red. Parang Christmas lang ang kulay! πŸ™‚ Halika, tuloy ka. Maraming salamat sa pagbisita. Anong gusto mo: kape, gatas, milo, o tsaa? Meron dito haha! Maupo ka lang dyan sandali at magkwentuhan tayo.

    Masaya ako dahil napasaya kita. So, ikaw pala, iha, ay sa Camiguin ang roots. Naku, ang swerte mo dahil napakaganda dun. Sayang lang at nung second day ko doon ay rainy talaga. Kung ako ang nakatira dun, araw-araw siguro akong maglulublob dun sa pool sa Katibawasan hehehe. Pag may chance, balik ka uli doon ha? At isama mo ako haha!

  13. hello, miss N! andito ulit ako. hehe. thank you nga pala sa milo. ay teka galing ka camiguin di ba? baka meron ka jang mainit na tsokolate? yung tablea na kinanaw sa mainit na tubig tapos hahaluan ng condensed milk. wah ang sarap nun.. pati sa champorado the best yun πŸ™‚

    natry mo ba mag uwi ng suwa? yung para syang lemon pero ang bango bango (humot kaayo ba :)) ang sarap naman sa ginamos o bagoong.. wahhh nakakagutom naman..

    at opo adik ako sa bellpepper.. hindi lang green. ang ganda nga tingnan sa palengke o grocery yun para ngang kulay ng pasko πŸ™‚

    uu gusto ko talaga bumalik dun. gusto ko akyatin yung mt. hibok-hibok at magsnorkeling ulit at maligo sa dagat. super ganda dun..

    saka yung sunken cemetery, high tide kasi nung nagpunta kami. sana talaga makabalik ako.

    both parents ko po taga camiguin. sayang nga sa manila na kami pinanganak at nanirahan. hay sobrang nakakamiss dun. balik tayo dun:)

  14. nortehanon Oct 22nd 2010

    Hello uli! Nakow, sorry at wala akong naiuwing tablea galing Camiguin. Pero, kung gusto mo ng masarap na tsokolate, meron din naman kaming tablea dito sa Samar, iyon na lang ihahanda ko para sa yo πŸ™‚

    Parang wala akong nakitang suwa nung pumunta ako. Natuwa ako sa pgbanggit mo ng salitang “humot” kasi sa Waray it also means “mabango.” We also have guinamos here, pero di ako kumakain nun hehehe. Maalat kasi eh, saka di po ako mahilig sa raw o kaya binuro.

    I hope you can visit Camiguin again soon. Hinihintay ka lang ng Camiguin πŸ˜‰

  15. .. camiguin is one of the places i would love to visit and katibawasan falls looks fascinating!

  16. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Yes, it is, Rob. It is not as majestic as Maria Christina but it is still worth visiting. Go na sa Camiguin! πŸ™‚

  17. loveeeeeeeeeee the photos Ms. N..

    nakakainggit… hehehehe

  18. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Salamat, Yanah! Glad that you like the photos. Di bale, sama ka sa susunod πŸ™‚

  19. This is what I have experienced in my recent outing. The higher the elevation, the “misty” it is . It is also rainy season here.

    Ganda ang “slow” shutter ng waterfalls mo Ms. N. Nice ang composition.

    I agree with booking ahead of time, ours was 3 months ahead.

  20. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Hi Mommy Ebie. That is not really slow shutter because I don’t have a tripod. I couldn’t do it hand-held because I couldn’t support the camera with only one hand while my other hand is holding an umbrella. I think it turned out that way because of the way the water fell. Yes, malaking advantage if we book out trips way ahead of time, mas mura po talaga. Sometimes, half the regular price pa. Kung susuwertehin, minsan 70% less pa nga.

  21. we’ve been here too, kaya lang di kami nakapunta sa guiob church… tsk tsk tsk…

  22. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Ay, sayang naman pala ‘no? Di bale, there is always next time. I was backreading some posts at your blog, sana makaikot din ako sa lahat ng towns diyan sa Cebu, especially the coastal towns.

    Welcome to my blog, btw.

  23. ang ganda ng pics mo miss N, especially the sunken cemetery!

    i truly enjoyed the falls. di nga lang ako marunong lumangoy. but the water was so refreshing. ikaw ba yung naka pink? he he!

  24. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Thank you for your kind words. Okay lang doon ang hindi lumangoy, Miss Grace. Pa-picture na lang na ang background ay yung falls haha! Saka pwede naman mag-dip lang πŸ˜‰

  25. sunken cemetery! yan din ba yung sa movie na Ouija nina Juday at Jolens?

    shining shimmering splendid ang katibawasan falls! ang taas! mala-pocahontas! πŸ˜›

  26. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Naku, sorry Jayvie, pero hindi ko napanood yung movie na yun eh, kaya di ko masabi kung yan nga yan. But if it’s the Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin, ‘yan nga ‘yun.
    Haha! Naaliw ako sa description mo ng Katibawasan. Yes, it’s shining, shimmering, splendid! hahaha!

  27. wow! ang ganda ng pagkakuha ng cross sa sunken cemetery ms. N… may naalala akong experience dyan sa katibawasan falls, nung una kung punta sa camiguin, hmmm, parte ng activity namin ay sukatin ang stream flow ng falls, dahil nga walang kaming idea kung anong itsura nya lahat excited, pagdating mismo ng sinakyan namin, lahat takbuhan na, only to find out na maliit lang pala sya.. lahat yata ang unang reaction ay “Ay! bakit maliit lang ang falls”…hahahaha, di rin sigoro kami masisisi kasi kagagaling lang din naming puntahan ang Tinago Falls at Ma. Cristina Falls ng iligan. pero dahil may activity kami, na-enjoy din kalaunan..hehehe

  28. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Nakakatuwa kasi ang dami mong experience sa Camiguin. Maliit nga ang Katibawasan kung ikukumpara sa queen of all falls in the Philippines, ang Maria Cristina. Gusto kong marating ang Tinago at Maria Cristina someday.

    Di ko alam na sinusukat pala ang stream flow ng falls. Paano ba yun ginagawa? Meron din ba yun unit of measurement?

  29. Good you decided to go on with your trip despite the rain.
    That picture with the cross is awesome.
    I also like the first one !

  30. nortehanon Oct 21st 2010

    Thanks, Sidney!

    Yes, I was happy we did! Or we would have missed all these.

  31. im set to go here in january. at etong mga ofcmates ko kinukulit ako sumama sa kanila next month, kase kulang ang trip nila at di masaya pag wala ako. hahaa. kaso naman parang ang gastos. pulubi na nga ako e. πŸ™

    basta help mo ko sa IT ha? πŸ˜€

  32. nortehanon Oct 22nd 2010

    Nakow, ikaw pulubi? Maniwala naman ako hehehe. Eh kagagaling mo nga lang HK. Feeling ko mucho dineros ka lagi eh haha!

    Hmn, wag mo problemahin ang IT ninyo, basta may upahan kayong motorela dun, ayos na ayos na yun kasi ililibot na nila kayo hehehe

  33. Oh… what an interesting post! With many lovely photos! Beautiful waterfalls, I would like to be there, and also I would like tol bath in the mineral pool!! It must be very helathy! The walkway up the hills must be quite a long way to go….! But such a beauty view! The cross out in the sea is specific.

    Have a nice day! πŸ™‚

  34. nortehanon Oct 22nd 2010

    Thank you very much for your kind words, Viola. Have a nice day, too!

  35. So….. now I’ve made a link to your blog, as I want to follow you.. So long! πŸ™‚

  36. nortehanon Oct 22nd 2010

    Oh, thank you so much, Viola! Will add your blog, too, to my blogroll. See you around πŸ™‚

  37. hi ms N longtime!..once in a while, i visited your masterpieces,and lots of catching to do. i did one entry the other day.

    as usual, wala kang kupas sa paglalarawan ng isang napagakagandang kwento na lalo mong pinatingkad sa iyong mga larawan.

  38. nortehanon Oct 22nd 2010

    AJ! Na-miss kita dito ah. Kumusta? Hope you’re okay.

    Maraming salamat! You are generous with your kind words. Will visit your blog later.

  39. The waterfalls bring a soothing feeling. Ang ganda ng mga pictures; nami-miss ko na maligo sa hot springs.

  40. nortehanon Oct 22nd 2010

    Balik ka na sa Pinas. Ate, tapos ligo tayo sa mga hot springs! hahaha!

  41. wow! Camiguin is on my must-see list nxt year! hays..sana tlga sana matuloy! hehe thnx for sharing! beautiful captures!

  42. nortehanon Oct 26th 2010

    Hi! Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting. I click the link to your blog and I must say bow ako sa mga lakwatsa mo. I hope I can also have time to visit those places. Will leave my comments at your blog later.

    I’m sure, matutuloy ang Camiguin trip mo! I’ll look forward to your posts.

  43. Ang astig naman! The entrance fee prices are unbelievably cheap! I never thought that there are still tourist spots in the Phils that won’t be too expensive to go to. Pero sana taasan nila ang singil kapag foreigners. Tapos pag sa Pinoy mura lang, para kahit papaano diba lumalaki ang kita at para ma-maintain πŸ˜‰

  44. nortehanon Oct 26th 2010

    I think okay naman ang mababang price, V. Otherwise, baka di masyado marami ang magpunta. But if the local government or kung sino mang namamahala will deem it necessary na magtaas ng konti sa mga foreigners, siguro puwede rin yung ganung scheme just to raise more funds for maintenance.

    Yan ang good news, V. Marami pa ring murang pasyalan dito sa Pinas πŸ˜‰

  45. the waterfalls are awesome, so much to see and do at Camiguin.

  46. nortehanon Oct 26th 2010

    Yes, Ms. Betchai. If only I had more than 2 days to roam around…

  47. habang binabasa ko ito iniisip ko yung sunken cemetery na nawala na naman sa isip ko (yung name) buti na lang namention mo ms. n, hihihihi

    gusto ko ng tubig, hot spring man yan o tubig ulan, wala kasi niyan dito eh huhuhuhu

    cool shots as usual and the falls (stripped type film -nagimbento ako hihihi pic 2) is nice ang pagkakatagpi-tagpi (di ko alam ang tawag eh, hehehe)

    salamat po ulit sa pag tour ms. n, be blessed po!

  48. nortehanon Oct 27th 2010

    Di bale, Pong, pag-uwi mo dito ay bumawi ka. Maraming ilog sa Pampanga πŸ™‚

    Maraming salamat. Isang simpleng horizontal collage lang po iyan πŸ˜‰

    Be blessed din, Pong!


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