Top Places To Visit When In Camiguin Island

Top Places To Visit When In Camiguin Island
Boracay, Siargao, Siquijor, and even Cebu have been the top go-to destinations for local and foreign tourists who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. However, in my recent trip to Camiguin Island, I have come to realize that this little island in Northern Mindanao is actually a hidden gem in the Philippines. It has a stunning natural beauty and rich history. In this blog, I will guide you through the top places that you must visit when you are in Camiguin Island. From breathtaking waterfalls to historic sites and pristine beaches, I guarantee you that Camiguin can give you a memorable experience.

Mantigue Island

Mantigue Island in Camiguin is a small, serene paradise that is perfect for nature and beach lovers. It takes pride in its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush greenery. It's the perfect spot for a peaceful escape. Snorkeling here reveals the vibrant marine life in this part of the island which makes it a must-visit for anyone who is also up for underwater adventures.

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White Island

White Island is a stunning sandbar known for its pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters, making it perfect for snorkeling and beach lounging. It also offers a panoramic view of Mt. Hibok-Hibok. Take my advice and go there before 6AM if you want to enjoy the island by yourself. In our case, we arrived at the port around 6:15AM, and there were already a lot of tourists queueing to get a boat to get to the island. And when we got to the island, it was already very crowded. Also, if you want to save some pesos, make sure to bring your own beach and umbrella. There are locals in the island that offer mat and umbrella rentals for Php 300 but if you don't want to spend extra, then make sure that you bring your own.

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Tongatok Cliff

Tongatok Cliff is one of the easiest spots in the island because it's just along the road. You can quickly drop by to take photos with the stunning ocean view as your background.

Tongatok Cliff, Camiguin

Sunken Cemetery

The Sunken Cemetery, I have to say, is a hauntingly beautiful site. The cemetery was submerged by a volcanic eruption in 1871. A large cross serves as a marker of its location. Other travelers recommend to visit this place during sunset because it offers a striking view as the sun goes down. If you want a more thrilling experience, you can choose to snorkel or dive to explore the graves below.

Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin

Walkway to the Old Volcano and Stations of the Cross

The Walkway to the Old Volcano and Stations of the Cross is an 8-kilometer path where you'll find 14 life-sized Stations of the Cross along the way. However, we just stopped by for a quick photo by the starting point so I could not tell you how it's like up there. Well, aside from running ot of breath, I'm pretty sure it'll be a great experience. They say that you can see stunning views of the island and ocean while making your way up to the top.

Walkway to the Old Volcano and Stations of the Cross, Camiguin

Old Church Ruins

Built in the 1800s, the Guiob Church was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. Now, this old Spanish church is now filled with moss-covered walls and crumbling stone which actually creates a uniquely beautiful site. An entrance fee of Php 50 is required for each visitor.

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Tuasan Falls

While Cebu boasts a number of stunning waterfalls, Camiguin has their own, too. And Tuasan Falls is one of them. I was amazed that while walking a few meters to the waterfalls, I was greeted with really cool, fresh air. Tuasan Falls is definitely a perfect spot for a refreshing swim. The easy hike to the falls also makes it an accessible adventure for visitors of all ages. An entrance fee of Php 75 is required for each visitor.

Tuasan Falls, Camiguin

Katibawasan Falls

Katibawasan Falls drops from a height of 250 feet which makes it a stunning natural wonder in Camiguin. It's another perfect spot for a swim or a picnic with your family and friends. An entrance fee of Php 75 is required for each visitor.

Katibawasan Falls, Camiguin

Katunggan Park

Katunggan Park Boardwalk is known for its lush mangroves that frame the path as you stroll over clear waters. If you are looking for a quick escape to nature, this is the perfect place. They even have cottages that you can rent if you and your family want to go on a beach and picnic trip.

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Utopia Cafe

If you're a coffee lover or simply want a place to hangout with your family, friends, or simply by yourself, Utopia Cafe is a good choice. It's located along the road but it offers a breathtaking view of both the the ocean and lush greenery. Not only does Utopia Cafe in Camiguin offer a stunning view, but their coffee selection and pastries are definitely worth trying too.

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Where to stay in Camiguin Island: UNWND Boutique Hotel Camiguin

Where to stay in Camiguin Island: UNWND Boutique Hotel Camiguin

Here's a bonus tip. If you're still unsure where to stay when in Camiguin, I highly recommend UNWND Camiguin. It's the perfect accommodation to go home to after a day of exploring the island. I've stayed here for three days and two nights and it did not disappoint. In fact, it met and even exceeded my expectations. You can read about my full review about my stay in UNWND Camiguin here.

With its natural wonders and historical gems, Camiguin Island is definitely a paradise that's just waiting to be discovered and explored.

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