Camiguin Side Trip
Your CDO GUIDE went to Camiguin last weekend to attend a wedding to our friend; this friend is the officemate of Newlydiscover. Around 2 pm we leave Cagayan de Oro and around 4pm we arrived at Balingoan where we will ride a barge going to Camiguin which is a 1 and haft hour travel time. When we arrived Camiguin we go directly to the Fishpen resort where the group will stay and some of our friends are waiting for us on that resort. We are 15 in the group which some of us are so excited because it’s their first time to step Camiguin Island. In the next morning after the wedding the plan is already made on where we go and what tourist spot should the will be visited. Since the group has big number of people, we decided to rent a van and use it to our travel and trips for that particular day.
Here we go; our first destination in our first day is the Katibawasan falls which is one of the popular tourist spot at Camiguin. Tourist visits this place because of the big water fall and the forest looks to virgin, but the weather condition is not good as we expected, it was raining when we arrived at Katibawasan falls. But its okay, what we did in the area is only getting pictures and makes our crazy post together with the falls.
Since we could not swim to Katibawasan falls we decided to go to White Island although the weather condition is not good. The island is so quit because we are the only group in the Island; the water was so nice quit. But when we are in the island the weather condition was change.:-)
After enjoying at White Island, our next destination is the Ardent (hot spring). We stay and enjoy the place for almost 3 hours. I feel relax in this spring because of the water is so warm, there are lots of groups in this spring who enjoy also including foreigners and some tourist.
The next day before leaving Camiguin we decided to go another Island and that is the Mantigue Island. Going to Mantigue Island you need to rent a boat for only P550 to across the beach. The Island has a white sand, nice view to look at, clean water and in front of this Island are the big mountain of Camiguin. There are lots of things you can do in this Island, you can do snorkeling by renting their gear, visit and watch the sanctuary area and enter the turtle forest. By the way the van we rent in our tour is only P2, 500 in whole day, from 6am in the morning to 9 pm. View our some pictures..:-)