Monday, March 5, 2012

Camiguin Island
Nurses Tour - Last March 3, 2012 we went to Camiguin Island and it is indeed a beautiful island. It lies 10 kilometers off the coast of the Province of Misamis Oriental, in southern Philippines. What makes this island so unique is its seven volcanoes.  So when we were there I always think of the movie "2012", what could possibly happen to this wonderful island if that Mayan prediction is true? Well, I just hope and pray that God would spare this wonderful island if in case that ancient prediction would happen.  Anyways the island is 100% ecological wonder from top to bottom, what I mean is from the top of its marvelous volcanoes to the bottom of the sea you will see nature's beauty.

Camiguin Ardent Hot spring
There is no question that the island is popular to visit, most tourist and vacationers love the unique wonders of the island not to include the dried squid that taste like chippy, awesome! They do have different kinds of exotic food and of course hot springs and cold springs. In just a single day you could have a wonderful healthy tour in Camiguin Island and my suggestion to you is have time to relax at Ardent Hot Spring -- You could have a good sauna there and guess what we spent almost an hour swimming to that Ardent hot spring pools, it is cheapest spa because you only pay 30 pesos for the entrance fee.  On the next day have a tour on their white sand beaches..many would say, Wow! Imagine we thought that only black beaches are available in Camiguin, but they do have wonderful white sand beaches like the ones in Boracay and Bohol..cool. Going there is not that really expensive Camiguin is not like Boracay or Palawan that you would have to spend a lot just for the comfort of your tour.  In Camiguin everything is affordable your  3000 pesos completes your tour and accommodation plus the people there are very hospitable, they served us great dinner when were there.  Camiguin is considered as one of the Philippines most beautiful paradise islands - imagine from port to your hotel the scenic views from the island gives you smooth travel and relaxation.  Camiguin continues its simple existence sheltered from and unfazed by the virulent pressures of today's accelerated lifestyles.  If you are done with the touring then let's go diving! Camiguin Island is considered as top 7 best diving spot in the World so you will not see nothing but wonders when you are on the ocean floors of Camiguin Island.   Visit Camiguin Island now!

Katibawasan Falls

Katibawasan Falls
A beautiful, clear stream of water cascading 70 meters into a rock pool surrounded by ground orchids, wild ferns, trees and boulders.


Camiguin hillside view - Mt. Hibok Hibok

Via Cruzes - Old Volcano Slope
life-size statues depicting the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ - the 14 Stations of the Cross that dot a trail to Old Volcano's peak are found
Camiguin Island - Sunken Cemetery
A large white cross marks a cemetery swept into the sea by Old Vulcan Daan's eruption in 1871

Sto. NiƱo Cold Spring
The pool measuring 25 m x 40m is 11/2 meter deep with cold spring water sprouting from its sandy bottom.

Catarman Church Ruins
What remains are ruins of adobe walls, belfry and convent that are testimonials to the devastating 1871 earthquake and volcanic eruption which wiped out the illustrious town of Catarman established earlier as a Spanish settlement in 1697
Ardent Hot Spring
The hot spa of the locality is a natural pool of about 400C coming from the bowels of Mt. Hibok-Hibok
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Camiguin - One Tour One Fun!

Here is the best Tour plan if you are in Manila:
1. Go to Cebu by plane (1 hour only)
2. Cebu to Talibon (slow boat) or Cebu to Tagbilaran ( 2 hours)
3. Tagbilaran to Jagna ( by van 1 hour, by Bus 1:30 )
4. Jagna to Camiguin ( by fast craft 2 hours)

or

1. Go to Cagayan by Boat or Plane ( 1 hour and 20 mins)
2. Cagayan to Camiguin  (by slow boat 3 hours )


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