Last updated on May 13th, 2020 at 11:33 am
Want to go in a place in the Philippines where it is not crowded yet? There are a lot of beautiful Camiguin tourist spots. Today we will write how to get from Cebu to Camiguin. There are two options the easiest Cebu to Camiguin by plane and a long journey by ferry.
If hiking and visiting waterfalls are your most favorite activities as a traveler, you better get on your feet and start booking a flight to Camiguin!
BEST TIME TO VISIT CAMIGUIN
The Philippines has only two seasons- wet and dry season. The best time to visit Camiguin is during dry season that falls on the months of February to April. Though it is peak season during this time, you’ll be able to enjoy your Itinerary without having to worry about the rain, since most of your activities will be climbing and going to beaches. Click here to know more about the weather in Camiguin.
How to get from Cebu to Camiguin
HOW TO GET FROM CEBU TO CAMIGUIN BY FLIGHT
Cebu Pacific aoffers one daily regular flight from Cebu to Camiguin. The flight is leaving Cebu at 11 45 am and getting to Camiguin at 12 40 pm. Less than an hour and the prices can go from 1500-2500 PHP depending on the dates that you buy the ticket.
Philippine Airlines offers one daily flight from Cebu to Camiguin leaving at 10 40 am from Cebu and reaching Camiguin at 11 35 am. It’s less than one hour. The price of Cebu to Camiguin flight can go from 1000-3000 PHP depending how long in advance you buy the ticket.
HOW TO GET TO CAMIGUIN FROM THE AIRPORT
From Camiguin’s own airport in Mambajao. There are vans and jeepneys you can ride to that are available for longer trips or far destinations around the island. There are tricycles, habal-habal and multicabs too for more option or for nearer destinations around Camiguin.
Expect to pay 50-100 PHP for a tricycle from the airport if you go to Mambajao which is the main area for accommodation in Camiguin.
TRANSPORTATION IN CAMIGUIN
For transportation, if you move around Camiguin with motorela, it can go as cheap as PHP 10-20 per person for short distances. Of course, it will go higher if you go for long distances and private service. You can expect to pay $20 USD for a day trip around the island from 8 am to 7 pm with a private driver by motorela or multicab.
Another option is to go by Multi-cab. It is a type of jeepney which is smaller and the sides are open so it can accommodate up to six passengers. For private rides in multicab and motorela prices are higher and you have to negotiate them depending on the distance.
From Benoni port to Mambajao a private motorela can cost 300 PHP, a multicab can cost 400 PHP. For a day private tour around the island with a motorela can cost 1200 PHP and 1500 PHP if you do with a multicab.
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You can rent a motorbike to go around the island for 400 PHP and distances aren’t really big so expect to add 100 PHP extra for petrol.
HOW TO GET FROM CEBU TO CAMIGUIN BY FERRY
If you want to get from Cebu to Camiguin by ferry. There is a weekly ferry leaving every Friday at 8 pm from Pier 8. in Cebu. To make sure is still working this ferry make sure you call +63 32 345 5581 to 5583
On the way back Camiguin to Cebu the ferry is leaving every Sunday at 8 pm in the evening.
HOW TO GET FROM CEBU TO CAMIGUIN BY FERRY VIA BOHOL
There are available ferries going from Bohol to Camiguin and it is Super Shuttle Ferry 21. Super Shuttle Ferry leaves in Jagna (Bohol) at 1 PM. And arrives at around 5PM in Balbagon. One-way trip costs PHP425 or $9 USD.
From Balbagon Port to Mambajao where most of the accommodation is in Camiguin there are 3 kilometers distance. And 9 kilometers distance to Yumbing close to White Island in Camiguin.
To get from Cebu to Bohol. You will have to take the Fast Craft. The Fast Craft Cebu to Bohol travel time will be 2 hours. The fare is around 550-650 PHP. Click here to book online Cebu to Bohol Ferry with 12 Go or click here to get a discount Cebu to Bohol with Klook!
Tagbilaran to Jagna
You will be getting to Tagbilaran port in Bohol. You will have to transfer from Tagbilaran Port to Jagan Port. From Tagbilaran Port to DAO Bus Terminal in Bohol there are 4 kilometers. There are jeepneys and tricycles going there. For a jeepney expect to pay 12 PHP and for a tricycle around 60-80 PHP.
From DAO Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran to Jagna will take 1 hour and a half to 2 hours by bus. Tagbilaran to Jagna bus fare is 100 PHP. The buses are running every 30 minutes to 1 hour. Starting at 4 am until 9 pm from Tagbilaran to Jagna.
IS POSSIBLE TO GET FROM CEBU TO CAMIGUIN BY FERRY IN THE SAME DAY?
The first Fast Craft from Cebu to Bohol starts at 7 am. You will get 9 am to Tagbilaran and get the bus to Jagna which is 2 hours. You will be in Jagna around noon. So it would be possible to travel from Cebu to Camiguin by ferry in the same day. For more details keep reading below.
WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN
YSLA BEACH CAMP AND ECO RESORT
With pool views, YSLA Beach Camp and Eco Resort is located in Mambajao and has a restaurant, a tour desk, bar and garden. Free WiFi is offered. Some units feature a seating area and/or a patio. A continental breakfast is served each morning at the property. The campground has an outdoor pool. A grill is available for guests to use at YSLA Beach Camp and Eco Resort. Room starts at $80 a night.
There is a beach area with black sand very beautiful where you can see the sunset and sunrise with views to White Island.
BINTANA SA PARAISO
Located in Mambajao, where Camiguin’s airport is nestled, Bintana sa Paraiso is one of the luxurious resort in the island. It has its own restaurant and the room has terraces and pool overlooking the sea. Guest rooms come with a TV with satellite channels, fridge, a electric tea pot, a bidet, free toiletries and a closet. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with a hair dryer, while some rooms here will provide you with a seating area. A room a night can cost up to $120 but it is all worth it!
And there is a new brand open in the mountain Binunsaran where you can get views to White Island. The cottages are so beautiful and the place is so peaceful. It’s located 6 kilometers far from Mambajao in the mountains.
Set in Mambajao, Mabini Lodge offers accommodations with free WiFi and access to a fitness room and an indoor swimming pool. Complimentary private parking is available on site. The accommodations comes with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower while the kitchen features a fridge. A balcony with garden views is offered in all units. The hotel offers a terrace. Guests can also relax in the garden. Room rate starts at $32 a night.
KURMA ECO BEACH LODGE
KURMA Freedive Camiguin is located just across White Island sandbar. The friendly staff can assist with luggage storage, airport shuttle and massage services. Free-dove and yoga courses are also available. Cooled with air conditioning or a fan, rooms come with tiled flooring and a terrace. The private bathroom offers toiletries. The in-house restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner meals that cater to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Room rate starts at $36 a night.
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