In Camiguin you’ll be awed by the views, enjoy, relax and explore. We will give you more information about our top picked and best Camiguin tourist spots and things to do in Camiguin in this full travel guide with daily travel budget in Camiguin for your next trip!
There are a lot of famous tourist spots in the Philippines, and Camiguin is one of them. 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!
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WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
You can get accommodation starting from 800-1000 PHP (less than $20 USD) for a room in a guesthouse. Can you imagine if you are two of you traveling in the Philippines, it will be $10 USD each.
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How to Get to Camiguin
Camiguin is an Island Province in the Philippines, located in the Bohol Sea. It is 10 kilometers off of the Northern coast of Mindanao. There are a lot of ways for you to get on board and explore the Island. Read here from Bohol to Camiguin.
Daily travel budget in Camiguin
There are local carinderias where food can cost $1-3 USD depending on your order. Also, more options of restaurants for local or foreign food start from $3-5 USD in Camiguin where you can find pizzas, burguers, pasta and more foreigner food.
Transportation budget travel 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.
Island hopping tour fees in Camiguin
This budget will always depend on how you want to spend your vacation. There are both cheap and expensive choices that are offered for tourists.
Places like White Island will charge 450 PHP for the boat ride (you can split between 6 people maximum) plus 50 PHP for entrance ticket to White Island. The island closes at 5 pm.
Mantigue Island boat costs 600 PHP (same you can split with 6 people maximum) and the entrance to the island costs 10 PHP plus 50 PHP for snorkeling around Mantigue island. If you overstay 4 hours in Mantigue Island you have to pay 50 PHP extra per hour. You can’t miss it these things to do in Camiguin.
Camiguin Tourist Spots And Things to do in Camiguin
1. White Island
The Naked Temptress of Camiguin. The stunning White Island or Medan Island is 10 minutes away from the northern coast of Camiguin. There are boat rentals available for only PHP 450 in Yumbing area near the check point. Some resorts also offer their own day tours to visit this pristine, powdery paradise. You have to pay 50 PHP extra for the entrance.
It’s the most popular of the things to do in Camiguin. You can visit from the sunrise. Our choice was visiting at lunch time and we were alone in the island for a couple of hours. You can rent umbrellas in White Island for 150 PHP. You can stay until 5 pm when White Island closes until next day in the sunrise.
2. Giant Clam Sanctuary And Kabila White Beach
Kabila White Beach is located in Cantaan 40 minutes driving from Mambajao. Kabila White Beach with clear water has an entrance fee 25 PHP.
If you are a person who love to dive and see the wonders of the sea, this is the best place for you! You’ll be able to experience diving to see giant clams and their colorful seaworld. The snorkeling fee is 200 PHP included a guide.
3. Mantigue Island
The Island of Mantigue is mesmerizing when you get off of the boat. The Island is beyond beauty with its crystal clear waters, where you can also have a close encounter with corals and fish even while riding a boat. There’s a wide variety of fish species that lives in the crystal clear water surrounding the Island.
Read here the best places for diving in the Philippines!
For visiting Mantigue you have to ride a boat from San Roque close to Benoni Ferry terminal that will cost you 600 PHP maximum 6 people and it will take 15 minutes to get to Mantigue Island. There is an enviromental fee 10 PHP and 50 PHP entrance fee for snorkeling. You can also rent snorkeling gear in case you aren’t bringing your own.
4. Hibok Hibok Ardent Hotspring
Hibok Hibok Ardent Hotspring was one of our favorite Camiguin tourist spots. Nights in Camiguin can sometimes be cold and one way to chase it off is by having a quick dip in warm running water. This place is usually the best place to meet locals and other tourists.
It’s only 3 kilometers far from the highway on the way to Yumbing and the entrance fee is 50 PHP. It’s a perfect place for relaxing and we recommend as last stop during the day as we did.
5. Sto. Niño Cold Spring
In Camiguin, not only hot springs are available but cold springs too! Sto. Niño Cold Spring is a place where you can swim for hours and enjoy the cool running water. The entrance fee is 50 PHP.
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6. Stations of The Cross and The Walkway to The Old Volcano
If you want to experience Station of the Cross in a brand new way or you simply want to trek up the mountain, visit here! The trek is approximately 1 hour long before you can reach the top where the last station can be found.
7. Saay Cold Spring
Saay is a beautiful and well-maintained cold spring. It is located at the foot of Mt. Hibok-Hibok in Quipasa Mambajao, Camiguin. The cold spring has one small and one medium pool. You can enjoy the spring without paying because entrance fee is free. But, they accept donation for the improvement and maintenance of the place.
8. Sunken Cemetery
Sunken Cemetery is one of the most popular Camiguin tourist spots. The sunken cemetery is represented by a huge cross of what had been an old chapel. There, tourists can dive and explore what’s beneath it. The boat costs 150 PHP.
9. Tongatoc Cove
You’ll be able to stop by this place while on the way to Sunken Cemetery. It is a cliff with a stunning secluded cove. It is worth a visit where you’ll be able to notice its deep blue waters, inviting you to swim. You can also take pictures while standing on the cliff. There is no entrance fee for visiting Tongatoc Cove.
10. Tuasan Falls
It was once a hidden gem of the Island. It is about 2km from the main Camiguin highway and now accessible to most travelers because of the newly built cement road. The entrance fee costs 50 PHP.
11. Katibawasan Falls
Katibawasan Falls is located at the foot of Mt. Timpoong, Barang Upper Pandan, approximately five kilometers southeast of the Municipality of Mambajao. The waterfall measures 250 ft high.
There are a lot of souvenir shops around the area and you will be welcomed with a big smile by the locals once you enter the premises. The entrance fee is 50 PHP. You can’t skip it in the list of Camiguin tourist spots.
12. Binangawan Falls
Binangawan Falls are located in Sagay. You will have to go to Sagay and once there you can get a habal habal or a guide since access is difficult. It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes trekking to get there since is far from the main road. The water is so cold!
13. Gui-ob Church (Old Spanish Church)
The Old Spanish Church is located in Bonbon Catarman in Camiguin Island. The church also known as Gui-ob Church, and it was destroyed and partly submerged by volcanic debris. Upon arriving at the location, you will find vendors selling religious stuff. You’ll be able to see the remains of once beautifully structured Spanish-era building.
The entrance Gui-ob Church is 10 PHP you can also visit Moro Watchtower around the area and this one is free of charge.
14. San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish
San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish was built in 17th century and it’s part of Camiguin island’s history. It’s one of the historical landmark in the island located at Mambajao.
15. Soda Water Pool
The Soda Swimming Pool in Camiguin is the first of its kind in the entire Philippines. It is located in the town of Camiguin and the name is inspired by old folks who used to taste the water and according to them, it tastes like soda. The place is surrounded by lush greenery of plants, bushes and trees. The entrance fee costs 30 PHP.
16. Taguines Lagoon And Zipline At Mahinog
The first zipline in the Island. The Zipline’s distance is more than 700m from Station 1 to Station 2. A fee of the Zipline would be PHP400 or $8 USD.
You can also rent a kayak in Taguines Lagoon in Mahinog where you can also take the zip line. It’s located very close to Benoni Port. If you like adventure this is your place in this list of Camiguin tourist spots.
17. Snorkeling at Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is located in Lawigan 40 minutes driving from Mambajao. You can do snorkeling and it’s great you can even see turtles. Blue Lagoon entrance fee is 100 PHP and you can also hire a guide if you want to.
18. Sagay Rice Fields
Sagay Rice Fields in Camiguin will be around 1 hour driving from Mambajao. If you want to have nice views with the volcanos check them out. As you can see there are many Camiguin tourist spots and things to do in Camiguin.
19. Lovers Secret Bridge (Katunggan Park)
Lovers secret bridge is also known as Katunggan Park is located t Benoni Port. You can walk around the mangroves and having relax in this quiet place.
20. Macao Cold Spring
Macao Cold Spring is located in Mahinog 10 kilometers far from Mambajao and close to Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin. You can enjoy the blue water and refreshing yourself.
21. Secret Spot in Camiguin
If you love watching sunsets, you’ll love most of the Camiguin tourist spots that are worth-visiting because of the view of the sunset. One is what the locals call the Secret Spot. However, you can watch the sunset everywhere in the island it would still be stunning.
Also for beautiful sunsets you can go to Beehive in Camiguin Island. You can see that there are many things to do in Camiguin from the morning until the sunset.
22. Conquer Mt. Hibok Hibok
If you are up for an adventure, Mt. Hibok Hibok is the island’s most prominent feature. You can trek the mountain while getting to see its spectacular views and be blown away by the view of the crater lake.
Check the weather in advance make sure you wake up early because the whole way can take until 7 hours. Bring water and proper shoes. If you can contact local guides will make things easier for you.
23. LANZONES FESTIVALS
The festival is held every third week of October. Lanzones Festival is a four-day grand festival, where the product of the island is exhibited. It is a grand celebration of the fruit Lanzones. A lot of tourists go here to witness the joyous celebration of the Island.
The festival is celebrated with street dancing competitions and parties, cultural shows, pageant and many more.
24. Fly around Camiguin
Flying around Camiguin could be an amazing experience if you have the budget for this. There are flights for one hour around the island for 16000 PHP or two separate flights 30 minutes each for 25000 PHP to watch Camiguin tourist spots.
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25. TRY SUROL IN CARINDERIAS
It is available in carenderias around the area. It is a local chicken soup made with coconut milk. It’s so delicious and prices are so affordable for half a dollar. Rachel’s favorite apart from mango!
26. TRY KIPING
The typical merienda in the island which looks like a crepe that is crunchy. It is made of ground cassava, quickly fried and drizzled with latik. They sell kiping in the most touristic areas like waterfalls and hot springs.
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
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Located in Mambajao, Bintana Sa Paraiso has an outdoor swimming pool. Offering a restaurant, the property also features a terrace. A tour desk can provide information on the area.
At the resort, each room comes with a balcony. Complete with a private bathroom, guest rooms at Bintana Sa Paraiso come with air conditioning, and some rooms here will provide you with a seating area. The area is popular for cycling and hiking, and bike rental is available at this 5-star resort. Room rate starts at $110 a night.
There is a new brand open in the mountain Binunsaran where you can get amazing 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.
There are palm trees, small gardens and a pool to enjoy your staying! Click here to check their rates and availability!
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.
Food to Try in Camiguin
It’s the most popular fruit in Camiguin. The color is yellow and you have to peel to taste. Prices are around 40 PHP per kilo and you can find them everywhere when it’s the season.
One of the popular local treats in the Island. It’s like a Spanish dessert which is a custard bun. There are many available fillings such as pineapple, strawberry, cheese and ube.
Turrones De Mani
It is an authentic and original delicacy of Camiguin, which is handed down from generation to generation.
Peanuts roasted syrups and honey called Piniato is a tasty dessert to be taken after having a heavy meal.
Festivals In Camiguin
San Juan Hibok Hibokan
It is held to honor St. John the Baptist every June 24. Venues of the celebration are usually near the sea. Water sports like boat racing, and the coronation of Miss Hibok Hibokan is conducted. Most of the locals celebrate the festival by going to beaches while having the time to relax and enjoy.
It falls on the month of May where Holy week is celebrated. It is a yearly trek for local and visitors for the observance of the Lenten Season.
It is a month-long festive celebration of the barangays and town of Camiguin. Santa Cruzan is the main highlight of the Celebration.
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