Camiguin travel and tourist guide

Located 10 kilometres off the northern coast of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao, the island province of Camiguin is notable for its varied tropical terrain and known as ‘born of fire’ for its many towering volcanoes. 

It has rapidly gained in popularity in recent years and offers intrepid visitors a varied mix of colonial history, exotic scenery and sublime tropical beaches. It is one of the top scuba diving spots in the Philippines and its natural attractions lend itself to adventurous trekking and a host of thrilling outdoor pursuits.

Hotels & resorts

Most people opt to stay in Camiguin’s delightfully rustic beachfront resorts but there are also plenty of charming city centre guesthouses often in restored colonial era buildings...more

Attractions & activities

There is a virtually inexhaustible choice of adventurous pursuits here from trekking, world class diving, caving and watersports plus lush forests, historic churches and volcanoes...more

Restaurants & bars

Dining out in Camiguin is great fun with a host of delightful al fresco eateries and incredibly cheap snack bars and roadside vendors. The bar scene is laidback with a few lively spots...more

Transportation

Camiguin is a major gateway to Mindanao province and has very good ferry links to Cebu, Bohol and daily flights from northern Philippines. It is easy to get around with cheap multicabs and tricycles...more

Camiguin guide - volcanic island with colonial charm

Away from the major beach resorts, visitors will be charmed by its traditional way of life focusing on exuberant feast days and festivities through the year. The island is dotted with sleepy market towns and artisan’s villages producing famous basketware, ceramics and a host of decorative souvenirs. 

Venture off the beaten track a little and you will encounter atmospheric colonial-era settlements virtually unchanged for generations with delightful Spanish churches and old ancestral mansion houses. 

Camiguin has an amazing biodiversity that belies its compact size. Best known for its myriad tropical waterfalls and hot springs, the volcanic nature of the island has carved out a unique landscape. It offers plenty of challenges for serious cavers underground and spectacular views from its many volcanic peaks. In addition there are miles of deserted tropical beaches and offshore islands just waiting to be discovered. Camiguin has it all yet still retains a laid back traditional charm that is all too rare nowadays. 

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