Places to visit
If you want to know where these places are located, please see the Camiguin Island Map. The red spots on the map would indicate the scenic places for you to visit.
CATARMAN CHURCH RUINS (GUI-OB CHURCH)
The devastating volcanic eruption in
1871 wiped out the Spanish settlement of Catarman that was established in
1697. The remains of an Old Spanish church, ruins of adobe walls, belfry and convent are mute
witnesses to the wrath of nature. It also allows us a glimpse into the culture of Spanish-era Camiguin.
CROSS MARKER AND SUNKEN CEMETERY
Located in Bonbon, Catarman a huge cross
marker has been installed by the Provincial government to mark the
community cemetery that sunk during the 1871 volcanic holocaust. Years ago, gravestones were visible during low tide. Today,
it is an interesting diving site.
PHILVOLCS OBSERVATORY STATION
The Observatory houses a seismograph that monitors the activity of the
island's fiery resident, Mount Hibok-Hibok. It is also the site where one can get a breathtaking view of the
island, as well as hints of the neighboring islands in the horizon
A man-made lagoon located in Benoni, Mahinog. Its
mantle of limpid waters, craggy cliffs and huge boulders standing like
sentinels, gently rolling hills with peaks covered by creamy clouds and a
perpetually restive sea provide visitors with a sense of serenity and
peace. Truly a place to convene with nature.
The 250-feet majestic beauty cascades to a rock pool surrounded by ground orchids, wild
ferns, trees and boulders. Its
ice-cold waters provide an ideal summer splash to locals and tourists
alike. Rock picnic tables,
seats and cookout facilities are available for use.
The trek to the 25-meter high strong waterfalls is fun and exciting. One will have go through a very scenic hike passing through
the quaint barrio Mainit before being refreshed under the thunderous falls.
TANGUB HOT SPRING
A volcanic spring by the sea. Water temperatures turn cold, hot and lukewarm as the tide changes from high,
low and medium, respectively. Diving is good to about 1020 meters in a gradual drop off. It is an ideal site for scuba diving.
MACAO COLD SPRING
Located in Mahinog, the Macao Cold Spring is one of Camiguin's idyllic springs. One will be amazed with the cool splash of crystal blue-colored
water. Swimming along the pool, one could be accompanied by a school of small fishes. Huge century-old trees surround the pool, keeping it cool and
Three kilometers off the shore from Barangay San Roque, Mahinog is an island
four hectares of evergreen forest fringed with sandy beach. The boat ride to Mantigue is quite exciting, as one has to contend
with strong diverging currents due to the open sea. One side of the island is ideal for swimming as it is shallow and
has few corals. The opposite side is a deep drop off ideal for snorkeling and diving.
The only active volcano in the island, the 1250-meter slope is a challenge even to
the seasoned mountaineer, as he has to contend with loose rocks and
boulders. Mount Hibok-Hibok has a crater lake at the peak and has steam outlets abound. The peak also offers a breathtaking view of the islands of Cebu,
Negros and Bohol.
A unique underwater lave formation is the main attraction in this site that rises
from the depths of more than eighty feet from the bottom forming a series
of pinnacles. The coral covered molten rocks are surrounded with tropical fishes such as anthias,
clown fishes, damsels and the like.
ARDENT HOT SPRING
The local hot spa is a natural pool of about 40 degrees centigrade springing from
depths of Mount Hibok-Hibok. The
Municipality of Mambajao has provided cottages, restaurant and dormitory
facilities that cater to local and foreign tourists. It has picnic huts, cookout facilities and restrooms for visitors.It is ideal for night swimming, a place to rejuvenate both mind and
Two kilometers off the coast of Agoho, Mambajao is the Camiguin's popular sand bar. At times it is in the shape of the letter C, sometimes the letter
I, depending on the ocean tide. It has the picturesque Mount Hibok-Hibok and Old Vulcan as
its backdrop. It is ideal for
swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling.
The seabed rises forming a shoal of about ten hectares in size. The Jicduf Shoal is one of the best diving spots in Camiguin. It offers a wide variety of aquatic life for the diver to observe
and enjoy. It is an ideal site for underwater photographers and novice divers.
A favorite spot for high-adventure-seeking divers, the Burias Shoal can be reached
after breezy thirty-minute speedboat ride. One can find schools of jacks, tuna, surgeons, mackerel and
barracudas. The shoal boasts
of a lush black coral covered bottom. Strong currents may make diving
tricky, however, the experience is worth the effort.
STO. NIŅO COLD SPRING
Located in Catarman, the Sto. Niņo Cold Spring has a pool measuring 25 meters by 40
meters. It is 2 meters deep of cold spring water sprouting from the sandy bottom. The area has a restaurant, native cottages, picnic huts, cookout
facilities and restrooms for visitors.