Camiguin Island is a province of the Philippines known for its sweet lanzones fruit as well as unspoiled tourist spots. It is being dubbed as “The Island Born of Fire” due to the volcanic origins and historical eruptions which caused havoc to its lands. Despite this, it shaped most parts of the island and emerged charming tourist spots such as the waterfalls, cold and hot springs, and sunken cemetery. Off the coastlines of the province are several known paradise islands and great dive sites which all makes it a very promising Tourism Hub in the county.
The pearl-shaped, volcanic island province of Camiguin belongs to the Northern Mindanao Region. It is positioned on the northern portion of Misamis Oriental being surrounded by the waters of Bohol Sea. There are only more than 88,000 total residents in the island making the second smallest province in the country in population and land area next to Batanes. They speak in Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Filipino and English Languages. The municipality of Mambajao is its capital.
On the last quarter of this year weeks before its famous Lanzones Festival, Camiguin Tourism promotional video went viral and captured the hearts and attentions of millions of local and foreign tourists. Camiguin is indeed an unspoiled island destination blessed with beautiful tourists attractions and hospitable people.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Camiguin
1. White Island
White Island is one of the famous tourist spots in Camiguin which is about 1.4 kilometers off the northeastern coasts of the mainland. It is actually a spectacular sandbar devoid of any vegetation and just pure and soft white sand. This lovely sandbar is even made into a picture-perfect destination surrounded by turquoise waters with a great view of Mount Hibok-Hibok and Mount Vulcan of the mainland. The best time to visit on the island is on the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the scorching sun.
White Island is located in Mambajao, Camiguin.
2. Mantigue Island
About 3.5 kilometers off the eastern coasts of Camiguin lies the tropical paradise island of the province, Mantigue Island also known as Magsaysay Island. It is a 4.4-hectare island declared as a National Park and Sanctuary composed of lush vegetation at its center and surrounded pure white sand beach. The crystal clear waters surrounding the island is teeming with corals and biodiversity making it one of the best snorkeling and scuba diving destinations in the province. Similar to White Island, it also offers picturesque views of the mountains in the mainland.
Mantigue Island is situated in Mahinog, Camiguin.