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  • Camiguins Sunken Cemetery Dive Wait For A Magical Surpise

    Camiguins Sunken Cemetery Dive Wait For A Magical Surpise

    I have been to a number of dive spots around the Philippines. However, Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin gives me nostalgia and sensational flashbacks from time to time.

    Sunken Cemetery used to be a graveyard above the sea but because of the eruption of Mt. Vulcan in 1980, it was destroyed and its remnants are found underwater.

    Only the vibrant colors of the coral would be seen.

    Stopping by this location was quite spontaneous. Upon arriving at the site, my friend and I was strongly curious on what we could set our eyes on. The water is not that clear. There was not a single soul swimming??" ...

  • Camiguin A Tiny Dot Packed With Potential

    Camiguin A Tiny Dot Packed With Potential

    Camiguin Island, the country's second-smallest province, may just be a tiny dot on the map, but this island is packed with adventure ecotourism that has made it the fifth-most visited province in the Philippines.

    Five hours away from Northern Mindanao's capital of Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin is the getaway capital of the region, and has drawn 578,364 tourists in 2015 and 629,613 in 2016.

    In 2014, at least 300,000 tourists visited the province, Department of Tourism records show.

    Camiguin, with a circumferential road of just 64 kilometers, offers a lot of ecotourism sites??"from the ice-c ...

  • Panaad In Camiguin

    Panaad In Camiguin

    The province, dubbed as the "island born of fire" due to the number of volcanoes that helped shape the island in the past, is expected to have thousands of visitors just for this year's Holy Week observance.

    The island-province maintained its reputation as the most visited place in Northern Mindanao not just during the Lenten Season but in the entire year.

    This province is among the top tourist destinations in the country with tourist arrivals consistently increasing every year, the Camiguin provincial tourism office said.

    In 2016, Camiguin recorded about 30,000 devotees and tourists ...

  • A Come Again Worthy Experience Poetry In Photographs

    A Come Again Worthy Experience Poetry In Photographs

    Stuck in a fast-paced city and surrounded by the monotonous routines brought about by work, I strongly yearned for an urban escape; everyone deserves a break from the hustle and bustle. October 2015, I was satiating my thirst for a getaway, and my eyes glared at the pear-shaped island that is Camiguin upon the plane's landing. It was then that I realized that I wasn't just about to partake a three-day campus journalism competition or a week-long vacation. I was in for an awakening.

    Weeks before the trip, I browsed through several travel blogs regarding the destination in Southern Philippin ...

  • Old Church Ruins And Sunken Cemetery Camiguin Philippines

    Old Church Ruins is an old Spanish church. The traumatic volcanic eruption in 1871 wiped out the whole place.What is left of the church are the mudbrick walls.

    The church is located in Barangay Bonbon, Catarman. Before there was a chapel inside the ruins but it was removed. They just put a small altar and you can light a candle there to pay a respect. Outside the ruins a beautiful scenery will greet you.

    The church has a very nice view because it's beside the beach. The air is so refreshing and the place is very peaceful maybe because it was lean season and we went there around 4:30 in ...

  • Sto Nino Cold Spring Of Camiguin Philippines

    Sto. Niño Cold Spring, Camiguin | Philippines

    Sto. Niño Cold Spring is one of the popular place to go in Camiguin. It has a huge pool of cold spring water that has a sandy bottom. The area has picnic huts that you can rent. You can bring your own food but they also have stores where you can buy drinks and foods. And outside the resort there are small shops where you can buy souvenirs and swim where.

    I love swimming in their pool because aside from cold water you can swim with the small fishes too. If you want to wash the saltiness of your body from the beach you can take a dip here.