The church of the Old Catarman town was destroyed and partly submerged by volcanic debris during the eruption and formation of Mt. Vulcan from 1871 to 1875. Also known as Gui-ob Church, only the ruins of the church and bell tower remains of the old town. An unsightly modern white lighthouse was recently[when?] erected close to the bell tower.
The Guiob Church Ruins were built in the ...
16th century and made from coral stones. It is specifically located in Barangay Bonbon, Catarman, Camiguin and is one of the highly respected ancient structure in the Philippines. It was damaged due to the volcanic eruption on May 13, 1871.
On the back area of Guiob Church Ruins one can see the old bell tower, old convent and old tree which are already there during the time the church was not yet damaged by the eruption of Mount Vulcan. There is also a beautiful leisure area with wonderful bermuda grass and trees which provides shades to those who stay there.
Guiob Church Ruins or Old Catamaran Church News
Camiguin, the island born of fire. This is one of the places that is on top of my travel bucket list. Why? I was intrigued because this island has active volcanoes and yet its still flocked with tourists every now and then. Apart from that, who doesnt want to visit an island that has a lot to offer when it comes to natural wonders? Hot spring, waterfalls, beautiful islands, historic places, and more! To kick off my 2018 travel, my blogger friend and travel buddy Stella Maris a.k.a. The Wandering Itinerant explored Camiguin for 4 days and 3 nights. Check out the rest of our adventure and misadv ...
To say Camiguin is a beautiful island would be an understatement. True, most tourists and locals love the beautiful beaches the rich marine life, refreshing waterfalls, hot and cold springs and all of Camiguins tourist spots. However, theres more to Camiguin than meets the eye.
Camiguin is an island province located in the northern part of Mindanao. It is dubbed as Isla del Fuego or Island of Fire as this island was born through the series of volcanic activities of Mt. Hibok-Hibok long time ago.
This will be my first time to explore the Island and try to visit their famous places. I arrived at Cagayan De Oro City at around 5:00 am from Tagbilaran City port by Ferry (Trans Asia). Supposedly, from Jagna Port to Camiguin but since there were no available ferries scheduled that day so I decided to take a route via Cagayan de Oro City. From Agora Terminal in Cagayan de Oro City. Transfer to a bus bound for Balingoan Port and then I arrived in Camiguin at around 9:00 am.
When we had our retreat in Cagayan de Oro, we decided to have a side trip in Camiguin Island. From Cagayan de Oro pier, we cross to Camiguin Island via the Paras Supercat Ocean Jet. It is a fast craft ro-ro and I like it because it is comfortable and air-conditioned. From Cagayan port, it is approximately 1-hour travel to Benoni port in Camiguin Island.
Camiguin Island, also known as the island born of fire, is a small province in Northern Mindanao that is comprised of five municipalities namely: Mambajao, Catarman, Sagay, Guinsiliban, and Mahinog. It is a favorite vacation destination by tourists all year round due to its varied natural attractions - with each municipalities having its own natural hot & cold spring, landmarks, and mountains.