The White Island Experience, Camiguin

Situated in the Northern Island of Mindanao, Camiguin is considered as the second smallest Province in the Philippines. Camiguin Island has seven (7) volcanos in total including the famous Mt. Hibok Hibok erupted in the 1950s. Old folks believe that this island exists throughout volcanic eruptions way back time. With namesake “Islands-born of fire” yet the volcanic Island of Camiguin described as the most peaceful Island paradise in the country, blessed with several tourist attractions, spring, beaches, waterfalls and the people that make tourists are mumble staying here.


White Island is one of the natures’ gifts. It has a horseshoe-shaped sandbar, constantly moving and reshape depends on the wind and waves strikes.  White Island is more or less two (2) kilometers boat ride from Mambajao coastline.  Just hire a Small boat available on the beachfront, they normally operate from five (5) in the morning onwards.  White Island is totally naked, no trees but limited removable shelters. As experienced, better go early to have a longer time to enjoy and made the best island experience.
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The most beautiful view is before the sun bursts; seems like rejuvenation to confront the new beginning. On the south side of the island is full of view over Mt. Hibok-Hibok, sometimes he's too shy hiding on the clouds.



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HOW TO GET THERE;
Camiguin has its own Airport but the regular flight only from Cebu City.
You may also reach Camiguin Island through Ferry (RORO) from Cebu City and Bohol.
For those coming from Manila, Davao City, Zamboanga, your closest Airport in Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan Airport)

From Cagayan De Oro (Laguindingan Airport)

  •  Shuttle ride (Magnum Shuttle or LAX Van) to Agora Terminal
  • Catch-up a bus or a van to Balingoan town (2hrs or more) 
  • Stop Balingoan Terminal; Port is in front of the terminal
  • Ride a ferry to Benoni, Camiguin (2-3 hours travel time)
  • Ride a Van or Motorcycle going to your Destination/ Hotel

TRAVEL NOTES:
Ferry boat leaves every hour depends on the season but normally operates from five (5) in the morning up to five (5) in the afternoon. Transportation on the Island is not a problem but make sure how to bargain.
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