The mystic beauty of Katibawasan Falls, Camiguin

To complete the day in Camiguin, we headed back to the center of Mambajao and take an opportunity to visit the Katibawasan Falls. Then, take another five-kilometer route with slight elevation going through the Mt. Timpoong. This trip part of my bucket list in completion of the three waterfalls exploration in the Island of Camiguin and I was very fortunate to be here. My curiosity got activated due some numerous locals told me that this waterfall has the most scenic vicinity, feels like in fantasy series but thinking to have little exaggeration. 

Upon arrival, the sound of swiftly flowing water heard at the entrance seems like attracting me to dip into the freezing water. The place is developed as Park by the local government with the goal of providing livelihood the local communities and boosting sustainable eco-tourism; very efficient without sacrificing the natural beauty of the environment. A tangible trail for walk embellish with flowers as the road is getting deeper towards the falls viewpoint. 

Katibawasan Falls stands 250 feet tall, with the amazing appearance of water flowing from the entrance plunge to the 70 meters natural pool alike. The rock formations are incredible as expected while the orchids, wild ferns, trees and flora, and fauna made an eye-catching background of the surrounding.  The pool alike streaming with the icy-water is so refreshing, a perfect antidote for those who want to get over from the city strains.  No wonder why every tourist frightens to the mystical beauty of Katibwasan Falls, it truly a wonder of Camiguin. 

Camiguin is an Island province in Northern Mindanao, located in between Bohol Province (Bohol Sea), Misamis Oriental and Lanao Del Norte. Also known as the Island Born of Fire where the Mt. Hibok Hibok is the active volcano. Camiguin is a perfect island to visit in short holidays and the best place to recharge. 

Entrance Fee
Regular Rates                                           - Php 30 pesos
Senior Citizen/ person with a disability   - Php 24 pesos
Children 10 years below                          - Php 15 pesos
Strictly No smoking policy Implemented

Book a flight from the major airport in the country bound for Laguindingan Airport (CGY). From there, catch up a Van at the terminal along Arrival Area bound for Cagayan De Oro City, then, Get off to Agora Bus Terminal. 

At Cagayan De Oro City (Agora Bus Terminal)
Get on to another Bus bound for Gingoog City, Butuan City or Surigao City, then, Get off to Balingoan Bus Terminal. Take a short walk going to the ferry station going to Camiguin Island. Buy a ticket at the ferry terminal counter (ticket is no available for online purchase). 

At Camiguin Island
The best way of transportation in the Island is by Motorcycle and Multicab; plenty of them passing through the port when the ferry is docked. You can hire a motorcycle as well to tour the Island. 

You may also book a connecting flight from the Airport near you: (your Airport) - Manila/Cebu - Camiguin. 

LAND TRAVEL (Mindanao)
  • From Davao City - catch up a Non-stop Bus at the Ecoland Overland Terminal bound for Cagayan De Oro City (Travel time - 8 hours). 
  • From Butuan City - catch up a Bus at Butuan Grand Terminal bound for Cagayan De Oro City, then get off to Balingoan Bus Terminal (4 hours bus ride).
  • From Surigao City - catch Up a Non-stop Bus at Surigao City Terminal going to Cagayan De Oro City, then get off to Balingoan Bus Terminal.
  • From Zamboanga City - catch up a Non-stop Bus  at the Ecoland Overland Terminal bound for Cagayan De Oro City (Travel time - 16 hours) 
HINT: If you're from Surigao City and Butuan City,  Balingoan will be reached before the Cagayan De Oro City.

  • Schedule of ferry trip also available from Cebu City and Jagna in Island


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