Camiguin Island off Mindanao in southern Philippines deserves a listing of its own as this is one island that features almost all the prime destinations and attractions that a traveller would wish for– white beaches, volcanoes, the sweetest lanzones in the country, ancestral houses, waterfalls, hot springs…Camiguin has it.
The island itself has seven volcanoes with the 1,250-meter Mt. Hibok-Hibok being the most popular and the only active volcano in the island. Dubbed as the ‘Garden of Eden,” Camiguin boasts some of the Philippines’s most beautiful beaches. A favorite sandy beach is Agohay Beach, located around seven kilometers from Agoho in Mambajao.
Lanzones is a top-selling produce of Camiguin with the island staging in October the annual two-day Lanzones Festival, a grand display of agricultural products, ending with a grand parade of the lanzones. The island has numerous waterfalls, Katibawasan Falls being one of the most famous and accessible, with a 160-meter drop of a slender stream of water. A shallow basin with its icy cold water is surrounded by a primeval tableaux of wild ferns, trees and giant boulders.
Mabuhay ang Camiguin!