Beach. White sand. Summer breeze. These, among others, are the things that cross my mind when I hear the word “summer”. And now that it is officially here, let me take you to one of the places I’ve been — which I consider one of my favorites during summer. La Isla, Camiguin!
Some spots you wanna spend hour at:
- Take a morning splash at the Camiguin White Island.
This generally horseshoe-shaped island attracts thousands of tourists every year. This island has no trees nor blades of grass, purely white sand amidst the deep blue sea. People usually visit the island before sunrise or before the tide gets high.
- Sunken Cemetery
Since my grandma was a local of Camiguin, she used to tell us that Mt. Hibok-hibok’s eruption caused the cemetery to sunk. On one of my travels to Camiguin, I went to visit the Sunken Cemetery, and true to my grandma’s words, I saw the graveyard scenery myself.
- Mantigue Island
Contrary to the White island, Mantigue island has that so-called forest-like atmosphere. Feel like shooting in a forest-like-setting where you get to walk on a leaf-carpeted path? Well, Mantigue island is the place to be. The island is clean, the forest is green, and the air fresh.
4. Giant Clams Sanctuary
A short side-trip to observe a couple of live giant clams is a good idea especially for tourists who loves nature from the deep. For only P 25.00 (Sanctuary’s entrance fee), you get to see these clams up-close. Also, diving gears (snorkeling or goggles) are available for rent for only P 150.00.
5. Old Church Ruins
This 16th century old church is one of the places in Camiguin that I love to visit and re-visit over and over again. Guiob Cgurch ruins is located in Catarman, Camiguin. This church was one among those destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Hibok-Hibok in the early 1800’s.
HERE are some pictures I took during my travel to the island..