Paradise and a Bit of Adventure in Camiguin, Philippines

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Since I started living in Hong Kong, I now feel like I am able to see this city less as a foreigner but more as a local. However, as time passed by, my eyes got a bit tired from the skyscrapers, and I wanted to a more peaceful change of scenery. Planning to break free from work and the city, I eventually booked my flight tickets to this little piece of paradise called Camiguin.

What would you do to reach paradise on Earth? Maybe spend a lot of hours of traveling, just like me!

Going to Camiguin Island in the Philippines took us quite a while. After 3 hours from Hong Kong to Cebu, around an hour from Cebu to Cagayan de Oro, and finally, about 2 hours on a ferry from Cagayan de Oro to reach Camiguin, I believe we really deserved to enjoy this paradise island! And enjoy we did!

Indeed, this tiny island counts not less than several waterfalls, hot and cold springs, and volcanoes that you can visit!

And the best thing about this island is its delightful beaches with absolutely no crowds!

On the island, you will mainly find dark sand beaches.

If you want to watch a beautiful sunset, go to White Islet, where the sand is pure white and the water crystal clear! But please don’t go during the day as there is absolutely no shade — most people who come back from a day spent on White Islet are literally lobster red!

Also take the chance to rent a motorbike and drive around the island. Along the way, you will see beautiful ricefields and nice sceneries, and encounter some locals with their jeepneys.

Chill out and bathe in the hot or cold springs of the island.

If you like snorkeling, don’t miss the Giant Clams Nursery in Cantaan! Some of the giant clams are more than one meter high!

And if you are adventurous enough, be sure not to miss a day on Mount Hibok-Hibok, which is classified as an active volcano! And of course take the time to check the various waterfalls on the island!

See you there someday, maybe!

written by jkhounlivong on 2013-03-12 in #world #locations #chill-out #paradise #beach #select-type-of-location #asia #escape-from-the-city #camiguin #philippines #locations #lomography #adventure

2 Comments

  1. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    Sounds like a nice place, and your photos are very good.

  2. jkhounlivong
    jkhounlivong ·

    Thank you for this feedback!
    :)

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