Every chance of long weekends, my family and I are always on the road for adventure. Last November, we went to Camiguin Island to spend short vacay away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

CAMIGUIN is the second smallest province of the Philippines in terms of land area and population. We toured around the island in less than an hour, so that’s how small it is. The provincial capital is Mambajao, where our barge docked upon arrival. Mambajao is the province’ largest municipality both in area and population.

Approaching the island
At the Mambajao Pier

We arrived at around 1:30pm in the afternoon from 2 hours of travel time by land all the way from Dahilayan Forest Park (since we also made a stop over before heading to the island), 2hours of waiting in line at the pier and 1 hour of sea travel by barge.

And of course, staff from Paras Beach Resort prepared their welcome drinks for us. 😉


With my parents, brother, and uncle


We wasted no time and headed to the famous hot springs the island is known for. Did I mention that the island has 7 active volcanoes? YES. All seven were active, last time I check when we went there. Can you imagine what would happen if they all blew up while you’re on the island? I personally didn’t like the thought of that happening.

I’m sharing with you some of the photos from the island tour on our 1st day 🙂


Ardent Hot Spring





stayed at the back of the truck for fresh air while on tour around the island.








Can you see the waterfall?

It looks like a flowing water from the faucet. Or should I say, I just had a different expectation for Katibawasan Falls? Nevertheless, it was still a sight to see.

After a tour around the island and short pitstops, we headed back to the resort for a refreshing shower.I also had the time to stroll around the resort, met other tourists and clicked on the shutters of my camera as I the sun sets.


beautiful sunset. ❤



Of course, I have to be in the picture right? LOL

We had dinner in a nearby restaurant for some seafood. Glad to say the place was owned by a foreigner. Which means that, he considered the island as his home already. 🙂



On the second day of our short vacay, we went to the sandbar just fronting our hotel/resort. We went early so we can enjoy the warmth of sunrise and roll over the white sands.


on the way to the sandbar that takes about 5-minute boat ride.


looking for a place to setup for a pinic


A travel won’t be complete without a failed jump shot 😛


Here’s a picture perfect view of my mom and Mt. Hibok-hibok


After 2 hours, when the sun was up and shining we decided to pack-up.
can’t open the eyes wide open anymore. too sunny!


on our way back to the resort.


the boat was so small that even my short legs don’t have enough leg room.

We headed back to the resort for refreshing drinks and sumptuous meal. Spent the rest of the day lounging by the poolside as the sun set.


On the next day, we visited old churches and other scenic places before we hit the road back home.



behind us is the sunken cemetery.



Thank you for taking the time to read my journey to Camiguin. If you have any inquiries regarding the travel details feel free to leave your comments. Enjoy! 🙂









One Comment Add yours

  1. Beautiful Camiguin. One should try the panaad..

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