The Ultimate Camiguin Itinerary for your Traveling Needs
When In Manila, and dreaming of another place to visit, know that the average cost of airfare to or from Camiguin from a major Philippine airport is approximately 500 Pesos. Here is my hardwork, research and connection on the MOST ideal and out of the ordinary itinerary laid out for you.
The Ultimate Camiguin Itinerary
Fly in via Cebu Pacific.
Flights are only once a day and on M/W/F/Sun around 6AM from Cebu.
Take a tricycle or van.
To Enigmata Ecolodge and Sculpture Garden.
Have breakfast at Enigmata.
Call ahead and request for this or ask the lodge to suggest a good breakfast place.
Stay in this massive treehouse bed and breakfast/hotel/habitat and take one of their classes; Painting, Sculpture, Theatre, Yoga… Or talk to Ros the owner and exchange stories of your travels.
Lunch at Enigmata
(or ask lodge ahead for suggestions)
Dive at Burias Shoal
A clear spot/reef right smack in the middle of the deep blue ocean that looks like it came right out of a scene from The Life Of Pi.
Snorkel at the Sunken Cemetery
(If you don’t have a diving certification yet.)
Dinner at Enigmata
Rent the Kitchen in the Sculpture garden and grill your own fresh fish (you will need to buy fish at the market ahead of time, though; otherwise, you will have to ask lodge to help you arrange this).
Dance Ritual/Labyrinth Walk at Enigmata with Ros
That’s all I’ll say. The rest is up to the experience.
Breakfast at Enigmata
(Or ask for othersuggestions.)
Snorkel at Clam Farm
This is best done during a sunny day, so you can see fields of giant clams open underwater. Do NOT step on these darlings, though… They snap and and can amputate an extremity when pissed off.
Trek to Mt. Hibok Hibok.
If you’re tired of being underwater, try visiting this active volcano that wiped out entire villages back in 1951. Start at 6AM and have the lodge help you with transportation. A roundtrip with a van round costs PHP500 to Php1000, while a guide costs around PHP1500. Always go with the guide if you want to be safe, though, and avoid rainy and slippery days. Duh!
Sneak a trip to Phivolcs the day before to learn about how their volcanologists monitor the activity of the volcano, too. They aren’t expectingeruption anytime soon, so climb it while you can :)
Lunch Late/Afternoon Snack at Dreamland Resort
Meet Ivan. This young business tycoon sparks inspiration and drive to all who encounter him. On top of it, he’s a culinary wizard, so ask him to show you his resort right off White Island. Reserve dinner for later and you can consider spending the night here, too, if you want the comfort of the AC and the amenities of a hotel. While you’re at it, ask him how old he is.
See White Island and Watch The Sunset.
Enter via Dreamland Resort and consider bringing a GoPro to time-lapse the sunset. This place is one of the few perfect beach spots in the Philippines where you can actually see the sun hit the water as it sets to morph the sky bright pink. Very low key activity great after trekking that volcano called Hibok Hibok.
Dinner at Dreamland
(or ask for other suggestions)
Leave for the airport.
Ask the lodge or hotel staff to assist with transportation.
Take a plane to Cebu.
Other Things/Places To Check Out
PhiVolcs Volcano headquarters
Maestrado Tablea Factory
Lanzones (October Only)
When In Manila, contact the following to help you out with a Camiguin itinerary:
Enigmata – Ros at Camiguinecolodge.org
Dreamland – Ivan at Dreamlandbeachresort.com
Shana – Shana at Shanadagny.com