Camiguin Island is known as The Island of Seven Volcanoes. It is the second smallest province in the Philippines in both population and land area. Its capital is Mambajao, where we stayed for 2 fantastic days. The island of Camiguin is about an hour away from Balingoan Port in Cagayan de Oro. →Here’s how you can get to Camiguin Island from Cebu City and a recommended guest house for you and your company.←
There are a lot of must-see places in Camiguin as it is rich in both hot and cold springs, caves, craters, waterfalls and white sand beaches waiting to be explored. Since Camiguin is a volcanic island with four stratovolcanoes, it is expected that there are a couple of springs spread all over the island. Hot springs are located on the east side of Camiguin and in the west end of the island is where cold springs are. Forget your jeans, that baggy jacket, cotton shirts, and sneakers. When you’re in Camiguin, you can live with just your swimmers and flops. Whether you want to meet locals and learn their culture, meditate, do food trips, or simply laze around and relax by a picturesque beach, Camiguin Island has got you covered.
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Being a resident of Cebu City for almost 8 years, it’s surprising to some why my adventure to Camotes Island last September, 2016 was actually my first ever Camotes trip. Oh well, I can go on and on with the rationale behind it (and misfortunes in between) but, no, I’m not going to go that route. Since I’ve already set foot on the island, I’m not going to dwell on the whys anymore. Instead, let’s focus on the “how has it been”.
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Our trip to Mantayupan Falls in Barili would not be complete without having to do a side trip to other worthy destination in the municipality of Barili, Cebu. Make your roadtrip adventure extra memorable by visiting Sayaw Beach and its caves, AC Tilapia Fun Fishing and Farm and Molave Milk Station.
All roads lead to somewhere when you are in Barili, so here are other places you might want to consider dropping by. Read More »
Three traveling buddies went on a spur-of-the-moment daycation in Barili, a municipality located 38 miles (61 km) southwest of Cebu City. The word barili came from a local grass growing in the locality named “balili“. During the Spanish regime, most Spaniards find it hard to say balili, therefore it was later pronounced as Barili and that’s how the place got its name. One of Barili’s primary tourist attraction is the Mantayupan Falls.
Mantayupan Falls are located at in the eastern end of Carcar – Barili road connecting the national highway and known as the highest waterfalls in Cebu. Nestled right at the foot of Barili’s rugged mountains lies the two-tiered falls. The water is utilized for hydro electric power system to the locals and nearby barangays. The road to the falls is already concrete, slight developments and renovations are evident mainly for our convenience but the natural essence and unspoiled environment is still well kept. Read More »
Have you ever tried swimming with the friendly whale sharks of Oslob Cebu? If you haven’t, I suggest you plan your trip very soon and get fascinated by these gentle creatures of the sea whether you swim with them or simply watch from the boat.
You can visit the whale sharks at barangay Tan-awan, around 10 km away from the town of Oslob. Whale shark watching in Cebu started in 2011 and it grew popular all around the world especially after some viral posts on the internet in November of the same year.
A Whale Shark is a are slow-moving extant cetacean and is the largest fish in the world which inhabits all tropical and warm-temperate seas. In the Philippines, it is locally known as “tuki” or “butanding”. Their head is flattened with a wide mouth and its vast size resembles the whales from which its common name has been is derived. Read More »
Feast your eyes to the vibrant interior of Be Resort as you step in their hotel lobby. It is a stylish boutique resort in Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu-Lapu City. You will be greeted with leading-edge furniture and fixtures and colorful pastel hues that will give you a familiar sense of home.
BE is smaller compared to its neighboring resort-hotels. I love that it’s small and charming because I’m a sucker for a zen-cozy vibe type of place. I feel close to home and that is what Be is definitely giving to their guests. The interior inside is visually tranquil and the rooms bring contemporary comfort to every vacationer. Room rate starts at P4, 888+/night (rates may vary per season/promotion).
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White Island is a horseshoe-shaped sandbar about 20 minutes boat-ride away from Brgy Agoho (Brgy. Yumbing) in the northern shore of Mambajao. It is located 1.4 km (0.87 mi) off the volcanic island of Camiguin, Philippines.
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