Camiguin

Old Church Ruins in Camiguin

The Old Church Ruins is located in Bonbon Catarman in Camiguin Island. Also known as Gui-ob Church, it was destroyed and partly submerged by volcanic debris during the eruption and formation of Mt. Vulcan from 1871 to 1875. The ruins of the church, bell tower  and the sunken cemetery remains of the old town.

Old Church Ruins Camiguin

Old Church Ruins Camiguin

 

Old Church Ruins Camiguin

Old Church Ruins Camiguin

 

Old Church Ruins Camiguin

Old Church Ruins Camiguin

 

Old Church Ruins Camiguin

Old Church Ruins Camiguin

 

 

How to get to Old Church Ruins in Camiguin?

From Benoni port Camiguin, one can hire a motorcycle, multicab or a van. It is much convenient if you consign your vehicle for the whole duration of your stay in Camiguin. For our 2 day- 1 night stay in Camiguin, we paid 800php for the motorcycle rent (accommodates 2 poeple), that included the stops to tourist spots like cold and hot springs, then back to Benoni port the next day.

 

 

Sunken Cemetery Camiguin

During the birth of Mt. Vulcan in 1871, it kept erupting lava into the sea, destroying the town of Catarman and putting portion of the town underwater, including the town’s cemetery which today is one of Camiguin’s famous stops for tourists.

Sunken Cemetery Camiguin

Sunken Cemetery Camiguin

Sunken Cemetery Camiguin

Sunken Cemetery Camiguin

 

Corals are growing now at the once graveyard of the town’s people remains, now home to some colorful tropical fishes.

Sunken Cemetery Camiguin

Sunken Cemetery Camiguin

 

Sunken Cemetery Camiguin

Sunken Cemetery Camiguin

 How to get to Sunken Cemetery Camiguin?

From Benoni port Camiguin, one can hire a motorcycle, multicab or a van. It is much convenient if you consign your vehicle for the whole duration of your stay in Camiguin. For our 2 day- 1 night stay in Camiguin, we paid 800php for the motorcycle rent (accommodates 2 poeple), that included the stops to tourist spots like cold and hot springs, then back to Benoni port the next day.

Boat ride to the cross and part of the sunken cemetery is at 50php per person.

White Island Camiguin

A sandbar just about a kilometer/ 10 minute banka (boat) ride  from Mambajao  is White Island Camiguin. The horseshoe shaped island is composed solely of white sands but the tide constantly  reshapes its exact form.

White Island Camiguin

White Island Camiguin

 

White Island Camiguin

White Island Camiguin

 

White Island Camiguin

White Island Camiguin

The whole stretch of Mt. Hibok-hibok and Mt. Vulcan forming a silhouette of a pregnant women is unobstructed and can be clearly seen from the island.

There are stalls selling sodas, water and snacks in the island. Beach mats, beach umbrellas and tables for rent are also available at the island.

White Island Camiguin

White Island Camiguin

 

How to get to White Island Camiguin?

From Mambajao Camiguin wharf, you can hire a banka/boat for around 400php roundtrip for the entire boat. From our experience, it was cheaper that we booked the boat through the inn we were checked in at than the price they were offering  at the wharf (special price of 200php). But if the inn,resort or hotel is asking for more than 400 bucks for the boat, better book your boat at the wharf. 🙂 Plus a fee of 20php per person to go to the island.

Life vests and snorkel sets are for rent priced at 100php for both at the wharf.

White Island Camiguin

White Island Camiguin

 

Blogged by: Andrew “Doyzkie” Buenaviaje