No doubt an unseen destination in the Philippines, Camiguin is one of the those places in the country that hasn't changed for many decades. Though more and more local tourists choose to spend their holiday here as well as international travelers looking for those off-the-beaten-path Philippine destination, Camiguin is still at its raw beauty. No airport, no taxis, or five-star hotels.
Known as the "Island of Fire," due to the number of volcanoes (it has the most number of volcanoes in a single small island), Camiguin is still a place for enjoying solitude; visiting uncrowded shores; communing with nature; and most of all, immersing yourself in local Filipino culture.
Its famous White Island is actually a sandbar, but a nice place to enjoy cool waters, soft sand, and a good view of mainland Camiguin. You can also swim in its springs -- both cold and hot. A great attraction is their Katibawasan Falls. Lastly, you cannot leave Camiguin without getting at least a glimpse of Sunken Cemetery.
As it's an off-the-beaten path destination, you cannot expect twenty-first-century amenities and facilities in Camiguin. The good thing, though, is that most of its attractions are accessible in terms of transportation. If you are a budget-conscious traveler, Camiguin is a good match. Their hotels offer affordable rates; if you want more savings, check out hostels in Camiguin.
Hostels in Camiguin are usually family owned and they will be happy to host throughout your stay. Service is more personal, giving you local tips on where to go and what to eat. As it's a place that's home to people living simple lives, you can ask a fisherman to give you fresh catch like squid and fish and have them cooked by your host. Staying in hostels in Camiguin is the best way to truly experience the island life -- you can't beat the fresh food, clean water, safe environment, and friendly people.
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