New Year Escapade at Camiguin Island

This is the first time in my life that I spent New Year outside Davao City with my family. Thanks to our friend Mercy and Ruel-whose hometown is Camiguin Island. I already visited Camiguin Island for so many times but this experience was the best because we had lots of adventures and pictures. We were able to see how the locality celebrated their New Year and experienced fireworks.

At night you will be able to see various decorations that were left during the Christmas Season. There are many Christmas lights on the street as if they are into a competition on what barangay has the most lights and beautiful decoration.

During our 4 days and 3 nights at Catarman, Camiguin Island, we visited various tourist spots like the famous White Island…

The White Island is known to frequently change its shape everytime the tide changes its course. At this time the shape of the Island is crescent. Other times its circle, letter C or letter I. From White Island, you can see the beautiful view of the Old Vulcan and Mt. Hibok-hibok. Since White Island has very clear water, snorkeling and scuba diving is very ideal. The best time to visit the White Island is from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. where the sun is still good for sunbathing.

Next stop is Bura Soda Pool…

Cool bubbles in cool water

Bura Soda Pool has 2 pools in the middle of the garden resort. The smaller one is for kids and the bigger one is for adults and is good for swimming. The pool is cold and sparkling like a champagne because there are bubbles emitted in the middle of the pool.

The last stop for our 1st day tour was Sto. Niño Cold Spring…

Sto. Niño Cold Spring is a very very very cold spring that’s why this is the most popular place to stay during summer time for local tourists. It has a restaurant that offers variety of food like the Tinolang Bisayang Manok with Coconut Milk (yummy), a very good soup to warm your body. Outside the resort you can buy various souvenirs like key chains, figurines, shawls and t-shirts.

Our 2nd day was more relaxing since last night we partied all night as we welcome New Year with a blast. We only went to Ardent Hot Spring…

Ardent Hot Spring is known for its therapeutic effect in our body. It’s like a spa in the middle of nowhere. The hot water emitted by Mt. Hibok-hibok has a sulfur content. There are 6 pools to choose from based on your taste on warmth and depth.

After our restful stay at Ardent, we passed by the Old Volcano…

Here you will see the 14 Stations of the Way of the Cross. On the 14th station you will experience the scenery of the ocean as far as your eyes can see. Last 2007, during the Holy Week, my hubby and I were able to climb upto the 14th station. They said that if you were able to finish the 14 Stations, what you wish and ask for will come true…and it did!

Some places we just passed by were The Sunken Cemetery, The Old Gui-ob Church and The Lagoon.


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