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Camiguin is almost beyond description. A small island of verdant forests, volcanic grandeur, magnificent waterfalls, natural springs, impressive beaches and rich maritime resources.

Camiguin is a small exotic island which lies 10 kilometers off the coast of Misamis Oriental. Camiguin Island is said to be "Born of Fire" because it has seven volcanoes in the island, something which is unheard of anywhere else in Southeast Asia . Volcanic eruptions have created this enchanting island full of natural wonders and historical treasures.

The Department of Tourism has identified Camiguin as one of the top 25 tourist destinations in the Philippines , and No. 7 diving spot in the world. Camiguin is almost beyond description. It is a small island of verdant forests, volcanic grandeur, magnificent waterfalls, ceaseless hot and cold natural springs, impressive beaches, rich maritime resources, unruffled lifestyle and a glorious past. The fact is, Camiguin is best experienced than described. Camiguin is one of the Philippines 's most beautiful islands - a glorious paradise.

Camiguin generally has good weather with seasonal rain showers complementing its fresh environment. Fine weather is guaranteed from April to June, while the coolest is from November to January.

Camiguin is one and a half hours from Cagayan de Oro City to Balingoan, Misamis Oriental. You can take any of the hourly scheduled ferries across Mindanao Sea , which dock in either ports of Guinsiliban or Benoni. There is a regular sea and air transportation from Cebu to Camiguin and vice versa.

The people of Camiguin like most Filipinos are friendly, fun-loving, and very hospitable. They are hardworking. The main source of livelihood is fishing and farming. Coconut is a major source of income for the island. Other products are lanzones, mangoes, abaca, rice, and other fruit trees. Cebuano is the main language while a few speak Kinamiguin, an ancient dialect. Nearly everyone speaks English.

Come to Camiguin and you are assured that you will be enticed to come again and come again.


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