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Adventures in Camiguin, Philippines

Camiguin is located in the northern tip of the southern island Mindinao.  Unfortunately this island has a bad name due to many muslims that reside there.  On the otherhand, many will find this location one of the most beautiful in the Philippines.  There are lots of beautiful resorts, great food, and friendly people.

Trike

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Trikes are a common form of transportation in the Philippines.  Each area has one slightly different.  If you go to an area that has more hills, the trikes are more angled like a wheelie.  Some are larger like this one and others just hold about two people inside (which they often squeeze in more people to make costs cheaper).  If you want to travel like a local, be sure to take a Trike like this one or a Jeepney.

 

 

Philippine Banka

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In order to get to the white island, you must take a ride in a Banka. There is no other way to get to this wonderful island. Banka rides are fun and enjoyable. There are people on the beach there who sell you the lifejackets, however, Bankas are considered one of the safest boats to travel in.

White Island

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Camiguin is known for their white island. The island is made up of white sand, however, when looking at it, it looks as if it is made of white coral. It is not very soft to walk in, but the view is breathless and the water is clear and refreshing.  They event have people who sell food on the beach if you get hungry.  Be sure to try some of the fresh sea urchins!

Ardent Hot Springs

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When you end your day at the white island, this is a great place to relax and let go of all your worries. There are hot and cold springs in this location. It is beautifully landscaped with manmade waterfalls and nets to prevent debris from above going in to the clear drinkable water.  This is very cheap to get in, only costing about 30 pesos which is less than a US dollar.

Katibawasan Falls

This waterfall is beautiful, however, there are so many waterfalls in the Philippines that are breathtaking.  If you have time, I would at least check this fall out.

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