Camiguin is a small island province of the Philippines.
Camiguin Island is divided into 5 regions:
- Mambajao: the most populated area and home to the majority of tourist accommodations.
- Catarman: the second most populated region of Camiguin. Catarman shares the west coast with Mambajao.
- Sagay: home to springs and waterfalls.
- Guinsiliban: at the southern tip of the island, Guinsiliban has some beautiful views of fields and mountains.
- Mahinog: seafood capital of the island.
Mambajao is the capital of Camiguin, and Catarman is the second largest town on the island.
 Other destinations
The island of Bohol is just a small ferry ride away.
This island is definitely off the beaten track for travelers. It is a real gem and feels extremely safe compared to its neighboring islands.
English, Visayan languages (or Bisayan languages) of the Philippines, along with Tagalog.
 Get in
The ports in Camiguin are located in Guinsiliban, Benoni and Balbagon. There is also an airport located west of Mambajao. There are ferries from Cagayan de Oro, Balingoan (15 daily, 75 min), Misamis Oriental, Cebu City and from Jagna in Bohol. Slow ferries from Jagna to Camiguin leave at 1330 everyday during peak season and at 1330 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during low season. There are 5 weekly flights to Cebu or Tagbilaran.
 Get around
Ask your hotel/hostel for information about renting motorcycles. Expect an informal process. Usually 300-500pesos/day. There are several gas stations around the island, along the main road.
Take a jeepney around the island. A jeepney within Mambahao, from your hotel to town, costs 8-10P.
RENT multicab to tour around the island ( www.camiguintransport.blogspot.com). The mulitcab from Mambajao town to Benoni Pier costs 25P.
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The island of Camiguin is part of the Northern Mindanao earthquake epicenter. It is basically volcanic in origin and is entirely made up of deposits attributed to its volcanoes.
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There is a good fire oven pizza place around the Agohay beach.
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 Get out
The main pier serving ferries leaving Camiguin is Benoni Pier. A multicap from Mambajao city to Benoni costs 25P.
To/from Mindanao: Benoni Pier has excellent ferry connections to Balingoan on Mindanao. From Benoni Pier, ferries depart from 4am to 6pm, leaving every 30-45 minutes. There are a total of 21 ferries, alternating fast/slow boats. Ferries from Balingoan on Mindanao travel to Benoni from 5:15am until 5pm. The slow ferry costs 170P. The ferries run every day, including Sunday.
To/from Bohol: Goldenbridge Shipping Inc (032-420-5467, 032-420-5468) and Ocean Jet (032-255-7560; 032-255-0115) operate a few ferries per week from Benoni Pier to Jagna on Bohol at 10:30am, the journey takes 2.5 hours. From Jagna to Camiguin, there is a ferry at 1:30pm, several times per week. The cost is 350P and the journey takes 2 hours. It is best to call and confirm what days the ferries are going. Note that ferries from Bohol arrive into Mambajao, not Benoni. As of May 2013, there is no longer a fast ferry service to/from Bohol.