Camiguin is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea, about ten kilometers off the northern coast of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao. It is the second-smallest province both in population and land area next only to Batanes. The capital of the province is Mambajao and it is a part of the Northern Mindanao region.
Among the Province's major products are coconut, cassava, banana, camote, palay, corn, fruits, coffee and vegetables. Camiguin's volcanic soil has proved to be a fertile ground for planting various crops. At present, the Provincial government is looking into an agricultural program that would increase the cultivation of fruit trees and vegetables in Camiguin. The Province is also among the best abaca fiber producers in the country. Camiguin is proud of its natural resources, which include sulfur deposits, geothermal energy, agricultural lands and fishing grounds.
The Camiguin culture is a mixture of both Boholano and Cebuano culture. It is very colorful and creative. The people are deeply religious, hospitable and friendly. Cebuano is the major dialect in the Province. However, in the towns of Sagay and Guinsiliban, where most of the indigenous tribes reside, the Kinamiguin dialect is still spoken. Kinamiguin is derived from the Manobo dialect with some mixture of Boholano.
As a natural paradise, the island is perhaps unmatched anywhere else in Southeast Asia. This exquisite island province of varied ecosystem stirs the imaginations and baffles the mind.
Camiguin boasts kilometers on untouched coastlines with swaying coconut trees and is dotted with hot and cold springs. Fine beaches offer sun-filled days of relaxation and the clear blue water, enchanting marine life and coral reefs beckon diving enthusiasts from all over the world. Get entranced by the beauty of nature as you trek the heights of Camiguin volcanoes, discover and explore unknown trails and caves, delight in the spray of majestic waterfalls, or simply be taken in by the panorama of fields and seas.
Camiguin Airport serves three Cebu Pacific flights a week to Cebu.
Most visitors fly in to Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental province, the gateway to Northern Mindanao. From the airport, a jeepney ride takes visitors to the Agora Bus Terminal located about 13.5 km (8.4 mi) in downtown Cagayan de Oro. Eastbound buses takes visitors to the port of Balingoan, Misamis Oriental in about two hours.
Ferries from Balingoanhas have two destinations in Camiguin. The closest is the Guinsiliban port for passengers which takes 45 minutes. The ferries to Benoni port takes about an hour and have more scheduled trips as it takes passengers closer to Mambajao. The time between trips varies during the day and starts from 4:00 am to 5:00 pm.
A daily catamaran plies the Cagayan de Oro-Camiguin route continuing to Tagbilaran City in Bohol province, and vice versa.
A ferry from Cebu travels to Camiguin once a week which takes about 12 hours.
There is also a ferry trip from the municipality of Jagna in Bohol to Camiguin
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