Why Camiguin Island should be on your travel list now

Camiguin now open to visitors.

The pearl-shaped Island Born of Fire and the "land of lanzones," Camiguin Island may be one of the Philippines' smallest provinces, second to Batanes, but it's packed with natural and historic wonders travel dreams are made of. 

Embraced with more than 66 kilometers of gleaming white-sand shoreline, plus islets of similar nature, makes Camiguin one of the sought-after beach destinations in the country. Going beyond the blue and white of the island's fringes, the verdant interior is as great as a diving spot for historic spots.

Camiguin's geographic location in the Bohol Sea makes it the gateway of Visayas to Mindanao and vice-versa. Hop on a plane from Manila or Cebu or take the ferry ride from Balingoan Port two hours from Cagayan de Oro and satisfy your craving for the sweetest lanzones (October the Lanzones Festival) or when temperature soars and the need to dip in cool sea water arises. 

"Open na Cami!" Opening the gates after two years of requisite closure, the call of Camiguin Island is loud and clear. But Camiguin says, "don't let your masks down yet" as they still practice minimum health protocols even with the travel restrictions relaxing.

Meet Lanz, Camiguin's mascot

Clean Camiguin woos Davao markets.

Recently, the Province of Camiguin hosted a product presentation on its Clean Camiguin tourism campaign for travel trade, corporate, and media establishments based in the Davao region  Seda Abreeza Hotel Davao.

Davao gets to know what Camiguin has to offer

"We are very excited to announce that the Island of Camiguin is now open to receive guests and ready to provide excellent and memorable experiences post pandemic." said Camiguin Provincial Tourism Officer Candice Borromeo - Dael.

Promoting Camiguin beyond its famed coastline, Art Boncato, Camiguin tourism consultant, & Candice Borromeo-Dael, Camiguin Provincial Tourism Officer

The product presentation shared the latest information on current alert level entry protocols, accommodation, connectivity, tourist site enhancement, festivals and events, and things to do in the island to around 60 establishments. The updates were aligned with the island's major push for responsible tourism. 

Art Boncato presenting the many facets of Camiguin 

"Our Governor JJ Romualdo is leaving no stones unturned to ensure that tourism plays a leadership role in sustainable local economic recovery efforts ." Borromeo-Dael added. 

More updates on Camiguin can be accessed at www.visitcamiguin.ph and Camiguin Tourism Office on social media platforms. (with PR)

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.

(For me, Camiguin has the best tourism ad by far)