Camiguin Itinerary – 3 Perfect Days On Camiguin The Philippines

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This guide features a detailed 3 day Camiguin itinerary. You’ll have the information you need for a perfectly balanced holiday in Camiguin including where to stay in Camiguin and things to do in Camiguin.

Camiguin is a small island southeast of Bohol in the Philippines. It doesn’t get a lot of Western tourists but has a disproportionate number of restaurants serving exceptional food. We have found Camiguin an ideal destination to relax and though in 3 days you will be able to cover the best tourist spots you might want to extend your stay and take it slow.

A woman standing looking at the ocean overlooking a pool
Bintana Sa Paraiso

Want to know where to stay in Camiguin?

The top 3 places in to stay in Camiguin are Nouveau Resort for it’s luxury accommodation.

Bintana Sa Paraiso is a pretty awesome accommodation on a cliff facing the ocean and with a Santorini inspired design.

And Happy Coconut Camiguin because of it’s hip style huts and clean and affordable options.

Now let’s dive into your 3-day Camiguin itinerary.

Day 1 on Camiguin

Our preferred activity must be cruising around islands on a scooter, exploring at our own pace and stopping at different tourist spots. 

For day 1 get on your bike and go round the island along the ring road stopping at different spots along the way. 

>>Check Camguin’s beaches and viewpoints guide for the location of 2 viewpoints we discovered while cruising across the island.

Get an early start and head to The Walkway to the Old Volcano and take in the amazing views overlooking Camiguin’s jungle and the sea. Then move on to the Sunken Cemetery and after make a short stop at the Old Spanish Church Ruins.

the amazing view from the top of the Walkway to the Old Volcano overlooking the jungle and sea

Depending on where to stop for lunch, add either Katibawasan or Tuasan Waterfalls to your list of things to do on your first day on Camiguin. And for sunset head to a sunset lounge in the tourist area of Mambajao.

>>Check full guides to Katibawasan and Tuasan Waterfalls.

Day 2 on Camiguin

Start off Day 2 with Camiguin’s iconic tourist spot, White Island

We suggest to head to the White Island Ferry Terminal early morning and on our visit we were already on the boat to the island at 5:30 am. For some time you might be lucky to have this little paradise all to yourself. 

Depending on how long you stay on the island, make your way to Kurma Eco Beach Lodge which is only a 2 minutes’ drive from the ferry terminal for a healthy and tasty breakfast or lunch. And after head to the other waterfall for a refreshing dip in the pool.

>>Check this guide featuring the 7 best restaurants in Camiguin.

Next on your list of things to do for Day 2 on Camiguin is the Giant Clams Sanctuary. The entrance fee is 50 Pesos (€0.90) and includes a short and interesting tour that covers the sanctuary’s breeding efforts and also swimming at the nearby white sand beach. For an additional fee of 150 Pesos (€2.70) you can add snorkeling over the giant clams. On our visit which was in early March, the sea was quite wavy and we skipped the snorkeling.

Clams bred at the Giant Clams Sanctuary aquarium in Camiguin

The Philippines is well known for its amazing sunsets and therefore there is no better way to end the day by heading to a lounge in Mambajao for sundown. Grab a beer and relax and enjoy this magical moment as the sun slowly disappears into the horizon.

Day 3 of Camiguin Itinerary

For Day 3 we have included two options with the first being a boat trip to Mantigue Island. And Option 2 is hiking Mount Hibok Hibok which is an active volcano on Camiguin.

To get to Mantigue island head to the municipality of Mahinog and get the 600 Pesos (€10.69) boat to the island. The island’s highlight is its crystal clear water so once on the island grab your snorkeling gear and dive in.

Getting to the top of Mount Hibok Hibok is physically challenging and having a guide is compulsory. We skipped this activity and since it was our last destination in our 1 year long trip we preferred more relaxing activities. And we couldn’t have picked a better destination than Camiguin.

If you’re the adventurous type and interested in hiking Mount Hibok Hibok, do check Tripadvisor reviews and this blog post

And to end Day 3 add a visit to one of Camiguin’s pools. We visited Ardent Hot Springs but do not be misled by the name as the pools were at best warmish. You might want to visit the Soda Water Pool or Sto Nino Cold Spring instead.

Camiguin Map

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Although relatively small in size Camiguin offers a variety of options for things to do and tourist spots. So if you’re planning a trip to the Philippines and visiting the island of Bohol, consider taking the 3 hours boat trip and add Camiguin to your itinerary.

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