Island Born of Fire
White Island, Walkway to the Old Volcano/Stations of the Cross, Sunken Cementery and Katibawasan Falls.
We were the ones who chose those places since we appreciate much our resort we cannot take any chance of being away from it, hehehe kidding! You'll know why we only ended up to those places.
1. White Island
We went to the island first thing in the morning, we asked kuya Nap topick us up at around 5:30am so that we can watch the sunrise. Unfortunately, we overslept. When I mean we this includes our driver Kuya Nap!
We were taken to the jump off point where we have to pay a small boat (420.00/boat/6pax). Good thing is that the rates of each boat is fixed, you don't need to haggle and use your math skills that early.
It is only a 5-7min pumpboat ride to the island and you can even see it from the jump-off point. Plus you will instantly know if the island is crowded because the sand is white and the people are black, from afar. The water is sooo clear that it made me want to jump off the boat.
White island is a natural sandbar which the sea reclaims when it is high tide. We were there from 7-10am basking under the little sun, soft tides and white sand. We played Judo in the sand, mind games in the sea and "if you don't have a boyfriend right now who would your boyfriend be" kind of game.
We explored both ends and sides of the sandbar and figured out that the mountain looks like a girl on her side lying. We also tried the sea urchin, it's 3 for 50.00. they told me that it's just like oysters but knowing that I have seafood allergy and I don't have my med with me so I bailed out.
Aside form the activities above there is nothing much you can do in the sand bar, what you see is what you get but it is the best part of our day tour :)
Since we're done with chilling out, we decided to proceed with the next ourist attaction in Camiguin. The walkway. Now, we are not that interested in the volcano or something. We were actually there for the Station of the Cross. We started our ascend around 10:30 am. We have the goal of reaching the 14th station, in which we did not know includes hiking skills.
The stations were placed in the mountain and they just created a path to walk. We made several stops along the way since some parts (MOST PARTS!) were steep and we did not have any stretching HAHAHHA..
All in all the ascend and descend took us about an hour and a half meaning we only have 3 hours left for the other places, that's when we decided to just skip all the springs and move on to the the most visited places.
3. Sunken cementery
We only spent around 3-5mins max in this place. Why? We were so tired with walking. Besides the only thing you could do here is take your picture with the cross as your backdrop. We shot just a few, then off we go. Oh wait we even laughed out loud with the group singing Aegis song while crossing the shore to the cross.
4. Katibawasan Falls
This is our last stop for the tour. Well we went first to Vjandep restaurant for our lunch since we are famished. The falls is just a few minutes away from our resort we decided to put this in our last leg. The entrance to the falls is 20.00 per head. The falls is high but the water where it drops is shallow. What makes this falls exceptional? The icy cold water that runs from it. It is true! But we managed to swim for a few minutes in that cold pool of water and cleanse ourselves from sand then off we go back to our resort.
It is a sun dried rootcrop then deep fried. The sweet coco jam syrup comes with this thin, crunchy, light and tasty desert.
It is also cheap and can brouhgt anywhere.
What a way to end our day tour!