Mantigue Island and Marine Sanctuary Mahinog, Camiguin Camiguin has become almost synonymous to White Sand, the tiny sandbar off the coast of the town of Mambajao. But on the other side of the province exists a real island with white sandy beach amid the rich turquoise waters – Mantigue Island. Mantigue Island, also known as Magsaysay Island, is a just a small one with a land area of just about four hectares. It is dotted with mangroves and vegetation on the center and surrounded with…Continue Reading “Mantigue Island: Camiguin’s Little Jewel”
It took us two failed attempts in the past two months before finally getting to Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort in Balingoan, Misamis Oriental. Three years have passed since we last dive there, so imagine how our excitement built up. Thankfully, the third one is a charm! All the universe finally connived to bring us there on our third try. Mantangale for me feels like home, it is home! And as if sea turtles going back to their abode after detaching for so long, Ate Cludia…Continue Reading “Scuba Diving in Mantigue Island: Revisiting Underwater Home”
That is the big question! But understand that the Philippines is an archipelagic country with different climatic types due to differences in geography and distances between the islands, so it is possible that it is raining hard in Manila and yet it is sunny and blue sky in Boracay. So forget about the weather! After all, there are other reasons why one place is best visited on specific month.
The Philippines, being an archipelagic country surrounded by various bodies of water, is home to a diverse and vivid underwater word. In fact, our entire country lies in Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity. With the Philippines on its core, we are on the center of world’s marine biodiversity.
In the Philippines, solo traveling is still generally regarded as weird and different. However, more and more destinations are starting to embrace the idea and beginning to build the facilities for solo travelers. But solo traveling is not only about the available facilities but more importantly about the place. There are places that are really conducive for self appreciation and ideal for personal reflection, where you can go solo without feeling so alone, where you can wander on your own without emptying your pockets.
Contrary to common impression, the main island of Camiguin has no white sand beach. The island is an outcome of series of volcanic eruptions long time ago that volcanic rocks and sand make up its coast. The picture of the white beach we usually see in postcards is the White Sandbar northwest of the island, approximately fifteen minutes by boat. Situated off the coast of the town of Mambajao, northwest of mainland Camiguin, the uninhabited White Sandbar offers imposing beauty with its white sand, surrounding emerald and blue…Continue Reading “The White Sandbar of Camiguin”