Perhaps one of the more typical tour of the province, Old Camiguin Tour is basically a quick peek into the island’s famed historical landmarks. Without question, I would recommend this tour for first timers in this island, right on their first day. Why?
This tour gives you an idea how did this island came into existence- island born out of and on few occasions, ravage by volcanoes. It also gives you a glimpse of the hispanic (through christianity) influence of the island and its people distinctly evident up to the present times. I suggest you grab a copy of ”tourist map of Camiguin” your accommodations (resort/hotel) will offer you . Or if your the more ob-c type like me, make a google map of places you wanted to go.
This tour is relatively relaxed and is mostly a photo travel shoot of the old camiguin. A service vehicle of your own like a car, van or bus for larger groups would be the most comfy ride to do this “day tour”. If you’re tight on budget and prefers a different kind of tour around Camiguin, hire a motorela (rela and its driver /guide for Phph 1,200/day) or rent a mountain bike (Php 500.00/24 hour). Casual tour clothes would suffice and don’t forget, your camera.If you’re there for photo ops with the old landmarks as backdrop, please dress accordingly. I’m no fashion police but hey, those really short shorts and skimpy bikinis don’t really blend well with let say, the Old Ruins?
Grab a mexican hat and sunglasses instead and you’re good to go. See these photos and you’ll know what Im ranting about.
There you go! The old camiguin in a day’s tour!
- Old Mambajao Town Hall
- Walk way to the Old Volcano
- Sunken Cemetery and The Big White Cross Marker above it
- Gui-ob Church Ruins
- Sto Rosario Church
- Guinsiliban Pier
- Moro-Moro Watch Tower Ruins
- Tanguines Lagoon