Provinces

Camiguin Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Camiguin is an island province in the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea, about 10 kilometres off the northern coast of Mindanao. Its capital is Mambajao. Aptly called as an “Island Born of Fire,” this island has seven volcanoes, with two still considered as active. With its scenic natural beauty, many tourists flock to this island to see what Camiguin is all about.

LOCATION

Camiguin

Coordinates: 9°10′N 124°43′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Camiguin
Location:
9°10′N 124°43′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1966
Capital:
Mambajao
Area:
237.95 km2 (91.87 sq mi)
Population:
92,900
Density:
370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
X
Cities & Towns:
None
Demonym(s):
Camiguinon
Elevation:
(Mount Mambajao) 1,713 m (5,620 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
9100–9104
Area code:
+63 -(088)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Fifth Class
Religion(s):
95% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Cebuano, Kinamigin, English
Known For:
Lanzones fruit
Major Industries:
Fishing and Farming
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
October
Clothing:
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is a mild climate with average temperatures 26-28°C. January is the coldest month with temperatures going down to 24°C. March and April are the hottest months with up to 33°C. Rainiest months are December and January and sometimes February.  

Camiguin is largely spared from typhoons that continually plague the northern part of the Philippines during the wet season. With mostly great year-round weather, probably the best time to visit Camiguin, like any Camiguin local would tell, you is during their yearly Lanzones Festival usually around the third week of October.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

The Camiguin province is divided into 5 Municipalities:

  • Catarman
  • Guinsiliban
  • Mahinog
  • Mambajao
  • Sagay
 

ISLANDS

There are outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Camiguin which are under the jurisdiction of the province.

  • Mantigue Island
  • White Island

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Camiguin province: 

  • Agohay Beach
  • Ardent Hot Springs
  • Binangawan Falls
  • Camiguin Island
  • Gaisano Grand Mall
  • Giant Clam Sanctuary
  • Guiob Church Ruins
  • Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory
  • Kabila White Beach
  • Katibawasan Falls
  • Macao Cold Springs
  • Mantigue Island
  • Moro Watch Tower
  • Mt Hibok-Hibok
  • Sto. Nino Cold Spring
  • Sto. Rosario Church
  • Sunken Cemetery
  • Tangub Hot Spring Resort
  • Tanguines Lagoon
  • Tuasan Falls
  • Walkway To The Old Volcano And Stations Of The Cross
  • White Island
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Camiguin throughout the year:

  • Lanzones Festival (3rd week of October) – Mambajao

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Camiguin province.

Where in the Philippines is Camiguin located?
Camiguin is located on Northern Mindanao.

Is Camiguin a city or province?
Camiguin is a province.

What is the Capital of Camiguin?
The capital of Camiguin is Mambajao.

What is Camiguin famous or known for?
Camiguin is famous or known for lanzones, Mount Hibok-hibok, and ruins.

How do I get to Camiguin?
There are several ways to get to Camiguin:

From Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan Airport)

  • Shuttle to Macabalan Wharf | 1 hour | $2 + Ferry | 1.5 hours | $20
  • Shuttle to city center | 50 minutes | $2 + Bus to Balingoan Pier | 2 hours | $3-$4 + Ferry | 2 hours | $3

From Butuan (Bancasi Airport)

  • Bus to Balingoan Pier | 2.5 hours | $4 + Ferry | $3-$4
  • Passengers from Manila can fly to the two airports mentioned above while passengers from Cebu can fly directly to Camiguin via Cebu Pacific.

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How many islands are in Camiguin?
There are 2 islands in the province of Camiguin.

What does Camiguin mean?
Camiguin came from the word “kamagong”, a species of ebony tree.

How Safe is Traveling in Camiguin?
Camiguin is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate of Camiguin is different as it is cooler with an average temperature of 26.9° C.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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