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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

CDO - Camiguin Tour: White Island

Cagayan de Oro - Camiguin, Philippine Tour
Day 3

White Island is one of the premiere destinations in Camiguin. Aptly called, it is a shadeless patch of white sand off the coast of Mambjao, Camiguin. Ideal for lovers of the sea, White Island is a great place for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. Its clear sea waters will allow you to admire coral reefs below.
white island in Camiguin PhilippinesCrescent Shaped white island in camiguinHere is why going to White Island will leave an indelible mark in our memories forever.

To reach White Island, one needs to rent a boat to bring them from the coast of Mambajao to the island. In our case, we rented a boat, referred by Frank and prearranged the night before. Due to our excitement, we awoke early and even forego breakfast. A few steps from Pabuas, we walked to the shore where our boat is waiting.

I am not a fan of boats myself but I heaved a sigh of relief to know that the one we'll use has at least katig. Plus, the sea water was mostly still added to my comfort.

The ride was just less than 10 minutes, and soon we are walking on a crescent shape patch of white sand with no tree or any erected structure whatsoever. Once there, you would have a picturesque of view of the mountainous island of Camiguin.
crescent shaped white island in camiguin
view of camiguin from white islandWe were blessed to go there on low tide that you can walk on clear shallow water with lots of corrals beneath your feet.
clear waters in white island in camiguinOther than swimming, one could play in the sand with sandcastles or plain name writing. One can also look for corrals or shells. Even that early, there are already many foreigners. We saw one foreigner snorkeling and a guy jet skiing. Although, we have no idea on where to inquire about that activities. Most are just enjoying the water or breathing in the wonderful ambiance.

Also, in the island, there are souvenir vendors peddling necklaces, bracelets and the like made out of shells and corals.
Our Expenses on White Island
  • Boat Rental - Php 400
  • Souvenir Items - Php 125


alex March 5, 2009 at 4:59 PM  

hahaha saya ah... in this place ba magkano ung mga rental sa hotel or kubo

Cacai_Nad March 11, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

Yay! cool.. this is my homeplace! Rock on Camiguin!

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