Travel Guide to Old Church Ruins of Camiguin,Philippines

TRAVEL GUIDE TO OLD CHURCH RUINS CAMIGUIN PHILIPPINES

Guiob Old Church Ruins, 16th century church destroyed in 1871 when Vulcan Daan in Camiguin erupted. These ruins survived the eruption and one can see corals interspersed on its walls as one of its foundations.

One can also easily tell the catastrophic event this island has dealt with over the past years.

TRAVEL GUIDE TO OLD CHURCH RUINS CAMIGUIN PHILIPPINES

HOW TO GET THERE

  1. By Habal-Habal or known as Motorcycle

    1. For short distance ride, it will costs you around Php 10 or $0.2. For long distance ride, like camiguin white island to ardent hot spring, will costs you around Php 200 or $4.
    2. Much better if you can drive it yourself. It will costs around Php 400 or $8 per day.
    3. If you want to rent the motorcycle with a driver then this will costs you around Php 800 or $16 per day.
  2. By Motorela or one of the locals mode of transportation

    Motorela Camiguin
    Inside the Motorela
    1. There is an eastbound tricycle and a westbound tricycle which you can ride at the market or at the highway.
    2. It will costs you around Php 8 or $0.2
    3. It can accommodate up to 8 passengers.
  3. By Van

    1. Most fares costs around Php 30 or $0.6.
    2. It can accommodate up to 10-13 passengers.
    3. If you want to rent tour the island using the van, it will costs you around Php 2000-2500 or $40-50 per day.
  4. By Jeep

    1. Most fares costs around Php 25 or $0.5.
    2. It can accommodate up to 13-15 passengers.
    3. If you want to rent tour the island using the jeep, it will costs you around Php 2000-2500 or $40-50 per day.
  5. By Multi-Cab

    1. Most fares costs around Php 30 or $0.6.
    2. It can accommodate up to 8-10 passengers.
    3. If you want to rent tour the island using the multi-cab, it will costs you around Php 1500-1700 or $30-34 per day.
    4. You can contact our Multi-cab driver thru 0965-235-9892.

MAP TO HELP YOU LOCATE OLD CHURCH RUINS

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TRAVEL GUIDE TO OLD CHURCH RUINS

I am in awe as I go around the ruins. It is a very big church. The pillars are gigantic and it is a shame that everyone will never see its glory again.

Outside, you may purchase candles and light it at a designated area to say your prayers.

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In 1835, Mambajao town was established, separating it from Catarman.

In 1871, Mt. Volcan erupted, forced all the buildings to the ground and destroyed the whole town of Catarman. After which, devastated town became a part of Mambajao.

In 1912, The town of Catarman was restored, but the site of its seat of government was transferred to Guiob, some 10 kms. from the Volcano.

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This is the best area to buy the locals delicacy called “PUSIT“. Pusit is a squid that have been dried. It is so smelly. You should buy it per kilo than per plastic so that you can save money.

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My friends and I take the time to get some really good photos.

Check our photos so that you can re-enact a few of them when you happen to visit the Guiob Old Church Ruins.

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EXPENSES

10 php or $0.1 – Entrance to Old Church Ruins

WHAT’S NEARBY

  1. Ardent Hot Spring
  2. Walkway to the Old Volcano
  3. Sto. Niño Cold Spring
  4. Tuasan Falls
  5. White Island
  6. Katibawasan Falls
  7. Sunken Cemetery
  8. Tres Marias Mountain
  9. Viewpoint
  10. Mt. Hibok Hibok

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Have you been to Camiguin? How was it? Try to visit the Old Church Ruins!!  😀 

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