Travel Guide to White Island of Camiguin, Philippines

GUIDE TO CAMIGUIN PHILIPPINES WHITE ISLAND

Did you know that I did not intend to step foot in the island? I know that you did not know but now you know.  🙂

White island is particularly small and can be easily erased during high tides. It is located at the town of Mambajao. Those who visit Camiguin wouldn’t want to miss this place and cross the blue seawater to visit this beautiful white sand bar.Plus it is just a short boat-ride from the white island port.

GUIDE TO CAMIGUIN PHILIPPINES WHITE ISLAND

NAVIGATING AROUND CAMIGUIN

  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 THE WHITE ISLAND

 

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TRAVEL GUIDE TO WHITE ISLAND

As they say, the early-bird catches the most beautiful sunrise.

It took us a total of 5 minutes to walk from our resort to the terminal of White Island. I have noticed that Souvenir shops are present in the area. There are also a lot of food stall with small sitting area in the vicinity and the foods are cheap. 

It is not crowded during our visit. I think it is primarily because of the previously finished Lanzones Festival. 

GUIDE TO WHITE ISLAND CAMIGUIN PHILIPPINES

The above center-left of the picture shows the terminal. That is where you will buy the tickets.

GUIDE TO WHITE ISLAND CAMIGUIN PHILIPPINES

En route to White Island.It is a 10 minute-ish ride to the island. 

The white island will great you with a weather that will surely sting the hell out of you (depends mainly on the time of your arrival and weather).

GUIDE TO WHITE ISLAND CAMIGUIN PHILIPPINES

PROs and CONs in White Island

  1. Pros:
    -Boat trip starts at 4:30am and ends at 5:00 pm, and its advisable to 
    come at that time before sunrise or during sunset.
    It has daily boat trip that is regular through out 
    the day.
    -Life Jackets for rent are available in the area.
    -Amazing sunrise view
    -Beach umbrellas are available to rent. Just ask your boatmen!
    -There are vendors in the island that sells fresh Sea Urchin with sauce.
  2. Cons:
    -High start mostly starts around 9am.
    -It can be hot when the sun is up due to no greens present in the island.
    -There is nothing in the island, just white sand.

DID YOU KNOW?
White Island is not Man-Made.

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EXPENSES

450.00 php – Pumboat 1 fee
450.00 php – Pumboat 2 fee
150.00 php – Beach Umbrella
  50.00 php – Entrance fee per person (multiplied by 6)
  1350 php or $27

Note that this expenses are for 7 people. The cashier gave us a discount of 50php or $1 for the entrance fee.

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. Old Church Ruins

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MAP TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE AROUND CAMIGUIN

CAMIGUIN MAP by shellwanders

Have you been to Camiguin? How was it? Swim around the White sands in White Island!  😀 

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