How to go to Camiguin?
Camiguin, known as "the island born of fire," is the second smallest province in the Philippines (in terms of population and land area, next to Batanes). The pear-shaped island province is divided into five municipalities namely Catarman, Guinsiliban, Mahinog, Mambajao, and Sagay.
How to get there:
As of the moment, there are no direct flights from Manila to Camiguin. There are, however, daily direct flights from Cebu to Camiguin via Cebu Pacific. So, if you are from Manila, you can either:
- Take a flight to Cagayan de Oro. From the Laguindingan Airport, take a shuttle (Magnum Express or LAX) to Agora Bus Terminal, where you can board a bus or van to Balingoan. I personally prefer riding the bus as it has more legroom and it is more comfortable. From the Balingoan Bus Terminal, walk to the Balingoan Port or take a motorela at Php 8. At the Balingoan Port, take a ferry to Benoni Port.
|Agora Bus Terminal|
- Take a flight to Cagayan de Oro. From the Laguindingan Airport, take a taxi or van to CDO Macabalan Port where there is a direct trip to Benoni Port in Camiguin ( Ocean Jet - Fastcraft), However, this is highly seasonal.
|Ferry matrix at Benoni Port|
- Take a flight to Tagbilaran. From the airport, take a bus going to Dao Integrated Bus Terminal where you can ride a bus to Jagna Bohol. There's a RO-RO ferry to Balbagon Port, and a fast ferry to Benoni Port, but again, these are highly seasonal.
- Take the earliest possible flight from Manila to Cebu, as the flight to Camiguin leaves at around 6:00 am. Better yet, spend a night in Cebu, and then take the lone flight to Camiguin.
|Benoni Port Pre-Departure Lounge|