Category: Camiguin

Camiguin Island: Hiking Hibok-Hibok Volcano

Posted on December 15, 2013

Foggy view of Ilihan Crater at Mt. Hibok-Hibok, an active volcano on Camiguin Island  From its coralline isles and boulder beaches, the island rises abruptly to sleeping mountains of fire blanketed in foggy foliage, the last refuge of endemic animals such as the Camiguin forest mouse (Apomys camiguinensis) and Camiguin hanging parrot (Loriculus camiguinensis).  With a total land area of roughly 240 square kilometers, Camiguin is the smallest province in the Philippines after Batanes. Despite its small size, the islandRead More

Camiguin Island: Snorkeling at the Sunken Cemetery

Posted on December 14, 2013

Snorkeling above the old cross marker of the Sunken Cemetery in Catarman, Camiguin Minacious clouds curled up around the volcanic peaks of Camiguin as our outrigger canoe slid past the three-storey high concrete cross looming over a sunken graveyard.   The violent birth of Mt. Vulcan ­­– a volcanic cinder cone of Mt. Hibok-Hibok – caused some areas of the Spanish colonial town of Bonbon, most notably its cemetery, to subside from 1871 to 1875. The earthly upheaval also destroyed theRead More