KATIBAWASAN FALLS – (Camiguin Island, Philippines)
Katibawasn falls is located at the foot of Mt. Timpoong, 5Km(3.1 mi) southeast of Mambajao, it measures 250 ft high. down into a man-made pool surrounded by orchids and wild greenly ferns. Water is superb relaxing and really cold but not good for diving :). From downtown Mambajao, you can hire a habal-habal or multicab that will takes 5-10 minutes travel.
You only have to pay 20 php entrance fee (per person) to be able to see and experience the Katibawasan falls.
The sight of nature was superb and worth it! . It was a perfect place to sink in after a long hours stay in white beach and for me it was even colder than the cold spring :). The falls was simply spectacular! The water was coming from high above the cliff and falling down like a giant shower!!
After we explore the beauty of white island, we all had to go back to our cottage for a quick lunch before we finally visited all the other notable tourist spots in the area.
FIRST STOP OVER: Catarman Church Ruins (Gui-Ob Church). The Old Catarman Church Ruinsis located in Bonbon, it was the remains of the 1871 volcanic eruption that wiped outCatarmanwhich was a picture of the illustrious Spanish settlement that was established in 1697, only the adobe walls and belfry was left as of today that survived the devastating wrath of nature. Nakaka-amazed yung structure kasi sabi ni manong tourist guide eh gawa daw sa corals yung church which is true nga 😀
Try to visit Camiguin 🙂 A Hawaii version of the Philippines. Wherein there is lots of mountain and active volcanoes that offer nice view on the Island. This place is really blessed on its cultural, and rich historical treasures that you will never forget. I should say Camiguin is indeed beautiful and I will call it paradise 🙂
Leny and I
I really like the uninhabited white island called white sand beach. It ‘s about 1-2 kilometer far from the shore. Good thing is that we rented a cottage that is nearly close to the beach 😊. During high tides, this sand bar submerges on the sea and in low tide, you can actually go there and enjoy the fine sand and crystal clear water plus the nice view of Mt. Hibok-hibok.
I was there last July 14-17 this year and I was truly amazed by its own beauty.
To Start with:
If you like to go there with your friends or family it’s nice to booked package trip. Cebu pacific and Airphil offer this package just check their site 😊
And from Cagayan de Oro Airport (picture above), take a cab going to the bus station near Ororama in Lapasan, siguro mga 4 thousand and bayad namin 😊. After that, board a bus going to Balingoan port which takes 1 1/2 hours ride(aircon) and 2 to 3 hours if (ordinary bus). You can also hired a van na makikita on the bus stations if you like a hassle free na biyahe. I suggest it to get a van 😊 para mas enjoy pa kasi kayo-kayo lang with your friends at walang stop over in short makakapagpahinga pa kayo ng maayos at di masyadong pagod 😊
From the port (Balingoan), take any of the ferries that follow an hourly schedule going to either ports of Guinsiliban or Benoni in Camiguin. Ferry fee are affordable abot kaya ng bulsa mga 250 pesos per head but don’t expect modern types of boat eto yung tipo nang ferry na kelangan dun ka malapit sa life vest hahaha!
My superfriends and I went to Boracay last weekend May 07,2011 for some stress break and leisure (actually sabit nga lang ako lol). I thought it wouldn’t be that fun kasi nga nagkataon pa na may bagyo, but it turned out so great and fun 🙂 Everybody had soo much fun (minus the windy and rainy days lol :D)
From plane up to Boracay and vice versa are worth remembering and I’m sure that fun would remain in our hearts and memories even as time passes by. Kaya nga masusundan ulit ng CDO (we will invade Mindanao naman 😂 pero ipon muna ulit). This vacation is really the best for me, my first time in Boracay!