The Camiguin Guide

Your Online Guide to Camiguin Province

Island Born of Fire


환영  Welcome to the Island-Province of Camiguin!  歓迎

Known as the "Island Born of Fire", Camiguin is located in the Bohol Sea, off the coast of Misamis Oriental Province
.  Strangely there is another island named Camiguin (Camiguin de Babuyanes) in northern Luzon.  It is part of the Babuyan Group of Islands.

Misamis Oriental and Camiguin has a shared history.  During the Spanish era, Cagayan de Misamis (old name of Cagayan de Oro) was the capital of the entire Misamis region which included Camiguin Island (Misamis was composed of the entire Northern Mindanao coast including present day Bukidnon).  It was only in 1968 that Camiguin became a separate province from Misamis Oriental.

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Cagayan de Oro being the gateway to Northern Mindanao has become the jump off point going to Camiguin.  Tourist can travel from Cagayan de Oro to Camiguin direct via a fast ferry or the regular route via Balingoan town, approximately 82 kilometers east of Cagayan de Oro.