Day 3: White Island and Iligan

*This post is from my old blog seekandwander.

Day 3 – November 15, 2011

 

sunrise
sunrise

 

White Island
White Island

 

White Island
White Island

 

White Island
White Island

 

footprints in the sand
footprints in the sand

 

ferry ride going back to CDO, bawi muna ng tulog lol
ferry ride going back to CDO, bawi muna ng tulog lol

 

group pic!
group pic!

 

Ma. Cristina Falls, Iligan
Ma. Cristina Falls, Iligan

 

at Ma. Cristina Falls, Iligan
at Ma. Cristina Falls, Iligan

 

at Tinago Falls, Iligan
at Tinago Falls, Iligan

 

Tinago Falls, Iligan
Tinago Falls, Iligan

 

CDO Divisoria at night
CDO Divisoria at night

 

Angus Beef Belly at Butcher's Best Barbecue Php80
Angus Beef Belly at Butcher’s Best Barbecue Php80

Highlights:

1.If you ever go to Camiguin, don’t ever pass on White Island. It is just actually a sandbar 7 mins away from the Island via a pump boat. Sunrise or sunset are the best times to go. It doesn’t have any shade to protect you from the heat but some locals have big umbrellas for rent. We went there around 545am and and for like 15-20 minutes we have the whole sandbar to ourselves. Went back just a little before 7 as the sun starts to settle.

2. After breakfast, we headed to Benoni port to catch the 9am schedule going back to Balingoan Port.
Timeline: from the resort 45 mins going to Benoni port,
ferry ride to Balingoan port is 1.5,
from Balingoan port to CDO is 2 hrs,
from CDO to Iligan its 2 hrs roadtrip..

3. Iligan! AS we are pressed for time we only got to see Ma. Cristina Falls and Tinago Falls. We were only allowed to view Ma. Cristina Falls up to a certain point. Our group were talking about how this particular falls were a part of our Sibika (Social Studies) subject during elementary. Memories. Before we only saw this in books and postcards, now we have pictures by it. Awesome!

4. We were told to bring swimwear and change of clothes for Tinago Falls. You have to descend 415 steps to reach it. As you go down you will hear the sound of raging waterfall. A swimming vest is a must because the water is too deep, even the guides doesn’t know how deep it is. We rented a raft to take us to the waterfall. Standing up on the raft, we all push and tug the rope attached from the tree bank to a tree branch very near the waterfall. Until we reach the point where we are just below the raging waters. The current is so strong that I have to hold on to the rope at all times. If you don’t want to swim or get wet you can opt not to do this. Do not believe the guides saying that you will not get wet because you will be drenched! We are glad that we did as it is an awesome experience. The water is exhilarating!

5. Dinner was at Butcher’s Best Barbeque along Divisoria. Who can beat their Grilled Angus Beef Belly for only Php80? Oh and it’s good for 2! The best.

 

 

CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin-Iligan Itinerary

CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin-Iligan Expenses

Day 1 CDO-Bukidnon

Day 2 Camiguin Island Day Tour

Day 4 Mapawa River Trek

Day 5 CDO White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting Video

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