Camiguin is a favorite destination for many tourists, whether local or foreign travelers. This beautiful island has become almost synonymous to White Sand the tiny sandbar off the coast of the town of Mambajao. But on the other side of the province exists a real island with white sandy beach amid the rich turquoise waters.
Mantigue Island, also known as Magsaysay Island, is one of Camiguin province’s prides and tourism gems. The isle is just around 4 hectares in size and has been declared as a National Park and Sanctuary of different marine species. The water around the island is teeming with vivid marine life making it ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. Mantigue Island is a paradise to discover and it’s not crowded. You’ll never run out of things to do when visiting Camiguin.
You can bring your snorkeling gear and avoid to pay 200 PHP rental fee in the island. You can bring your own food to the island. You can even buy fish in the market and they will cook for you for 100 PHP. There are available cottages for rent and you can buy snacks, sodas and beers.
It’s easy to walk around the island, it will take you 20 minutes to do it. And the snorkeling was so beautiful, the water is so clear and we could see many fishes in Mantigue Island.