CAMIGUIN ISLAND | How To Get There

Getting back on the road was my break from the stress that I was carrying around my back for some few weeks then. So when I got an invite from a good friend to visit Camiguin, I was quick to say yes. Okay. So she has been inviting a group of us to visit the island but we could never agree on a date, so the timing was  all too perfect to distress that I travelled with no itinerary but only a map of the island and memory to serve me right — by myself.
Camiguin is an island province in the Philippines and is one of the backpackers destination places that is off the northern coast of the Northern Misamis  Oriental. It is the second smallest province both in population and land area — and one of my favorite islands. Visiting Camiguin Island for the nth time has been more of a laid back catching up with a good friend for me.

Directions, and How to Get There Details for  Camiguin:
***Fares may change depending on approved rates. 
*** POST DATE: January 2012
       UPDATED: April 2014

ILIGAN CITY to CAGAYAN DE ORO:

  • Private Vehicle
    Travel Time: 1H 30mins
  • Bus: Northbound (Iligan) – Bulua (CDO) Bus Terminal
    Travel Time: 2H
    Travel Time Interval: 15mins.
    Fare: Regular: 150PHP and SP/Senior:  115PHP

via CAGAYAN DE ORO:
1] Flights/Ferries Bound for Cagayan de Oro:
::: From Manila  Travel Time
Flight: ~1H 20mins
Ferry: ~30H
::: From Cebu  Travel Time
Flight: ~30mins.
Ferry: ~16H

2.a.] From Laguindingan International Airport to CDO City Proper ( READ HERE!)
CDO City Proper – Agora Bus Terminal
::: Taxi: Travel Time: ~10mins;  Fare:  ~120Php
::: Public Utility Jeepney: Lapasan Route
Travel Time: ~20-30 mins. depends on traffic ^^

2.b.] From Pier to Agora Bus Terminal
::: Metered Taxi/Van: ~150Php
::: Public Utility Jeepney: Travel Time: ~20 mins. depends on traffic ^^

2.c.]Bulua Bus Terminal – Agora Bus Terminal
::: Public Utility Jeepney (within the terminal): Tavel Time: ~20 mins; ~15Php
::: Taxi: Travel Time: ~15 mins; ~120Php

CAGAYAN DE ORO to BALINGOAN: (80km)
::: Bus: Agora (CDO) – Balingoan Bus Terminal
– Take either  Butuan, or Surigao bound buses
Travel Time: 2H;  Fare: ~150Php

1.] Balingoan Bus Terminal – Port Area
::: Motor:  Travel Time: <3mins; Fare: 7Php
::: On Foot
Travel Time: <5mins.
Fare: Carbon Footprint Saver ^^

BALINGOAN to BENONI, CAMIGUIN
::: Ferry Boat
Travel Time: ~1H – 30mins. – 2H
Travel Time Interval: 1H
Last Trip: 5PM
Fare: Regular               170Php
SP                      145Ph
Senior Citizen     135Php
5-11 y.o. Child     85Php
Terminal Fee: 2.25Php

So I swallowed my pride on having “photographic” memory, using that as my guide to remembering details on my trips. This time, I took with me a little white notebook and a pen and constantly taking notes along the way. LOL. I never got it with people who take down notes when on the road — until I became one. Thanks to a random conversation/interview I had with a travel blogger friend. Hope this one helps guys.