Lanzones Festival in Isla del Fuego: Reasons to Choose Camiguin
Ida Damo | Oct 13, 2016
Camiguin is known as the Isla del Fuego or the Island of Fire. The island lies in the ring of fire and earthquake belt which accounts for its rich volcanic soil that produces the sweetest lanzones from which the island is known for.
Where To Stay: Volcano House
Tourists flock to the island for its white sand beaches, white vanishing island, sunken cemetery, and cold and hot springs. The island’s rainforest is now ASEAN’s newest heritage park.
Its pastel is one of Northern Mindanao's popular pasalubongs.
Every October, the whole island gives thanks for a bountiful harvest of the lanzones or as the locals say, buahan. There would be streetdancing, games, eat-all-you-can lanzones contest and a whole lot of fun.
How to Get There:
PAL has daily flights to Cagayan de Oro City from Manila and Cebu. Travel time is 1 hour and 20 minutes from Manila and 30 minutes from Cebu.
Take the cab or bus from the airport to the Agora Public Market and take another bus to Balingoan where the ferry to Camiguin is. It's just an hour’s travel from Balingoan to Benoni Wharf in Mahinog, Camiguin. The island’s capital is Mambajao which is 17 kilometers away.
By sea: Take the WG&A, Negros Navigation or Sulpicio Lines. Travel time is 28 to 36 hours. From Cebu, IloIlo and Bacolod, travel time is lesser.
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