Home to seven volcanoes, one of which is still highly active, a holiday in Camiguin is guaranteed to be dramatic and one to remember. Although fairly populated, the island still feels remarkably close to nature with an incredible selection of waterfalls and tropical rainforest. The natural springs are also to be savoured as they are regarded as being the most miraculously healing in the whole of South-East Asia.
Supposedly found by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, Camiguin is a historically important island due to its part in the Second World War. Japanese forces claimed the island as strategically important in 1942 and the Filipino forces had to wait three years to reclaim their land in the Battle of Camiguin which claimed at least 20,000 souls. The island contains a few remnants from this era but the majority of interesting sights are the centuries old churches, ancestral homes and the natural wonders.
There is a reasonable selection of accommodation dotted around the island but the town of Catarman is close to both the diving centres and has a number of hotels. There are diving sites on the island suitable for all levels of experience but Cabuan Point is viewed generally as the perfect example of all that the island has to offer.
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