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A comprehensive budget travel guide to visit Camiguin Mt. Vulcan

The island-province of Camiguin is a pear-shaped volcanic island in the northern tip of Mindanao. It is approximately 90 kilometers north of the City of Cagayan de Oro. It is bounded to the north by Bohol Sea, to the west by Macajalar Bay, to the southeast by Gingoog Bay and to the east by Butuan Bay. Mambajao is the capital of Camiguin, and Catarman is the second largest town on the island. The main local language is Cebuano, also called Bisaya. English and Tagalog are also widely spoken. Camiguin has three ferry terminals: Guinsiliban, Benoni and Balbagon.

Camiguin is a real gem and feels extremely safe compared to its neighboring islands. Its landscape has been continuously shaped and reshaped by volcanic activities, giving this island paradise countless tourist attractions like cold spring, waterfalls, Mount Hibok-hibok, Sunken Cemetery and a lot more. 

MT. VULCAN, also known as the Old Volcano, is an inactive volcano on the island. It is 1,530 steps and about 850 meters above sea level. The mountain can be hiked by way of the Stations of the Cross or The Walkway in Bonbon, Catarman. On the trail, there are statues depicting the Roman Catholic Stations of the Cross which are the 14 events in the crucifixion of Jesus. 

The eruption of MT. VULCAN submerged the old town of Catarman – pushing it below the sea, leaving behind the ruins of a church and its bell tower. The Sunken Cemetery, now marked with a huge cross, was also one of the areas in this old town.

Here are some pictures of The MT. VULCAN:

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