My Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin series is about to end. Yey! On our last day, our plan is to visit White Island in the morning then take a peek at Katibawasan falls, and Giant Clams Sanctuary after.
It was raining real hard when I woke up around 5am on our 4th and last day. I was nervous that the last league of our adventure would not be successful. I could not sleep again because of my worries, so I just prayed and wished that it will stop (Should I try some sun dance here? ). At around 6:30am the heavy rain stopped but I'm still seeing dark clouds outside, so I asked Kuya Poloy if it's still okay to visit White Island during that time. Kuya Poloy, our contact at Pabua cottages told me that water in white island is clear so we won't miss the fun. Hooray! At 7am we were off to the shoreline beside the Paras Resort (only few walks from Pabua) and so we go to white island for more or less 10 minutes travel by boat. Just get your boatman's cellphone number and he'll be back in no time when you're done exploring the island. :)
Boat to White Island: Php 400/boat roundtrip
Environmental Fee: Php 20/head
White Island is a white sand bar without any shades or trees, shaped like a horseshoe. If the sun is up, better to visit the island early morning or bring your sunblock too. There are locals who will ask you to rent their snorkeling gears or umbrella so make sure to prepare to decline if you're not up to it.
Giant Clams Sanctuary
Last but not the least, is the Giant Clams Sanctuary. Their seabed comprises of around a thousand of small ang big clams in which you should not miss - never. The biggest clam they have is about 1 meter. This is highly recommended by a forum so I really took the chance to visit the place. This is run by local's cooperative and the people are so kind and down to earth. The local guide will first explain everything you should know about clams. But I suggest you should do snorkeling here to really appreciate the place. At first, it looked like a normal beach to me, but once you get to explore it, it's extra ordinary. Too bad i don't have any underwater camera but there are beautiful table corals, different fish species and lot's of giant clams around. I enjoyed it unexpectedly!!!
Entrance to Giant Clams Sanctuary: Php 25.00/head
Foreign/Local - Php 150/head
Mask and snorkel - Php 100/head
Floaters - Php 50/head
Goggles - Php 50/head
Flippers - Php 100/head
Check These Out!
Part1: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - Landing at Cagayan De Oro City
Part2: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - Ultralight Flying Plane Gecko Adventure in Del Monte Pineapple Farm!
Part3: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - White Water Rafting in Cagayan De Oro City
Part4: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day1 - D' Morvie Suites and Plaza Divisoria in Cagayan De Oro
Part5: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day2 - Maria Cristina Falls and NPC Nature's Park in Iligan
Part6: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day2 - Lechon, Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House and Tinago Fallls in Iligan City
Part7: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day2 - Timoga Spring Pools in Iligan
Part8: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day3 - Camiguin Transportation and Ferry Schedules
Part9: Bukidnon-CDO-Iligan-Camiguin Trip Day3 - Pabua Cottages and Half Day Camiguin Tour