Cheap Accommodations / Hotels / Guesthouse / Inn in Camiguin Island
Travel Lodge and Food Haus (Near PNB, Mambajao). I stayed here for two nights. Nothing fancy and shared bathroom and looks like a male dormitory. My bed has some bugs but who cares if I would only use it for 6-hours. If you don’t mind those, maybe this is for you. I don’t recommend this to female travelers. Room is the cheapest room ever, Php150.
Ardent Hot spring Accommodations. I just saw this while having a dip in the hot spring. They also have camping areas, you just have to bring your own tent, must be for the mountaineers wanting to summit Mt.Hibok-Hibok. Ardent hots spring is also the jump-off point to the said volcano. Dorm-type room starts at Php300, common bathroom. Address: Esperanza, Tagdo, Mambajao. Tel. No. (088) 387-0948
GV Hotel, Mambajao. Just near Travel Lodge, P300 is there cheapest room. Single, shared bathroom and fanroom. Address: CITI Appliance Bldg. Burgos St., Mambajao. Tel. No. (088) 387-1041
The Treehouse, Maubog, Balbagon, Mambajao. Room rate starts at Php400 good for two. http://camiguinecolodge.com/ecolodge/
Catarman Coral Dive Resort offers a nice view of western side of Camiguin sea, the shoreline is replete with big rocks. Dorm room is priced at Php3,000 good for 10pax. For a small family, you can try their superior room which is Php1,500 only. Check their site: http://www.camiguinonline.com/catarmancoraldiveresort/ for more info and reservation. Address: Poblacion, Catarman. Located at the south western side of the island.
Roof Top Hotel and Bar. A tourist I met stayed here and he said that the owner gave him a very good discount, room starts at Php2,000. Please check their website: http://www.camiguinrooftophotel.com/rooftophotel.htm for more info. Address: Rizal Street, Poblacion, 9100 Mambajao. Contact number: +63.88.3870511 to 13.
Villa Paraiso Resort, J.P. Rizal St., Mambajao. Room rate starts at Php1,000 good for two. http://www.villaparaisoresortcamiguin.com/
How to get to Camiguin Island:
From Cagayan de Oro City, take the 2.5-hour bus ride going to Balingoan at the Agora (Market City) Terminal (Bus fare: Php70.00). From Balingoan walk towards the pantalan (seaport) and take the Ro-Ro to Benoni port, Camiguin (Ro-Ro fare: Php130).
From Balingoan pier – Benoni, Ro-Ro service is available from 5:30am- 4:30pm
From Benoni pier – Balingoan, service is from 4:30am-6:00pm.
From Benoni port, you can either take the van or jeepneys going to Mambajao and tell the driver to bring you to your preferred guest house.
You can also read my post IN TRANSIT: CDO-CAMIGUIN on what to expect while going to Camiguin.
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NORTHERN MINDANAO ESCAPADE. This post is part of a series born out of my adventures in Region X last January 19-25, 2011. I also challenged myself to live within Php500 or less/day budget (food, transportation, accommodation, etc.) as I am preparing for my “The Cheapest 100 Days of Backpacking around the Philippines.”
CDO- The Ride of my Year / Divisoria & Night Market
Iligan City- Ma.Cristina Falls: A Dream Fulfilled / Tinago Falls: The Best Waterfalls So Far