Chasing Waterfalls: Camiguin Norte Falls
Location: Balatubat, Camiguin Island, Calayan, Cagayan
Types: Slide horsetail, Segmented
Far up north between two huge bodies of water like the Philippine Sea and the West Philippine Sea is a little known island. The second biggest in the Babuyan Group of Islands, Camiguin Norte Island has always been dwarfed by the immense popularity of its island province namesake.
No mistake about it though. Camiguin Norte Island has a lot to offer. It has an expansive white beach that gently throws itself to the sea. It is also a serene playground for the gentle giants, the humpback and sperm whales. Then its mountains and hills are teeming with wildlife, both flora and fauna.
And one of the wonders of nature preserved over time is its majestic twin falls. From the main village of Balatubat, the waterfalls can be reached in an easy walk of one hour. Along the scenic path are streams that flow to the sea, mini rice terraces, and coconut trees that provide instant drinks to the thirsty.
Standing at approximately 25 feet, the twin falls is a majestic sight to behold. In summer time the waterfalls is a refreshing refuge from its torrent heat.
How To Get There:
- From Manila: take any Cagayan-bound bus. Final stop should either be in Aparri or Sta. Ana. Travel time is 14 hours.
- From Manila: take any Tuguegarao-bound flight of Air Philippines, and Cebu Pacific.
- From Tuguegarao: take a bus or van going to Aparri or Sta. Ana.
- From Sta. Ana or Aparri: take an outrigger boat going to Camiguin. Travel time is four hours.
- From Balatubat, Camiguin: hire a local guide to take you to the falls.
Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls.