Thursday, August 23, 2012

Camiguin: Ardent Hibok-Hibok Spring Resort

by lakwatserong tatay

After a grueling walk up to last Station of the Cross in Mt. Vulcan. and photo opps experience in Sunken Cemetery. Our next destination is to pamper ourselves in a natural hot springs resort that is popular in the Mambajao, Camiguin. Surrounded with beautiful landscapes environment and huge tropical trees, and located at the foot of Mount Hibok-Hibok.

Ardent Hibok-Hibok Spring Resort
It was quite late afternoon and the sun is almost down when we arrived in Ardent. We find it out not appealing at first sight. But according to Kuya Chris once you get inside you will surely not dissapointed. It has an admission fee Php30 for adults and Php 15 for children.

jayson & johari is paying entrance for us...^_^
Here are some of Ardent's Hibok-Hibok Spring Resort house rules billboard....there are anywhere else to be find...^_^

Sad to say we wasn't able to explore the resort because it was really getting dark that time, and there's onlny one thing on our minds, we need to go dip on this hot springs just to pamper us for an hour...^_^

the cemented pathways....
Ardent Hot Spring has six pools, each has different temperatures and sperated by tiers or layers. The waters is hot because of Mt. Hibok-Hibok, also called as Catarman Volcano, an active volcano and part of the pacific ring of fire. The water here could actually reach up to 40 °C....Buti nalang nun nagpunta kami rito saktong sakto lang ang init....^_^

The biggest pool
We stayed for almost an hour in the biggest pool that has 6mtrs. depth. There is a mini waterfall that is coming from the biggest pool. On its right is a canal, which brings cold water from the top. I think it used to balance the water temperature.

the other pool
According to the other guest that time, there are two smallest pools that is much hotter than the rest of the pools. But sad to say we missed to try those one, coz we're luck out of time to stay the resort...

here's another one....
So it's more fun in natural hot springs.....^_^ and of course we did not missed to have photo opps while on dip on the biggest pool of Ardent Hot Spring.

Xplorerboyz @ Ardent Hot Spring...
Ardent Spring  Resort offers huts, grill stations, cottages and dormitory facilities available for rent. They also offers overnight campers for php 125/person.

Facility Rates:
Grill Station - php20
Family Size Shed - php150 (first 3 hrs.) / php 10/hr, in excess of 3 hrs.
Regular Size Shed/Table - php70 (first 3 hrs.) / php10/h, in excess of 3 hrs.

Accomodation Rates:
4 units - Duplex Cottage (AC w/ CR) - php1200/room/day (good for 2 pax)
addt'l bed - php175/head/day
Family Rooms - php 2750/room/day (good for 5pax)
4 units - Dormitory Rooms (w/ AC) - php3080/room/day (good for 7pax)

Shower rooms and toilets are available.

Ardent Hot Spring Resort Contact no. +63 (088) 387-0948

Overall, we had a very great and relaxing moment on our stay, it helps us alot removing our stress and body pains that time. Specially with my co-xplorer Jayson, really likes our dip, and he actually the last person who got out of the hot spring pool...hehehehe..^_^

Lakwatserong Tatay was here...Ardent Spring Resort
Done with our 1st day of Adventures in Camiguin....we had to go back to our barracks...Pabua Cottages....hehehe.... Next more of island hopping...White Island, Mantigue Island and Giant Clams Sanctuary...^_^

This is part of our 6-Days Northern Mindanao Escapades. Visited and X-plored 4 Provinces: Misamis Oriental, Camiguin Island, Bukidnon and Lanao Del Norte. Our second stop is Camiguin Island , that is known as the "Island Born of Fire", the 2nd province of Northern Mindanao.

Food Trips:
Food finds: Camiguin's Unique Dessert : Kiping
Food finds: Vjandep Bakeshop : Camiguin's Famous Pastel

Pabua Cottages

Tours & Activities:
Having Fun at Sto. Niño Cold Spring Resort
Bura Soda Pool Resort
Walk to the Old Church Ruins
Trek to Walkway to the Old Volcano and Station of the Cross
Sunken Cemetery
Relaxation at Ardent Hot Spring Resort
A Glance with Katibawasan Falls
Camiguin's Ostrich Farm
Snorkeling at Giant Clams Sanctuary
Glimpse of Tanguines Lagoon

Island Hopping:
White Island
Mantigue Island


Anonymous said...

I think it woould be great for overnight campers...thanks for sharing this place.

Jan Ashlee Franco said...

Thanks for the info about Camiguin, this is definitely on my list this year ^_^

Jan Ashlee,

lakwatserong tatay said...

@anonymous...yap your right, i think so, but sad to say our group wasnt able to try that...:(

lakwatserong tatay said...

@jan ashlee franco...thanks i've helped you in this one...Camiguin is really a great place...^_^


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