Friday, August 10, 2012

Camiguin: Sto. Niño Cold Spring

by lakwatserong tatay

Upon arriving to Camiguin's port,  we we're really excited on what we are going to see and visit for our 1st day of tour. We will be staying here for two days and have just only ideas on what we will see and all of us were first timers on this island, although i've researched some information about Camiguin, on what to see and visit.
So right after we check in Pabua Cottages and have a meet and greet with Kuya Puloy, owner of Pabua Cottages, we proceed with our day tour...with Kuya Chris (driver/tour guide), our 1st stop is one of the coldest spring i've been with....Sto. Niño Cold Spring located 4kms North of Central Catarman.

Welcome....San Miguel Beer...^_^
It was really exact time for us to take a dip because we had a long bus trip and few hours of RORO ride, and taken few minutes of reaching our accomodation. We really need this break....of course there's an entrance fee, but based from a local that i've talked with it was really free before but now it regulated and owned, so it was not free for any person, even locals pays for an entrance, but she did not tell me if she does get a discount because she's a local from Camiguin, For us, we had a damage of 20php.

xplorerboyz, inquiring how much we will pay
Sto. Niño Cold Spring has a terrific huge pool of very cold spring water. I'm not pretty sure with it size but it was really quite big pool with one slide on its side although that part was quite deep measuring of 10m deep with sandy bottom all over the pool. So it's much better to wear close sandals, if you don't want to walk on a sandy floor...^_^

Me @ Sto.Niño Cold Spring signage...
So here's the pool area...actually on one end of the pool area has a manmade cascaded of water but it not already part of the pool, it just like a pond to welcome visitors of this resort. This resort just have one huge pool. The area also has native stores, picnic huts and toilet picnickers.

One unique thing that this resort have is the crystal cold water has live small fishes. That if you stay motionless in the water, these fish will come and pick off all the dead skin of your body. You wont' actually feel them, but after few hours or minutes your body will be clean and smooth. It's just like when you're in Ocean Park Manila where you will place your feet in the water and small fish picking off dry dead skin...^_^

And then, of course time of the opps all the way, swimming even the water was really cold...hehehehehe...and we ordered also a fresh buko for only 20php. Btw, here are some of our wacky, funny and group pictures while our stay on this resort...^_^

To Get In Here:

You must have to turn around the island. Looc is at kilometer 40. So you may chose to turn east or west ound. On the ring road it will take you about 40 mins. east bound, or an hour west bound. The distance from the ring road is about 4kms up hill.

Resort Charges:

Entrance Fee: 20php / By night: 25php
Driver: 20php
Shed/Table: 50 php / By night: 75php

A function hall is available fronting the big pool and located a bit high infront of it. Sad to say i wasn't able to take some photos because i was so excited to go swimming on their cold waters....^_^

Children 9 yrs old and below "FREE"


- Rent a motorcycle at your resort 400php/day.
- Rent a motorela (tricycle) 800php/day.
- Rent a multicab 1000 - 2000 halfday/whole day.

Souvenir shops is also located just outside Sto.Niño Cold Spring Resort, where i bought my first souvenir shirt for 120php (XL).

If you're in Camiguin, hope you would not missed to try, one of the unique food founds - dessert in Camiguin. KIPING, is made from ground camote (sweet potato), dried under the sun and deep-fried.

Kiping is served with latik (sweet sauce from coconut). Kiping is so crispy, yummy and surprisingly delicious, and quite addictive. This unique dessert is for sale for only 5php that time...But now i'm not really sure it they already got increase because it became famous, we got also Kiping dessert the next day on Katibawasan Falls....^_^

Watch out for our next adventure stop....Bura Soda Pool Resort and many more.....^_^

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


Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Naalala ko nung andyan din kami ng HS friends ko two years ago. Gabi kami dyan sa cold spring. Wala akong tulog prior to the trip kaya mega gising pagkatalon dyan lol

fifileigh said...

it looks like a fun place, tropical island picnic and water park. great for tourists, especially in this hot month of august. but i thought manila has been recently experiencing stormy weather and floods.

lakwatserong tatay said... lamig ba naman ng tubig nila..magigising ka talaga...^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...

@fifileigh...yap, we had a great time on this resort...^_^


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