White Island, Camiguin

It was still dark when we left Pabua Cottage, a 5 minute walk to the shore, waited for our turn to go on board and a 15 minute sail towards our destination… the White Island. 


The sea was wild because of the ferocious howling of the wind; the waves were huge and tough. I was taming my rapid pounding heart, praying to reach our destination safe and sound, you see I love to travel but afraid of the deep-sea. Thank God we have disembarked unharmed. But unfortunately, our boat was damaged and had succumbed.


the boat before the plight

 I had set foot to a similar island like this in Palawan, just a sandbar amidst the open-sea. But the one thing that has caught my attention was the view of Mt. Hibok-hibok and Mt. Vulcan from afar. It was a bit cloudy that day but still the panorama made me wonder how these volcanoes, in one way or another, created this extraordinary sandbar, this phenomenal island…an island born of fire.

mt. hibok-hibok, mt. vulcan and the waves

mt. hibok-hibok, mt. vulcan and the waves

opposite side of the island

opposite side of the island

The sun had finally set in which made the vista more appealing to the eyes. We snapped souvenir photos to be included in our travel memoir, laid down while in awe on the ivory-colored fine sand, plunged into the cold lucid water and enjoyed the gentle rays of the morning sun.




We only stayed on the island for just a short while but the memories of the scene and experience will be forever engraved in our hearts.


(you may check our budget for this tour: Northern Mindanao Region Escapade)


About pinay travelaholic

A Filipina who loves to travel. Born with a family of travelers and started traveling when she was just 2months old. Raised in the hustle and bustling life of the metro but has savored the laid back lifestyle of the countryside during summer vacations. At a very young age, she has experienced being stranded on a train for 3 days, being thrown inside the window of the bus just to save a seat and “top loaded” (riding on the roof) on a PUJ just to reach their destination. …Traveling became her adventure since then. View all posts by pinay travelaholic

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