We spent a day riding a motor bike around Camiguin island when the weather was sunny and clear. The two lane road around the island was in good shape and there was no traffic. It became clear that life on Camiguin still revolves around fishing and some agriculture. The island really has a laid back village feel to it. Here are some pictures:
On the way to Camiguin island. Shown is White Beach, a patch of sand that lies a 10 minute boat ride away from agoho area on Camiguin island
Passing through a well decorated village on our moto ride around the island
Catarman Public Market, one of many on the island. For many, markets are where meat, fruits and veggies are bought.
I read about this place where they make coco sugar on the island in an effort to diversify the economy away from fishing
There was nothing being produced when we visited. It was definitely a small operation.
Coco sugar info. The next big thing?
The main strip heading towards the public market (right) in Mambajo, the main town
Looking back towards the public market (left) in Mambajo town
It’s never hard to find a bake shop in the Philippines
Alferds Barber Shop. I got my hair cut here, it included a shoulder massage. 50 PHP
Typical trike you find around town
Flying fish. Every day around 4:30 PM the fishermen return with their catch and sell it along the main island road
Mangoes and yellow papaya
Calamansi juice. Like lemon or lime juice, but they don’t have those.
Chicken, pork, chorizo, liver BBQ.
I tried the chicken thigh and pork skewer. Both were really good. You can always count on good pork in the Philippines
Supposedly Camiguin is known for these filled bread things called Pastel. One box of 6 was 75 PHP. I tried one but it was not very good.
One amazing sunset. Bye bye Camiguin