Camiguin: Northern Mindanao’s Island Paradise

“The Island Born of Fire” Photo by Glenn Palacio


Northern Mindanao is full of surprises. Set amidst rolling hills, spectacular sunsets, and gorgeous bays, you’ll find that everything you need to experience a laid back, relaxing vacation is here, while still staying close to urban spots. It’s definitely the best of both worlds.

If you find yourself craving modern comforts while being close to nature, Cagayan de Oro, the 2nd most competitive city in the Philippines has plenty to offer. But if you need bigger doses of sun and sand, a nearby idyllic paradise awaits you — the island of Camiguin. A quick ride from Cagayan de Oro to Balingoan Port and a 45-minute transfer via ferry will take you to one of the best vacations you could ever think of.

Photo by Glenn Palacio

Camiguin is a tourist’s haven. Unspoilt beaches, powdery white sand, hot springs, majestic falls – name it. For the adventurous, there are also volcanoes to climb and jungles to trek, and for the foodies, mouth-watering authentic Italian cuisine and fresh bounties from the sea are waiting to satisfy the next visitor.

Camiguin is especially wonderful to visit at this time of the year due to its annual Lanzones Festival. With a series of attractions lined up for the whole festival season, visitors are set to be amazed and fall deeper in love with the island.

Lanzones festival Photo by Glenn Palacio

Bringing investment opportunities to the island 

The Primavera Residences Sales and Marketing team together with Caminade Realty recently visited the island of Camiguin last October 22 – 23 to conduct a series of events aimed at introducing the multi-awarded condominium property to Camiguinons.

The event highlighted the following points to prospect investors from Camiguin:

  • Housing is considered a very safe investment
  • Good returns in a growing alternative market
  • Rising economy and population in the region
  • Emerging travel and tourism destination
  • Big national housing gap and demand
  • Growing retirement market in the Philippines

All of these result to approximately 8% rental returns per annum, thereby contributing to a very attractive opportunity for property investors.

The 2-day event was held at La Isla Cocina and Garden Restaurant at Barangay Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin. The series of activities brought together  real estate agents from the area and various tourists and locals.

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Planning to visit Northern Mindanao soon? Primavera Residences offers condo units available for short-term and long-term rent or for purchase. You can also talk to us and we’ll love to share with you the amazing spots you can visit in the region – the lovely Camiguin island among those in the list.

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