Camiguin island is known as the “island born of fire” because the island is formed out of rocks from volcanic eruptions. However, their unique terrain is not only something to watch for along with their beautiful beaches. Somewhere in here sits an eerie but enchanting home of mangroves located in Mahinog, Katunggan Park. It features twisted twigs that spiral across.
Mysterious but Beautiful Mangroves
It features irregularly formed branches of mangroves where it will transcend you to another time, bringing you the world of fairytales that can only be seen in storybooks children read. Its twists and turns are quite a mystery. You can’t help but ask, “How can something so twisted be beautiful?” Aside from what can be seen in romance and fantasy stories, you also can’t help but wonder what lies behind the deep-rooted mangroves, who is lurking, and why.
The dramatic twists and turns of these mangroves are not only something you should watch for but the romantic view of the dusk that can be admired as you slowly walk in their wooden pathway. As you walk, you can hear soft pianos resonating as the sun slowly sets.
Beautiful but with Purpose
The beautiful mangroves that can be seen in the area are not only for you to behold and admire. One of its purposes is it serves as a home and breeding ground for a school of fish, providing balance to the ecosystem. It also provides protection from erosion, storm surge, and tsunamis.
This place doesn’t only serve enchanting beauty that attracts guests. They also support ecotourism, you can also provide your support by following their promoted “Claygo” – meaning: “Clean as you go,” to maintain the beauty that it continues to provide.
As we uncover nature’s secrets, together we also discover gems of the Philippines, “The Pearl of the Orient Seas.” The sobriquet given to our country doesn’t disappoint as we continue to uncover the hidden treasures and gems sitting in the middle of the tropical trees in the various islands of our country.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: ₱20
- Opening hours: 8 AM to 5 PM daily
- Sheds: 4 persons = ₱150/3 hours
10 and 15 persons = ₱100/hour (3 hours maximum)
SPORTS EQUIPMENT RENTAL
- Kayak: ₱100/hour
- Stand-up Paddle Board: ₱200/hour
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KatungganPark
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Washing Street, Sitio Tumoy, Purok Kamunggay, Brgy. Alegria, Cordova, Cebu – approx. 1 hour away from the city.
BY BUS: From the North Bus Terminal. Look for the one heading to Sogod, and ask the driver to drop you off at Cebu North Coast Beach Resort in Sogod. The place is relatively new but some drivers and conductors are already familiar with the place so ask first before hopping on the bus to make sure.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Cebu North Coast Beach Resort” in Sogod. Parking space is available.
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