Bura Soda Pool
Have you ever dreamed to swim in a tub full of champagne wine? The feeling in the Bura Soda Pool is even better and healthier, but costs about 100'000 times less. The volcanic springs of Bura fill two pools with fresh, clear soda water. The surrounding park is beautiful and very clean.
Time and Distance
From Mambajao it is 23 kilometers to the Bura Soda Pool. The first 20 kilometers are on the national highway (counter clockwise) and then the road climbs 3 kilometers up in the foothills of Mount Hibok-Hibok. The road is all concrete with 3 short stretches of dirt/gravel road. This trip can be combined either by a visit of the Old Volcano and the Sunken Cemetery. Count 30 minutes from Mambajao to the Bura Soda Pool.
Swimming suit, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for everybody. There is a small store inside the park that sells beverage and snacks. But do it in Pinoy style, take you lunch with you. .
What to see
The Bura Soda Pool lays in a beautiful park between green hills. In the background Mount Hibok-Hibok dominates the skyline.Inside the park you find a vast array of flowers and plants.
What to do
First of all you should relax in the sparkling waters. The only differences between this superior soda water and champagne wine are the taste and the price. The feeling should be the same.
[Ed's note: Our programmer does not yet earn enough to swim in champagne wine.]
It is also worth to stroll a bit around in barangay Bura. It lays in a dense forest. Chat with the people. Camiguin is known for its friendly people, but in Bura they should get a crown for their friendliness.
- Rent a motorcycle at your resort PHP 400 a day
- Rent a motorela (tricycle) PHP 800 a day
- Rent a
multicab PHP 1000 to 2000, half day/day)
- There are not many motorelas going there, but you can catch a jeepney going and coming back from Catarman.
Entrance and others:
Entrance fee adults: PHP 20.00
Entrance fee children: PHP 10.00
Cottage for 4 hours: PHP 50.00