Tangub Hot Spring
The Tangub Hot Spring is one of the best kept secrets in Camiguin. Everybody has heard of it but only few people do know the exact place. We asked fishermen to bring us there and they brought us to the Sunken Cemetery. Why? The Tangub Hot Spring is in the Sea at normal water level. Only at low tide, the warm water comes out between the rocks. Tangub Hot Spring is also a diver's paradise (see below).
Time and Distance
Before getting there, you should study the tides calendar. The Tangub Hot Spring is much more funny at high tide.
From Mambajao it is less than 10 kilometers. If you drive on the road, drive until after the hills of Naasac. Look out for a concrete sign that says: "Sea and Sun Ministries International Inc." The walk down the slope to the shore takes 5 minutes. Then it is up to you, how much time you want to spend. You may also get there from Caves resort by boat. This trip can be combined either by a visit of the Old Volcano and the Sunken Cemetery or a trip to White Island.
Swimming suit, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for everybody. Snorkel, mask and fins for exploring the rich under water world. We recommend good shoes and enough to drink if you like climbing around in the rocks..
What to see
Tangub Hot Spring is a typical volcano cost landscape. There are red and black lava blocks and an incredible blue sea. Tangub Hot Spring is more feel than see! Under water, you encounter turtles, rays, clown fish and a vast array of corals.
What to do
At medium water level or high tide you have to do some steps in the sea. The water around the Camiguin is always between 26 and 29°C warm. But suddenly you will feel realy war water - the hot spring. It is funny how the surrounding water suddenly feels fresh. Look for a relaxing position and enjoy the very warm water.
At low tide you may see the spring water coming out between the rocks. But it is rather difficult to get a bath.
Divers and snorkelers:
Tangub Hot Spring is a diver's and snorkeler's paradise. You encounter Rays, Clown Fish, Green Sea Turtle, Batfish, Surgeon Fish, Nudibranch, Lion Fish, Fusiliers and a vast array of corals. Please visit "Johnny's Website" for current sights and "Musti's Blog" for breathtaking photos of the under water world of Tangub Hot Spring.
- 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)
- Boat from Caves resort to White Island AND Tangub Hot Spring (PHP 2000)
There are not many motorelas going there, but you can catch a jeepney going and coming back from Catarman.
Entrance and others: