Camiguin Province | Sto. Nino Cold, Ardent Hot, and Bura Soda Spring Pools

Camiguin is a wonderful paradise filled with an assortment of natural tourist spots that would bring hours of fun throughout your trip. You can make the most of each vacation to this beautiful island by exploring every nook and cranny, searching for that perfect spot for taking a stunning selfie or a fun-filled groupie.

Aside from its wonderful white sand beaches, unique attractions such as the Sunken Cemetery, and majestic volcanoes, Camiguin is also known for its beautiful springs and waterfalls. Some of these have already been developed as tourist spots to allow us all to enjoy these beautiful works of nature.

Sto. Nino Cold Spring

During your trip to Camiguin, you should not miss a visit to the Sto. Nino Cold, Ardent Hot, and Bura Soda Spring Pools. These are the most popular of the springs in the area.

Sto. Nino Cold Spring Pool

The focal point of Sto. Nino Cold Spring is one large pool filled with natural water from thespring. The refreshing waters are cold, around 20 °C so that this attraction is a favorite on hot summer days. Weekends, especially during peak season, can be very crowded – especially considering that this beautiful spot has very cheap entrance fees! Anyone would want to visit the spring.

Sto. Nino Cold Spring

Located in Brgy. Bonbonon, Catarman, Camiguin, you have to go off the highway to get to the spring. Set some 2.4 km from the highway, it would be a very long walk if you decide to rough it out. If not, there are always the friendly locals who would take your there in a jiffy.

The clear waters are so inviting – plus you actually get to swim with the fishes. If you have time, you can also enjoy an overnight stay there.

Sto. Nino Cold Spring

Entrance Fee:
  • Regular: P30.00
  • Below 10 years old: P15.00
  • Senior Citizen: P24.00
Picnic shed: P75.00, additional P30.00 after 3hours
Table and Chairs: P50.00, additional P20.00 after 3 hours

Food Stalls Accredited by the office of Sto. Nino Cold Spring Resort:
  • Igtos Store
  • Esic Store

Food Servers accredited by the office of Sto. Nino Cold Spring Resort:
  • Vergie Econar
  • Evageline Bonggay
  • Myrna Ventura
  • Liza Labis
  • Sheila Zarsoza
  • Helen Ipong

Ardent Hot Spring

Ardent Hibok-Hibok Hot Spring Pools

Being a volcanic island, it is to be expected that Camiguin should have some hot springs. Ardent Hibok-Hibok Hot Spring Pools is a must-visit, easily a favorite on the island. Located in Tagdo, Mambajao, Camiguin, this superb tourist spot was developed as a health spa complex by the Department of Tourism and the Provincial Government.

Ardent Hot Spring

The hot waters fed to the pools are soothing, allowing you to relax. Let the hot waters take your cares away. What’s fantastic about this tourist spot is that there are plenty of pools lying about, each with different sizes and temperatures so you can choose which has the right temperature for your body.

Our advice? Choose the hottest one that you can tolerate. It would do your body a lot of good.

Another good news? Fees are very cheap. Bring foods or cook, grill stations are available.

Entrance Fee: P30.00
Regular Huts: P70.00 for 3 hours
Family Huts: P150. For 3 hours

Twin Room with AC : P1,200, good for 2 pax
Family Room with AC: P2,750, good for 5 pax
Dormitory Type with AC: P3080, good for 7 pax

Ardent Hot Spring

Bura Soda Spring Pools

Now, if you really want to experience something awesome that you can’t find anywhere else, then you should visit Bura Soda Spring Pools. Its most wonderful and unique attribute is that the water tastes like soda – yep, that’s soft drinks!

Bura Soda Spring
photograph by: Paula O |

Nature has been very generous to Camiguin and its people, giving them a spring of soda so delicious that you’d wish you can take gallons of it back home with you. You can really sample the soda-flavored water from a small pool especially created for those brave enough to try a sip of the naturally flavored water.

Want to hear another good news? Entrance fees and cottage rentals are also quite cheap.

Regular: P20.00
Children: P10.00
Cottage Rental: P50.00 

Bura Soda Spring
photograph by: Paula O

May 18,Summer 2014 | Visited on Day 2 of 2014 Summer Get-away [in Camiguin Province ]

How to Get There

From Manila, you can take direct flights of Philippine Airlines/PAL Express, Cebu Pacific Air, to Cagayan de Oro City. Flying time is more or less one hour and 20 minutes. Cebu Pacific Air flies from Cebu to Camiguin. 

READ the detailed Cagayan de Oro and Camiguin Province Travel Guides.

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