Have you been following my Camiguin Island posts? You may have come across my Ardent Hibok Hibok Spring Resort post where I shared that it’s where you can find pools with hot sulfuric flowing water. Now if in Ardent Resort Camiguin you’ll find natural hot springs, there’s another Camiguin Island tourist spot where you’ll find cold springs! Just how cold? Read on.
Located in Catarman town, Camiguin, Sto. Nino Cold Spring Resort is home to a huge (almost Olympic-sized) pool. That’s about 40 meters by 25 meters. What makes this Camiguin resort unique is the cold, clear fresh water. It’s so cold that more often than not, first timers who dive into the pool right away usually alight shivering. That’s why it’s a good idea to check the water temperature first. Best if you can sit on the edge of the pool first with your legs in the water. Trust me. You’ll thank me for that 😉
Entrance fee to this resort is Php 20.00 per person. You can also rent cottages for Php 50.00. Some local housewives have also formed a group and they offer meal packages – with the food all cooked straight from their own homes. When we went there, we ordered this Php 400 package – if I remember it correctly, that already included 1 kilo of steamed rice, pork adobo and grilled fish. There were 6 of us and there was even a little bit of food left. Not bad! If you can, please order from the local housewives. That’s also a source of income for them 🙂
Check out my youngest brother wading like a boss 😀
More tips: bring your snorkeling gear or your goggles. The water here is clear and you might like to see the small fish underwater 🙂 You may also want to rent ‘salbabidas‘ or lifebuoys/lifesavers. I rented some from an old lady for only Php 10 a piece.
To get to Sto. Nino Cold Springs Camiguin, go to Catarman town and then proceed to the village of Looc. The resort is about 2 kilometers away from the main road.
If you plan to rent a multicab or van, please note that the Camiguin government has set forth minimum rental rates. You can check my Camiguin Island travel guide for details.