Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin

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Sunken Cemetery serves as a haunting reminder of nature's power, marked by a white cross protruding from the tropical ocean. The birth of Mt. Vulcan lasted about four years between 1871 and 1875, its volitile beginnings ultimately sinking a nearby portion of coast where the town of Bonbon and its cemetary resided. The grand white cross that signifies the location of the burial ground was erected in 1982; built on a solidifed part of the lava left behind after the eruption, it also incorporates a viewing platform. Catch a boat out to the cross, where can step onto the platform and reflect on the island and the departed below the water. For Sunken Cemetery and beyond, use our Camiguin day trip planner to get the most from your Camiguin vacation.
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  • If you are expecting to see an underwater graveyard, you won't. All the graves and tombs have been covered by coral decades ago. Mostly it is just an expensive tourist trap. If you want to swim you ha...  more »
  • This is the first time I have seen an actual cemetery sunk in the sea. It is quite unique. For a fee, you can hire a boat to bring you to the big crucifix and also see the tombs underneath. One can al...  more »
  • By the time we arrived where the sunken cemetery was located, a strong hissing sound of a cold wind met us. Everyone went panicky!  more »
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  • A sight of excitement when we pass on to sunken cemetery for just a few minutes to take a pictures.It was a nice destination and I was amazed. This is not an ordinary cross installed in the sea actually, there is an entire story of history about this tourist spot. It is absolutely fascinating to experience and see the reality of this attraction. It is a real attraction, indeed! And I’ve seen the clear water of the sea. And the people who lives near sunken cemetery are very kind and friendly.
  • Best to come here at around 4PM as the sunset here is superb! There's nothing much to see here if you would like to go snorkeling since the cemetery has been gobbled up by the sea. However, I still think this is a great tourist experience especially since the boatmen here are very tourist ready! Very friendly, chatty and accommodating, we absolutely had a good time here mainly because of them.
  • There isn't really any cemetery to see here unless you dive because it's sunken (of course). Plenty of cute and cheap souvenir items though (7-peso ref magnets)!
  • I loved this place... the pictures online do not do the reef justice. This best reef I have snorkeled so far in the Philippines. Don't expect to swim through an underwater cemetary as most crosses have disappeared under coral.
  • great experience! and kuya who did tour us was very funny!

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Where to stay in Camiguin

Although a little off the beaten path, Camiguin certainly offers visitors a fair share of lodging options. The island boasts a number of resorts, ranging from high-end to mid-range and budget bungalows and cottages--you can even stay in a treehouse. Most of the places to stay on Camiguin lie beachside, along its northern coast, but you can find a couple of options inland as well, offering easy access to some of the island's famous natural sights. Camiguin can get busy in the high season, so it might be best to book ahead of time if visiting from March to May.
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