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. Plan to see Sunken Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Camiguin vacation planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Take the time to dive with mask and snorkel, not to mention the obligatory guide on this reserve marine and you discover these beautiful background with corals, lots of colorful fish and giant clams.
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  • August 6, 2017
    This is on top of my list to visit in Camiguin. Aside from the island's pastel, this is one of their icon. The water very clear. Didn't got the chance to snorkle and see the beauty of the sunken cemet...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Water was too rough and not a good place to view the cemetery unless you take a boat snorkeling, which was impossible during this time of year. Nowhere to eat near the cemetery. Disappointing.  more »
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  • March 11, 2017
    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.
  • February 16, 2017
    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.
  • April 11, 2017
    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)!
  • March 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    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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