Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

Camiguin: Sto. Niño Cold Spring Resort

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After a very tiring climb up Camiguin’s Old Volcano, we headed to Sto. Niño Cold Spring Resort for lunch.

Entrance fee is at Php 20 per person while picnic shed rental is at Php 50.   Here’s a collage of all applicable charges when here:

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After paying Php 90, I ordered lunch and while waiting, explored the place.

The place was described online as a terrific huge pool of cold spring water, but I wasn’t really impressed. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen really beautiful pools in my travels (Alegre’s, Amorita’s, Punta Fuego’s etc. come to mind). Add that to the fact that I work for and live in Plantation Bay, which is known for its beautifully designed 2.3 hectares saltwater lagoons and 4 freshwater pools of varying designs, and you can say that I do know a terrific pool when I see one.

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I was there on a Monday and was surprised that despite it being a work and school day, there were still a lot of locals enjoying the place.

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Our food was taking some time to be delivered so my tour guide, Kuya Criz, kept on encouraging me to take a dip. I declined and contented myself with sitting on one end of the pool, my feet dangling in the waters as I enjoyed its coolness.

Here’s a my view from that spot:

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When our food was served, I was excited to try out Ginataan Sorol (Chicken in Coconut Milk). This dish is one of Camiguin’s delicacies. I loved it. It tasted so much like our Inubarang Manok (Chicken with Banana Bud and Coconut Milk) in Aklan.

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Aside from ginataan sorol, I also ordered half a kilo of Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly). It was good, but I would have liked it more if there were more skin. For my drinks, I had fresh buko (young coconut) juice. It was one of the sweetest I’ve ever had (and so was its meat). We had Coke too.

Yum. It was one filling lunch, something that I appreciated more since when I did this trip, I came straight from Singapore and was sorely missing Filipino cuisine.

After resting for a while, I again explored the place and took more photos.  Note that aside from 2 pools (an adult one and a kiddie one), this cold spring resort also has slides, man-made falls, and bridges.

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The water does look very clear, and it’s really cool to the touch. No wonder it’s a favorite among locals.