Camiguin’s Tanguines Lagoon is a man-made lagoon that features limpid blue water and, when viewed from the main road, gently rolling hills at its foreground. It has a zipline too (note the wire in the succeeding photo).
I did not come here to do the zipline, or to go fishing, which is another popular activity when in the lagoon. I came here to eat lunch at J & A Fishpen Resort and Restaurant.
I loved the entrance of the restaurant. I don’t know what the hanging roots-like plant and hanging leaves are called, but they make the entrance interesting.
Ambience-wise, I loved the idea that there were individual cottages on stilts overlooking Tanguines Lagoon. I also appreciated the fact that the place was not packed with diners when we were there.
For my lunch, I ordered fish kinilaw (ceviche), shrimp (half a kilo was fried and the other half was made into sinigang), rice, and a liter of coke.
The serving was generous and even for two people, it was a lot. I loved my kinilaw and sinigang, but I was disappointed with the fried shrimp because it was overcooked and too oily. Still, it was one good lunch.
While waiting for my bill, I wandered around and took photos. Here are my favorites.
I loved looking at the placid blue waters. I would have loved to go fishing, but our tight schedule did not permit as to linger here.
J & A Fishpen is located in Tanguines Lagoon, Benoni, Mahinog, Camiguin.
Contact them via +63 919 753 8999 or +63 88 387 4408. Note that for those who will not dine in the restaurant, a Php 5 entrance fee applies.