We found our new gateway to the island of Camiguin with the MANTANGALE ALIBUAG DIVE RESORT just on the mainland with a full and amazing view of the island.
The place is well kept by a lot of helpers always hard at work and very friendly staff.
Stairways leading to a small white sand beach with cristal clear waters. Dotted with shades in a relaxing tropical atmosphere the traveller can sunbath, take a dip and enjoy the blue of the waters and the view of the not so far away island of Camiguin.
The dive shop is located at the far end where the beach meets the very old mangrove forest. An amazing world by its own. Here is the marina located, the oxygen refilling station and where they keep the diving suits.
That’s how the resort looks like from the sea.
We go back another steep way up through a bamboo forest filled with birds and insects.
Here are the cottages located in a wellkept garden with different trees, plants and flowers.
Some of the cottages are even more or less in the pride of the resort – the orchid garden.
Here are flowering thousands of different orchids. Pathways leading through the orchid garden and elicits again and again new sounds of excitement from the visitor.
There is playground for children under the shade of trees surrounded by plants and flowers once they got enough of the beach and water.
Dies ist unsere Ausgangsbasis für die mehrtägige Camiguin Tour.
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There are several entrances into the mountains of Malasag but in the end they all lead to the antennas in that area and to the forest ranger’s house.
The forest is junglelike. It’s not a real jungle but second grow and left alone.
Only a very few houses are in the area and almost no people living in a large area.
When we go hiking we will have at least two trained dogs with us.
One family clan is living near the road from Malsag to Mapawa Park and engaged in a large tree nursery.
That’s the location with an magnificent view of the city of Cagayan de Oro.
On the other side of the mountains there are more views into Bukidnon and over the Macajalar Bay to Camiguin. On a very clear day someone maybe sees the island of Bohol and in the background the mountains of Cebu.
The picture shows the new container port in Tagoloan in Ozamis Oriental.
For the interested hikers, we can have a stop at the PHIVOLCS station on the Malasag road after the hike. Ing. Labininay will be happy to explain all his equipment to us.
Deflection of the oldest equipment in the station shows the strong earthquake in Japan which triggered the deadly tsunami.
Someone bring us four to the crossing in Indahag from Camaman-an. To the right is the photovoltic solar plant of CEPALCO. From here we will start our dog walk back to Barangay Gusa.
It is early and at home we had only a cup of coffee. We decide to have a little breakfast by the road in one of the larger sari-sari stores.
We will have hot coffee with pan. Hmm, the dogs getting royal treatment with rice and corned beef. Yummy-yummy – they love it.
Near the school is the road we will follow. It is from here a pleasant walk. On one side there are houses for a while untill we come to clear terrain. We are now in the fields, but the soil is poor for agri-culture and planting. Someone uses his land for paintball sports.
To the right is the Bigaan river and on the other side the mountains of Malasag in Barangay Cugman.
After a few kilometers in open terrain we reach the concrete roads of Mountain Meadows and can see the Macajalar Bay and houses of Gusa. It’s an easy walk down even when there are no shadows.
Here is waiting the mulitcab for pick-up. We will have a chat and a cold softdrink in one of the eateries owned by some relatives, on the highway across the sportcenter in Gusa.