Camiguin, a small island on the northern tip of Mindanao, boasts the beauty of not just its natural wonders but of its friendliness of its people. Peaceful, almost spiritual, the island is the host to one of the most important festivals in the country - the Lanzones Festival - where people are dressed in lanzones leaves, stomping and dancing in the street as a tribute to this humble fruit which is one of the island's major source of income.
Why do I want to experience and join the festival?
It has been a long promise to myself to go back after being there almost eight years ago. And one of the reasons is the Lanzones Festival. That time, I was very eager to see and experience one of the liveliest and most welcoming festivals in the Philippines, but unfortumately I was three days late. Nonetheless, the people of Camiguin never stop welcoming people even after the festival. The warmest and friendliest smile greeted me as they offer the best of what their island has to offer.
The island, the people, the natural wonders, the Lanzones festival plus more - enough reasons to visit Camiguin again, and again, and again.
Experience MassKara Festival, Hermosa Festival and Lanzones Festival this October. Airphil Express flies daily to BACOLOD, ZAMBOANGA and CAGAYAN DE ORO from Cebu and Manila. Visit www.airphilexpress.com to book!