10/06/2008

Lanzones Festival at Camiguin Island!

One of my very interest provinces that I wished to visit is this Island of Camiguin.

Camiguin Islands is a small island in Northern Mindanao, Philippines. It is a holiday island. There are lots of very cool places in this island. White sands beaches, hot/cold springs, sunken cemetery and a lot of beautiful places. And during third week of October this island is celebrating the Lanzones Festival, which what makes the special for this event is the grand parade of Lanzones fruit with street dancing and beauty pageants.

Lanzones (Lansium domesticum Corr.) is a tropical fruit from they are an exceedingly sweet and slightly sour taste. But beware, one must be careful not to bite into the bitter seed! Export potential is limited because the fruit perishes easily after ripening and the skin exudes milky latex which is messy to the hands and lips. But they said that the sweetest Lanzones only can found in the island of Camiguin. Note the swarm of ants partaking of the sugary nectar. That's how sweet this fruit is!
Lanzones Fruit
Most of the people of Camiguin considered their most income came from Lanzones, and now they are exporting the fruit to keep their annual festival going.

I’m sure that every year the celebration will be come more and more extravagant and full of exciting. So that’s why Island of Camiguin was already in my To travel list someday.

How to get there:

From Cagayan de Oro Airport, take a taxi and proceed to the bus terminal located at Agora for Balingoan, which is approximately 88kms. from Cagayan de Oro. In Balingoan, take a ferry boat bound for Camiguin Island. The traveler enters Benoni Wharf of Mahinog or Guinsiliban which is 17 kms. from the Capital town of Mambajao.
Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin

Thanks to photos of Boyetvarias, Ece2x, Nedziromero and Colloidfarl
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14 comments:

The Asian Traveler said...

Your awesome photos never ceases to amaze me. :)

emotera said...

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Tey said...

nice pictures, very captivating. I mis lanzones tuloy... Hi thanks for the visit on my Celebrity Blog.. Sure we can xlink. Please add my other blogs and let me know when you're done
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shimumsy said...

lami sa anang lanzones uy, merong pang langgam..meaning sweeeeet!

Tey said...

sure we can xlinks. Pleasee tell me when you're done adding my 3 blogs
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Ester's Celebrity Blog
Array Of Hopes

emotera said...

id love to visit camiguin! maybe next year. thanks for sharing this!

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Ar-wee-der-yet said...

Hello fellow traveler!

I highly encourage you to visit Camiguin. Very small province but very diversed tourist spots specially for nature lovers.

Varun Gupta said...

Hi, do u wanna link xchange with my PR4 blog, if yes then plz add my link and let me know through comment then I will also add u. Thanks :)
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pchi said...

agree!

I love camiguin because of the hot spring and cold spring and the falls and volcano and beach

oh di ba kompleto

lanzones, OK lang dami man lanzones dito sa Davao.. nyahaha

Tey said...

ahve added you on my 2 blogs Ester's Raptured Dreams and Ester's Celebrity Blog.. Can you please add my Array Of Hopes
Thanks my friend

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