As we promised you last week, we are going to continue with our pre-summer blog series looking into the beautiful island of Camiguin.
Last week we gave you an introduction to the eye-captivating White Island or Medan Island in the northern part of Camiguin, Mambajao.
For continuation of our blog series, we are giving you peek into one of the premier resorts in Camiguin: the Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin Resort.
As its name suggests, Bahay Bakasyunan is a rest house situated in the majestic island of Camiguin. It boasts features that we see in native Filipino houses: cabanas or huts built with a thatched roof, cottages or rooms made of “kawayan” or bamboo, and spacious bedrooms with a Filipino touch.
To give it a more “Pinoy feel,” even the beds are covered with “kulambo” or mosquito nets, while the veranda or porch outside the room gives its visitors a better view of the garden that surrounds the area, filled with those tropical trees.
Now, we can’t really go on without mentioning the foods being offered by this resort. From local Filipino dishes like sisig and kare-kare, to fresh seafood which you can only find in the region, the resort also offers a special local dish called ginataang sorol.
The dish, for those of you who may not have heard of it, is a chicken dish cooked in “gata” or coconut milk. Paired it with white rice and you’ll have a delectable meal.
Now, what’s best to have after a long day of touring Camiguin? How about wine… and not just any other wine, but one that is made of lanzones?
Lanzones, of course, is a tropical fruit that can be found in the Philippines and is particularly abundant in Camiguin — so abundant that Camiguinos stage their own Lanzones Festival every October to both boost and boast about their harvest.
When fermented to become a wine drink, Lanzones can compete just with any other wines out there.
HOW TO GET TO BAHAY BAKASYUNAN SA CAMIGUIN?
So how to get to Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin?
Like with any destinations in Camiguin, you can either take the plane, ferry, bus or car. The best and cheapest option is by travelling there through a private vehicle.
From the capital city of Davao, it will take you at least half a day or road trip. Here, you will pass by several points of entry beginning from Valencia to Cagayan de Oro (CDO) to Balingoan Port.
Once you are there, you will have to take the car ferry to Benoni Port in Camiguin. Travel time from port to port is only less than an hour.
Once you are in Camiguin, travelling to Bahay Bakasyunan will take only a few minutes.
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