THE INCREDIBLE ARDENT HOT SPRINGS ON CAMIGUIN ISLAND

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THE INCREDIBLE ARDENT HOT SPRINGS!

Camiguin is home to 7 volcanoes and subsequently, there are a number of thermal pools that can be found on the island and the Ardent Hot Springs are the most popular. Set at the foot of Mount Hibok Hibok, the Ardent Hot Spring Camiguin is a location not to be missed.

I have put together this complete guide of Ardent Hot Springs including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!

 

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WHERE IS ARDENT HOT SPRINGS

Ardent Hot Springs is located in Mambajao on Camiguin island in the Philippines.

From the main tourist area of Mambajao, it’s approximately a 10-minute drive to reach Ardent Hot Springs.

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HOW TO GET TO ARDENT HOT SPRING MAMBAJAO

The best way to get to Ardent Hot Springs is to rent a scooter in Mambajao and make your own way out to this awesome Camiguin hot spring.

I rented my scooter from Camiguin All In One for 350 pesos per day. They have many scooters to choose from and they can also help you to organise tours in Camiguin.

 

ARDENT HOT SPRING ENTRANCE FEE

The Ardent Hot Spring entrance fee is 30 pesos.

There are also sheltered tables and chairs around the outside edges of Ardent Hot Springs Camiguin which are available for rent for 150 pesos.

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT ARDENT HOT SPRINGS

As I mentioned earlier, Ardent Hot Springs sits at the foot of Mt. Hibok Hibok volcano which is where the thermal water is derived from. The water temperature is around 40°C that is slightly cooled on the way down to the lower pools.

Ardent Hot Springs are man-made pools surrounded by lush rainforest and the water is transparent with a tinge of blue. For a man-made structure, they’ve done well to make this place a tranquil experience for visitors.

The water cascades from the top of the valley and divided into four separate pools. The two larger pools at the bottom are the most inviting and there is an arched footbridge between them.

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ARDENT HOT SPRINGS – CONTINUED

Ardent Hot Springs is around 1.5 meters deep with plenty of space to hang out in the thermal pools or around the edges on the concrete steps.

A dip in the Ardent Hot Spring Mambajao is the best remedy for muscle pains after a long day exploring around Camiguin Island.

If you’re hungry, there is a small cafe that resides at Ardent Hot Spring selling local cuisine dishes and a variety of drinks and snacks.

The best time to visit Ardent Hot Springs is on a weekday when it is less busy as the weekends draw many local families and it can get very crowded at these thermal pools.

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR ARDENT HOT SPRINGS

Camiguin Island has countless accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Ardent Hot Springs to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Bintana Sa Paraiso

I personally stayed at Bintana Sa Paraiso and can’t recommend this place enough! They have 2 properties, one is on the beachfront in Mambajao and the other is high in the mountains in Binunsarun. It’s currently one of the best 5-star accommodations in Camiguin featuring a restaurant, swimming pools, sea views and mountain views! The rooms are modern and spacious with private bathrooms, air conditioning, flat-screen tv and kitchenette. Breakfast is also included for all guests.

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Mid Range: Tongatok Cliff Resort

Tongatok Cliff Resort is your second best pick for accommodation in Camiguin. Located on the cliffs overlooking Tongatok Bay, the resort features a restaurant, room service, bar, garden, terrace and free wifi. The units are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom, a large patio and ocean views! Breakfast is also included for guests.

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Budget: Pabua’s Cottages

Pabua’s Cottages is the best budget accommodation in Camiguin. Featuring beautiful gardens, a shared kitchen, free wifi and room service. The units are basic but perfect for a few nights stay, featuring a seating area, flat-screen tv, large bed, air conditioning and private bathroom. Recommended for solo travellers, couples and friends.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN, SEE ME COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN ISLAND.

 

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Another option for accommodation in Camiguin is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals!

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WHAT TO PACK FOR CAMIGUIN

 

Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 year worth of content.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF ARDENT HOT SPRINGS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Ardent Hot Springs, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Travels 😃

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