|Gui-ob Church Ruins|
The Gui-ob Church ruins is a Spanish colonial era Church which was over-run by lava from Mt. Vulcan's eruption last 1875. Similar to Cagsawa Ruins at Albay which was destroyed by Mayon, Gui-ob church of Camiguin maintains its bell tower and pillars in tact and reminds the people of today the destruction of a volcanic eruption.
What was once a destructive past is now replaced with green grass and a beautiful scenery. The Church ruins is located at Bonbon town at Camiguin just passed the Sunken Cemetery.
Entrance to the Ruins is P10/person and be enchanted with the view as it is just beside the stony shore of the western side of Camiguin.
As a replacement of the ruined church, a small chapel was built within the ruins to give Mass service to Catholics within the area.
|Chapel within the Gui-ob church ruins complex|
As you get at the back of the ruins, you can see the belltower, a very old tree (probably more than a hundred years old, and a modern solar-powered lighthouse to guide boats coming from Dumaguete on their way to the mainland Mindanao.
|Centennial tree beside the ruins|
|Solar powered lighthouse|
For more information you can contact the following people who helped us out for our Camiguin Road trip.
Sauro (for tours) - +63 927 2751086
Jonel (for motorcycle rental) - +63 927 6307606
The data gathered in this Camiguin Roadtrip has been contributed to the +OpenStreetMap Philippines project for free use of travelers who plan to roam around Camiguin with GPS assistance.
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For a more detailed account of Schadow1 Expeditions on its 4- day Camiguin Adventure and Mapping Expedition, check on the links below:
- Camiguin Island Roadtrip - discovering the best of Camiguin for four days
- Conquering Hibok-Hibok Volcano 1337 MASL
- Mt. Vulcan Trail 580 MASL
- White Island - A majestic solitary sandbar at Camiguin
- Gui-ob Church Ruins - a reminder of Mt. Vulcan's Eruptive Past
- Sunken Cemetery, a cemetery turned coral reef
- Katibawasan Falls, grandeur with the waterfall flowing from Mt. Campana
- Ostrich Farm, Camiguin - the only ostrich facility in the Philippines
- Sto. Niño Cold Springs, Camiguin
- Ardent Hot Springs - relaxing dip after an H2 Traverse
- Paguia Cottages, a budget resort with big hotel-type rooms