Ardent Hot Spring, Camiguin


One of the main attractions of Camiguin aside from White Island is Ardent Hot Spring. It is situated 6 kilometers southwest of Mambajao specifically in Esperanza Tagdo, Mambajao, Camiguin in the Philippines. This is also considered as the most popular hot spring in the island.  It is a natural pool of about 39 °C coming from the bowels of Mt. Hibok-Hibok.

Before, Ardent Hot Spring used to be a four-tiered pool of varying depth and warmth with the hottest one located on the top. But because of the increasing number of tourist, they added two smaller pools. Also, because of the recent earthquake that struck the island, the hot water coming from Mt. Hibok-Hibok has moved to a different location. The management had to change the route and the pool with the hottest temperature is now located in the bottom part.

Ardent Hot Spring has a beautiful landscape with natural stone formation, shrubs and decorative plants. There are cottages, restaurants, coffee shops and dormitory facilities provided for both local and foreign tourists. There are also picnic huts, cook-out facilities and restrooms provided for day trippers. Other amenities such table tennis and dart are also available in the resort.

Ardent Hot Spring

Ardent Hot Spring

The big pool about 6 ft deep

The big pool about 6 ft deep

Adults and kids enjoying the hot spring

Adults and kids enjoying the hot spring

The best time for swimming at Ardent Hot Spring is early in the morning and late afternoon. And because of the hot temperature of its pool, the suggested length of bathing should not be more than 20 minutes.

Dipping in the hot waters of Ardent Hot Spring is a best treatment for any therapeutic ailments since the water contains sulphur which is said to be a medicinal element that may cure some ailments. Some says it alleviates joint and muscle pains and keeps the blood circulation.

Ardent Hot Spring is a government-owned recreational and leisure facility run by the municipal government of Mambajao since 1999. The Provincial Government and the Department of Tourism envision the resort as a health spa complex where physical fitness and other health care management services will be offered to clients in the future.

Entrance fee at Ardent Hot Spring is 30 pesos for adult and 15 pesos for children. They also allow overnight camping at 125 pesos per head and their barbeque grill rental is 20 pesos. The following are cottage rentals and accommodation rates.

Shed/Cottage Rental

  • Family Size Shed – P 150 for the first 3 hours
  • Regular Size Shed/Table – P 70 for the first 3 hours
  • Excess of 3 hours – P 10 per hour

Accommodation Rates

  • Duplex Cottage (Air conditioned with CR) 4 units – P 1,200/room/day (good for 2)
  • Extra bed – P175/head/day
  • Family Rooms – P2, 750 (good for 5)
  • Dormitory Rooms (Air conditioned) 4 units – P3,080/room/day (good for 7)
  • Extra bed – P175/head/day

Contact Information

Address: Esperanza, Tagdo, Mambajao
Contact Person: Mr. Nazario Banaag
Tel. No. (088) 387-0948; Fax No. 387-0106

Cottage

Cottage

Concrete Table and Chairs

Concrete Table and Chairs

Rooms

Rooms

The pool at Ardent Hot Spring opens daily at 6:00 in the morning until 10:00 in the evening including holidays. The pool cleaning is every Wednesday from 6:00 am to 12:00 nn. Swimmers are encouraged to wear the proper swimming attire.

Try dipping into the pool and take in the serenity of your surroundings at Ardent Hot Spring. Be rejuvenated in both mind and body. Feel the peace and the wonders of this healing water.

Ardent Hibok-hibok (Hot) Spring Marker

Ardent Hibok-hibok (Hot) Spring Marker

Entrance of the resort

Entrance of the resort

Path

Path

Mark and Lisa at the small pool

Mark and Lisa at the small pool


This page is last updated on Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:21 pm
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  1. monette says:

    hello ardent. i would like to inquire,do u have mobile number?

  2. Ryan Cheng says:

    I really wish I read your blog earlier! I have been to Camiguin twice! And the first time I went there, I really enjoyed the hot spring. But when I went there last year, I was really disappointed that the hot spring wasn’t so hot anymore. Turns out the bottom part was the hottest part. Me and my friends were at the topmost level at that time! Makes me want to go back there again and try it out. Thanks for the info, bro! The next time I visit there with other guests again, I will make sure to enjoy the bottom part level of the hot spring.

    By the way, I was wondering if you have tried out Hidden Valley Laguna? I am actually just fond of going to hot springs whenever I can. It relaxes me from all the stress at work.

    Thanks!

  3. Renzjullanie says:

    we would like to inquire if the family room is available on JAN. 24, 2016 UNTIL JAN 25, 2016 GOOD for 4 pax. do we have to make a reservation ?

  4. Elly Lumocso says:

    Hello..we would like to reserve 1 room which s duplex cottage for april 20, 2015 tomorrow…please confrm our reservation request..tnx

  5. Carl Edsel says:

    Good day! I would like to inquire about the rooms and rate. Because we are having a youth retreat in the following week, April 13-15, 2015. we are about 30 people. do you have any room that can accommodate these 30 people?…. I am looking forward for the immediate reply!~~~ thank you so much!~~~

  6. Bhot says:

    Hello Ardent,

    Do you have a cellphone number we can call to inquire? We need updated accommodation rates for January 15-17 2015.

    Thanks.

  7. Fritzie says:

    We’re planning a holiday in Camiguin in December 2014 & would like to book a family room from 23/12/2014 to 26/12/2014. Please assist as to reservation and payment. Thanks

  8. hae su yeo says:

    Hi, I am trying to book a reservation for 2 nights on the 31st of august to 1st of september, check out on the 2nd. It is for 2 people. please let me know as soon as possible if this is possible! I already tried calling you but it keeps saying that its an invalid number. Please get back to me!
    Thank you

  9. nita dingcong says:

    My family plan to have our yearly vacation in camiguin.I ‘m looking for a place to stay.I think your place is nice to stay.Please guide me to book us.We plan to have our vacation this coming may 2014.I need information and rate of room.We are from davao city.Thank in advance

  10. Loida says:

    hi… ,we’re looking for a place to stay just for 1N & 2D. i think this place is suit for what were looking for. but the problem is, we dont like to buy ready to eat foods. we’re more prepared to cook for our own meals. is there any room or place for us there? by the way, were many who wants to go there for a special purpose. were more than 20 persons. i need your help. plz…….. contact me w/ this #. 09261692838 .. thanks..

  11. diana catiil says:

    WE WOULD LIKE TO INQUIRE IF YOU HAVE AVAILABLE ROOMS THIS APRIL 8-9 FOR 9 ADULTS AND 2 KIDS. WE WOULD LIKE TO AVAIL ONE DORMITORY TYPE ROOM AND ONE DUPLEX COTTAGE. WE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO THIS GIVEN CELL NUMBER 09151332013. THANK YOU.

  12. Ellen S. Dumdum says:

    I wud like to reserve 1 family room and 1 dorm room for 1 nyt on April 3. Please confirm how we could book. Thanks

  13. fannie cortez says:

    good day! i jas wud like to inquire on the rooms and the rate. do i hav to make a reservation and downpayment?

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