Camiguin: J & A Fishpen and Taguines Lagoon

Located in the municipality of Mahinog, in the island province of Camiguin, J & A Fishpen is not your ordinary restaurant. J & A Fishpen is known in Camiguin as the floating resto.

J&A Fishpen
Found in the vicinity of Taguines Lagoon, J & A Fishpen was formerly used as a fishpond but was eventually converted to a floating restaurant. What's nice about this resto is the fact that you are sure about the freshness of the fish. You could even catch the fish from the fishpens in the vicinity and have it cooked in anyway you want it.

Welcome to Taguines Lagoon and J&A Fishpen
During our stopover in J & A Fishpen, my wife and i admired the beautiful ambiance of the restaurant. I also enjoyed feeding the fishes with some of my leftover food. Well I'm not sure if that's allowed but nobody stopped me, so I fed them to my hearts content.

One of the fishes that kept coming back for my crumbs is this guy
Imagine eating while your feet is cooled by the water from the lagoon

Tried it!

Checking out the lagoon
At the entrance of J&A Fishpen
Tourists would surely love the place because aside from the floating resto, you would also enjoy the view of Taguines Lagoon (nope, not as the backdrop for the floating resto though). You would love its view while you're riding the two-way zipline in the area. Though I haven't actually experienced it. The guys who tried it did surely have a great time after their ride.

Going around the lagoon
Just so you know Taguines Lagoon is actually a man made lagoon. Our guide even said that it was actually made from the crater of an extinct volcano. (That explains its huge circumference.)

Going around the restaurant promotes hunger. So walk around before eating! LOL
Getting there:

Airline companies offer flights to Cagayan de Oro Airport (Lumbia Airport) in the province of Misamis Oriental.
From there rent a taxi that will bring you to the Port of Cagayan the Oro.
taxi fare: P80-150
Board a fast craft going to Benoni Port.
Fast craft fare: P550-750
From Benoni Port in Camiguin you have a variety of transportation choices. 
(It's a wise choice to haggle first before acquiring someones services.)
Motorcycle: P400-500 a day
Motorela (tricycle): P800-1000 a day
Multicab: P2000-2500 a day

In our case we had a prearranged tour. We rented a multicab to tour us around the province for two days.

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  1. Awesome, another lovely spot :) That is such a cool idea, having a restaurant on the water, where you can cool your feet! :)

  2. great places

  3. good job neil..... realy great places

  4. good job neil..... i lyk the places....

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