Along the southeast coast of Guinsiliban town in Camiguin is a small fishing village called Cantaan and is home to a giant clam sanctuary popular among tourists and perfect for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.
Established in 1997, Kibila Giant Clam Sanctuary has over 2,000 clams of six different species of giant clams including the famed Tridacna gigas, one of the most endangered clam species.
Here’s a map of the Kibila Giant Clam Sanctuary. A 1.75-kilometer well-paved road from the junction at Camiguin Circumferential Road ends at the white beach of Brgy. Cantaan where the sanctuary is located.
For an entrance fee of just P25, visitors can have a tour of the clam conservation site. Village children act as tour guides and give explanations on clam conservation and importance of marine life. They could even tell you the scientific names of the clam specie.
But if you want to view the vast giant clam sanctuary at the bottom of the sea, you can also snorkel. Rentable snorkeling equipment are available onsite. Snorkeling allows you to view the extent of the giant clam sanctuary as shown in the photos below courtesy of The Island Nomad.
So if you’re visiting Camiguin, include this in your bucket list.