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 fish pens in the vicinity and have it cooked in any way 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 heart's content.

One of the fishes that kept coming back for my crumbs is this guy
Imagine eating while your feet are 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 (Laguindingan Airport).
From there, ride a van to Agora Market.  From there that will bring you to the Balingoan Port in Cagayan the Oro.
van fare to Agora: P200
van fare to Balingoan Port: P150
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 someone's services.)
Motorcycle: P400-500 a day
Motorela (tricycle): P800-1000 a day
Multicab: P1500-1700 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....

  5. Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe that this site
    needs a lot more attention. I'll probably be returning to read more, thanks forr thhe info!

  6. Can I ask for the Business time of the Lagoon or the Fishpen ?


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