Mount Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument
ASEAN Heritage Parks
|Mount Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument|
|The 2,227.62-hectare (5,504.6-acre) protected area stretches along the central and western interior of the island of Camiguin. It also includes a buffer zone of 182.91 hectares (452.0 acres) surrounding Mount Hibok-Hibok and 1,239.7 hectares (3,063 acres) surrounding Mount Timpoong, and extends into four of the five municipalities on the island: Mambajao, Catarman, Mahinog and Sagay.
At 1,614 metres (5,295 ft) above sea level, Mount Timpoong is the highest peak of Mount Mambajao. Mambajao is the central and largest of the island's three volcanic mountains (the others being Mount Catarman and Mount Sagay, also known as Mount Guinsiliban). Mount Mambajao's other peaks are Mambajao Peak at 1,568 metres (5,144 ft) above sea level, and an unnamed peak with an elevation of 1,529 metres (5,016 ft). It has flank vents located on Campana Hill and Minokol Hill.
Located just northwest of Mambajao is Mount Catarman. Its highest peak is Mount Hibok-Hibok which measures 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) in elevation and is classified as an active stratovolcano. Mount Tres Marias and Mount Vulcan Daan (Old Volcano) are Mount Catarman's other peaks.
The protected area is also noted for its hydrological features, many of which are popular among tourists and hikers. They include waterfalls such as the Katibawasan, Binangawan and Tuasan Falls, cold and hot springs like those of Ardent and Santo Nino, and rivers such as Sagay and Binangawan rivers. It is also the location of the Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.