Camigin is truly a gem province. The place is quiet, peaceful, verdant and simply beautiful. And staying in Enigmata in a way complements that theme. It gives you a feel of the provincial life... set ages back :) There is no tv here folks. Not much entertainment actually except the beauty of nature. There are old magazines and books everywhere (which are quite dusty) and a lot of art pieces (which are oftentimes weird).
The experience, though, is very unique. The staff are great too. But it's certainly not a place for the squeamish. And the downside is that the place needs an upkeep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enigmata Treehouse Ecolodge celebrated its charm as a prime cultural destination and being a unique destination in the world for over a decade expanding the network of travellers, artists and environmentalists. In 2014, the management was burdened by the proposed construction of a diesel power plant 100 meters away within a residential area built by a private corporation in partnership with the local electric coop supported by the local government. Enigmata treehouse stood against the diesel power plant among a few other local people. A campaign was launched to stop the construction until up to this day due to its environmental pollution including noise pollution. It is unfortunate that a small island cannot choose sustainable renewable measures in energy consumption while there are better solutions to prioritize the needs of the locals over commercial purposes. Enigmata served the community all these years as a artist and training camp for the local teachers, youth and children, It has been visited by people from more than 90 countries and supported by several local and international benefactors in its biodiversity art education and cultural-based and art education. The vision of a green eco-living was the aim of the treehouse to go off grid. The operation dwindled, the staff come and go, the operation suffered. It was hard to envision a future for Enigmata Treehouse next to a diesel power plant. Recently, a tragic event happened for unknown reason the treehouse was burned down October 22, 2015 around 1:44 am with undetermined cause of fire. We stopped operation and now planting a forest to heal the land. Everything has a reason. The fire calls for purification, change and newness... Thank you to those who understood the purpose of Enigmata more than just an ecolodge and those who supported Enigmata all these years... The inner fire of Enigmata keeps on burning. What is left standing amidst the debris is the intangible heritage that I wish to grow and blossom in the hearts of the children. Let this memory of beauty be monument of the heart. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Enigmata Treehouse Ecolodge Hotel Camiguin