11/20/2016

Caramoan Trip 2016 in Bicol

Vitamin sea is the one of the effective medicine, consulted by a traveler. Why? because of joy and happy memories that resulting into our life it's also helps us to be close to our mother nature. In my country Philippines, there is so many world class beaches that truly attracting in many tourist and one of that are located in the town province of Caramoan, in Bicol, Camirines Sur.

Caramoan is popular because of astonishing islands that it is surround and that's why the attraction becomes favorite spot of the international tv series "Survivor". When we visit last summer 2016, we actually seen the on-going series for Survivor Denmark because we captured one game preparation in an island and as per local tourist guide they use to lodge in Gota Village Resort but unfortunately they are prohibiting to take some photos.

Traveling to Caramoan is easy and affordable because from Manila you will just ride a (10 hours)long trip bus going to Bicol but if you have extra budget you can choose to take by air in just 1.5 hours you will reach Naga.  So here is my itinerary when we last visited the Caramoan.

1st step: Book a online Tour Package if you are first time to visit Caramoan. For me we suggest you to CaramoanSeaScapers, the service and food are very good and they are offering  affordable package.

2nd step: We choose to travel by land by just booking our trip in Central Bus Terminal - Cubao, from Araneta center you will just walk in at around 300-400 meters at the back side of Ali Mall, the fare is 700 pesos for Super deluxe (DLTB bus or Philtranco) and you may found cheaper for ordinary and air conditioning bus for 300-600 pesos up to Naga.

3rd step: At Naga Bus terminal, you have 2 option how you will reach Caramoan, one is you can take another 4 hours drive via a bus at 200 pesos fare, 2nd is to ride a shuttle van that bound to Sabang port  for 150 pesos fare for 2 hours trip and then at take 1 hour boat ride going to Caramoan feeder port.

4th step: After you arrive at Caramoan and got check-in for your choice of accomodation, take short rest and after that enjoy  the tour package that you avail from your travel agency. In my part we choose 3days and 2 nights. here is the sample tour package from CaramoanSeaScapers.

For 3 Days and 2 Nights Tour Package

DAY 1

09:00AM ETA: Arrival at Guijalo Port (Caramoan Feeder Port)
09:10AM Pick-up transfer to Accommodation
09:20AM Hotel Check-in
11:00AM Ride to Brgy. Bikal or Brgy. Paniman to proceed for Island Hopping
11:30AM Arrival on first Island destination at Matukad Island/Start of the Island tour.
12:00PM Lunch
01:00PM Island Tour covers: Matukad Island; Lahos Island, Cagbalinad Beach; Bosdak Beach; and Minalahos Beach
05:00PM End of Island Tour; Back to Accommodation
07:30PM Dinner/Socialization/Rest

DAY 2

06:30AM Wake-up call/Breakfast
07:45AM Ride to Brgy. Bikal or Brgy. Paniman and prepare for the 2nd day of Caramoan Adventure
08:30AM Proceed to Bag-ing Island(Sabitang Laya Beach) for Snorkeling and Swimming
10:00AM Island hopping at Manlawi Island (Caramoan’s Widest Sandbar) and Bugtong Island.
12:00AM Picnic/Lunch at Manlawi Island Floating Cottage
03:00PM Proceed to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Mother of Peace Grotto,
located at the top of Mount Caglago in Barangay Tabgon. A flight of 524 steps (530 if landing is included) to
the grotto leads to the 26-foot image of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
05:00PM End of Tour; Back to Accommodation
07:00PM Dinner/Socialization/Rest

DAY 3

06:30AM Wake-up call/Breakfast
07:30AM Check-out of Accommodation
08:00AM Accommodation to town proper (Visit to the 17th century-old church of St. Michael the Archangel Parish; Souvenir Shopping)

09:00AM Departure from Guijalo Port to Sabang ( Last trip of ferry boat is 11:00AM )

And here some photos that I can share with you, I hope it will help's you to imagine your gonna be nice experience when you visit Caramoan Islands.


A very nice scene a long the way to the beach.





Approaching LAHOS Island


Swim at Minalahos Beach Island





Matukad Island with mysterious lagoon


View before passing Mangrove farm.


Having fun before taking lunch with floating cottage at Manlawi Island (Caramoan’s Widest Sandbar)


Snorkeling and Swimming at Bag-ing Island(Sabitang Laya Beach)




Enjoying the beautiful of nature at Bugtong Island


View from the top at Grotto of Blessed Virgin Mary.


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