Camarines Sur

Camarines Sur

The Caramoan island in this province wasn’t the setting for the 26th season of “Survivor” for nothing. Camarines Sur, or Camsur for short, has one goal in mind: to leave you breathless.

Camarines Sur is located at the center of the Bicol peninsula. This province is a blend of impressive mountains, virgin beaches, and rugged caves that bring out the adventurer in every visitor. It takes about 9 hours to drive to Camsur from Manila. For a shorter trip, travellers can hop on flights from Manila to Naga City, one of the main cities in Camarines Sur.

The province is the home of Lake Buhi, where you can find the smallest commercially harvested fish in the world, sinarapan. Though small, this fish packs a lot of flavor. Locals enjoy this fish fried to a crisp or boiled in a soup with vegetables.

Camsur is surrounded by two dormant volcanoes: Mt. Isarog and Mt. Iriga. Both have hiking trails but it’s best reserved for more experienced climbers. Mt. Isarog usually requires two days of hiking, but Mt. Iriga can be climbed in a day.

When packing for Camarines Sur, leave your inhibitions behind. The Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC) will thrill all action-seekers who come its way. The complex offers cable- and waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, and water-skating. Camsur is rarely hit by strong winds and rough currents, so these activities are available year-round.

The Camsur Watersports Complex also provides lodging in its Provincial Capitol Complex. Guests can rent anything from shipping containers transformed into stylish hotel rooms to large wooden cabins or private villas. Amenities include a swimming pool surrounded by cabanas and a public skate park.

A 2-hour drive from Camsur is the Mayon Volcano, located in the neighboring province of Albay. The active volcano is famous for its perfect cone shape. CWC offers its guests transportation to the volcano, where you can rent all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and drive up the mountain.

Take a boat ride to the world of adventures found in the island of Caramoan. But there’s no need to be on survivor mode here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy breathtaking views of its secluded beaches from a cabana. Other activities include stand-up paddling, kayaking, and island-hopping.

Grab your hiking gear and trek the mountains while in Caramoan. Test your strength while climbing over boulders or up walls of rock, or go rappelling down cliffs. After a day of hiking and exploring caves, brave souls can go cliff diving into refreshing bodies of water.

Complete your island experience by staying in the Gota Village Resort. It’s a complex of spacious wooden cabins that’s just a short walk from the beach. If you’re looking to wake up to a view of the ocean, check in at one of Hunungan Cove’s cozy beachfront cabanas.

Top Rated Restaurants in Camarines Sur Browse All

  1. Bob Marlin
    4.5 Stars
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  2. Bigg's Diner
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  3. 1st Colonial Grill
    4.5 Stars
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    15 Reviews View
  4. Casa Soriano Family Heirloom Cuisine
    5.0 Stars
    International
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  5. Red Platter
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    15 Reviews View
  6. Bigg's Diner
    4.0 Stars
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    16 Reviews View
  7. Chef Doy's Gourmet Restaurant
    4.0 Stars
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    9 Reviews View
  8. Grissini Ristorante
    5.0 Stars
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  9. Bigg's Diner
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  10. The Coffee Table
    5.0 Stars
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Top Rated Hotels in Camarines Sur Browse All

  1. Villa Caceres Hotel
    4.5 Stars
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    17 Reviews View
  2. The Avenue Plaza Hotel
    4.0 Stars
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    18 Reviews View
  3. Tugawe Cove Resort
    4.0 Stars
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    5 Reviews View
  4. West Peninsula Villas
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    7 Reviews View
  5. Rex Tourist Inn
    5.0 Stars
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    2 Reviews View
  6. CBD Plaza Hotel
    4.0 Stars
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    6 Reviews View
  7. Iriga Plaza Hotel
    4.0 Stars
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    4 Reviews View
  8. Macagang Hotel and Resort
    4.5 Stars
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    2 Reviews View
  9. Gota Village Resort
    4.5 Stars
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    2 Reviews View
  10. Naga Land Hotel
    4.0 Stars
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Top Rated Places in Camarines Sur Browse All

  1. Caramoan Islands
    5.0 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    19 Reviews View
  2. CamSur Watersports Complex
    4.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    22 Reviews View
  3. Bob Marlin
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    19 Reviews View
  4. Bigg's Diner
    4.5 Stars
    American
    30 Reviews View
  5. Villa Caceres Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    17 Reviews View
  6. Mt. Mayon
    5.0 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    8 Reviews View
  7. 1st Colonial Grill
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    15 Reviews View
  8. Casa Soriano Family Heirloom Cuisine
    5.0 Stars
    International
    6 Reviews View
  9. The Avenue Plaza Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    18 Reviews View
  10. Red Platter
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    15 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Camarines Sur

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  2. Caramoan

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  3. Iriga

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