Daet

The provincial capital of Camarines Norte, Daet derives its name from the Bicolano word “dai-daitan,” which means “to make a friend.” With its friendly and pristine environment, this seems like an accurate name for this small provincial town.

Daet is perhaps best known as one of the country’s best surfing spots, thanks to Bagasbas Beach. The swell here can reach up to between three to eight feet (0.9 to 2.5 meters), making it the ideal place for beginners to get their start. The waves are especially crazy between the months of January to September, but make sure to book ahead as the beach gets fairly crowded during those times.

Aside from the beach, the town is also home to a few important historical places. Daet houses the country’s first Jose Rizal monument, built just two years after his execution. Nearby is the Camarines Norte Martyr Monument, which commemorates all the locals who gave up their lives during a revolt against the Spanish in 1898.

The oldest church in Camarines Norte can also be found here. Built in 1611, the St. John the Baptist Church features architecture done in the Romanesque style.

Daet is also where the sweetest pineapples in the world are grown. The Formosa pineapples may be small, but they are noted for their sweet and juicy flavor.

Living up to their town’s name, the locals here are also extremely kind and helpful, always willing to aid out any lost tourists.

Top Rated Restaurants in Daet Browse All

  1. K Sarap
    3.9 Stars
    Filipino
    7 Reviews View
  2. Alvino's Roast, Grill & Fry
    4.3 Stars
    Filipino
    3 Reviews View
  3. Kusina ni Angel
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  4. Kudo's Grill
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    2 Reviews View
  5. Mang Inasal
    4.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    1 Review View
  6. Escalante Bulaluhan
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  7. Leo's Cuisine
    4.0 Stars
    Asian
    1 Review View
  8. KSarap Restaurant
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  9. Catherine's Restaurant
    3.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Daet Browse All

  1. KICK Milk Tea
    5.0 Stars
    Tea
    3 Reviews View
  2. K Sarap
    3.9 Stars
    Filipino
    7 Reviews View
  3. Alvino's Roast, Grill & Fry
    4.3 Stars
    Filipino
    3 Reviews View
  4. Kusina ni Angel
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  5. Kudo's Grill
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    2 Reviews View
  6. Bagasbas Beach
    3.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    4 Reviews View
  7. Mang Inasal
    4.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    1 Review View
  8. Escalante Bulaluhan
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  9. Pineapple Island Resort
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. Leo's Cuisine
    4.0 Stars
    Asian
    1 Review View