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Naga City

Aside from being nicknamed “The Heart of Bicol” because of its centralized location, Naga City in Camarines Sur is also the center of culture and religion in Bicol.

Aside from its aforementioned nickname, the city is also known as the “Pilgrim City,” as it is home to the Our Lady of Peñafrancia shrine. The city is also home to a number of churches and cathedrals, all of which are walking distance from one another.

Every year in September, millions of devotees flock to the city to pay their respects to the Our Lady of Peñafrancia. Hotels tend to get fully booked during this period so make sure to plan at least two months ahead if you’re planning to visit the city during this time.

If religious festivities aren’t your thing, the city has a couple of places where you can get out and be active. There’s the Haciendas de Naga, a local government effort at boosting eco-tourism within the city. At Haciendas de Naga, you can do outdoor activities like wall climbing and ziplining, as well as pili nut picking.

There’s also the CamSur Watersports Complex for those who want to try out their hand (or feet, rather) at wakeboarding.

For wildlife enthusiasts, there’s the Mount Isarog National Park, which is home to a number of the country’s endemic species. The park also features some of the oldest and most preserved rainforests in Southeast Asia.

Before you head home, make sure to try out the food that Naga City has to offer. Head over to Red Platter on Magsaysay Avenue and try out their Bicol’s Best, a combination of pinangat, a native vegetable dish cooked in coconut milk, and Bicol Express, a local spicy pork dish. Or check out any of the city’s street stalls to try out some toasted siopao (pork bun), kinalas (a local noodle soup), and pili nut sweets.

Top Rated Restaurants in Naga City Browse All

  1. Bob Marlin
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    19 Reviews View
  2. Bigg's Diner
    4.5 Stars
    American
    30 Reviews View
  3. 1st Colonial Grill
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    15 Reviews View
  4. Casa Soriano Family Heirloom Cuisine
    5.0 Stars
    International
    6 Reviews View
  5. Red Platter
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    15 Reviews View
  6. Bigg's Diner
    4.0 Stars
    American
    16 Reviews View
  7. Chef Doy's Gourmet Restaurant
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    9 Reviews View
  8. Grissini Ristorante
    5.0 Stars
    Italian
    4 Reviews View
  9. The Coffee Table
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    4 Reviews View
  10. Que Pasa
    4.5 Stars
    International
    6 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Naga City Browse All

  1. Villa Caceres Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    17 Reviews View
  2. The Avenue Plaza Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    18 Reviews View
  3. CBD Plaza Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    6 Reviews View
  4. Naga Land Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  5. Crown Hotel
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  6. Spring Valley Garden Resort
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  7. Naga Regent Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  8. Señor Enrico Bed And Breakfast
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  9. Golden Leaf Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. The ADC Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Naga City Browse All

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

Popular Areas in Naga City

  1. SM City Naga

    SM City Naga

    11 Places
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