Caramoan Islands

Caramoan, Camarines Sur

Caramoan Islands
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Lady L.
5.0 Stars
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Thank God for seat sales! Haha. Was able to score tickets for only Php 1800 (roundtrip). Ahhhh, the perks of being an abanger. 128540

Since the family of my boyfriend lives here, the place and food are free. Yay! Haha.
Island hoping costs around 1,200. And since it's already June, it felt like we were the only ones on the island. Super sulit! 128516

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Kae T.
5.0 Stars
3

Clear waters!!! 128525 I would like to go back to the islands, please!! Too bad we were unable to capture the best views kasi puro selfie.! Hahahh. But my memories of this place is and will always be intact 128513🤘🏻

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Imz B.
4.0 Stars
4

Beautiful Islands to see...

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Pam L.
5.0 Stars
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The travel time was sooo long but the destination is worth it.
If you're going by land, you can drive or ride a bus from Manila to Bicol and then go on a 2-hour butt-numbing boat ride then another car ride to get to the area where the resorts are. It was SUPER tiring.

It was a bit crowded when we went because it was a long weekend. That was mid-year last year.

Caramoan is gorgeous!! It has virgin beaches, white sand that rivals Boracay's, and rich marine life. We had two days of island hopping, snorkelling and beach bumming. Plus since it was so far from the city, you get a beautiful view of the night sky (yes, that's the Milky Way in the photo!).

I cannot remember the islands that we went to, just Lahus Island because I remember going there twice. 128517

With its beautiful beaches, limestone rock formations and remote location, it's no wonder that Caramoan was picked as the setting for multiple Survivor seasons.

I think everyone should visit Caramoan Island at least once. Good news is they have a handful of resorts here so no need to go camping.

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Mj D.
5.0 Stars

Its a great day, yesterday to celebrate Valentines @ the beach 128077🏼 White fine sand 128525

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Berry F.
5.0 Stars

From Legazpi City, we had a long drive to Caramoan. It took about 5 hours to get there. We thought we'll give it a try to see the place since we were in Bicol already. We reached Paniman Caramoan around 5 in the afternoon. We rented rooms at Breeze and Waves. The next morning, we took the boat to have an island hopping. We were 8 adults and 2 children in the group. It was a nice morning when we visited 4 islands. There were only few tourists so we enjoyed our stay on the islands. It was like we owned the place. Rock formations were nice. I am not a beach person but I had fun doing an island hopping with family. #loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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Abbey A.
5.0 Stars

BEAUTIFUL! Land and sea adventure!128076

Worth all the battle scars.

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Carol Ann B.
5.0 Stars

SURREAL!!!! Can't describe it any better.

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Captivating Caramoan.

I'll be posting a series of reviews for all of the islands I visited during our Caramoan Roadtrip.  FYI:  the aforementioned trip was ages ago,  this was Caramoan is not yet a household name and yes,  I write from memory.

Back when wanderlust is still unknown to the Layman.  My friends and I usually plan roadtrips twice a year.   One in the summer - for tanlines and one for December.  Or any other month,  depending on schedules and VL approvals.

First trip planned was not for tanlines but for spelunking and smoking weed at Sagada.  Itinerary completed,  reservations done.  A week before the trip,  a colleague sent an email asking yours truly if I am interested to go to Caramoan with them.  First reaction was... Cara...where?

Then i saw the pictures.  My jaw dropped.  This is 30 times better than Boracay.  Envy got in the way.  I made an executive decision.

Sagada can wait,  Caramoan can't.

No itinerary.  Only one day to reserve bus tickets and no place to stay.  Hail Mary Roadtrip.  We got the first two covered,  a little drama on the phone will help you sort the reservation.  Wikipedia and fast internet access and voila!  Itinerary completed.  The bed and breakfast /hostel got sorted the last minute.  No,  we didnt get a hotel or anything that resembles a hotel, we rented a house. 

8 hour trip from Manila to Naga via Isarog Lines.  We picked the first class ticket,   comfortable chairs,  lesser seats hence more leg room and space to recline your seats and a functional comfort room inside.   We always chose the last trip for an early start the next day.  Took a jeepney from Naga to Sabang,  2 hour trip,  we were so eager and forgot to find the van terminal.  By the time we reached Sabang,  we were dust-proof (no more space for incoming dust).  120 minutes boatride to the Island.  Not fun.  The waves are really scary and you have to endure for 120 minutes.  Yes,  the boat was overloaded too.  During the ride,  i had to summon Poseidon so he can protect us from the nasty waves.

The stress,  dust and anxiety vanished when we reached Caramoan.  No, we havent seen the beach yet.  Everyone is relieved, we survived the nasty waves of the Pacific Ocean.  All hail Poseidon!

We went to a local carinderia for late lunch.  One order of Laing is only Php 15.00,  restaurant quality,  best paired with a cup of rice.  A glass of ice cold coke to seal the deal.

Matukad Beach.

Matukad is the first island we visited.  When i first set foot on the island,  i noticed how fine the sad is,  powdery and white as snow.  The water is as clear, like blue topaz.  Warm and inviting. 

After taking a couple of photos,  our guide/savant said that there is a lagoon behind the bigass rock formation and there lies a mystical fish.   I am just a sucker for folklore so we decided to brave the sharp stones and climb the steep vertical-ish wall.  We failed at first,  got nasty cuts on my shin.  The expats we met on the island has no fear,  a couple from Ukraine.  She has modelesque physique and was wearing string bikini climbed the friggin wall.  I said "Magpaatalo ba tayo sa kanya,  hindi naman taga-Pinas yan."  We overcame adversity and saw the lagoon with the mystical fish.  It was a nice experience except for the cuts on my shin.  Sense of pride and nationalism comes in handy when climbing rock formations.

The stay in Matukad was one for the books.  Clear waters,  fine sand,  horsing around with friends.  Impromptu rock climbing,  a lil bit of folklore.  All that whie rocking a
Caramoan tan.

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Martin B.
5.0 Stars

I love this beach!

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Trixia C.
5.0 Stars

Next destination after our spa adventure is, CamSur.

You know how someone will be happy if you go and support them with the things they really love doing. Not just love but part of their system too.

We're done going to Baler, CamSur's next to our list.

This time no land travel for us. We don't wanna waste our time travelling and just driving so we took plane to go here.

Anyway highway, when we arrive CamSur, I can see how happy the chinky. You know the face of a kid who saw icecream toys and whatsoever. 128514

Ohhh, this is so gorg. Srsly!!! Beach, waves and the people you are with are so perf! 128076

If you're just a beginner like me, you can still enjoy. Enjoy now, worry later 128514

Nawala ata effect ng massage sakin. Sumakit ulit katawan ko eh.

More to explore about CamSur. Ciao! Tumakas lang ng review while resting. 128517

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Romer G.
4.0 Stars

Went to Caramoan Islands before Christmas. As expected the waves are quite strong that time of the year.

We visited several islands and spent most of the time in Matukad beach. The beach has a lagoon behind the rock wall. In order to see Tayak Lagoon, you have to climb the rocks without harness. YES, WTHOUT HARNESS. Be sure to wear your slippers/sandals though as some steps are spiky.

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Janet T.
5.0 Stars

I want to do my travels in a do it your own way... It way more fun, meeting and conversing with the locals, making new friends along the way, no time constraints...

After seeing legazpi city , we now head to caramoan.
Be sure to pack something to eat in the way. It will be very loooooong ride. There is no available from of transpo from legazpi to to caramoan, you must first go back to Naga city.

Legazpi city to Naga city- 2 hours land travel
Naga city to Sabang port- 2 hours land travel
Sabang port to Guijalo port- almost 2 hours sea travel.
Guijalo port to caramoan proper.- 20 min local form of transpo.

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DarkstarM D.
5.0 Stars

Of all the islands of Caramoan, Matukad was the best for me! It had a lagoon where you can see a big bangus but before you see it, you have to do rock climbing yeah! I've been here twice but I didn't know this one the first time. It was a breath taking view above! The travel and boat ride plus the climb was all worth it when I saw the islands from that view!

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En N.
4.0 Stars

If you like island hopping & white beaches, this is the place for you. Going there is a little challenging, but it's all worth it!

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Finfinii D.
5.0 Stars

Virgin it is! Fine white sand, crystal clear water, and enchanting rock formation. I love that there is not one commercialized thing on this island (at least not yet). Electricity haven't reached this part of the island so the option you'll have is to leave before sunset or stay under the roof of your own tent!

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Bechay R.
5.0 Stars

Love Caramoan Island. I enjoyed the
near-death-risk-taking-island hopping with my travel buddies! It made me laugh, love, thank, cry and appreciate the nature.

On our way to another island, while in the middle of Pacific Ocean the sky became gloomy, the wind blew, and then the rain poured sooo so hard. The water splash and the water got into the boat. Our boat almost sink. And im seriously crying and praying. I can see nothing but rain and ocean.

Thank God and the expert boatman we were able to surpass that. It lasts 20mins actually.

By the way, the photo in the center is a hidden lagoon in Matukad Island with lonesome giant milk fish. You need to climb first before you can see it.

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Zette L.
5.0 Stars

Crystal blue waters. Fine white sand. Friendly locals =p

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Allen Q.
5.0 Stars

beautiful islands!!! great food!! definitely looking forward of coming back!!!

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