Rediscovering Bicol: Caramoan Island Hopping

I was not born here but this province is very close to my heart. My mom came from here and here is where I met the love of my life (check my post Camarines Sur).

 And today, I am back again…not as a local but as a tourist…to rediscover what my own province has to offer.

Our first destination was Caramoan Peninsula. Upon arrival, we were fetched by the van that we rented (c/o Jose 09166609442) and traveled 1 hour going to Sabang, Camarines Sur. We had our “very” quick breakfast at an eatery near the port since the boat will be leaving in a few minutes. Before embarking, we were surprised on how we can reach the boat. Men (porter) carry not only baggage but passengers as well.

Sailing time is about 2 hours, first with a motor boat then with a paddle boat once you’re near Caramoan port. We were then fetched by the staff of West Peninsula, transported to their place and left shortly after to start the island hopping experience.

Lahus Island

Matukad Island

Cagbanilad Island 

Minalahos Island

Gota Beach

Hunongan Cove

Tinago Island

Every island is incomparable with each other. Matukad Island for example, has powder-like and cream-colored sand similar to Boracay. Minalahos Island has beautiful rock formations that you can easily climb. But among the island that we’ve reached, I like love Tinago Island. You’ll definitely be mesmerized by the clear water surrounded by green mountains and the serene atmosphere that will make you love Caramoan all the more. Aside from its very pleasing view, the place is not easily accessible which makes it more exceptional. From the Filipino word “tinago” or “hidden”, a secret paradise that you can only reach during high tide. Thank God we came at the right time.

unspoiled island

remarkable rock formation

translucent sea

exquisite sand

rolled into one

We were so blessed to have set foot here. Caramoan Peninsula is truly a place to behold.

 (you may check our budget for this tour Rediscovering Bicol)




About pinay travelaholic

A Filipina who loves to travel. Born with a family of travelers and started traveling when she was just 2months old. Raised in the hustle and bustling life of the metro but has savored the laid back lifestyle of the countryside during summer vacations. At a very young age, she has experienced being stranded on a train for 3 days, being thrown inside the window of the bus just to save a seat and “top loaded” (riding on the roof) on a PUJ just to reach their destination. …Traveling became her adventure since then. View all posts by pinay travelaholic

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