Sunday, March 31, 2013

Calaguas Island

Mahabang Buhangin, Calaguas Island

Calaguas Island is a paradise!

How to get there

From Buendia, Cubao or Pasay, ride a bus (preferably DLTB, Superlines) going either to Daet or Naga City. Travel time is 8-9 hours depending on the traffic in San Pablo City and Sariaya. Fare is around P513.00 (ordinary aircon) or P650 (Executive class). You have two options were to alight. 

Terminal in Buendia is in LRT-Taft station.

Terminal in Pasay is near Winston Hotel or Sogo Hotel.

Terminal in Pasay is near Ali Mall or Farmer's.

Option 1 - Daet - Take the van going to Paracale. The terminal of the van is in the Daet market near the church and the cost is P180.00. Travel time is approximately 1 hour.

Option 2 - Alight at Talubatibo, Labo (crossing going to Paracale), hire a tricyle for P300 OR wait for the bus going to Paracale (every 30-40 minutes). Travel time is 30 minutes only.

If you are traveling alone, it's better to go to Daet and pay the P180 or wait for the bus.

But if you are traveling with your friends, it's better to hire the tricycle and divide the amount of fare with your friends. 


From Naga City (in case you opted using the plane) or in case you are coming from CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC), go to LCC Mall terminal for the van going to Daet. From Naga City to Daet is 2 hours and the fare is P180.00. First trip is 5 am and the last trip to Date is 8 pm. Then reaching Daet, take the van going to Paracale. Travel time to the port is 1 hour.

From Daet,  board the van going to Paracale. 


Paracale Port


There are two ports going to Calaguas Island, namely the Paracale Port and the Vinzons Port. Travel time in Paracale port to Calaguas Island is 1.5 hours. Travel time from Vinzons to Calaguas Island is 2-3 hours.

Better choice is the Paracale Port.

Hire a boat going to Calaguas Island (the fee includes the island hopping).

PARACALE PORT Contact pax and nos. -
Mang Boy - 0908-546-0683
Sam - 0920-803-1510
Rizza - 0948-362-4616 / 0910684-3649

Small boat (1-3 pax) P1,200 - 1, 500
Big boat (5-10 pax) P2,500 - P3,000
Bigger boat (20-25 pax) - P5,000 - P6000

VINZONS PORT
Kagawad Biboy - 0947-533-6543 / 0999 585 6560

Smaller boats are available in Paracale.
Bigger boats are available in Vinzons.

Place to stay in Vinzons - Mac Resort (0919 400 2659)



After  1 hour and 30 minutes, we reached Mahabang Buhangin, Calaguas Island.



There are cottages available at the beach. Only halo-halo and several beverages are sold at the island. So it's better to bring your own food.

You can also do camping in the beach. Make sure you bring your own tents and/or sleeping bags. But you can also rent for P200-300. Entrance fee is P120-150. Cottages are a bit expensive.

There are public toilets available. Fee is P10-20.



There are so many things you can do at Mahabang Buhangin like playing beach volleyball.



You can also trek the hills and the nearby barangay.











Tinago Island
Or go to Tinago Island (other side of Calaguas Island) by foot and the trek time is 20 minutes.


But the best thing to do is island hopping at the nearby islands.

The sea is a little bit rough and you will certainly get the additional adventure you want while island hopping.


In case of island hopping, you can go to 4-5 islands depending on your agreement with the owner of the boat.




Makulabo Island

Water is clearer in Makulabo Island.
Enjoy the island hopping experience! 

It's Really More Fun in Calaguas Island!





















12 comments:

  1. Philippines has a lot of beautiful beaches! Seeing this pictures makes me think that traveling is your way of life and passion. After boracay I'll tell my friends to visit malapascua! It's going to be fun. brake repair mt pleasant sc

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  2. The white sandy beaches of Calaguas Island is really beautiful. This is where I want to take my family once we go back to the Philippines this year. I really love to ride a boat there and visit the surrounding islands. Our last boat tour was in corryvreckan cruises and my family really misses the experience.

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  3. There is nothing better than a sugary fine sand. I just visited the island this year and I say that its unlike many beaches that I have visited. You can also read my adventure with this enchanting place. Here http://orgolyo.blogspot.com/2013/08/calaguas-island-of-daet-camarines-norte.html

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  6. Camping only. From my last visit last year, there was no available accommodation.

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  7. What if I will travel alone, is there any chance to ride a boat with other passengers? So I can't pay all the boat rentals.

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