Sunday, March 31, 2013


Island hoping at Caramoan

If Camarines Norte has Calaguas Island
Camarines Sur has Caramoan!

Van bound for Sabang
There are so many ways to go to this paradise resort in Camarines Sur.

How to get there

From Manila, take a bus in Cubao (preferably DLTB, near Superlines) going to Naga City, Bicol. Travel time is 9-10 hours. Once you are in Naga City, go to SM Naga City terminal of Sabang and board a van going to Sabang Port.

First trip of van is 4:00 am. Travel time to Sabang is 1.5 hours. Last trip is 7 pm. Fare is P100.00 only. Van will not depart unless they have the complete number of passengers. 

From CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC) in Pili, take a habal-habal or tricycle ride to SM Naga City. Then, follow the procedure stated at SM Naga City. Fare is P100.00 and travel time is 10 minutes from CWC to SM Naga City.

Along the way, you will pass Tigaon, San Jose and then, Sabang. From Tigaon to Sabang port, travel time is 30 minutes.

Sabang Port
 At Sabang Port, first trip going to Caramoan is 5:30 am and the last trip going to Caramoan is around 1-2 pm.

Fare in the boat is P120.00 and travel time is 2 hours.

There is another port called the Nato Port. But this port is for Ro-Ro ships while Sabang is for pumpboats. Pumpboats are faster than Ro-Ro.

Last trip from Caramoan port to Sabang port is 1 pm.

Caramoan Port

After 2 hours, you will dock at the Caramoan Port. Hire either a habal-habal (1-2 pax only) or a tricycle (4-6 pax). Fare in the habal-habal is P150.00. While the tricycle fare is P300 for the trip itself.


Travel time is 4 hours and the fare is P300. The terminal of the bus is in Naga bus terminal near SM Naga.

7 am - aircon - P300
1 pm  - aircon - P300
2 pm - ordinary - P250
1 and 1:30 pm - aircon - P300

5 am - aircon - P300
7 am - ordinary - P250
11 am - Cubao/Alabang - P250
12 noon - aircon - P300

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Caramoan  Church

You can choose from several resorts in Caramoan.  Along the way, you can drop by at the Caramoan church.

The best resort/place is the Gota Village Resort.

Gota 1
 Small Wood Cabana - P2,500
Medium Wood Cabana - P3,000
Large Wood Cabana - P3,750

Hunongan Cove
Duplex - P5,000
Mountain Side - P6,500

Beach Front
1 Queen size bed - P7,500
Deluxe Cove - P8,500
Presidential Suite - P10,000

The other option is to go to Paniman beach.

There are two beachfront resorts (aside from the other small resorts and the homestay at Paniman).

In case you want a simple habal-habal tour, cost is P300.

Breeze and Waves Cottages

Room rates - 
1,500 for 2 pax
200 for every extra bed
maximum capacity of 5 pax/room

Contact persons/numbers
Freddie - 0908-291-1072
Labeth - 0919-831-9497
Myrna - 0918-913-9623

La Playa aka Puerto Merced

Room rates
Fan room - P800
Aircon - P1,200 and P2,500

Contact Nos. - 0920-281-6362; 0919-873-9011; 

From the port to Gota, travel time is 30 minutes.

From the port to Paniman, travel time is 45 minutes.

The best white-sand beaches are found in the islands of Caramoan. It is a must that you have to do island hopping. 

Island Hopping - Freddie 0908-2911072
Cost - P2,500

The island hopping covers Mother of Peace, Bag-ing Island,Cotivas Island, Manlawe sandbar, and Sabitanlaya Island.

In case you want to go to San Andres, Catanduanes, you can hire a small boat for P1,500 or a big boat for P2,500 - P3,000. Boat ride to Catanduanes is 1.5 hours.

It's More Fun in Caramoan!


  1. Will definitely try seeing Caramoan soon, sir.

    TYVM this has been so helpful. :)

  2. hi mr jun, where did you stay? dating kami sa naga by 11 am. would you suggest we stay sa naga before then take the earliest boat to caramoan the following day?

  3. It's a risk that you have to take. If I'm not mistaken, the last boat trip to Caramoan is around 1 pm. The van ride in SM City Naga to the port going to Caramoan is almost 2 hours. See the time frame? Anyway, I am an adventurer, I'd go for catching the last boat! =) Good luck

  4. The best resort is Gota Village Resort! =)

  5. hi sir jun, did you went there just this year(2013)?

  6. yes, I did. It was 15 day summer tour from Dakak to Romblon.

    1. i have a few more questions if you don't mind. coz we already have a ticket via legazpi, and caramoan is in our itinerary. i was looking for blogs that have went there this year, so I can have a qoutation on the budget for the transportation fares...

    2. how much is the current fare for the van from naga terminal to sabang?
      current fare as well of the boat?

  7. i have a few more questions if you don't mind. coz we already have a ticket via legazpi, and caramoan is in our itinerary. i was looking for blogs that have went there this year, so I can have a qoutation on the budget for the transportation fares...

    1. SM Naga Terminal to Sabang - P120 (1.5 hours)
      First trip of van - 4am / last trip 7pm
      (Nato port is different, it is for Ro-Ro)
      Boat to Caramoan - around P120 (2 hours)

      Island hopping in Caramoan - P2,500 (small boat) P3-4k - bigger boat
      Caramoan Port to your resort - habal-habal - P150 (1-2 pax) / tricycle - P300 (4-5 pax)

    2. maraming salamat po...