|Island hoping at Caramoan|
If Camarines Norte has Calaguas Island
Camarines Sur has Caramoan!
|Van bound for Sabang|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small Wood Cabana - P2,500
Medium Wood Cabana - P3,000
Large Wood Cabana - P3,750
Duplex - P5,000
Mountain Side - P6,500
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
Freddie - 0908-291-1072
Labeth - 0919-831-9497
Myrna - 0918-913-9623
La Playa aka Puerto Merced
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.