|Mahabang Buhangin, Calaguas Island|
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.
The best terminal is in Pasay since both the DLTB buses in Buendia and Cubao pass through the Pasay Terminal.
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 (there is another port in Vinzons).
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.
Some tourists hire a van from Manila directly to Paracale.
From Daet, board the van going to Paracale.
What port? There are two choices!
Better choice is the Paracale Port. But if you are traveling in a big group (i.e 10-20 pax), Vinzons port is the better choice.
Suppose you are traveling alone, the boat ride in the public transport boat (not the boat rent) in Vinzons is only P500.
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
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)
|ATV Ride in Albay|
How to get there (LEGAZPI / ALBAY)
OPTION 1 - BY BUS
From Buendia, Pasay, or Cubao ride a bus (preferably DLTB or Superlines) going to Legazpi. Travel time is 9-10 hours Fare is around P810.00 (ordinary aircon) or P1,100 (Deluxe).
OPTION 2 - BY PLANE
Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have regular direct flights to Legazpi.
BUT It was raining! Signal number one was in Legazpi!
|Nikko catching up with trek|
We stayed only at the top for 5 minutes and we descended. We were able to find an eat-all-you-can resto in Legazpi for only P199. We went back to Daraga and called it a night.
The following morning we woke up 3 am in order to catch up the 4 am bus ride back to Naga. This time the plan was to go to Caramoan and catch the 7 am trip.
From Manila, by bus
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.
Travel time is 4 hours and the fare is P300. The Raymon bus terminal is in Naga Bus Terminal near SM Naga.
|Van terminal to Caramoan at the back of SM Naga near St. Joseph College|
|Lester's first attempt|
First stop - Balagbag Malaki
Second stop - Balagbag Maliit
We docked at this island and took our souvenir pictures! This is the best island!
You will love the scenic views and landscapes in this island.
Its crystal-clear waters will surely entice you to swim.
Third stop - Pangkawayan
Fifth stop - Pinagkastilyuhan
You can take your shower in the island or in Vinzons.
We took our shower in Vinzons, fixed ourselves, ate halo-halo in town and boarded the bus back to Manila.
Our Bicol Escapade 2015!
Simply AMAZING!!!! =)
P1,700 - round trip fare Manila - Daet
P1,700 - ATV Ride
P1,500 - sharing sa boat