Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Calaguas Island - Vinzons, Camarines Norte

And the summer is not yet over. It was the last chance for a beach trip under "summer season" here in the Philippines. June is officially the start of the rainy season whether it actually rains or not due to climate change. Nonetheless, the weekend was filled with sun, sand, and crystal blue waters of Camarines Norte.

Calaguas Island is a two-hour boat ride with practically no electricity, signal, and other establishments save for the nipa huts that would shade you from the heat of the sun. The sand is very fine and white while the water is really crystal blue. Not for those who want a resort-like getaway, because you'll be sleeping in tents and water is from the deep well. The place is divine, I just hope the tourists are responsible enough to keep the island as virgin as it is right now.

So you think it's not possible?

The Nipa Huts!

Sunset from a hill.
My friend ninja-surfing at Bagasbas.
How to see the beautiful island of Calaguas:
Contact travel organizers for that hassle-free trip. We got Northlink Travels (+639175012250 - Sir Darius) who offers a cheap package to be honest. PHP 2,000 (inclusive of transfers, food, alcohol, snorkel gear, kayak, skim board, alcohol, entertaining guides, tent, water, whatever you might need except additional snacks) plus PHP 1060 (bus fare back and forth).

So meet-up at Cubao at DLTB bus station at around 8PM Friday then you'll be in Daet by 6AM the next day depending on how fast and barubal your bus driver is. Van transfer to the port for that 2-hour boat ride to Calaguas Island. After your intense camping, they will bring you to Bagasbas, Daet, Camarines Norte for that surfing experience. Not included in the package are surfing fees - board and/or instructor (well it's optional after all).

No other person can say it best other than Marian Rivera, "Walang tubig, walang pagkain, walang signal, sumayaw nalang tayo!!"


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