Bui Vien

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Otres Beach

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Bukit Bintang

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Big Lagoon

El Nido, Palawan

Bangui Windmills

Bangui, Ilocos Norte

Calle Crisologo

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Filipino-Chinese Pagoda

San Fernando, La Union

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Holy Week Travel: Caramoan

Everyone knows that traveling on a Holy Week season isn't a good idea, but because I was so hyped to celebrate my birthday, I was able to convince Jm to travel in Bicol Region, specifically, Caramoan.

En route to Sabang Port

Caramoan is a hilly peninsula located South-east of Luzon. It takes 12 hours by bus and around an hour by plane. Since it was Holy Week, we had a hard time looking for an available bus to Caramoan. We actually paid more than the regular price just to get on a bus to Caramoan (1,000/pax). The bus wasn't spacious at all, and there were more passengers than seats!

Anyway, we arrived in Camarines Sur at around 5am in the morning, then took a 1 hour jeepney ride from Naga to Sabang Port (100/head - should be just 50 per head- ripped off!!). 

Map of Camarines Sur displayed at a local restaurant in Sabang Port

Then, from Sabang Port, we rode a boat to Caramoan Guijalo Port (120/head). We arrived in the port at around 1PM. We were hungry but we decided to go straight to Paniman Beach. We had a 30-minute tricycle ride (300 pesos- wth) from Guijalo Port to Paniman Beach.

Just right outside our Family Room

Good for 4 people

We had a hard time looking for a place to stay since all rooms were already booked for Holy Week. Luckily, we met a couple who were looking for a place to stay too, so we decided to share a family room with them. 

Finally, Paniman Beach!

I'll write about my Island hopping adventures in my next post!