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! 


Post a Comment