Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beach Camping at Calaguas Camarines Norte

Mahabang Buhangin Beach of Calaguas Camarines Norte

The Mahabang Buhangin Beach, more commonly known as Calaguas, has placed the province of Camarines Norte as one of the top summer outing destinations in the Bicol Region. Technically, Calaguas refers to a group of islands scattered on the north-east of the province. Among them is Tinaga Island where the famous beach is located.

Calaguas Beachfront
powdery white sand

Like most beautiful beaches in the country, Calaguas features a powdery white sand beach and clear blue waters. But what sets Calaguas apart?

Calaguas Beachfront
wide beachfront area

Due to its isolation from mainland Luzon, little development has been made on Calaguas. Aside from a few bamboo cottages, there are no accommodation facilities such as resorts or hotels on the island. Tents, on the other hand, are the primary form of accommodation in Calaguas. The experience of beach camping is perhaps what attracts city folks to this island.

Calaguas is perfect for those who want to have a quick escape from the busy city life and enjoy a laidback and relaxing day of swimming under the sun. Time virtually stops in here at Calaguas.

Calaguas Group of Islands
view on the way to Calaguas

To reach Calaguas, one would need to take a bus from Cubao to Daet, Camarines Norte. Land travel will take around eight hours. Then it's another two hours by motorized boat from Vinzons or Paracale. If you are up for adventure, then you will enjoy this D-I-Y Galaguas trip.

boats at Vinzons Camarines Norte
boats transfering visitors to Calaguas
A more convenient way to reach Calaguas is by joining an organized group tour which was exactly what we did. We highly recommend Mr. Melvic Brinas, a local of Daet, as he is the pioneer in organizing group tours to Calaguas. He has different tour packages that can suit every schedule, budget and itinerary. (See contact details below)

We joined the 2D/1N group tour package which already included roundtrip bus and boat transportation. Our bus tickets were even shipped to our house for free. The package also included tent accommodation, environment fees, and all meals on the island. You really get value out of your money. Moreover, what made this trip more fun is that we met new friends who share the same passion for travel.

Calaguas Hullabaloo
Melvic Brinas
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