Summer Fun in Caramoan

It’s summer once again and many travelers are hungering after beaches. Philippines indeed is an archipelago of fine-looking islands and white-sand beaches, hence, looking for one to spend a vacation in is that trouble-free.

Picturesque boat ride in Caramoan Islands.

Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur is just one of the summer destinations for beach bums in the Bicol Region. Home to many editions of international reality hit Survivor, Caramoan boasts its white sand coasts, clear waters and wide array of rock formations.

One of hundred rock formations in Caramoan

Another breathtaking rock formation in Caramoan

Ate, Maya, Rojan, Cham

I together with four friends spent Easter in Caramoan. Through Caramoan Adventures, the travel agency in charge of our stay, we experienced the splendor Caramoan has to offer.

How We Got There

From Legazpi City, we took a 2-hour travel to Naga City. We departed Legazpi City at exactly 5am. By 7:30am we took another 1.5-hr ride to Sabang Port, the gateway to Caramoan. To save time, we took a van for us to make it early in the Port. At the Port, we waited for nearly a couple of hours due to the big number of passengers and the limited number of boats taking travelers to Caramoan. At exactly 11 am, we headed off to Caramoan. That was another 2 hours of boat ride. An 8-hr travel and waiting time was indeed stressful! Definitely more stressful if you are coming from distant cities. In that case, travelling to Naga City by plane is really a must.

Sabang Port, Gateway to Caramoan. Two-hour boat ride prior to reaching the paradise. 🙂

When you are in Sabang Port, brace yourself for this stressful backride! 😀 This P20 porting service is needed in riding the boat. Just pray that the porter is strong enough not to be moved by the coming waves or else get wet! 🙂

From Guijalo Port to Your Ultimate Experience

In Guijalo Port, travelers meet their contacts in Caramoan. If you made advanced bookings in any travel agencies in Caramoan, this is where your experience begins. Your contacts will pick you up in the Port, bring you to the hotel/inn to check-in and the island experience starts, depending on the package you availed.

During our stay in Caramoan, we were accommodated in Sights and Sand Tourist Inn, a cozy villa-like accommodation having nearly 10 rooms.

One isle in Caramoan

Swimming 'til Sunset. Fun! 😀

Swimming with your life vest on is pretty cool

In the afternoon of our first day, as stated in the itinerary of the travel package we availed, we went island hopping. Due to the ongoing Survivor shoot in various islands in Caramoan, not all the islands in the itinerary were visited. Nonetheless, it was absolutely a fun escapade! We went back to our inn at around 7pm, freshened up, ate dinner, and stroll by the Caramoan town proper for some souvenir.

This one is a genuine Survivor item left by one of Survivor's franchises in Caramoan as a gift.

On our 2nd day, we visited the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel. The 17th century structure of the church is awe-inspiring. It was Easter then, so celebrating and remembering risen Christ in the island was worthwhile.

17th Century St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Caramoan

How it Ended

Guijalo Port, Caramoan, Camsur

Guijalo Port was really packed during the time we were bound to go home. We waited at the port as early as 10am for us to immediately catch a boat to take us back to Sabang Port. At exactly 12nn, we were already bound for Naga City, taking from Caramoan fun photos to treasure and certainly memories of an ultimate summer experience.

Travelers bound home flocking in the Guijalo Port

Boat ride way home. 🙂

More Photos HERE.

Special Thanks:
Mr. Genaro Galang
Caramoan Adventures

The blogger is Julius R. Satparam. Art Buff. Believer. Inquirer. You can reach him thru this blog, on Facebook and on Twitter.

  1. Hey Julius, just read this blog after nearly a year since you visit Caramoan. Thanks So much!

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