Calaguas Island is located at Camarines Norte in Bicol Region. It is usually being compared to the famous Boracay Island in Aklan because of its white fine sand. Unfortunately, i haven’t been in Boracay 😦 (hopefully to go there one of these days :p)
My first time in Calaguas was in November 2015 with my college barkadas. We avail our tour at Triple 8 Travel for P3,000 per person. We left at SM Mall of Asia (meeting place) at around 10pm and arrived at Daet, Camarines Norte around 6am. And had breakfast at Jollibee, haha atleast pareho ng lasa sa Manila. :p
And after that, we went to the port in Vinzons for the boat ride. That will be one and a half hour to Calaguas Island.
And after the but-hurtful ride, we finally saw how beautiful the island is!! It was veeery overwhelming and exciting!!! And it is also a good thing that there’s no much tourist when the time we went there.. I think we are only two groups at that time, so it felt like we’ve rented the whole island for ourselves. Yey!!
So after we arrived at the island, we settled our tents (part of the package tour) and wait for the foods to be cooked. All foods are included to the package so it was less hassle for us. We feel like kings and queens because they’re just gonna serve us the newly cooked food and it was very delicious!!
And after eating a very appetizing lunch…
It’s beach tiiiime! 😀
The sand is very fine, we didn’t even seen any rocks at all!!
Please be reminded that all of my pictures are not filtered. It is what it is! Haha! The water is very clean, you can even see the sea floor without putting your head in the water. haha.
And what’s more amazing in Calaguas Island is not just their very pristine water and white fine sand, you can also have a “mini trek” as well. It’s just about 30 minutes to go at the top (and have your cellphone signal back :p). And the usual tour guide in the area is one of the residents, mostly kids. The people who’s cooking our foods will ask if you want to trek, and will recommend the kids to guide you. I think they’re all related since they are the only people living in the island.
While trekking to the top, the kids are also willing to take some pictures for you. Hospitable indeed 🙂
And if you finally reach the top, you will see how very amaaaazing the view of the island is. Proof?
Please be reminded that you’ll have to pay for 20 pesos/each when you reached at the middle of the trek, and 20 pesos again at the top. This is for the maintenance, they’ve said. And i can’t remember how much we’ve paid for our little tour guide, but i think we gave him 150 pesos.
So, if you want to relax, chill and forget all the stress in the Metro, you know where to go 🙂
Thank you Ariane and Berna for the pictures! 😀