Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Animasola Island (Balatan)
Exotic rock formations and crystal clear waters welcome visitors travelling off the coast of the town.
Consocep Mountain Resort (Tigaon)
A 45 minute ride from Naga City and located at Brgy. Consocep. The resort is nestled on the shoulders of Mt. Isarog at an elevation of 1,800 ft. above sea level. Cool mountain air; two big waterfalls, Tuaguiti and Bulalacao, and smaller ones, most popular being Kawa-kawa; rest area, concrete stairways made of natural flat stones; flowers, butterflies, and tall trees make for an interesting scenery.
Atulayan Island (Sangay)
Island paradise of rare shells and stones. This tiny ivory beach island was the setting of the French-Italian movie “Mutiny in the South Seas.”
Daruanak Island (Pasacao) About 15 minutes by boat and 10 minutes by jeepney from the town proper. Located off the coast of Poñgol and Balogo Beach; ideal for skiing; home to sea anemones, starfish, sea urchins, and other marine life.
Provincial Capitol Complex (Pili)
The seat of the provincial government of Camarines Sur. A prime tourist destination that offers recreational facilities and eco-tourism wonders found within 180 hectares of land at Brgy. Cadlan.
Peñafrancia Basilica Minore (Naga City)
Situated in a three-hectare lot along Balatas road, it is home to the miraculous Virgin of Peñafrancia (Patroness of the Bicol Region) and the Divino Rostro (Holy Face). The feast is celebrated during September of every year.
Aguirangan Island (Presentacion)
Roughly 30 minutes from Brgy. Sabang, San Jose by motorized banca and half that time or even less by speedboat. Its small size, relative accessibility, and white beach made out of powdered corals make it a favorite excursion site. Has an area of approximately 1.5 hectares, surrounded by beautiful coral formations stretching a kilometer or more on the eastern side. Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities in the island.
Kalupnitan Caves (llibmanan)
Has one of the most magnificent stalactite formations in its interiors. The caves contain countless stalagmites, stalactites, and pillars ranging from massive to delicate. Millions of bats emerge wildly from these caves, a rare but fearsome spectacle.
Gota Beach (Caramoan) Composed of two caves called Little Gota and Big Gota, which are the main attractions of the Caramoan National Park. Located in Barangay Paniman about five kilometers from the town proper, a group of limestone islets known as the Malarad Island Group can be found. One can enjoy a stretch of sugary fine white beach comparable to that of Boracay, a salt water lake, and wildlife.
Adiangao Caves (San Jose)
Series of caverns located in Barangay Adiangao. Has three mouths and a 300-meter canopy stretching further up into the Calinigan Mountains. Stalactites, stalagmites, and huge columns and pillars adorn the ceiling and floors. Dripstone formed like icicles and suspended waterfalls can also be found.
Caramoan Sea Kayaking
The Caramoan Peninsula, off Bicol, provides a totally untouched environment for kayakers willing to bring their own boats. This area is totally unknown to tourists so do not expect hotels or restaurants. But if you are looking for an outer-edge ocean experience, you will find it here. The Caramoan area is hit by typhoons so plan your expedition in the quiet months between December and June.