Calaguas Island — Yes, it’s THAT beautiful

Calaguas Island is part of Vinzons, Camarines Norte. You get to experience fine white sand beach, with very minimal pebbles to make your sea immersion more comfortable and fun.

Calaguas

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How to get to Calaguas Island?

1. Land

a. Ride a bus going to Daet (Philtranco, DLTB, etc).

b. Get off at Brgy. Talobatib, Labo, Camarines Norte. That should be around 7 hours of travel. Talobatib is just along the hi-way.

c. At the Talobatib junction, wait for a mini-bus going to Paracale (every 30mins, I think). Ride it.

d. Get off at the public market of Paracale. That ride should be around 30mins-1hr.

e. Walk to the boat port (you can just ask the locals how to head to the port). That’s a 2-hr boat ride.

f. Negotiate with a boatman, then boom!

2. Plane

a. Fly to Naga City (technically Pili, Camarines Sur). 45-min flight

b.1. Ride a taxi to Paracale or Vinzons OR

b.2. Ride a bus heading to Naga City proper (terminal). Then ride a tricycle going to terminal off to Daet (Naga City divided its terminal to Northbound and Southbound trips). Ride the bus or van going to Daet. Upon reaching Daet terminal, transfer to van/bus going to Paracale or Vinzons.

c. Ride the boat.

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What to expect?

1. Less Amenities. Travelers usually bring tents and portable stoves. There’s limited potable water, and you pay for a not-so-convenient restroom. Unless you’re MAARTE,  you will survive. The people there live with those kinds of amenities.

2. No cellphone signal. It’s part of the experience.

3. No electricity. Since it’s kind of a remote island, do not expect electric supply, except if your place has  a generator.

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Things to Bring:

1. Tent

2. Portable Stove

3. Portable Gas (Butane gas, available in Ace Hardware)

4. Powerbank (in case you really insist on using your mobile phone)

5. Swimwear

6. Emergency light or any flash light

7. Personal potable water

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Expenditures:

Boat (Roundtrip) – 6K for 15people; 2.5K for 8 people (in case you’re less than 8, you can just probably look for other travelers and just join them)

Entrance – 150 (20 pesos Brgy fee included)

Water – 50 pesos per big pale (for dish washing purposes)

Restroom – 10 pesos per use

Potable Water – 20 pesos (buy water at the port or at the Paracale market)

Kubo – 500 per night

Tent “Mount Fee” – 100 per night

Tent “Rent Fee” – 300 per night, good for 2 persons

Food – it’s up to you!

Optional: Upscale Kubo – 3K per night

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