IMAGE Wilfredo Pascual

Everyone's been googling Caramoan lately

Especially people who were stuck at home over the long weekend, we're guessing.


( You may have heard of Caramoan after the U.S. version of reality show Survivor featured it in two consecutive seasons: Survivor: Philippines and Survivor: Caramoan, both in 2012. We know we did. Now, we can't stop dreaming (and looking it up on Google). Data from Google says that it's the top trending search for March 2017 if we're talking about beaches in the Philippines.




Can't blame you! The Caramoan Peninsula in the province of Camarines Sur is one of the Bicol Region's most prized gems. You can compare it to El Nido, especially for its the limestone forests that house a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Island-hopping, cliff-jumping, rock-climbing, and caving are just some of the popular activities in the peninsula. The more laid-back guests can opt to laze around the white sand beaches and sandbars, swim and snorkel in crystal-clear waters, or just camp out under a canopy of stars. Of course, you shouldn't miss the bountiful seafood care of the locals and boatmen who’ll help you with the day's catch.





How to get there: Take a bus bound for Sabang Port in San Jose, Camarines Sur, where you can take a passenger boat to Guijalo Port in Caramoan. A faster alternative is to book a flight from Manila to Pili Airport in Camarines Sur.


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