Soon You Can Fly to Beautiful Catanduanes Minus the Hassle

Time to find out why it's called Happy Island!


( Catanduanes used to be known as the “Land of the Howling Wind” because of the strong typhoons that pass through the island. But once the skies are clear, you will find a beautiful paradise surrounded by picturesque views.


Now, “Happy Island” is easier to get to because Philippine Airlines will be flying three times a week from Clark to Virac starting December 18. That means you don’t have to suffer in traffic-congested NAIA just to get to island heaven.





The island province located to the east of mainland Bicol is famous for its scenic landscapes that will remind you of Batanes. Beyond the rolling hills, you can also explore the hidden caves that surround the island.



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If you’re up for more adventure, Baras is the ideal place to get your surf’s up. Both beginners and expert surfers can paddle out from the white-sand Puraran Beach and make their way to the barreling waves awaiting them.



The flight operates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It departs from the Clark International Airport at 6 a.m. and arrives in Virac Airport at 7:30 a.m. Return flights leave Virac at 8 a.m. and arrive in Manila at 9:30 a.m. Aside from Philippine Airlines, only Cebu Pacific flies to Virac via Manila every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday early in the morning.


For more information, visit Philippine Airlines.

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