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How to go to Caramoan Peninsula

I love the Caramoan Peninsula and I’ve seen the place before it became a major tourist attraction. It’s the type of place where I can really get away from it all. The only problem is that it’s a bit hard to get to. Like all exotic locations it offers plenty of enjoyment, but only if you know how to get there. Sure, you could go to the Anawangin, Batanes or even to Boracay…but wouldn’t you prefer to know how to get to the Caramoan Peninsula?

How to get to Caramoan Peninsula
How to get to Caramoan Peninsula

It’s not terrible, but it can be hard if you don’t like to fly. Take a 10 hour bus to Naga City in Camarines Sur. From Manila it’s ten hours, from Cebu, well, you need to figure that one out how would you like to reach Manila. On the way you will go through Batangas, Quezon, Camarines Norte and oh so beautiful Laguna. Don’t get caught up in the beauty or wonders of those places though or you will miss the destination.

Once you reach Naga City take a shuttle for two more hours until you arrive in Sabang. In Sabang head to the San Francisco Church and catch a boat (Did you think this would be easy? No way.) The boat will take you to Caramoan, but the trip will take you another two hours (that’s 14 for those who are counting not including wait time). Once you arrive at the Caramoan port you can take a jeepney, or other local transport.

Now comes the good part. Jump in those uncrowded and gorgeous azure waters and enjoy your slice of paradise. It isn’t easy to reach, but man, when you get there, it sure is worth it. Of course the chances are that you will reach Caramoan and when you do, it might be a good idea to have your accommodation reserved. In addition, you might want them to set up your tricycle, motorcycle, or taxi transport once you arrive.

During the peak season, it can be booked full since there isn’t a huge number of accommodations and the secret is out. Back before you could visit here, it was very secluded. Yes, it’s true, you can fly here now via Naga / Pili Airport. I don’t recommend it since you miss the beautiful scenery along the way if you do.

Of course, if you want to fly, Cebu Pacific can get you there three times a day and PAL Express offers two more flights to Pili Airport. Don’t do it that way though…remember…the journey is sometimes more incredible than the destination.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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