Calaguas Islands: The Cleanest Beach I Ever Saw in my Life

in travel •  last year

Let's talk about world-class beach. I've traveled a lot and I've seen a lot of nice beach destinations across the world. But this one in Camarines Norte in Bicol Region deserves a round of applause. Why? Because it has the cleanest island I ever saw in my life! Pristine beach, turquoise sea, and unspoiled natural resources. I'm not exaggerating, just look at the photos I took...

I don't know the situation of the island today. But when I was there, (about 3 years ago) there was no development yet. No electricity, no phone signal, no bathroom, no stores, etc. All I can see were trees, plants, sand, and the sea. It's not for everyone though. This island is for someone who needs a sweet escape from all material world for a night or two. No nagger girlfriend, no demanding client, no boss, just aaaaahhhh... Sweet life! :-)

How to get to Calaguas from Manila? 

By Air: 

1. Book a flight to Naga, Camarines Sur. There are regular commercial flights via Cebu Pacific, PAL  or Zest Air. The travel time is approximately 50 minutes from Ninoy Aquino Airport to Naga Airport. 

2. From Naga City, look for the van terminal going to Daet, it’s 2 hours drive. Servicing trips are from 5AM (earliest) to 7PM (latest). 

3. From Daet, take a jeepney ride to Vinzon's fish port. You can hire a boat (banca) to Calaguas Islands for Php2500- 3000 ($57-68). Use your haggling skills. It would take approximately 2 hours from the fish port to Calaguas. 

By Land: 

1. Take a bus from Pasay or Cubao. Philtranco, Superlines and DLTB. Bus fare ranges from P500-800 ($12-18). Approximately 8-10 hours away depending on the service you take. 

2. Follow the steps 2 and 3 from “By Air”. We booked through a travel agency called Calaguas Local (calaguaslocal@outlook.com) and paid Php3100 ($71) All-in. It’s a promo package, normally they charge for Php3600 ($83) 

Where to stay in Calaguas? 

There is no accommodation on the island. We slept comfortably on a big tent. We didn't bring it, the travel agency brought it for us. If you don't want to sleep on a tent, you can borrow a hammock and sleep there like a baby. Bad for the backbone though.

Things to do in Calaguas  

  • island hopping
  • snorkeling
  • play frisbee or flying disc
  • trekking
  • sun bathing
  • swimming
  • camping
  • star gazing
  • surfing in Bagasbas beach

Some Helpful Tips:

1.) The best time to go is during summer season. From March 'til May

2.) Bring waterproof dry bag because the boat ride is kinda intense!

3.) Charge everything and bring a power bank. I also brought an extra battery for my DSLR.

4.) Don't take pictures of the fireflies at night, the camera flash will blind them or worst, it could kill them.

5.) Bring insect repellent lotion if you don't want the bugs to eat you alive. :-)

6.) Come in a weekday if you want the island for yourselves

Thanks for reading guys! I hope you enjoyed this post. :-)


P.S. 

I blog here and at PinayNomad

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Alright, will put it in my list in one condition: where can we get food?

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Haha! Waley food! We brought our own. Actually yung travel agency may dala silang icebox tapos may laman na adobo and other food na pwde nila lutuin sa island. As in mano mano. :-) Long time no talk @immarojas Na-miss kita! :-)

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Eh magugutom ako don huh, plus ala mabilhan. How long is the max days of tour? What did you bring yourself, chippy? Yeah, long time gurlash. I saw your recent post so i kept quiet.

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haha! hinde ka naman magugutom ta agbalon ka ti makan. :-)
Overnight lang kame dun tapos we stayed sa inn close to Bagasbas beach. hehe!
Haan nga makapabusog ajay Chippy! lol
The depression post? Yeah that was a very serious topic. It affected me so much.

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So all in all how many days?Magaan kc chichiria.
I've put ur post sa VOS..hopehugg's a member.
I didn't comment coz i might say the wrong thing..but i can listen.

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To be honest, haan ko malagipin ta tal-lo nga taonin nga lumipas jay last na mapan ko idjay. Dungwa nga aldaw iti malagip ko. Naturog kame jay tent then transfer jay Bagasbas beach. Naturog kame jay resto/inn ngem haan ko malagip nu overnight or siesta break ajay. lol!

anya ti VOS? anya ti meaning na?

ajay open letter ko para jay gayyim ko nga depressed nga pirmi. Ta kayat na kano nga matayin ta jay future baket na na-ngaliwa. Ikasal dan tuno Nobiembre, nabayadan na jay reception da and catering service. Ajay baket na kayat ko nga kalbuhin. Ta cheater ngarod! Haan na deserve jay manong ko.

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VOS is Voice of Steemit.
Eh ma-dedepressed ka naman talaga sa nangyare at sa ginawa ng girl. Pero no kaniak, namay-mayaten ah nga napasamak deta b4 kasar. Kesa met no nalpasen. Yon nga lang, nasaket nga talaga. Anya, matuloy latta?Kasano jay manong mon?

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Haan ko pay ammo ajay Voice of Steemit. Haan ko pay na-encounter. Kasatno nga apan idjay VOS? Ada ti link mo?

Agpaypayso. Mayat nga nalaman ni manong ko habang maaga, ta mas nasaket nu malaman na after jay kasar da. Makapabusor jay ex na. Ngem buti laing inamin na.

Haan matuloyin. Jay gayyem ko masapol na ti psychiatrist ngem haan na met kayat. Nag-quit jay trabaho na, nagsubli jay La Union. Jay balay ti parents na.

That looks awesome and the water looks inviting! !

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Yeah turquoise water, super clean! You would love it! The sand is also pure like sugar. :-)

What can I say, looks like paradise. You are living the life, that's for sure.

Great post.

Talk to you later :)

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Yeah paradise indeed! :-)

Oh my last visit was 3 years ago. Long time ago lol!

Have a great day! :-)

Excellent....I'll put it on my wish list. No fishing there?

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There are baby fishes but I didn't see anyone fishing when I was there.
Thanks for dropping by!

Have a great day! :))

Whooaaa ganda!
thanks @pinoynomad
Malapit lang to samin, tsk puntahan ko to next time:)

stay pretty xxx

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Ahh talaga? Gano kalapit? Taga san ka? 😊

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Ang probinsya namin, malapit lang kami sa Daet, last year niyaya ako ng bro ko nong umuwi probinsya, kzo dami naming mga bata kasama nakatakot atang mag bangka? may life jacket ba kau? thnx

Beautiful! ...just beautiful
Life is really good..haha

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beautiful! ...just beautiful
life is really good... haha

I enjoy reading comments like this. It sounds like you're full of energy, it reflects in your sentence structure. Having enthusiasm is contagious. Sometimes, people think I'm high on something when I'm enthusiastic. Can I be hyper without being called, "high"? OMG judgers... 😲😲😲

really you say i agree and very beautiful and clean added the way you take it very good photo and lighthearted greetings from me indonesia

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Hola! Indonesia is also nice, been to several beaches in Bali but kinda touristy for me. I prefer going to semi-private islands. :-)

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but a lot of the same beautiful and really economical example of central java baron beach parang teritis and many more not yet west java there tangkuban boat there pangandaran beach father means this for domestic tourists not yet sumatranya

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Sorry I didn't understand what your trying to say here. Can you please try to compose your sentence again? What do you mean by "really economical example" and "beach father"?

Your comment made me dizzy. Hugs and kisses! 😊

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a lot of places that can be visited I mean it is the name of a nice beach place but there are auctions of fishermen's results that can be enjoyed directly in the cook on the beach that is the name of the beach sorry father if less clear from my post yesterday

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Thanks for the explanation. But I still didn't get what you mean. Upvoted your comment for trying. 😊

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Aww! 0.78% that's so low my man! Why are you becoming a cheapskate? You hurt my feelings man. 😢 image