Camarines Sur was “placed on the map” because of the CamSur Watersports Complex, the first one in the country. It became the hippest place to be in and the new destination to go to. Add to that the islands of Caramoan, which became famous for being the set of Survivor US. Everybody wanted to see the island with their own eyes! Camarines Sur became the new buzzword CamSur. Here’s an itinerary that will let you make the most out of your time around.
Day 1: Settling In; Gota Village
It is best to travel to CamSur through a flight to Naga. Traveling by bus will take you at least seven hours; so by the time you get to CamSur, you’d already be dead tired. Plus, there are now a lot of cheap flights that you can book in advance! Choose an early flight so you can take your first day slowly. From Naga, you can take a cab to Sabang Port, where you can take a boat to Guijalo Port.
Take a slow lunch and then check in at your chosen accommodation, and then take an afternoon tour around Gota Village. After the tour, you’re free to spend the day the way you want to.
Day 2: Island Hopping
If Day 1 is slow, Day 2 is the opposite of it. But don’t worry, because it’s packed with activities that will release all your happy hormones. Board your boat at 6:30AM and start your full day of island hopping! Here’s a list of the islands where you should dock your boat:
- Lahos Island
- Honongan Island
- Matukad Island
- Tagbalinat Island
- Minalahos Island
- Cotivas Island
- Manlawi Island
- Mt. Carmel Caglago
- Sabitang Lava Island
Make sure you wear comfy shoes, as some of the islands above are best appreciated by hiking to a certain point.
Day 3: CWC
Time to go back to Naga! Do your best to wake up and set out early for Naga, so that by lunchtime, you would already be ready for your watersports activities. If you start your trip at 6:00 AM, you would most probably arrive at Naga at 12:00NN, just in time for lunch. Head on to CWC after your energizing lunch and experience all the thrills until the afternoon.
You can then spend the rest of your day shopping for souvenirs or touring Naga City. While some travelers spend only three days around Naga and the Caramoan Islands, you can opt for a four-day itinerary, so that you can be more relaxed during your trip. The decision is up to you. If you’re the type of traveler who is all for doing everything in one go, you can squeeze in all your activities into a three-day trip. On the other hand, if you’d rather take things slow, then a relaxed four-day itinerary is ideal.