An endless stretch of white sand combined with the ever-changing colors of the crystal-clear waters make this island look like a slice of paradise. No, it isn’t Boracay -- we’re talking about Bicol’s Calaguas Islands.
If you’re looking for a place that looks like Boracay without the overwhelming number of tourists and commercial areas, the place to go is the Calaguas Islands, an off-the-beaten-path destination for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy nature’s beauty. Aside from getting tanned and soaking in the beach, you can also try climbing the nearby hills, take endless postcard shots, or spend the day meditating, taking in the fresh air as the water and sand effortlessly settle beneath your toes.
Calaguas Islands are located in Camarines Norte.
Opening Days and Hours
The islands can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Tour packages to Calaguas Islands cost from PhP 2800 to PhP 3500 (USD 56 to USD 70). Entrance fee is included in these packages.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Naga via Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.
- From Naga, board a van to Daet.
- From Daet, board another van to Paracale.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested time to spend in Calaguas Islands is between 2 to 5 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to take the island-hopping tour to Calaguas Island is from January to March when the weather is generally sunny and cool.
- Scuba Diving
Food is already included in several tour packages.
- Caramoan National Park
- Gota Beach
- Matukad Island
Accommodations, which will be inside tents, are included in the tour package.