Caramoan is a Peninsular town found at the tip of Camarines Sur -- a hidden paradise that boasts of limestone cliffs, white sand, the bluest waters, and a peaceful ambiance.
Thanks to its secluded location, Caramoan’s islands and islets still bears the beauty of nature undisturbed, unspoiled, and unexploited — its tempting, clean waters and thick, verdant greenery, somehow speaks of how the people of Caramoan takes care of their natural treasures. Tourists visiting Caramoan will find out that the things to do here are limitless — if you’re done with one island, you can easily hop on the next and see more of these hidden island’s little surprises. Give in and take a swim, and explore the rich marine life underneath the water. After a long day, Caramoan bids goodbye to its visitors with its breathtaking sunset colours.
Caramoan Peninsula is located in the northeast part of Camarines Sur.
Opening Days and Hours
The islands can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Those traveling DIY will need to pay PhP 30 (USD 0.6) environmental fee before visiting Caramoan. Those who booked tours need not worry about it. Tours to Caramoan cost between PhP 1500 to PhP 2300 (USD 30 to USD 46).
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Naga via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From Naga, board a jeep or a bus to Sabtang Port.
- From the port, board a boat to Guijalo Port.
- Book a boat to Caramoan Islands.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Tourists have the option to choose either a 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day tour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Visit Caramoan between January and March. Weather around this time is generally sunny. Rainstorms during this period are also rare.
- Island hopping
- Scuba Diving
A number of small eateries are available in the area. For those included in tours, food is already provided. Bring food and water to be sure.
- Gota Beach
- Black Island
- Lahos Beach
Travelers on a budget can camp out on the beach. Those looking for hotels and inns can make reservations at Gota Beach Resort, La Casa Roa Hostel, Villa Juliana, and Caramoan Bed and Dine. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 60.