Just off the coast of Caramoan Peninsula is Matukad Island, a small tourist destination that boasts of pristine blue waters, unique limestone formations, and a long stretch of super fine, white sand that can test the loyalty of Boracay fanatics.
You’ll never truly point out what sets Matukad Island apart — it could be the mesmerising cerulean seas that makes you want to jump in a heartbeat or the fine, white sand that settles effortlessly between your toes. It’s a little paradise where you can swim, go on a boat ride, embark on a spontaneous hike, or simply soak in the sun — everything about Matukad Island tells you to slow down and savour the relaxing ambience ever present in the area. Don’t miss the famous Matukad Lagoon where a mysterious giant milkfish lives — you should have second thoughts about catching the fish, though, because locals believe bad luck will follow those who dare take it.
Matukad Island is located in Caramoan, Camarines Sur.
Opening Days and Hours
The island can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free. However, you may need to pay for boats to Caramoan. Price range is between PhP 2,500 to PhP 3,500 (USD 50 to 70).
How to Get There
- From Manila, fly to Naga via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- Take a jeep or van to Sabang Port.
- Board a passenger boat to Guijalo Port.
- Rent a boat to Camaroan.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested time to spend here is between 3 to 6 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Matukad Island is quite popular among tourists. It is best to start your tour at 07:00. The best month to visit is from February to April.
Little eateries are available everywhere but the best place to dine is at Caramoan Grill and Bar.
- Black Island
- Gota Beach
- Lahus Beach
The nearest hotels can be found in Caramoan. Some of the options include Island View Lodge, Explorer’s Headquarters Inn, and West Peninsula Villas. Rates range from USD 35 to USD 95.