Survivors in CARAMOANThursday, August 09, 2012
#ChaMikeAnnivSpecial at the islands of Caramoan!
Caramoan is located in Camarines Sur, Bicol. It remains unexploited from commercial tourism but known to be a favorite site for international franchises of Survivor such as Serbia, Israel, Bulgaria, Sweden, France & now USA. Kaya I've been wanting to go here ever since I heard the news.
However we almost didn't make it to Naga because we're afraid that there's a storm coming. But because we don't want to spoil our much awaited anniversary, we didn't back out, in fact our officemates Kris & Ms. Maya came along too!
We booked the first flight from MNL-NAGA. Thank you Patch for sunny Caramoan! She took the time to offer eggs to St. Clare solely for this trip (close na talaga sila ni Sta Clara!)
|transfers for P10|
|The Ms. Kris Aquino|
|2-hour boat ride|
|West Peninsula Villas rooms|
Island hopping off we go!
|at Bikal Port|
Lajos Island- Lajos or Lahos means overflow. From a far, you'll see a beautiful island, it's like two separated rocks on a flat white sand
|Shrimp, laing & fish!|
From the 3 Islands we dropped by here in Caramoan, Lajos Island is the most popular to tourists. It's one of the few islands tourists can drop by during the filming of Survivor (most of the best islands here are occupied by Survivor kasi)
|Team CARAMOAN l-r: Me, Mike, Kris & Ms Maya|
|This is LIFE!|
|Team Caramoan :)|
|Meditating in Motion|
Matukad Island is one of the islands that are off limits because of the filming of Survivor USA. My friend Chatt told me that when they went here before it's open for tourists and they can trek up to have a clear view of the island (Sayang!)
Honungan Cove & Gota Beach are one of the off- limit islands because the Survivor staff stay here during the filming of Survivor. But as of this writing, Gota beach is now accepting bookings- http://www.cwcwake.com/cwc_news_press/p2_articleid/363
Bosdak Island is one of the three islands we went to. Its sand is fine and black, and it's high tide too so we didn't get to enjoy Bosdak Island. Kaya after a quick picture of the island, we went back to the boat.
Came across this wonderful rock formation on our way back to the port
It was such a tiring day! We had dinner at the resort then slept right away.
|Dinner time at West Peninsula Villas|
The next day, woke up early to catch the morning boat going back to Naga City, but have few stop overs.
Tip: Best time to go here is when there's no schedule of Survivor. In this way you can maximize your stay and drop off the islands that are off limits during the filming.
|St. Michael Church- Century Old Church|
|Caramoan port- going back|
West Peninsula Villas
P3,800 per person only (the fee is dependent on how many you are in a group)
Transfers round trip Naga airport to Sabang port
Boat transfers round trip Sabang port to Guijalo port Caramoan (via mb Harry)
Air conditioned Room Accommodation with catv,cr/wifi free zone
3 Delicious Meals(1breakfast,1lunch,1dinner) Variety of seafoods,Bicol dishes, with desserts and drinks.
Boat for Island Hopping with Life vest
Service Vehicle w/in Caramoan
Friendly Tour Guide