Bicol Day2: Hello Caramoan, Camarines Sur

From CWC, we travelled 2 hours by van to the port…and another 2 hours to the island aboard a ferry. In total we’re 6 hours away from Legaspi airport which means by Sunday most of our day will be spent on the van.

The views consisted mostly of farmlands lying infront of a giant Mt. Isarog. It reminded me of the dream house I had when I was in elementary…house in the corner of a field with a mountain on the back. It took me 27 years to see that it does exist.


Views to Guijalo Port




When we reached Guijalo port, we had to take another 30 minute ride  to our accommodation.

Our home for 2 nights.
Across the inn.

After lunch we had siesta in preparation for the Caramoan discovery at 12:30 PM.

Island Hopping Day 1 (Half Day)

Covered 4 islands Busdak, Matukad, Lahos and Nilaos.

Each island has its individual charm but the magnificent rock formations were common.

Busdak Island

A quick stop at Busdak island gave us the time to cam whore in the jagged and sharp rock formations. One wrong step and you’re own the way to the emergency room. But that didn’t stop us from climbing the rocks just to get the perfect view. 😀


Matukad Island

Our guide, Kuya Mike shared that most of the names of the islands were taken from their characteristic. Matukad (means steep) is best known for its lagoon hidden behind a steep rock. We had to climb for a glimpse.

On the way to the hidden lagoon of the lonely Bangus.

Once there lived a family of Bangus in the lagoon, Mother, Father and babies. The Mother was captured  and eaten by a fisherman who later died of an unknown cause. Now a lone Father Bangus was left in the lagoon because he ate all his babies. My friends were able to see it. I didn’t because the guide says there are snakes in the water. And snakes creep me out.

The 2 girls below were trying to get a good look at Father Bangus. The guy? Well…I don’t know what he’s up to. Hmmm!
The rock just above the lagoon. It was a scary climb but worth it.
The rock where the guy holding the camera has an awesome view. I climbed up there but was too scared to take a picture. Haha!


Aside from it’s steep rocks, Matukad island is also known for it’s powder-like fine white sands.

Enjoying the powder-like sand. I actually rolled over them. Haha!
Us enjoying the view, the sand and everything about the island. Feeling survivor eh?!


Lahos Island


Lahos in vernacular means “went through”. The 2 rock standing in the island looks like a gate in both sides where you can went through. In between the rocks are fine sands as smooth as sugar. The view in between is perfect for a “Survivor” shot. Kuya Mike says Survivor series had its opening there. Cool. And off we did our own shot too.

Nilaos Island

Since Nilaos island was our last stop, we spent most of our time swimming. It was conveniently situated between large boulders. The coastline was small. Glad we were the only group there. And since I was busy swimming…the pictures were forgotten. Haha! Will grab some pics from my companions soon.

Up next:
Island Hopping Day 2 (Whole day)

Gone to 3 islands (Cotivas, Manlawi, Sabitan Laya) and went up to Holy Rosary Church with almost 600 steps in Tabgon, Caramoan.

Bicol Posts:
Day 1 Hello Legaspi City, Albay
Bucketlist: Wakeboarding at CWC Facility!
Day 2 Hello Caramoan, Camarines Sur
Day 3 More of Caramoan Islands
Day 4 Travel from Caramoan to Mayon Accommodation
Bucketlist: ATV Ride in Mayon
Migo’s Jumping Shots
Day 5 Mayon Encounter
Day 6 Flight Home

Author: Kresia Julio

Kring is a woman of style whose fashion would make you doubt the validity of her stories in conquering mountains. A software engineer by profession, financial literacy advocate, fitness buff, DIY fan, AirBNB host (stopped in March 2020 due to leave and cleave) and a big promoter of self-turn-God confidence with a big heart to those in need. Her hobby includes blogging, scrap/photo booking, traveling, trekking, volunteering, cooking (new in quarantine) & podcasting (new in quarantine). She is easily bored thus the need to have more activities. This is where board gaming and jewelry making comes in. She is married to an introvert who understands and supports her OVERLY extrovert personality.

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