Day 2&3- Caramoan Camarines Sur, secret location of the Survivor France and Israel TV series
Transfers:Buses and jeepneys pass right infront of CWC main highway. From Naga take jeep or bus to Sabang or Talisay port.Sabang port is better for public ferry. In Talisay you need to rent a whole boat. We took the jeepney for P70 each. Travel time was 2 hours to
Port in Caramoan. Had to leave CWC at as early as 6:00 am to catch the boat.The last banca leaves at 11:00 am because of the low tide. It is a two hour ride at P120 per person. At
Port to Centro Jeep / tricycle is 15 mins for P50-P100 to the Inn.
Island for the elite marketGota c/o CWC -054 477-33-44, and Casa Roa at Centro 63-54-8115789 for the A and Upper B crowdRex Tourist Inn at Centro (AC private bath) 09198821879 for the B market and jologsLa Playa for beach front Elvis 0918-6249091 (but far from everyone else)
We stayed at Rex because Gota is fully booked until July. The “Survivor Israel” production crew are staying there while filming. Room is very basic for P800 a night/triple sharing. Expect no ambiance, but Mr. Rex gives free tricycle service to his customers.
Activities:Whole day island hopping. We were charged P2000 for 7-8 islands. Started as early as 7:00 amBrought packed lunch ordered from Lutong Bahay.Take off point to the
islands is port Bikal.
Manlawi (sand bar)
Long Island – with the Survivor Franc, Israel, Bulgaria TV series obstacle course
Makutad – best beach and happy memories
Colongan – secret Cam Sur hide away of the rich and famous
Meals:Food is very cheap in Caramoan town, in “Lutong Bahay” you can get a good meal for P50They can also prepare packed food for the island hopping in advanceCaramoan Restaurant – averages P80-200 per orderTourist traps:Food is so cheap but the Tricycle drivers are a rip off. I hate this! Sometimes they charge P100 per trip. After island hoping… nothing much to do in town in the evening.
Day 4 – Caramoan to Legaspi
It is too tiring to go straight to Donsol from Caramoan so we had to break the trip in Legaspi.
Port take the boat to Sabang. We were advised by the locals to take the first trip out when the weather is not so good. The earliest trip is the safest when tides are strong. Boat ride
Port to Sabang or Talisay is P120 for the two hour boat ride.
Last boat from Guijalo port to Sabang leaves at 11:00 am, prepare lose change for porter. We had to be carried because the tide was low.
Sabang to Legaspi:GT express is available to Naga (P90) then take 2 hour bus ride to Legaspi (P140)Or we took the Jeepney from Sabang to Goa (P19). Then at
Goa we took a jeepney to Anayan (P40), then a 1 hour and a half ride to Legaspi by bus (P90) for the more scenic route
At Legaspi we stayed at the hotel of our student Toni Esteves alongRizal street
called Hotel Victoria. It’s a nice place but was still on soft opening when we were there.
Meals:Dinner at “Small Talk” in Legaspi, food is Bicolano Fusion, best for expats who are not too daring for the local food, then food trip at the Magayon Festival (held every whole month of April)