Just across Catanduanes on the west is Mt. Mayon in Legazpi
BEST TOURIST SPOT DESTINATIONS IN CATANDUANES
Let us focus first on the top of the list of tourist spot destinations that you MUST not miss out on your visit.
NORTHERN CATANDUANES – PANDAN
Getting here is a bit tricky since they don’t have an official entrance. As you Google Map your way here, you will come across a tiny town at the edge of the island. From there you will have to ask the people around how you can get in Hiyop Rolling Hills. You can show them some pictures so they know what you’re referring to.
I thought this is better to slash off in the itinerary since it really is off the track and we might be wasting time getting here. But, no. The view was astonishing and the breeze playfully whispers us to not go back yet.
EASTERN CATANDUANES – BARAS
There were a lot of trash when we arrived here, please be a responsible visitor and don’t leave any trash
Thanks to the local kids who went and played with us
Look at how the clouds kiss the earth, this is one that you won’t get to see when in the metro. This place is a haven and a perfect spot to reconnect with our surroundings.
Inedscribable view! Another one of my fave spots in Catanduanes
This separate guide details on how you can travel to Binurong Point and all the sceneries that you can expect. Just go here and be speechless – that is all I can say.
You can see a wider view of the Pacific sea here than in Binurong Point plus without the hike
Puraran beach from a distant
You can either surf here or swim around, the wide space here is a call to just relax and view the strong waves of Puraran Beach. There are several stores here where you can buy food. There are some resorts here if you prefer to stay the night.
SOUTH CATANDUANES – VIRAC
Maribina Falls is just a small basin
Ditch the saltwater and just relax at the chilling waters of Maribina waterfalls near Virac city. You can enjoy the lush forest here and swim around the deep dark basin of the falls. We had the place all to ourselves around 3pm and it was a great time to release all the physical weariness we had during our hike in Binurong Point in the morning.
WHERE TO STAY
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Twin Rock Resort is near the vicinity of Virac city so if you prefer to stay near the city, you can add this to your option.
WHERE TO EAT IN CATANDUANES
For someone who lives in Manila, the cost of food is expensive especially when you do not earn enough. I was blown away at their prices and the taste of the food here! SO CHEAP!
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THINGS TO KNOW
The easiest way from Metro Manila is via plane. The flight is just an hour short. To get the cheapest air fare check out Skyscanner, my go-to cheap flight finder.
For foreigners, please check out this page if you are required by the Philippines to apply for a visa https://www.travisa.com/Visa_Search
Filipinos mostly speak English. Language barrier won't be much of an issue here.
In the Philippines, our currency is called Philippine Peso (Php, ₱). Make sure to have cash in advance as you can withdraw in the city only.
There is a lot of tricycle around Catanduanes and there are also jeepneys but they usually wait for the seats to be full before leaving. As for traveling, it is better to contract a tricycle driver or rent vehicles as it will be very hard to tour around. Some parts of the island are hard to get a ride back.
HILLS AND THE PACIFIC SEA
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The name’s Fiorucci (pronounced as Fee-yoh-ru-chi), I’m not Italian but I can eat pasta for a whole week…or a month…or more. Hop on my story as I travel the world ‘one destination at a time’ while juggling with my full-time work, freelancing and building my own business to gain freedom from this monotonous corporate society.