The Worlds Best Kept Secret

JOURNEY to BICOL (Maogmang Pag-Abot sa Bicol)

It’s MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES but it’s more enjoyable if you visit the 7107 Islands and there Provinces.First stop ,Bicol Region- Camarines Sur

Welcome to Bikol  (Maogmang Pag-Abot Sa Bikol),Marhay na Aga (Good Morning) the common word you can hear when you arrive at Bicol Region. “Uragon” layman terms called to all the Bicolano’s  means  one with moxie, daring, guts, creativity, knowledge,and know-how.

If you are nature lover,food lover ,want to escape the busy and stressful city life and relax while eating some delicacies you must need to visit Camarines Sur.

 

VIEWS / PLACES YOU NEED TO VISIT

1. Naga City Ecology Park located at Zone 6, San Felipe, Naga City, Camarines Sur is a 3-hectare park where you can enjoy a ton of things with your family and friends. There are playgrounds for the children, gardens you can explore, and this beautiful maze.

Activities:
Play,Picnic,Nature Tripping

Beautiful Maze

 

 

   2.Mount Isarog National Park  is a potentially active strato volcano .Located at Panicuason, Naga City, Camarines Sur. It has an elevation of 2,000 meters above mean sea level.For all nature lover these place is fit for you.There are numerous falls here, and two of the most famous ones are Malabsay Falls and Nabuntulan Falls.  There is also the Secret Falls if you are up for a longer trek up the mountain. Places need to visit here include Panicuason Hot Spring Resort and Nature Adventure Park as well as Sulat Pool.

 

NABUNTULAN FALLS

MALABSAY FALLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities :

Biking, Trekking to the summit of the mountain, taking a dip in its numerous springs, Bird watching, relaxing and enjoying the refreshing view of nature.

 

 

PANICUASON SPRING RESORT  PANICUASON SPRING RESORT

Natural hot and cold springs, you can soak away your stress and relax your tired eyes as you view the nature around you.

ACTIVITIES:

Zip lining, crossing their high-rope tension bridge, wall climbing, bike zipline, Tarzan Swing.

 

3.CamSur Watersports Complex  (CWC)               

The CamSur Watersports Complex is the first world-class water sports complex in the Philippines and in Asia. This six (6)-hectare complex, with its 6-point cable ski system, is sure to draw guests, riders and spectators by the thousands.

ACTIVITIES:

Getting Around(Local transportation use like motor jeepney,sidecar and tricycle)
Cable Skiing ,Wake Boarding ,Knee Boarding and Water Skating. Night Party (ROCK CWC)

KNEEBOARDING

WAKEBOARDING

CABLE SKIING

 

 

 

 

 

Amenities:

CLUBHOUSE RESTAURANT AND BAR
CABANA RENTALS
SKATE PARK

 ACCOMODATIONS:

Walking distance from the CAMSUR WATERSPORTS COMPLEX .
Eco Village, The Governor’s Mansion, Cabanas, Containers and the luxury villas and suites also located within the Provincial Capitol Complex . The rooms are spacious and equipped with cable-ready 29-inch television sets, air-conditioning, and hot/cold showers. Restaurants, guest lounges, swimming pools and Wi-Fi capability are also available in any of these areas for guests to enjoy.

 

 4.Caramoan Island is located in the lower eastern part of Camarines Sur in the Bicol region of the Philippine archipelago.It has more or less 70 kilometers of irregular coastline surrounded by vast ocean – Philippine Sea of the Pacific Ocean on the North.Many Season of “Survivor” was shoot here.

 

 

Here the 3 Island you need to visit in Caramoan Peninsula.

1.Pitogo Island .A shore that full of rocks and Pebbles.The sound of the waves that amazingly push the rocks and pebbles to the shore.

PITOGO ISLAND (C)  lonelytravelogue.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Nalingawan Island (meaning in tagalog “NAKALIMUTAN”) is a combination of beach and rolling hills island. It is a magnanimous black rocks, white sand and roaring waves. This side of the island is perfect for both adventure and contemplating.

picture credit to lonelytravelogue.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Matukad Island -one of the small island in Caramoan.It has fine white sands and limestone cliffs.One of the ideal places for island hopping is Matukad Island .

picture credit to lonelytravelogue.com

ACTIVITIES:

Stand Up Paddle  Cliff Jumping   Kayaking  Bouldering   Island Hopping  Slacklining  Camping  Caving  Rock Climbing  Trekking  Snorkeling  Rappeling

 

DELICACIES

After a long journey ,seeing the relaxing and mesmerizing view of nature and do some activities.You need energy to come back at the track so its time to eat.Of course our journey cannot completed without tasted there delicacies.

Here are some delicacies you need to taste before your vacation ends.

1.Pili Nut  are one of the popular and proud of product of Bicolanos aside from Sili Labuyo (chili). A rich buttery tasting nut grown in the volcanic soil of the Philippine peninsula. Perfect for dessert,souvenir and Give aways. High in protein, calcium and potassium, pili nuts are a healthy snack with a delicious flavor. They also make a wonderful addition to desserts and baked goods. Try these dry roasted and unsalted pili nuts for yourself and discover what makes them so unique and incredible.

2. Laing ( Natong) is a spicy dish that is Coconut milk (or cream) based with dried taro leaves.Because Bicol region one of the biggest plantation of coconut all of the delicacies are cook by coconut milk and don’t forget the sili.

Taro Leaves

Laing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Pinangat is a Filipino dish. There are two popular versions of Pinangat: the sour version using bilimbi (kamias), tamarind, or vinegar; and the Bicol version with gata. The sour version uses fish as the main ingredient.Is a dish which combines taro leaves, chili, meat and coconut milk. The ingredients are wrapped in Gabi leaves, tied securely with coconut leaf and simmered in coconut milk.

PINANGAT (c) Wikipedia

If you have more time you can also visit the Historic Churches that build during Spaniards,some places that all the city and town are proud of that can satisfy meet your expectation,you enjoy more and very worth it.

To enjoy more you must “Focus on the journey, not the destination” -Greg Anderson