Camarines Sur, often referred to as simply Camsur, is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. It has established itself as the premier site for water sports. The province is also home to several natural wonders, making it more appealing to travelers. If you are planning a trip to Camarines Sur, here are the things that you don’t want to miss.

Tourist Spot

1. CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC) – One of the province’s top tourist drawers, this unique water sport park features excellent facilities for wakeboarding, water skiing, and water skating. It also has a 6-point cable ski system that’s great for any level of water skiers, from beginners to professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Caramoan Islands – Considered as the Philippines’ Secret Paradise, this peninsula remains unexploited from commercial tourism. Unspoilt beaches, pristine waters, and abundant marine life are what one will discover here. If you happen to get the opportunity to visit Caramoan, you’ll find it the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, spelunking, and diving.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Mt Isarog National Park – There are lots of waterfalls here in the park and one of them is the Malabsay Waterfalls. It’s a spectacular waterfall with crystal clear waters and this is a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature. Trekking is also a popular activity since the Malabsay Falls is also near the Nabontolan Spring and the National Park.

4. Lake Buhi – This bodies of water are popular for its rich aquatic resources. The freshwater Lake Buhi, located about 105 m above sea level, is home to the Sinarapan, the world’s smallest commercial fish.

 

5. Basilica of Our Lady of Penafrancia – This is the home of the Our Lady of Penafrancia, the patroness of the Bicol Region. In front of this impressive church is a domed pavilion that serves as a shelter for the image of Mary after the major processions during its feast every September.

 

Bicolano Dishes

1.Bicol Express – is a dish which was named after a traveler train from Manila to Bicol. They named the dish Bicol Express since eating the dish will make you run like a train to search for water to drink. Bicol express is comprised of pork cooked in coconut drain and spiced with parcels and bunches of intensely hot bean stew. Any individual who might eat the Bicol express ought to constantly prepared himself with tissue or towels since anybody eating this dish will doubtlessly sweat and cry in tears on account of the hot and zesty flavor.

2.Laing – There is additionally a Bicolano formula for veggie lovers: the extremely mainstream laing. Laing is produced using nearby “gabi” or taro clears out. The leaves is stewed in coconut cream and afterward presented with siling labuyo or bean stew pepper. The dish is extremely regular since the Bicolanos plant taro close to their homes. The dish is additionally extremely moderate and it can be seen in any carenderia (eatery) in the area.

3.Kinunot – is a hot hors d’oeuvre which fixings incorporate shark meat or sting beam meat. Yes, shark meat and sting beam meat. Who might have believed that these unnerving fish animals can be so wonderful? Bicolanos figured out how to transform them into an extremely flavorful nourishment. The shark or the sting beam is cooked with coconut cream and malunggay or moringa takes off. It is a typical joke in Bicol that when going via ocean, you ought to bring malunggay in light of the fact that the sharks fear it. Kinunot is currently normally arranged utilizing sting beam since discovering sharks these days is being precluded.

4.Tilmok – is another celebrated sustenance from the Bicol locale. Tilmok is the Bicolano expression for coconut meat. The other fundamental element of the dish is crab meat. The arrangement of tilmok begins with the blending of coconut meat and the crab meat together. Decorating is included after the meats are blended. The blended “meats” are put inside banana leaves and after that steamed. This delectable dish is well known among local people and even nonnatives.

5.Ginataang Santol (Santol Cooked in Coconut Milk) – Almost all kinds of fruit, vegetable, or meat is possible to cook with coconut milk or locally known as “gata”. Bicolanos tend to use coconut milk to any dish because of the abundance of coconut in the region. One of the famous ginataan (a dish with coconut milk) from Bicol is the ginataang santol. The meat of the santol fruit is cooked in coconut milk. No one imagined that the extremely sour fruit would be a very delicious viand. Other famous ginataan recipes from Bicol are the ginataang puso ng saging (banana blossom cooked in coconut milk) and the sigarilyas sa gata (Winged Beans cooked in coconut milk).

There are lots of other places you can go to while here, so better choose a hotel in Camarines Sur that gives you great access to these destinations. Picking the right accommodation for you and your family or friends is also essential to enjoy your Camarines Sur holiday to the fullest.