Port Scenes

Our trip to Caramoan involved an initial 8 to 9-hour bus ride to Sabang Port which is about an hour away from Naga City, the capital of the Province of Camarines Sur. From Sabang Port, we then embarked on a 2-hour ferry to Guijalo Port, which is Caramoan’s gateway. Because a weather disturbance had just passed, we encountered huge waves which made our sizable ferry bob up and down in hair-raising heights. At first it was fun and thrilling, the girls were even screaming as if they were in an amusement park thrill ride. Then nausea crept in and quieted them.


From Guijalo, our group boarded a jeep which transfered us to Bikal Port where we would ride another boat to our final destination.



Our timing was off. When we got to Bikal Port, the tide was too low and our group’s boat was in the distance in deeper waters so we had to divide ourselves into groups of 4 or 5 and get into small boats which the fishermen painstakingly pushed against sand and silt.

Bikal Port

And The Sea

Low Tide


In the islands, we are all under the mercy of the sea.

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  • nakapuntana

    I have to say the beaches there are amazingly beautiful. You will not be disappointed.

    I must also say that the place has been frequented perhaps too much by tourists. It is no longer appealing in that sense.

    Also, the place is unsafe and beware of militant groups carrying arms.

    Please also make advance plans before going there. You will be had by boatmen to eager to make profit of you.

  • hmmm do u have boating schedules going there.. u can really help me.. i have a website on baot schedule…

    check it out here http://www.schedule.ph

  • Gota Beach and the surrounding areas are undergoing massive development. Talk of the whole town is that they’re converting it into a luxury destination. The rest of Caramoan is still pristine and is still untouched by commercialization.

    I think now is the best time to see Caramoan in its glory before it gives way to mass tourism.

  • I’ve been wanting to go to Caramoan Islands since 2 years ago…but I haven’t had the chance. My boyfriend and his friend went there then. It was so “Virgin” pa (that’s why I wanted to go). They stayed with a fisherman kasi no hotels and resorts. And super white ng sand! Ang ganda. I hope it doesn’t turn out to be another Boracay or Puerto Galera.