Top review for Best Calaguas Tour for Feb-April 2018

Review by Keight Joson

The name Best Calaguas speaks for itself – it was the “BEST” travel package. It was a “stress-free” vacation for us. All we have to do is to sit back and relax literally and just enjoy the beautiful Calaguas.
• We would like to thank “Sir Noli” for his patience in politely answering all our queries before we book the package. He was indeed very accommodating and easy to deal with. He listens attentively to all our concerns and despite the hustle and bustle of visitors (for it was Holy Week) he still managed to accommodate all of us in a superb way. Mind you, this is a too good to be true deal because you get to enjoy first and pay later. Seriously!
• We would also like to thank “mamang bangkero and his crew” they were all nice – sa kabila ng malalaking alon ginawa nilang mapanatag ang aming mga kalooban. We arrived and left Calagues safe.
• We met “Kuya Rommel” upon arrival at the island. He was also as accommodating and warm as Sir Noli. He attended to all our needs and requests from the food to the kubo to the tent. He made sure that we are all comfortable. Ito yung feeling na talagang bisita ka – ito yung tinatawag nilang “Pinoy Hospitality”
• To name a few of the many perks we’ve got from the package: 1.) The coaster that took us to and from the port was very spacious. 2.) There was enough tent for everyone. 3.) And the food – they served such delish meals and there’s enough for everyone. Ang sarap ng luto at busog kaming lahat. Pwede ka pang mag request ng rice. Thank you din sa mga “ate at kuya” na nag serve ng meal namin, nagre-replenish ng water & ice at nagliligpit at naglilinis ng table before and after meal. 4.) Safe ang things kse may nagtitingin. 5.) Affordable - sulit sa 2999 na binayaran namin perh head.
• Hands-up din kami sa mga batang nag-iigib ng tubig sa CR. And, not to forget our tour guide – I was not able to get his name, Thank you kuya.
Overall, Best Calaguas Tour is indeed an EXCELLENT tour package. We will definitely go back here and we are sure to recommend this to friends. Thank you and more power. God bless.

Review by Empee Pinlac

Thanks to Sir Noli, Kuya Heinz, and the rest of their staff for making our trip to Calaguas Island enjoyable and hassle-free. The price of their tour package is really worth it, excellent service at an affordable price. We understand how busy the Holy Week was but they still managed to make us feel well-accommodated. I'm more of a DIY traveller since I've had my fair share of bad experiences with some travel agencies, but Best Calaguas Tour is definitely worth recommending. �

Mas lalo mong mamahalin ang Calaguas dahil sa kabaitan ng mga lokal. Maraming salamat po! �

Review by Dolly Nilas-Libo

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CALAGUAS

- mababait, maasikaso, masisipag at pala ngiti mga tao
- safe ang gamit mo kahit iwan mo lang sa cottage at mag gala ka, pero xempre its best to bring your valuables with u pero kung panu mo iwan gamit mo pagbalik mo andun pa din
- mura ang bilihin, ndi ka tatagain sa presyo ng mga pangunahing bilihin
- sulit ang bakasyon, super ganda ng island, malamig ang tubig at kahit tirik ang araw, malamig pa din ang buhangin
- madameng puno na pede pagsilungan kahit tanghaling tapat
- ang pinaka breath taking view is the balagbag island
- no violence witnessed kasi madame nag rorounds n mga pulis saka d xa pang party talaga, chill mode lang
- babalikan namin ang pandecillo, sarap!

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OUR TOUR - BESTCALAGUASTOUR

- busog na busog at sulit ang food at service
- lageng nag ro-rounds si kuya heinz para macheck and iupdate ang mga bisita
- enjoy now, pay later. walang downpayment, nagbayad kami 3rd day na namin
- pede mag resched ng island hop since 3d2n kami. d kasi kami sumama sa 1st day kasi naulan tas d daw pede mag island hop ng 2nd day as per coast guard. e sabi ng mga kasama namin maganda, kaya nagpasched ng 3rd day nalang.
- ambilis magreply sa text ni sir noli at matyaga xang sumasagot ng inquiries
- nakita namin me dalang pakwan si sir noli at dahil ang mga kasama namin n ndi nakapag hop ng 1st day, d nakapag hop ng day 2, nagrequest nalang kami ng madameng pakwan - granted.
- malaki ang boat nila, they have 2, BCT and JMJ
- masayang kasama ang mga new found friends namin, magaling cla mag profiling
- binigyan kami ng option kung san kami pede mag stay and sabi ni kuya heinz pag me bakante na sa beach front lilipat kami pero we settled sa area namin kasi tahimik at malapit sa mga poso at cr
- maluwag ang tent nila, pedeng 3pax inside, just need to bring plastic to cover the window incase umulan kasi malaki ung window and isang velcro lang ung flap. 
- no need to buy your own water kasi me dalang mga ilang galon ng mineral water ang BCT tas me ice cla binibigay every meal (no tummy ache)

in short, sulit na sulit, hassle-free at malaki natipid namin sa tour na to. will def going back. we want to take more pics sa balagbag and of course to enjoy the tour with BCT with kuya heinz and syempre, next tym bibili na kami ng madameng pandecillos..

partida pa daw ung food namin ndi pa un best kasi nahirapan ata cla kumuha ng food kasi ulan ng ulan..

book na kayo, promise, d kayo magsisisi... super bait & kulit ni kuya heinz

Review by Irish Gaile Tapawan Sisa

Best Calaguas Tour has really honored its name of being the BEST. Despite the fact that they have to accommodate a lot of people, Kuya Noli, Kuya Heinz, Kuya Rommel and the rest of the team were very attentive to our group. Our travel and tour at Calaguas island has been smooth and hassle free. Wala ka na talaga poproblemahin dahil mismong accommodations, boat transfers and meals ay naka-organize na. Speaking of food, hindi sila madamot sa servings at marami pang putahe and the ates and kuyas serving the food are very patient and kind. Thank you Kuya Noli and team for making our stay worthwhile kahit basa at mahilo hilo kami from port to island �. We will definitely come back at Calaguas island.

Review by ZeuqRam Yram Jram

My apologies to Kuya Noli and the staffs for giving my review way sooo late.� I can say that the Best Calaguas tour stands to their name..they are really the BEST amongst others� You may think I did get paid for this but I did not. I really loved everything about our tour with you guys� Let me tell you why.

1. Kuya Noli have been so patient with me. Politely answering all the queries I have and accomodating all of my requests. #quiteaPoshtravelerhere
2. The tent and the kubos are both nice and are spacious. We really felt like we were the favored ones! Charreeet! � 
3. Their food are super delish! They are not the "point point" kind of food but rather they were the "restos" one. They are not just served hot, fresh and delish but they were plenty too! (Believe me bes sobrang busog na busog ka dito! Mkakalimutan mo ex mo!��)
4. No reservation fee needed pa sila. Word for it lang okay na bes! 
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts team Best Calaguas tour! You made our trip oh so memorable. We will definitely go back! �

Xoxo, 
Ynez #TeamSingle

Review by Paul Gabriel Cruz Sancho

Nung una, kinabahan ako to actually sign up kasi too good to be true; walang downpayment, ang mura, full board meals etc. Pero nung nakita ko na, sa van palang, ibang klase talaga! Excellent transport vehicle, awesome people, super gandang beach, wala ka nang hahanapin pang iba! Hats off to sir noli, sir rommel, kuya boyet and even 16-yrold tour guide na si arlene. Ang sarap ng food and satisfactory ang serbisyo.  will definitely promote you guys to friends and family. 

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Inclusions:

– Boat Transfer (Back & Forth)
– Meals (4 meals, Seafoods and Bicolano Dishes)
– Nipa Hut
– Tent Accommodation (2 pax per tent)
– Entrance Fee
– Environmental Fee
– Island hopping at Balagbag Island & Rock Formation
– Snorkeling at Pinanakpan Island
– Trekking at Sitio Tinago
– Kayak
– Beach Volleyball
– Frisbee

NOT INCLUDED: – Van transfer back & fort Manila – Vinzons Port – ( THIS IS OPTIONAL for ADDITIONAL of P999/pax)

 

What to expect?

• What you see is what you get
• Strictly no extra charges
• Joiners are welcome at same rate
• Sumptuous foods
• No advance payment, no deposit needed
• Payment upon arrival
• Best seafood menu
• Excellent service
• Best and friendly staff
• Big and comfortable boat
• Safe and secured travel

Itinerary:

Day 0

 

6:00 pm Meet up at Mall of Asia (PICK UP PLACE) near Church ( for those who get the optional van transfer Manila-Vinzons port – Manila

Day 1

5:00 – 5:30 am Arrival in Daet
6:00 am Proceed to Jollibee for breakfast and meet up in Daet ( own account)
6:30 am Proceed to Minaogan Port
7:00 am Vinzons Port to Calaguas by motorboat
9:00 am Estimated Time of Arrival to Calaguas Island
10:00 am Swimming along Mahabang Buhangin Beach
12:00 Noon lunch
3:00 pm Island hopping at Balagbag Island & Rock Formation
4:00 pm Snorkeling Pinanakpan Island
7:00 pm Dinner

Day 2

6:00 am Trekking at Sitio Tinago
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Swimming / Kayak
12:00 Lunch
1:00 pm Take off from the island back to Vinzons
3:00 pm ETA Vinzons Port
4:00 pm Return to Manila

 

NOT INCLUDED: – Van transfer back & fort Manila – Vinzons Port – ( THIS IS OPTIONAL for ADDITIONAL of P999/pax)

 

 

 

 

What to bring in Calaguas Island

Top 15 stuff to bring in Calaguas to get an ultimate island experience

1. Rush Guard:
2. Zip lock ( Dry bag)
3. Blanket
4. Towel
5. Swimming Beach Shoes
6. Snorkeling Gear
7. Smart Phone / Tablet
8. Underwater Camera
9. Power Bank
10. Flash Light
11. Sun Block
12. Books
13. Beverages & Finger Foods
14. Playing Cards
15. Toiletries

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Inclusions:

 

  • - Boat Transfer (Back & Forth)
  • - Meals (4 meals, Seafoods and Bicolano Dishes)
  • - Nipa Hut
  • - Tent Accommodation (2 pax per tent)
  • - Entrance Fee
  • - Environmental Fee
  • - Island hopping  at Balagbag Island & Rock Formation
  • - Snorkeling  at Pinanakpan Island
  • - Trekking at Setio Tinago
  • - Kayak
  • - Beach Volleyball
  • - Frisbee

Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • First Day - 6:00 am Arrival at Daet Bus Terminal
  • 6:00 am Proceed to Jollibee Pimentel for breakfast (Personal account)
  • 6:30 am Pick up from Jollibee to Minaogan Port
  • 7:00 am Vinzons Port to Calaguas by motorboat
  • 9:30 am (ETA) Estimated Time of Arrival to Calaguas Island
  • 10:00 am Swimming along Mahabang Buhangin Beach
  • 12:00 Noon lunch
  • 3:00 pm Island hopping
  • 4:00 pm Snorkeling
  • 7:00 pm Dinner
  • Day 2
  • 6:00 am Trekking at Sitio Tinago
  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am Swimming / Kayak
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Take off from the island back to Vinzons
  • 3:00 pm ETA Vinzons Port
  • 4:00 pm Back to Daet Terminal for Manila

What to expect?

  • What you see is what you get
  • Strictly no extra charges
  • Joiners are welcome at same rate
  • Sumptuous foods
  • No hidden charges
  • Guaranteed beach front
  • No minimum required
  • No advance payment, no deposit needed
  • Payment upon arrival
  • 4 meals, not 3
  • Best seafood menu
  • Excellent service
  • Best & friendly staff
  • Big & comfortable boat
  • Safe & secured travel

How to get the ultimate snorkeling experience in Calaguas Island

There are many good spot in the island that are best for snorkeling but the closest one can be found in near Balagbag Island and Pinanakapan Island. it will take only a few minutes to get there.

Snorkeling is a fun and unwinding approach to see the beautiful and entrancing world just underneath the sea’s surface of Calaguas Island. Snorkelers utilize plastic cover and a short tube to inhale while coasting face-down on the surface of the water. Along these lines you can watch coral and marine existence without driving them off the fish with your developments and without coming up for air each moment. Simply gliding and being inundated inside the submerged view is sufficient to get away from the obstacles we experienced in consistently life.

Technique 1

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Get a snorkel and veil you feel great with. Attempt them on and modify the straps until it fits. On the off chance that you can, attempt them on in the water to ensure there are no holes.

On the off chance that you have awful visual perception, think about getting as a medicine balanced cover to help you see submerged without your glasses or utilizing contact focal points. Expendable ones are awesome for snorkeling in.

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Put on the veil and pull the straps until it feels serenely fixed around your eyes and nose. Ensure the snorkel tube is near your mouth, yet don’t place it in yet.

Snorkeling Tutor 1

Lay level in the water on your stomach. Put your face in the water at around a 45 degree point.

Snorkeling Leveling

Snorkeling Leveling

Nibble tenderly down on the mouthpiece of the snorkel. Permit your lips to seal around it and hold the snorkel set up.

Take moderate, standard breaths in and out through the tube. Breath gradually, profoundly and warily with your mouth through your snorkel. No compelling reason to frenzy: you can simply lift your head above water on the off chance that you need. Simply unwind and get to be mindful of your breaths. The sound of your breathing through the snorkel barrel ought to end up entirely detectable. When you get into a mood, unwind and appreciate the submerged view.

Wear a lightness vest. This makes drifting on the surface of the water with insignificant exertion much less demanding. Numerous business snorkeling areas require a brilliant life vest to be worn for security reasons.

Strategy

Breath mindfully. On any snorkeling experience you will undoubtedly get some water in your tube eventually, once in a while either because of surf conditions or unnecessary sprinkling, or by giving your head a chance to plunge too low in the water. Figuring out how to clear your snorkel will keep this from being an unwieldy disturbance to your experience.

Hold your breath and place your head underneath the water, submerging the end of the snorkel. You ought to feel that water is entering the snorkel barrel.

Surface your take without lifting it off of the water. Ensure the end of the tube is noticeable all around this time.

Breathe out through your mouth rapidly and powerfully into the snorkel. This impact strategy for snorkel clearing will expel almost all the water from your snorkel.

Remove any outstanding measure of water with a second intense impact. By rehashing the impact technique you ought to clear any water that goes into the snorkel.

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Ace aviation route control. Here and there you will get water in your tube when you have no air in your lungs. In the event that there is just a little water, breathe in gradually and precisely without giving water access to your mouth until you have enough air for a to the max. In the event that there is excessively, you should lift your take off of the water and calmly inhale around the mouthpiece.

Figure out how to plunge. When you get skilled at clearing your aviation route, you can consider jumping beneath the surface of the water to show signs of improvement take a gander at something clever. Take a full breath and swim down. When you require a breath, surface, keeping your face submerged, and clear your overflowed snorkel tube like you rehearsed.

Utilize balances on your feet. Wearing blades will open up your developments and let you push ahead rapidly without a ton of problematic sprinkling.

 

Hold your arms at your sides to lessen drag and augment your legs so that the balances are pointed behind you. Keep your legs genuinely near one another.

 

With your knees somewhat bowed, kick gradually and capably with the balances. Keep your balance stroke developments smooth and loose. Attempt to move from the hip to make utilization of your thigh muscles and abstain from kicking with your knees, as this will just waste your vitality.

 

Kick more distant down and less upwards while angling your back upward. The right snorkeling method to power yourself forward with the descending strokes.

 

Keep your blades beneath the water when kicking. Attempt to abstain from sprinkling, as this will drive away the fish and can irritate to different swimmers around you.

 

Skim with the waves. Snorkeling is best done on delicate waters, however even there you ought to figure out how to change your developments to the all over surging of the waves.

 

Swim at a consistent agreeable pace to moderate your vitality. Snorkeling is not a race, and a decent session can keep going for quite a long time.

 

Having a Good Snorkel Experience

 

Pick the right spot. You need to snorkel in a region that has generally quiet waters and a lively blend of kindhearted marine life. Shallow waters above coral reefs are awesome, just like some more profound spots best got to by pontoon. Ask local people or check manuals to locate the best spots that aren’t too brimming with different swimmers.

Go out on a sunny day in Calaguas Island with the help of Best Calaguas Tour Organizer . Indeed, even with a cover it’s difficult to see much submerged if the sky is dull and bleak. Snorkel amidst a splendid day when the water is clear of sediment. Storms tend to agitate up residue that mists the water, so in the event that it rained the previous evening you might need to put your experience off by a day.

Figure out how to perceive distinctive fish and coral. Seen one fish, seen every one of them? Not in the event that you comprehend what you are taking a gander at. Remember the shapes and shades of various types of fish that occupy your nearby shorelines and you can transform your basic swim into an amphibian zoological study. On the off chance that you see a fish you don’t perceive, attempt to recollect its examples and find it later.

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The best time to go to Calaguas Island

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  1. Ideally, try to get here during weekdays

Calaguas’ untainted beaches are much better crowd-less as well as devoid of docked sailing boats blocking your view. To fully appreciate this breath-taking coastline, it’s most ideal to book on a weekday to stay away from the bunches of weekend break tourists that will quickly fill up the island and also make it appear like a congested Boracay or Puerto Galera. One more choice would certainly be to intend your journey from Friday to Sunday, that way you still reach appreciate the feeling of having the island all to yourself on Friday afternoon.

Pointer: For those taking a bus from Manila, be sure to schedule a bus with sufficient legroom for a great evening’s rest going to Daet, where both main ports causing Calaguas are located. Bus fares opt for regarding PHP 400 (non-aircon) to PHP 850-1000 (La-Z-Boy design seats.) From Daet, you’ll take a 15-minute jeepney flight to either Vinzons or Paracale port after that take a two-hour boat flight to Calaguas. When you jump on the watercraft …

 

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  1. Expect some waves during the month of November to December but don’t worry coast guar won’t let you go there if the whether is not passable!

The path to Calaguas consists of crossing a section of the Pacific ocean, which causes choppy and untamed waves that’ll leave you saturated as well as praying for your life! Our tourist guide just weren’t kidding when they warned us to prepare to get damp. They packed our belongings in plastic bags as well as ushered us into a small boat that were nearly as big as the waves that strongly shook our watercraft from side to side; my pals and I were frightened as hell. We did make it to the island active though (thank God!) and I make sure you will certainly to. And now that you’re here …

 

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  1. Take pleasure in! Bring a big size of memory for your camera cause almost all the time every place you go is perfect for photo ops

Calaguas shows off crystal-clear turquoise waters as well as soft, grainy white sands that can conveniently measure up to that or Boracay or Palawan’s. The coastline prolongs right into a stunning slope from bright aquamarine to the deepest blue as the coast stretches into the perspective, biding you to swim– it’s so difficult not to love this enchanting island! My close friends as well as I maximized the jaw-dropping landscapes as well as took selfies as well as group images on the sand, in the water, as well as against the golden sunlight. It would certainly be hard not to!

 

Sundown sessions at the beach! So good to really chat with my pals compared with everyone being on their phones!

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  1. Get ready to detach

There is absolutely no cellular signal in Calaguas, conserve for some spots at the top of hills you might run into during your trek, so be prepared to leave mobile communication and the net (farewell, Instagram!) behind totally when you set foot on the island. I personally assume this is what makes a trip to Calaguas so refreshing; you are compelled to detach with the world as well as instead draw your focus on the company you have, and also all the appeal around you. Much better make one of the most out of it!

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  1. Get used at no electricity and signal

This virgin island has actually been named so as it is lacking any type of business facilities, modern-day comforts, and power– not a solitary restaurant, store, shower, or flush-function commode (!) visible. With that being claimed, don’t expect a high-end get-away in Calaguas. We needed to fetch each container of water from a deep well for every shower and trip to the bathroom, rest in an outdoor tents on the sand, as well as wait til nighttime when the power generators were on to charge our phones (which we didn’t mind, as we didn’t have much for our phones apart from taking photos.) With the general public bathrooms being so confined as well as dark, we found it more convenient to shower outdoors in our swimsuits right next to the poso. (Do not panic! Every person does it.) The very best part about roughing it? Going to sleep and getting up to the sound of the waves collapsing on the shore.

 

Idea: Bring your very own sleeping bag for a more comfy evening’s rest, as well as flashlights to assist you find your method after lights out. Our travel bureau gave our outdoors tents for us, however if you intend to DIY your journey, be sure to bring your own outdoor tents, food, and also cooking products. There’s no power on the island in the daytime, but electrical generators are switched on in the evening for lights as well as billing of gadgets. As well as surprise! No mosquitoes where we stayed.;-RRB-.

  1. Join the activities

Regardless of Calaguas being relatively little, there’s much to do in the island. We quickly filed out our three-day journey with expeditions to hills at either ends of the island, where we were welcomed with sweeping views of the opposite sides of the island port on one side, and also the gorgeous beach on the other, with an expanse of environment-friendly areas in between. We additionally went cliff diving at a neighboring island, as well as kayaked to our hearts’ web content along the shoreline. You can also attempt snorkeling at table-top coral reef which is a brief boat trip from Calaguas, or one of the most favored task of our group: pushing the coastline, refining our tan.

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  1. Dispose of your trash sensibly!

 

Seeing an only container of coke floating in the middle of the sea on our boat trip back to Daet totally broke my heart. Who would be inconsiderate sufficient to carelessly litter in the sea?! Please be liable enough to bring your own garbage linings as well as dispose of your waste correctly during your journey, and not to leave your waste on the beach, or toss it in the water. Calaguas is such an attractive island, it is our obligation to maintain it that way.

 

  1. Can not DIY your trip? Get the services of the team that will provide you one of the most comfortable and also pleasurable journey possible. Best Calaguas Tour

 

My close friends and I couldn’t be bothered to determine the technicalities of planning a Do It Yourself trip to Calaguas. None people in our group understood the least aspect of setting up a tent, or food preparation without a stove. Our journey would certainly ‘ve  been a total MESS if it just weren’t for the extremely good and also friendly team of Sir Noli. They were the outright best! Food preparation the very yummy dishes for our morning meal, lunch and dinner, showing us around the island, keeping our plan in check, and tirelessly taking our group shots! Their group also made our all-girl team feel very risk-free during our journey.

 

For a fuss-free trip to Calaguas, I highly suggest reserving with www.bestcalaguastour.com  The less outdoors-y people wouldn’t need to stress over details like establishing camp, packing meals to prepare, searching for a place to establish camp, and so on because their group will certainly arrange important out for you, leaving you to kick back and also enjoy your journey. Our bundle consisted of watercraft transfers to and from Calaguas, environmental costs, 3 days’ worth of dishes, endless use of kayaks, cost-free usage of camping tents, and various other tasks like travelling, snorkeling as well as island hopping, all for only PHP 3,500. Super sulit if you ask me! Here’s their Facebook page if you’re interested:  www.fb.com/bestcalaguastour

 

My good friends and I left Calaguas with a fresh stock of fun memories. It was so hard to leave the little spot of heaven we have actually discovered! I am nevertheless thankful for such an enjoyable and improving journey, and for having actually obtained the possibility to recharge as well as escape the stresses of the day-to-day work. Calaguas is such a treasure, an endearingly lovely area that will certainly challenge you to desert creature comforts as well as take it in its entire rustic, isolated natural beauty. Hope my friends’ and also my experience provided you a concept on just what to anticipate, as well as ways to make the most out of your Calaguas journey, need to you intend on going.

About Calaguas Island

is actually a group of Islands consisting of around  more than 20 Islands and islets. The two major islands are the Tinaga and Guintinua where the 3 barangays named Banocboc, Pinagtigasan and Mangcawayan are located.

Mahabang Buhangin Beach or Halabang Baybay in Bicol (long beach) is an attractive beach located on the northern part of Barangay Mangcawayan (Tinaga Island). A long beach with fine white sand, crystal blue water, scattered volcanic rock on both ends and valued for its untouched beauty and preserved nature. The entire beach is facing northwest, best for an inspiring sunset, and it is an image of wonderful paradise with its long stretch sand with crystal clear water perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Presently, there are no commercial establishments in the island, no electricity, no mobile and internet network making it best place to relax and unwind by sitting on the sand, swimming and exploring the island, bonding with friends during a bonfire night, and surely the place will be appreciated.

Calaguas, no 1 in the Philippines and the best beach tour experience

Calaguas Island won first place in among 170 beaches in the country as surveyed by isla lipana. calaguas island top  1in Philippine Gem and since then, the island become more and more famous as best beach in the country.  it was became famous first among the bagpackers until it became known to all. In year 2013, calaguas visited by 10 thousand local tourist in the country and in 2014 it was doubled and reached more than 20 thousand.

last year 2014, DOST allocated 21 million pesos for the construction of port in the island to cater more local tourist. it is expected that the port will be finished this year and will extend its market to the world since it is starting to become well known also internationally as the best beach in the world. for booking click HERE

4 reasons why you should choose Calaguas over Boracay

best-calaguas-tour-14 Reason Why You Should go for Calaguas Island Tour instead of Boracay and Palawan

Enough with the explanation with the beauty of Calaguas Islands, much have been said about its powdery white beach sand that is equal to the beach of Boracay Island, that the blue crystal water is comparable to the beaches of Palawan, and blah blah blah, yes that’s true nobody would contest it and i think even more than that.

Those quality of Calaguas Island is useless if you won’t come here and experience being closed to nature. Blogs and review of almost 99 percents of travel writer and blogger speak about this place and how to get to Calaguas islands. Below are the reason why you should know it more not only in reading but in your personal experience.

1. Prices are Cheaper and Very Affordable

When it comes to quality of beaches they are almost equal, what this beach separate from them are the huge amount of money that you have to spend when you get there is almost six time lesser than Boracay or Palawan. Say for instance, the price of Buko in Boracay is 100 pesos as the minimum price. I saw when I went there, you can have it here for a maximum of 25 Pesos, common price is only 20 pesos. Unlike in Boracay and in Palawan, price for the bear is 65 to 150 pesos.

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I tell you guys, I know a lot of you have already experienced being hold-up in Boracay, not literally but we have experienced paying for one shot of jaggermeister for 250 pesos. One of my friend was shocked when he was served of steak that he had to pay for P1500 that found out later that the size was 3 times smaller than the picture on the menu showed him. My friend asked us to just leave it and don’t pay but how could we? t when we had already started eating our Hamburger to which the price was P375.

2. Well Preserved Nature

How many times Boracay had been mentioned in the media, tv news, internet about its waste problem. have you heard about the Algae “lumot” the thing that regularly appear in the beach that nobody know what is it? well, some say that it caused by the sudden floated of many establishment during the 90’s such as hotel, resorts and restaurant.

That’s the reason why those strange thing exist, it is a mix of waste of the thousand of tourist and hotel and restaurant. the waste has no where to go than to follow the sea level of the island that become algae “lumot” later. That thing gives headache to the people because they tried to remove it from the water and tried to put it somewhere else, but when it begin to decay, the smell spread all over the island. as of of now the tourists have no choice but to swim with a sea of lumot.

Calaguas Islands is still exotic up this time, this is because the government has made resolutions to protect the environment of this island. they learned what happened to Boracay and they would not allow this to happen in Calaguas.

3. Not Crowded

The Island is not a crowded place, unlike in other beaches where every place you go there are lot of people that you have to mix with. personally for me its not a problem because sometime more people more fun, but honestly this is not the case when you make Calaguas Island Tour, you need to bring more friends if you want to see a lot of people there.

But for those who are seeking of peace and tranquility and you want to enjoy the serenity of nature with a few of your friends and family, well this is the best for you. you can choose any place you want for meditation that no want will disturb you.
4. Closed to Manila

Calagaus is part of luzon, it is located in the first province of Bicol in Camarines Norte under the jurisdiction of the town of vinzons. Calaguas is near in Daet, this is where the terminal is located. In such case, the place is accessible by a common transportation of bus or any land vehicle.

Though it is up to you if you want to fly by plane, the nearest airport from calaguas island is located in Pili, Camarines Sur, it is a few kilometers away from Naga City.  And of course it is better to have calaguas island tour because it closed to manila and therefore less expenses.