4 reasons why you should choose Calaguas over Boracay
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.
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.