Calayan Island (La Isla del Calayan)
The Uncharted Beauty of the North Calayan, Cagayan, Philippines.
The island that needs no photo/video filters and enhancements Mapapa-sleep talk ka sa ganda, trust me HAHAHA
When people talk about a trip to Calayan Island, the topic of being stranded there for days never fails to creep into every conversation. Well, aside from the occasional sightings of whales and dolphins by some few ??" which has become the envy of many and one of several reasons why people still want to make the trip despite the "odds", including myself.
Indeed, the prospect of getting marooned on the island municipality of Calayan is very high. While the main cause of "lampitaw" trip cancellations is bad weather, erratic boat schedules come in close second. To date, there are about five or ...
One of the most memorable experience I had when I went to Calayan Island aside from the amazing beaches was to be on topmost of the Nagudungan Hill. Surely, the memory was priceless and the view is incomparable. I am not a climber nor have joined mountaineering but I definitely know that feeling when you are at the summit. The serenity, calmness and tranquility was worth it after hours and hours of travel.
How to get to Calayan Island
From Manila, you will need to ride a bus via Junction Luna going to Claveria, Cagayan. The fare is php850 and make sure to reserve you seats because there ...
It was not my first time to visit Calayan. In fact, I decided to do it as a yearly escape in order to at least experience being away from the city. I was expecting that there will be no more excitement since I have visited the place. For some reason when I arrived at the port area, I felt that it was my first time when I saw the white sand beach and clear waters of the island. Happiness was all over me and got thrilled again to explore the place.
How to get to Calayan Island
From Manila, you will need to ride a bus via Junction Luna going to Claveria, Cagayan. The fare is php850 and make ...
Continued from Hiking matters #549: After having climbed Smith Volcano and Mt. Babuyan Claro, and after having visited Didicas volcano, one final challenge remained: Mt. Camiguin de Babuyanes (712m), the highest mountain in Camiguin Island and yet another active volcano in the Babuyan islands. So we proceeded to Camiguin Island: a trip that took another 3 hours from Didicas; by the time we reached the relatively calm waters of the natural bay between Camiguin and its satellite, Pamoctan Island, it was too late to swim in what would have been very nice waters.
We had actually hoped to climb ...
After the very memorable trip to Babuyan Island that saw us climbing Smith Volcano (Hiking matters #547) and Mt. Babuyan Claro (#548), we boarded the M/V Angelica to Camiguin de Babuyanes ??" also known as Camiguin Norte. But we had a very important detour to make: a visit to Didicas Volcano, the volcano island that emerged from the sea after a volcanic eruption in 1952 and rose to over 200 meters above sea level. This volcano held much significance for our group as we wanted to visit all four active volcanoes of the Babuyan Islands.
We left Babuyan at 0710H, amid significantly rougher wate ...