Apuao Grande Island is located in Mercedes, Camarines Norte. It is separated by a very narrow gap and a cross during low tide.
Apuao Grande Island News
Using "near Manila" is really hard to define; can eight to ten hours land travel be considered as near? Well, travel time are just numbers, for sure, you will be rewarded with a remarkable experience and spectacular and world class tourist spots. I listed down these stunningly beautiful islands we visited from January to June 2018 and it's up to you to see and experience how gorgeous they are.
For beach lovers, if we're talking about the beauty in Camarines Norte, Calaguas is on top, correct? Now, I'll bring you to one of the unrated paradise in the entire Bicold region - the Apuao Island - it is one of the small island in Mercedes Group of Islands. This deserted island has a lot to offer, from the cool and crystal clear and emerald waters, wealthy underwater, breathtaking landscape, has tranquility and relaxing ambiance, and of course, the good people. Well, travel time is about 7 to 8 hours from Manila to Mercedes via private van but I was able to see and experience those. Photos ...
Apuao Grande and Quinamanukan islands are not as famous as the Mahabang Buhangin Beach in Calaguas but in my opinion, one of the islands sure is a stunner.
If you are to travel via a plane ride from Manila, the nearest jump off point is Naga City. We did such and flew via
From Naga, you have to do another 1.5 hour land travel to get to Bagasbas. But since we were all tired, we arranged for private van transfer so as not to be hassled by commuting.
Or if you have time, you can opt for the night buses that can take 10-12 hours. If my memory serves me r ...
A trip around the Bicol Region is one of the best adventures anyone can have in the Philippines, and the best starting point for that journey is Daet, Camarines Norte. While the provincial capital gets its fame for being a top surfing destination in the country, there's still a lot to be explored ??" so much more.
Things to See and Do
Visiting the Past
Starting off your trip in the town proper or Centro gives you a glimpse of its centuries-old church: St John the Baptist Church. Right across is Camarines Norte's Capitol which features 12 pillars representing its municipalities. The pu ...
The scorching summer heat has officially arrived in the Philippines, making it an ideal time to start planning those beach trips. But instead of booking the usual Boracay trip for your dose of vitamin sea, why not check out the less-trodden, but equally spectacular beaches in Bicol?
Aside from its picturesque scenery and pristine waters, beaches also offer several health benefits. Many studies have shown how a visit to the beach can improve our mental and physical well-being. Plus it's an ideal time to soak up on Vitamin D. Responsibly, of course!
A sanctuary for virgin white-sand beache ...
Chino: We've heard it before: for life to change, we have to embrace change. These meaningful vacations take you on the path less traveled.
Mercedes is an exquisite destination waiting to be explored. Seeing the Islands of Mercedes is like having a glimpse of paradise. The unspoiled islands and wildlife of Mercedes is equal to the other local tourist spots. It has to be recognized for its own uniqueness and spirit, making it a class of its own.
Our huge boat seemed to be revving up so fast only to find out that we were running at a normal speed. It was roughly a 30-minute boat ride to th ...