The Calaguas is a group of islands in the Philippine province of Camarines Norte. It includes the major islands of Tinaga Island and Guintinua Island, the minor Maculabo Island, as well as several other minor islands.
Most of the islands are under the administrative jurisdiction of Vinzons, Camarines Norte, while the minor island of Maculabo is under the jurisdiction of the municipa ...
lity of Paracale, Camarines Norte. Recently, the island of Tinaga where the famous long beach called Mahabang Buhangin is located is experiencing influx of tourists in the area despite the absence of accommodation. Campers and backpackers are coming and going daily to experience its powdery white sands.
The recent popularity of the island has brought many tourists and travelers alike, especially during the summer time, worrying some of the natives and locals that might lead to the detriment of the island's peace and pure virgin serenity in a couple of years time.
A part of the local community's effort is to safeguard and protect the well-being of the island. Big and small tour operators are encouraged to preserve the quiet and peaceful nature of Calaguas. Most small and local tour island operators such as Calaguas Local and the like are helping the community to a future geared towards a better local eco-tourism in the island.
Calaguas Islands News
There is no restaurant in sight, no phone signal, and no electricity. But the place teaches you why having none of these can actually be a good thing.
Calaguas is a group of islands around 200 kilometers east of Manila. It can only be reached via boat from either the Vinzons or Paracale port in Daet, Camarines Norte.
You brave choppy waters aboard a motorized banca to get there. Waves can be rough so you are likely to get reminded to put on a safety vest at some point during your ride, which will include a pass-through of a portion of the Pacific Ocean.
Nearing the main island, you wi ...
As the government enforces a crackdown on some of the world-famous tourist destinations in the Philippines, here are some equally stunning islands that are worth a visit this summer.
Camarines Nortes capital Daet, a 374-kilometer land trip from Metro Manila, is home to a surfing destination with spectacular sunrises, and is likewise a jump-off point for an unspoiled beach with a breathtaking view.
The powdery white sand beach and clear waters of Calaguas have been compared to that of Boracay. Off the northern shores of Camarines Norte towns of Paracale and Vinzons, the ...
Vinzons is the town in Camarines Norte I never expected to admire so much. Sure, the famous Calaguas islands geographically belong here but there's more to this town than being always dubbed as "the gateway to Calaguas". Actually, the parish priest of this town himself laments this overused tagline because he said Vinzons deserve to be known more than the islands of Calaguas. I'm going to talk about it later in this post.
If there's one place I can confidently say my go-to province in the south nothing can take the spot of Camarines Norte. Let me tell you this, I've been to this province numerous times and as much as I can try I want to take aside the provinces that I already ticked off my list, I just can't do it to CamNorte. Also, my first blog was for Camarines Norte, this is the province that challenged me to start a blog and took me to where I am now, this province witnessed the ups and downs of my blogging career, and lastly my Camarines Norte's souvenirs are taking the lead amongst all I have collected f ...
Camarines Norte is Boracay 20 years ago, many have claimed after experiencing the provinces pristine beaches and pastoral life. After my four-day tour of the province, I could not help but agree.
Around the world, only more than a dozen islands were discovered to have a pink beach. One is located within the same town as the famous Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte.