Batag Beach is located in Batag, Virac, Catanduanes. The beach is bordered by coconut trees and the back of the resort leans against the hill, giving it an air somewhat of the Chocolate Hills of Bohol.
Its shoreline is covered with fine white sand and its pristine azure waters never falls to lure to visitor to take dip.
Batag Beach News
Since 1988 Catanduanes has been known as a surfers haven but not having surfed at any point in our lives we kept the island province out of our bucket list for a long time. Three years ago, however, more of the island provinces attractions beyond surfing spots began to show up on the tourism radar. The beaches were always there, of course, but there were also rolling hills, breathtaking cliffs with majestic coastal views, caves, rock formations and pristine waterfalls. Last week we finally got the chance to visit the Land of Howling Winds.
This is a new version I edited for my Catanduanes trip last August 2016 with my titas and cousin.
Our 5-day backpacking experience in Catanduanes spanned from Aug. 1-5, 2016.
Day 1: Arrival at Virac Airport
We were able to tour most of West Catanduanes in a day.
Overnight in Virac
- Virac Airport
- Sto. Domingo River
- Marilima Beach
- Batag Beach
- Batong Paloway
- Amenia Beach
- Mamangal Beach
- Luyang Cave
Day 2: Going East, to Baras where we will spend the rest of our trip
Tour East Catanduanes (the stops were along the way to Baras)
- Maribina Falls
- Bato ...
There was a time when the island province of Catanduanes was known as the "Land of the Howling Wind" because of the frequent destructive storms that pass its way. For townsfolk who have been weathering the strong storms, there is no fun in highlighting this age-old scourge.
But beyond the howling wind, the province today is a tourism frontier which beckons travelers looking for well-kept secrets off the beaten path. Many true-blue adventurers consider it a diamond in the rough.
Located off the eastern seaboard of mainland Bicol, Catanduanes was a sub-province of Albay and was carved out ...
Catanduanes is not just known for being a surfing spot, but one with a rich history and a ruggedly beautiful charm as well. Facing the Pacific Ocean, the Land of Howling Winds is no stranger to storms. It's capital of Virac ??" although the main gateway to the province from Manila ??" isn't hyped up as a tourist destination. In fact, those who want to visit Caramoan can use Virac as a gateway ??" it's cheaper and a whole lot easier.
That said, you can either be glad that Virac has been spared from much tourism hype so it can preserve its natural beauty. However, those who have witnessed suc ...
Beaches. These are some of the best things that the Philippines can offer tourists from around the globe. One some of the most gorgeous beaches in the country are on the island provice of Catanduanes. Here are some of them:
Bordered by coconut trees and amassing in hilly lands, Batag has the aura similar to the that of the Chocolate Hills of Bohol. But the great beauty lies on its fine white sand and turquoise waters. Facing the mainland Bicol, visitors can take a glimpse of the breathtaking Mayon Volcano as well as the Bulusan Volcano. In here, you can explore the surrounding plac ...
Situated east off the coast of mainland Bicol, Catanduanes is an island province that's usually not on the itinerary of tourists due to its remote location. But Catanduanes is a diamond in the rough.
Catanduanes has a lot to offer to visitors with its eclectic mix of historical churches, waterfalls, waves ideal for surfing, and cream-colored beaches that are still untouched.
Mamangal Beach, Virac, Catanduanes
Mamangal Beach is the kind of beach you don't want to leave. You'll want to lie down in its fine, creamy, golden sand. Its clear waters entice visitors to take a dip and get lost ...