Mamangal Beach is located in Balite, Virac, Catanduanes. The whole stretch of Mamangal continues to beguile visitors with its unspoiled beauty- an asset which the locals within the area guard zealously.
The sprawling beach is covered with the cool and shady trees and blessed with fine white sands, both in the shorelines and in the swimming area.
Crystalline waters a ...
bound with natural and colorful reefs where a big number of species swarm in multi-colored panorama. The underwater scene at Mamangal is a destination for scuba divers.
The beach is dotted with palms and other trees where locals spend their weekends with their families. The sands are white, and the beaches freshly lined with cool and sandy trees.
Pavilions and sheds are also constructed to accommodate swimmers. Provides an alternative area for recreation, fun, relaxation, and very ideal for weekend picnics and scuba diving.
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Catanduanes the northeastern frontier of the Bicol Region, rimmed by multiple bodies of water and stationed as a rocky forefront for the visiting easterlies and northeast monsoon winds. Catanduanes gained its provincial state in 1945 after Cong. Francisco Perfecto filed the House Bill No. 301 and signed into law by President Sergio Osmena. Until the advent of digital media, little has been known of the tourism potential of Catanduanes. It was known as one of the provinces bearing the initial onslaughts of Pacific-brewed storms. As traditional and social media started featuring the island, thus ...
The Mamangal Beach is one of the hardest to reach beaches in Virac yet one of the most beautiful beaches that you can lay your eyes on. Located in Mamangal, a small sitio adjacent to Brgy. Balite, it has a wide and long shoreline with a great view.
For two decades the province of Catanduanes has solely been associated with surfing primarily at Puraran Beach in Baras. Known as the "Land of Howling Winds" due to its location that placed it directly along the path of typhoons entering the country from the Pacific, Catanduanes, however, has so much more to offer. It was only in the last 3-5 years that more of the island province's other attractions began seeing the light of the tourism day.
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 ...
The Land of the Howling Wind ??"that's all I knew of the island of Catanduanes which was off the coast of Bicol. It got its moniker because of the number of storms and strong winds that batter and crash through the island. Cheap flight return tickets and a rough list of places to visit, I was ready to explore all this destination has to offer.
MORE THAN A SURFING DESTINATION
Part of the reason few people make it to Catanduanes is the inclement weather; true to its nickname, the island's strong winds often deter trips by either sea or air. But, this didn't stop me from exploring the islan ...