Puraran Beach is located in Baras, Catanduanes. The surfing area boasts of a magnificent view of mountains and coves. Photo enthusiasts could get a perfect view of the sunrise in this area.
For holiday seekers, this is a place for total relaxation, communing with nature, and simply, rejuvenation and serenity.
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How could such a marvelous place be the gateway to the country of most typhoons brewing in the Pacific? This irony was playing in my mind when I arrived in Virac, Catanduanes, the land of the howling winds. It welcomed me with a bright sunny weather, an endless blue sky and lush green mountains and hills while most parts of the Philippines were experiencing a downpour. My visit was perfect! The dry season in Catanduanes lingers from March until August.
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 ...
Catanduanes is an island province of the Philippines, located in the Bicol Region. In the past, the province was known as the "Land of the Howling Winds" because typhoons would made landfall here before hitting the rest of the country. It's second claim to fame was purely as a surfing destination. A more fitting tagline is its moniker now, the "Happy Island."
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.
The island of Catanduanes is blessed with the scenic view. Last December 2016 when typhoon NINA hit the island and when I saw on the TV news everything is washout including their airport. I worried about the people of the island and of course my upcoming visit.
Three days before my travel to Catanduanes via Virac Airport. The Cebu Pacific Air announced that my flight was canceled/Change due to Tagaytay Radar Maintenance. I panic since my connecting flight back to Boracay Island is affected and Cebu Pacific is the only airline fly to Virac. I spend almost 2 hours just to call the airline hot ...
Binurong Point & Puraran Beach Aerials
Catanduanes, Bicol, Philippines
Filmed with a DJI Phantom 3
Videos and edits by ScubaFlyerPH
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