Catanduanes News

  • Travel Guide 6 Must-See Beaches And Tourist Spots In Catanduanes

    "Buoyed by Pasternak's observation of the waves, I see with renewed vigor why 'everything wears their succession.'" But there is more to learn from wave-watching, said editor John Liddy in his poem. And we couldn't agree more.

    Thanks to our tour guide, Onyong Pamplona, we were able to see sites in Catanduanes besides the famous surfing site Puraran beach, where we watched the waves high above the ground and at eye-level.

    Green Lagoon

    Secluded and natural, you can have this green pool at the edge of Biong beach all to yourselves. Not all tour guides know how to get there – solo trave ...

  • Balacay Point In Baras Catanduanes

    The first and foremost place I want to visit in Catanduanes is their Balacay Point or the Batanes of the South. During my research about the place it is one of must-visit and I can't agree more for it offers a great view and even if I didn't get to see Batanes yet I know the resemblance is there.

    Getting to this place is not as easy as it seems. Yes, the harder getting to a place the worthier? This is one of those.

    Arriving lunch time in Virac and having so much little time exploring this island I waste no time and asks the inn I'm staying how to go there. Since there is no direct trip g ...

  • The Hidden Beauty Of Catanduanes The Happy Island

    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 ...

  • Travel Guide To Balacay Point Baras Catanduanes

    From Manila there are buses going to Tabaco Port, Albay. Fare is 850php air-conditioned via Cagsawa Bus, their terminal is in Ali Mall. Travel time is around 12 hrs.

    From Tabaco Port, ride a RORO going to San Andres, first trip is 7 am. Fare is 220php for non-air-conditioned. There is a terminal fee 30php. There is airconditioned, I just don't know the price but its much higher. Fastcraft is also available but not until 12nn.

    As per my friend, it is advisable to take the San Andres port instead of Virac. Travel time via San Andres port is 2-3 hours whereas via Virac it will take up to 3- ...

  • Hurdles Humanity And The Happy Island

    January had eked out a sweet, addictive dose of adventure for me and Dennis. For five of its days, we embarked on a trip that gave more than it took. We rented a scooter and on it, we traced Catanduanes Island's periphery, veering into its folds here and there. But this right here is neither an ode to nor an idyll of the island's landscapes and scenes – these will come later. If anything, this is an "In Memoriam".

    Our journey was not without problems. In fact, in retrospect, our journey was nothing but. On the morning of our second day, back from Bote Cove in Bato, we crashed. I was drivi ...

  • The Majestic Binurong Point

    Binurong point is one of the attractions the island of Catanduanes can offer. Binurong Point is located in Brgy. Guinsaanan, Baras, Catanduanes. A Batanes hills & cliffs look and feel.

    It's about sixty minutes ride from Virac plus 20-30 minute trek up a mountain trail before you can discover one of the greatest sights in the world.


    From Manila, via Cebu Pacific flight to Virac (Catanduanes' capital). Then you may ride tricycle route going to Virac port where all of the jeepneys located going to Baras.

    You can as well take a flight from Manila to Legazpi (in Alba ...