I remember one night, just a year ago, my lola and I are having some serious life lessons conversation type, then she was back at it again with the usual comparison of my life and her younger years life. She'll always tell me how her hometown had taught her to live in simplicity because it's surroundings has all that it's have to be thankful and appreciate life at it's fullest. She was raised and lived in the beautiful island of Catanduanes, and it has been a childhood dream to step my feet on that God-breathed place.
Catanduanes is an island found in the southwest Luzon and considered as p ...
Ah, the Happy Island.
I have many a memory of this place. Earlier this year, with nothing but an EZ Map and a hankering for thrill, Dennis and I traced its outskirts aboard a motorcycle. We got lost. We met incredible people. We brought home scars. And most importantly, we got to see some of the most beautiful natural landscapes Catanduanes has to offer.
So, if you're planning a trip to this island paradise, mind your cardio because these places will surely take your breath away.
Just a 15-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Virac proper is this gorgeous ...
"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.
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 ...
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 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 ...
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- ...