Sorsogon Island Hopping Tikling Island, Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary, Subic Beach.
Discover the beauty of Matnog, Sorsogon, Philippines through the white sand and clear blue waters of Subic Beach, Calintaan Cave and Juag Lagoon Fish Sanctuary.
We spent 4 days and 3 nights around Bicol Region, Philippines during the Holy Week.
Watch to see how our roadtrip went!
p.s. forgot my rash guard and yes I know I'm skinny haha!
Our main reason for visiting Matnog ??" the town on the southernmost edge of the Bicol mainland in the province of Sorsogon ??" was to see the pinkish white sand beaches of Subic (in Calintaan Island) and Tikling Island. To get to these beaches we rented a boat at the pier in Matnog and soon learned that a private marine sanctuary in Juag Lagoon was included in the itinerary. But because the beaches were our primary destinations we considered the sanctuary a mere afterthought. We were soon to discover how wrong we were.
We decided to head out to Juag Lagoon first before hitting Subic Beach ...
Calintaan is located in the town of Matnog, Sorsogon, in the Bicol Region. The island is famous for its semi-pink sand beach called Subic Beach. The sand in Subic Beach is a mixture of white sand and crushed red pipe corals.
The island is now starting to become a tourist destination in the Bicol Region. There's also an existing community in the island.
Calintaan has its own source of fresh water. There's also an electricity in the island. The electricity source comes from a long power line connected to the mainland Luzon.
How to get there:
From Manila, ride a plane to Legazpi City. ...
You are now leaving the island of Luzon is what all travelers read when they enter the Matnog Port. "646 KM, Municipality of Matnog" says the small letters at the middle of the welcome arch at the entrance of the port.
I haven't checked what's written at the back of the arch, but I believe that if there's one, it should read, "You are now entering the island of Luzon. Welcome to Matnog. It's 646 kilometers to Manila."
Matnog is strategically located at the south-eastern tip of the island of Luzon. Its port is one of the busiest in the Philippines, playing host to millions of people cross ...
Subic doesn't necessarily belong to the former American bases in Olongapo anymore.
There is another Subic, so precious and beautiful that I am still astounded why a lot of us don't know about it. A friend even asked me one day, "You went to Subic? But you were in Sorsogon?"
I had to explain to him that there is what they call Subic Beach in Matnog, Sorsogon and when I sent him the picture. He just replied, "Wow!"
That's exactly my reaction by the time we arrived at Subic beach. It was late afternoon, but the white pinkish beach was still a stand out. I must admit, we were tired and hu ...