Category: Camarines Sur

5 Amazing Bicolano Fusion Dishes in Naga City

Posted on October 15, 2015

One of the biggest reasons I enjoy visiting Bicol is its rich and spicy traditional cuisine that definitely stand out in the Filipino culinary landscape. Besides its historical, religious and natural attractions, Naga City – the progressive gateway to this region – is fast becoming a foodie’s destination that not only offers classic Bicolano dishes like bicol express, laing and pinangat but also transforms them into deliciously creative cuisine. Here are five the best Bicolano dishes with a twist you canRead More

Caramoan, Camarines Sur: Rolling Landscape of Guinahoan Island

Posted on June 5, 2015

While Pitogo Bay stands out from the well-known karst islands of Caramoan with its marine lakes and pebble beaches, Guinahoan Island exudes a different natural beauty altogether with its rolling pastures reminiscent of the Batanes islands or Palaui island in Cagayan. Located northeast of Manlawi Sandbar and Cotivas Island, Guinahoan Island – also known as Basot Island – is an irregular shaped parcel of grassland bordered by a shallow mangrove bay on the west and desolate white-sand beach coves toRead More

Caramoan, Camarines Sur: Marine Lakes and Pebble Beaches of Pitogo Bay

Posted on June 4, 2015

The most popular cluster islands in Caramoan, Camarines Sur – namely Matukad, Lahos and Minalahos – are characterized by jagged limestone and powder-fine beaches, but outlying islands in the area evoke a different kind of beauty. Southeast of this island group is Pitogo Bay, which clutches hidden marine lakes and a grassy island with pebble beaches. Our outrigger boat entered the innermost coast of the bay and docked next to a dilapidated platform next to an abandoned structure which seemed like a guardRead More

Tugawe Cove Resort: A Luxurious Nature Hideaway in Caramoan

Posted on June 3, 2015

It was love at first sight. After a 20-minute VIP transfer from Paniman Beach through the gorgeous karst islands of Caramoan, our speedboat zoomed into Tugawe Cove Resort on the easternmost tip of the Caramoan Peninsula in Camarines Sur. This luxury resort is a jungle-meets-ocean hideaway for those who want an intimate commune with nature. A broad crescent of white sand bordered by jungle-clad limestone mountains embraced turquoise waters that revealed the vibrant marine life that flourished beneath the crystal-clear surface.Read More

Caramoan, Camarines Sur: Swimming Up Manapot River to Umang Cave

Posted on June 2, 2015

The peninsula of Caramoan in Camarines Sur and its offshore islands have been established as a popular island-hopping destination in the Philippines, owing largely to the tourism-inclined governance of the province and its inclusion as one of the locations for the hit reality TV show, Survivor. In 2012, I had an incredible time celebrating my birthday weekend here with a large group of friends. Besides its pristine limestone islands and beach coves, however, this tropical paradise still has a lot upRead More

Discover the Flavors of Bicol with Bigg’s Diner! [SP]

Posted on August 19, 2013

Savor Bigg Diner’s Chicken Cordon Bleu with Laing and Pili Pie – American classics with a Bicolano twist! Bicol always beckons me with its delicious and fiery cuisine! Bigg’s Diner gives me more reasons to return to the foodie destination time and again. In celebration of 30 years of serving great food in Bicol, the biggest diner-style food chain in the region invited me and other seasoned travel bloggers to discover and experience the wonders of Camarines Sur and AlbayRead More