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Camarines Sur

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Camarines Sur is a Province in the Bicol peninsula in the island of Luzon, Philippines.


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Pili Airport in Naga City

Legaspi Airport in Legaspi City

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The closest beach to Naga City is located in Sagnay. Nato Beach is primary destination for Nagauenos during the weekend.

For those seeking a place more isolated, this would be Caramoan Peninsula's Gota Beach. It will take you another hour bus ride, an hour's bangka ride, another hour by jeep, and the last portion will be a 3 kms hike.

Itbog Falls - a twin waterfalls cascading amidst verdant vegetation located in Sta. Cruz, Buhi. It could be reached by means of a banca ride from the town proper, then a 30 minute trek

Mt. Iriga - this distinct volcano has an elevation of about 4,823 feet, the eruption in 1611 caused the existence of Lake Buhi in the province

La Roca Encantada -an enchanting island within the scenic lake of Buhi

Culapnitan Cave - found in Libmanan, it contains innumerable stalactites and pillars ranging from massive to extremely delicate

Sabang Beach - located in San Jose, this resort has sandy white beach and shallow clear placid bathing water which is strongly fitted to the climate in the area

Atulayan Island - a cinema-like paradise of an island, you can easily pull your heart down and complete your collection of rare shells and stones. Once the site of the French-Italian movie "Mutiny in the South Seas". Its ivory-colored beaches provide the best setting for the movie

Nato Beach - its beach is long with clear and gradual sea-depthness

Omang Cave - situated in Barrio Paniman, Caramoan, its entrance is about 30 feet above sea level and the interior is architecturally designed

Caramoan Beach - the beach that could match the Miami Beach in Florida

Lake Bato - an inland lake where wild ducks habituate, a choice site for wild duck hunters

Malabsay Falls - a cascading water falls on a wide pond located in Mt. Isarog in Panicuason. A strong potential as a tourist attraction in the province, it could compete with the other leading waterfalls in the Philippines like the Pagsanjan Falls

Lake Buhi - where the smallest commercial fish (tabios) in the world is found

Gota Beach - located in Caramoan, this lovely beach lies between two small hills and fronting the beach are three unspoiled islets

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Rose Islet - the small islet near the town of Presentacion, it has a white sandy beach good for swimming and snorkeling. Rose Islet or the AGUIRANGAN ISLAND is found near between Maangas and Adiangao. (CATALINO L. ANTONIA JR.)

'Adiangao Cave - located in ADIANGAO SAN JOSE, CAMARINES SUR, the entrance to this cave is on the side of a small hill overlooking the sea. This Beautiful cave visited every year by the Foreigner. (By: ' == CATALINO L. ANTONIA JR.)' =='

There're lots of beautiful spots in Adiangao that boast by San Jose . Like Cawa Falls, Libtong Falls, Tagithi Falls, Talidtiron Falls and the beach near in Sitio Masil-it.

THE TAGITHI FALLS is far from ADIANGAO proper. It almost 1 to 2 hours to reach this FALLS. It is clear and nice to be here.

HISTORY OF SAN JOSE The town of San Jose was officially established in 1813. Its founders were Fr. Salvador Mendoza, then parish priest of El Pueblo de Lagonoy, and Don Macario Agustin, first Capitan Municipal.

San Jose was originally named Patrocinio, from the word patron. Later, it was changed to Patrocinio de San Jose, in honor of its patron saint, San Jose de Patrocinio.

The San Jose Church was built in 1818.

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'Pasacao Beach - a very popular beach to the landlocked residents of Naga City located in the town of Pasacao

Nabontolan Spring - located near Malabsay Falls and close to the National Park and Wildlife Preservation

Kapungkulan Spring - a crystalline spring, located in Brgy. San Juan, Naga City

Bayagin Falls - located near the Barit River where the movie "OG" was entirely filmed for its natural location

Sabang and Tubigan Falls - found in Waras River in sitios Tubigan and Sabang in Brgy. Sta. Maria, Iriga City. Cascading at a magnificent height of 15 feet, it is 15 kms. from the main poblacion. Tubigan Falls is only 2 kms. away and its tiered waterfalls cascade 24 feet

Leaning Tower of Bombon - Camarines Sur's replica of the very famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy

PNR Markers Park - located in Del Gallego, the site where the late Pres. Manuel Luis Quezon had driven a golden nail during the inauguration of the North and South Railroad tracks which connected Manila and Legazpi

Plaza Quince Martires - a place constructed at the heart of Naga City, built in honor of the 15 Bicol martyrs

Alatco Terminal - site of the oldest transportation company in the country founded by Albert L. Amman in 1914. Amman built a passenger bus on two cylinders truck, Grabowsky and hired Max Blouse (who later became president of Batangas Transportation and Laguna-Tayabas Company) as chauffeur and started operation in this area. This became the first passenger truck operated in the Philippines. Amman was later acknowledged as the Father of Bus Transportation in the Philippines

Kinuwartelan - located in Brgy. Perpetual Help, Iriga City, this place was made a Spanish garrison camp where Filipino insurrectos were kept and force to hard labor. Hence, the name "kinuwartelan" meaning "place of incarceration"

Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Marker - located at the northeastern corner of Rizal Park (Iriga City), constructed and inaguarated last March 3, 1985 to give honor to Filipinos particularly Bicolanos both living and deceased who fought the Japanese Imperialist Army during world War II unpaid Guerilla Remnants, 6th Army USAFFE and PHILCOM Bicol Area

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Tinagba Festival - it is the harvest offering on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes every 11th of February in Iriga City. During the festival all the different barrios join the celebration by making a well-decorated cart drawn by a carabao

Bowa-Bowaan Festival - held evey May 2, coinciding the town fiesta of Nabua. The highlight of the affair is the re-enactment of the 13th century pagan rites which is enriched by colorful costumes. The rite is dramatic revival of the traditional boa feast during the pre-Spanish era where pagans believed that the chains of coconut embryos called "Boa" are offered to their old deities

Feast of Our Lady of Buenviaje - the town fiesta of Sabang, held every last Saturday of May, highlighted by a fluvial procession

Penafrancia Festival - every year on the third week of September, the most awaited celebration of Bicol is being held in honor of Our Lady of Penafrancia. Her centuries old image becomes an object of a stirring religious event which is the ceremonial fluvial procession

Kamundagan Festival - Naga City open its doors every December in commemorating of their charter anniversary and the birth of Jesus Christ. Highlights of the festivity are: Kiri-kiti, Pastoras, Beauty Search, Agro-Industrial Fair, Cultural Presentation, Civic Parade, Bikol Song Festival

Voyadores Festival - a street dance reenactment on the transfer of the image of Our Lady of Penafrancia from the Basilica to the Metropolitan Cathedral. Named after the male devotees (voyadores) who accompany and carry the Virgin's image in a procession called Translacion for a novena at the Metropolitan Cathedral.

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Baao Recreational Center National Highway Brgy. San Isidro, Baao, Camarines Sur Tel. (54) 266-3035 15 rooms / rates Php 350-500

Villa Marietta Hot Spring Resort National Highway Brgy. Del Rosario, Baao, Camarines Sur 8 rooms / rates Php 700

Bombon Magic Splash Island Brgy. Simbre, Bombon, Camarines Sur 13 rooms / rates Php 1,300


Motorist Lodge Queborac Drive, Zone 5 Brgy. Marupit Camaligan, Camarines Sur Tel. (54) 474-5465 15 rooms / rates Php 300-800


Nordia Hostel Nordia Complex Brgy. Baras, Canaman, Camarines Sur 23 rooms / rates Php 300-400

Iriga City

Bayanihan Hotel Alfelor St. Brgy. San Roque, Iriga City Tel. (54) 299-2556 11 rooms / rates Php 200-750

Hotel Ibalon Brgy. San Francisco, Iriga City Tel. (54) 299-2352 12 rooms / rates Php 552-1432

Lemars Hotel I J. P. Rizal Hi-way Brgy. San Roque, Iriga City 21 rooms / rates Php 250-700

Lemars Hotel II Alfelor St., Brgy. San Roque, Iriga City 8 rooms / rates Php 200

Parkview Hotel (Class E) J. P. Rizal Hi-way Brgy. San Roque, Iriga City Tel. (54) 299-2405 14 rooms / rates Php 400-1,350

City Lodge J. P. Rizal Hi-way Brgy. San Francisco, Iriga City 3 rooms / rates Php 300

Hi-way Lodge J .P. Rizal Hi-way Brgy. San Miguel, Iriga City Tel. (54) 456-1230 4 rooms / rates Php 150-300

Princess Dina Lodge J. P. Rizal Hi-way Brgy. San Miguel, Iriga City 4 rooms / rates Php 200-400

Betania Retreat House Brgy. San Agustin, Iriga City Tel. (54) 453-0267 ___ rooms / rates Php _______


Traveller's Villa San Benito St. Brgy. San Benito, Goa, Camarines Sur Tel. (54) 453-1321 5 rooms / rates Php 300-500


Lagonoy Hotel J. P. Rizal St., Brgy San Isidro Sur Lagonoy, Camarines Sur Tel. (54) 453-7326 8 rooms / rates Php 450-850


Parafina Pension House Poblacion Libmanan, Camarines Sur 7 rooms / rate Php 300

Villa Maricon Atienza Compound Brgy. San Juan Libmanan, Camarines Sur Tel (54) 451-2500 3 rooms / rates Php 250-300

Villa Ursua Brgy. San Juan Libmanan, Camarines Sur 8 rooms / rates Php 150-600


Maria Maruja Hotel and Beach Resort Brgy. Pasacao, Camarines Sur

Playa del Sol Brgy. Caranan, Pasacao, Camarines Sur 3 rooms / rates Php 1,000

Pongol Village Inn Brgy. Balogo, Pasacao, Camarines Sur 11 rooms / rates Php 350

Garden Beach Resort Zone 1 Brgy. Balogo, Pasacao, Camarines Sur 10 rooms / rates Php 300-1000


Moraville Drive-In Hotel National Highway Brgy. Anayan, Pili, Camarines Sur Tel. (54) 4773947 9 rooms / rates Php 620-1,200

CASAFI Brgy. Cadlan, Pili, Camarines Sur Tel. (54) 477-0008 100 pax / rate Php 150-200

CSSAC National Highway Brgy. San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur ____ rooms / rate Php _________

Pili Dorm Brgy. Palestina, Pili, Camarines Sur 12 rooms / rates Php 100 for 3 hours


Aguirangan View Hotel Brgy. Maañgas Presentacion, Camarines Sur 18 rooms / rates Php 650-950


Kiko's Travellers Inn Quirino Highway, Brgy. Lower Sta. Cruz Ragay, Camarines Sur 5 rooms / rates Php 250-750

San Jose

Peñafrancia Beach Resort Zone 4, Brgy. Sabang San Jose, Camarines Sur 8 cottages / rates / Php 600 12 open cottages / rates Php 200-250


Weinert's Guesthouse Pacific & Beach Resort Brgy. Sto. Niño, Sagñay, Camarines Sur Tel. (54) 454-7001 8 rooms / rates Php 600-1600

Costa Peninsula Beach Resort Brgy. Nato, Sañgay, Camarines Sur 6 rooms / rates Php 200-800

ZF Guerson Beach Resort Brgy. Sto. Niño, Sañgay, Camarines Sur 2 rooms / rates Php 400-1,000


Celmar Hotel National Highway Brgy. Impig, Sipocot, Camarines Sur Tel. 6060 20 rooms / rates Php 200-600

Traveller's Inn Quirino Highway Brgy. Gaongan, Sipocot, Camarines Sur Tel. 6611 6 rooms / rates Php 150-200

Villa Ma. Esperanza Resort Brgy. Taisan, Sipocot, Camarines Sur Tel (54) 256-6600 10 rooms / rates Php 350-1,500

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