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Camarines Norte : Calaguas Island - Bagasbas Beach - Malatap Falls Itinerary


The great Camarines Norte : Calaguas Island - Bagasbas Beach - Malatap Falls experience of mine is coming soon. But first let me share to you our itinerary and expenses to those who also want to visit the panoramic and breathtaking Mahabang Buhangin Beach of Calaguas Island, surfing beach of Bagasbas, Daet, and the accessible yet beautiful Malatap Falls, Labo! Plus side trips to Paracale Church, Saint John Parish and the first ever Rizal Monument all found in CamNor!

Mahabang Buhangin View, Calaguas, Camarines Norte

Day 0

07:00pm - Assembly: Cubao Superlines Terminal
09:30pm - ETD Bus Manila to Paracale

 Paracale Church, Camarines Norte
Day 1

06:30am - Arrival in Daet, breakfast
07:00am – Daet to Paracale (trike)
07:30am – Arrival in Paracale, Shop for other needed items (ice, meat, fruits, fish, drinking water, etc)
09:30am – ETD Paracale to Calaguas by boat
11:30am - ETA Mahabang Buhangin, Calaguas
12:00nn - Set-up Camp, prepare for lunch
01:00pm - Lunch
02:00pm - Explore Mahabang Buhangin: beach bumming, photo ops, swimming, snorkelling
05:30pm - Dinner Preparation/Wash-up/Fix-up
06:30pm – Dinner
08:30pm - Socials, Bonfire, Lights off

 Bagasbas Beach, Camarines Norte
Day 2

04:30am - morning trek to Tinago hills (cancelled)
06:00am - Mangkawayan village visit/breakfast
07:00am - Mahabang Buhangin beach
08:00am - Beach time
10:00am - Break Camp
10:30am - Light Lunch
11:00am - ETD Mahabang Buhangin
03:00pm - ETA Paracale
03:30pm - ETD Paracale to Daet
04:30pm - ETA Daet, tricycle to Wiltan
05:00pm - check in at Wiltan Hotel
06:00pm - dinner somewhere
07:00pm - rest

Malatap Falls, Labo, Camarines Norte
Day 3

06:00am - breakfast
07:00am - explore Bagasbas, surfing lessons, Bagasbas park
11:30nn - check out, then luch
12:30pm - tricylce to Rizal Monument, photo ops.
01:00pm - side trips, ETD Bus to Malatap
03:30pm - ETA Malatap Falls, ligo, relax
05:00pm - ETD, back to Daet, early dinner
07:30pm - ETD bus Daet to Manila

Day 4 

04:30am – Arrival in Manila

Saint John Parish, Labo, Camarines Norte

Budget Estimation (for 15 people):

Transpo Manila-Daet-Manila
430 - bus to daet
440 - bus to manila

Transpo Paracale to Daet
80 - (300)trike to paracale
45 - bus to Daet

Calaguas Budget
(8000/15) 533 - boat
120 - camping fee+ env fee
122 - Food
109 - misc

Bagasbas Budget
(2000/7)286 - lodging
(optional)400 - surfing 
205 - Food
23 - cottage
99 - trike

Malatap WaterFalls
100 - transpo back n forth to daet

Total: 2592.00  (2992.00 with surfing lessons)

First Rizal Monument in our country
Daet, Camarines Norte


There are many ways to go to Calaguas (our main destination for this trip). In our case we took the one that is recommended by my travel friends, Manila to Daet. From the capital city of the National Capital Region - Manila, you can go to Daet, Camarines Norte by taking a Philtranco bus from Cubao. The travel time takes around 8 hours.

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Unknown said...

awesomeeeeeee :)

Joel Balance Catimbang said...

nice place! a bicolano but I haven't been in calaguas..hehe i hope i cant visit the place soon.
tnx for sharing this! :)

escape said...

ganda ng malatap falls. di ko pa yan napupuntahan. dami pa talagang makikita sa camnorte.

sipag sa pagnote ng budget.

Chiz Mozo said...

Wow! Maganda daw talaga itong Calaguas. I hope matuloy yung sasalihan kong group this May :)

Private group tour ito? :)
thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

aNG GANDA! :-)

Elal Lasola said...

@chiz: yep. very beautiful! hmmmm a travel blogger friend organized it. hindi sya commercialized group tour :)

Elal Lasola said...

@pau: thanks!

@joel: i hope you could visit soon :)

@kuya dong: opo. super ganda. kaya lang di namamaintain ang kalinisan sa falls. i hope that'd change.

Lane said...

Wow. I'm glad I stumbled across your site. The photography is amazing. Yep, I think this deserves a follow.

Elal Lasola said...

Thanks for your kind words. :) Following back your site too. Cheers :)

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

almost 3k lang, not bad! :)

Elal Lasola said...

Sulit ang mga gala with Ivan. Hehe :D

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Epic trip guys! Gusto ko sana sumingit sa trip, kaso may na-set nang lakad that weekend :( Hope to travel with you peeps someday!

Ganda ng kuha ng Malatap Falls.

Elal Lasola said...

Weee. we'd be very happy to have you around on one of your or our trips, Gay. :D

Gladys | said...

malatap falls is really great. how i wish i can go there someday and take pictures :)

Elal Lasola said...

It truly is great. I just hope it will be cleaner the next time I'll visit the place. :D

ice41 said...

Just wanted to share our experience during our Calaguas trip this Febuary 2015, this is after heavy rain in so waves are really rough and my heart is about to jump. Good thing our tour guide Noly is really helpful to us and comfort us during that time.
When we reach the island, it was majestic and pristine as it could be. We had 4 meals a day (heavy meals) and when we go back to Vinzons, Noly asked us to eat at their house (no additional charge) before we head out to Manila. It was an experience for a lifetime, not just because of the beautiful beach. But our tour guide is really helpful and hostpitable.
You can contact him Noly – 09179595985 / 09206611018 or (not affiliated in any way, just a happy traveler)

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