These are the best places and tourist spots to go and visit Catanduanes. Be sure not to miss traveling to these best attractions and destinations if you are in the Philippines.
Catanduanes is blessed for its amazing beaches, pristine waters, rock formations and wonderful landscapes. Travellers can enjoy swimming, surfing, hiking, trekking, and island hopping. In this post, I am sharing the best tourist spots to go and visit in Catanduanes.
Catanduanes is part of the Bicol region and is close to some incredible famous holiday spots, too like Caramoan Islands, Misibis Bay, and the Mayon Volcano. So if you are visiting Catanduanes, you can also hop to some of those places.
How to Go to Catanduanes?
Virac is the capital of Catanduanes so if you are going to see all the tourist attractions in Catanduanes, you must go to Virac. From Manila or from any point of the Philippines, there are some flights going to Virac. There are also some buses en route to this beautiful place.
Via Air from Manila:
Take a flight going to Virac. In less than an hour, you will arrive in the capital of Catanduanes.
Via Land from Manila:
Go to the Bus Terminal in Araneta Center, Cubao near Gateway. Take a bus going to Tabaco, Albay. Land trip from Manila to Tabaco takes about 12 hours so make sure you have enough water and some money for your food. Then take a ship going to Virac, regular ship takes around 4 hours to reach Virac. You can also ride a fastcraft, this is faster and you will reach San Andres in an hour and half then 40 minutes of jeep ride to reach Virac.
Best Places Tourist Spots to Visit in Catanduanes:
Binurong Point is the most famous tourist spot in Catanduanes because of its amazing green landscapes and breathtaking cliffs. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you will surely love the view from the top. Make sure you bring water and wear hiking shoes because you need to do a little trekking to reach Binurong Point.
This place is used to be forbidden as they believed it to be enchanted but due to the effort of locals and tourists, they opened it to the public.
Binurong Point is located in Baras, Catanduanes.
The surfing hub of Catanduanes is here. No entrance fee for this beach. It is perfect for professional surfers wanting bigger and exciting waves. Have you watched the movie, “The Shallow?” The waves and rocks here remind me of that famous movie of Blake Lively.
St. John Parish in Bato, Catanduanes
One of the oldest churches in the Philippines, seeing the inside views of this church will tell you a lot of its history. Locals told me that construction workers used egg whites with the cements and rocks in building it. How amazing!
Falls like this one…
A bonus view on the way to Catanduanes is the famous Mayon Volcano.
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