2020 Top Tourist Spots in Camarines Norte [And How To Get There]
tourist spots in camarines norte

This is our list of the best tourist spots in Camarines Norte, a province in the Bicol region home to Calaguas Island.

The Philippines never seems to run out of perfect places to go to during summer. A not so popular, but something you should consider for your upcoming summer getaway is Camarines Norte. The province of Camarines Norte is home to a lot of natural destinations that are yet to be known to many. These tourist spots in Camarines Norte are all exquisite.

5 Best Tourist Spots in Camarines Norte, Philippines

Calaguas Island

Worthy of being compared to the beaches located in Palawan and Boracay, Calaguas Island is a good alternative to the famous beaches we all know about. Despite that it has developed itself as a more tourist-friendly location, it manages to remain its isolation and tranquility. The fine and white sandy beaches here has earned the hearts of all visitors who come to this island.

Calaguas Island - one of the best tourist spots in Camarines Norte

Bagasbas Beach

If you are a traveler who wants to enjoy some big and gnarly waves, Bagasbas Beach is your next stop in your list of tourist spots in Camarines Norte. But more than just a destination for surfing, this beach is starting to attract the attention of people who enjoy kiteboarding and paragliding. Recently, even people who do paramotoring are loving the waves here. But if all those things aren’t what you are looking for, you can still opt to just relax and swim here.

Bagasbas Beach - one of the top tourist attractions in Camarines Norte
Bagasbas Beach

Mampurog River

If you feel like skipping the beach, but still feeling the urge to go swimming—the Mampurog River is the most popular river in the province. Known for its crystal-clear waters and big boulder rocks, tourists stop by here. Photos taken by the river and the famous long hanging bridge are highly suggested.

Malatap Waterfalls

There are a lot of waterfalls in the province, but one of the waterfalls that you really should include on your list is the Malatap waterfalls. The hike to the falls will be enjoyed by any nature lover because of all the vegetation you will encounter. The falls has many tiers that cascade into one small pool that makes it a great swimming spot. You may also have a picnic or some snacks by the side if you get a bit hungry.

Pineapple Island Resort

This is one of the best hotels in the province which is why many already consider it as a tourist spot in Camarines Norte. The Pineapple Island Resort is an isolated resort that gives good privacy and comfortable accommodation. With its modern and contemporary design, guests can enjoy rooms and amenities that are of high standard.

8 Notable Camarines Norte Tourist Spots

Siete Pecados – Mercedes Group of Islands
Mercedes, Camarines Norte

Colasi Falls
Colasi, Mercedes, Camarines Norte

Paradiso Verde Organic Farm & Resort
Labo, Camarines Norte

Cadig Cave
Labo, Camarines Norte

Pulang Daga Beach
Paracale, Camarines Norte

Daet Cathedral
Daet, Camarines Norte

Paracale Church
Paracale, Camarines Norte

Bagasbas Lighthouse
Bagasbas Road, Daet, Camarines Norte

Festivals in Camarines Norte

  • Pabirik Festival in Paracale, Camarines Norte
  • Pinyasan Festival in Daet
  • Kadagatan Festival in Mercedes
  • Busig-on Festival in Labo
  • Mambulawan Festival in Jose Panganiban
  • Bagasbas Beach International Eco-Arts Festival in Daet
  • Palong Festival in Capalonga
  • Bantayog Festival

Must-Try Food in Camarines Norte

  • Sinantol or Ginataang Santol at Villa Eusebia Restaurant in Labo, Camarines Norte
  • Kinunot at Catherine’s Restaurant in Daet, Camarines Norte
  • Tinuktok or Tinumok at Candist’s Kitchen, Paracale, Camarines Norte
  • Bicol Express

Where to Stay in Camarines Norte

Depending on where you plan to go in Camarines Norte, the province has many hotels and hostels to accommodate every guest. The majority of the accommodations are located in Daet, Camarines Norte. Check out these hotels and hostels in Camarines Norte or you may also consider staying at these Airbnb units in Camarines Norte.

How to get to Camarines Norte

There is no commercial airport in Camarines Norte. The nearest airport is in Naga City which is around 45 minutes by flight from Manila. Most travelers prefer to take a bus from Manila to Daet for around 11 hours.


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