Catanduanes, the Happy Island of Philippines might be a long traveling distance from the capital Manila, but once you are there, you will cherish the well-spent time forever. Islets, natural pools, hills, waterfalls and many more are included among the top tourist spots in Catanduanes.
Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Catanduanes
If you leave for Binurong Point at 4 am, you will get to see the beautiful scenery at the dawn when the sun is rising, and it gives a spectacular view of the sea. The hike can be daunting when the sun is up so it would be advisable to take an umbrella. Once you are at the top, you will feel the state of bliss, this we promise to you.
If you love waterfalls, then you will enjoy a refreshing visit to the Maribina Falls which is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Catanduanes. Located in a small town Bato, Maribina Falls is named after the two villages–Marinawa and Binanwahan. This waterfall is famous for the greenery that surrounds it and makes it a beautiful sight to the eyes of visitors. Prominent among the local people, you can always find youth hanging out near the falls relaxing or having fun. A small price is charged at the entrance, and what you discover in the form of the fresh waterfall and lush green surroundings soothes your eyes and mind. This 6 meters high fall will leave you refreshed.
Also known as the surfing beach of Catanduanes,
Twenty-two minutes of drive from the Virac downtown, you can visit the Luyang cave which is in
Fiat House Cave-Inspired Chapel
A cave-inspired chapel is a quiet place for prayers. It has been an attraction for the tourists for a long time now. This is a must visit for the pilgrims. The beautiful ceiling and the walls give the looks of a cave. The artificial lights are arranged in a way they all focus at the altar. Only when you visit, you’ll be able to comprehend the beauty of this chapel.
If you wish to go on a small hike that has
Bato Church is the oldest church in the Province, and it was built in the 16th century when Spanish people came to the country and taught the natives about the Catholicism. The church is a heritage which is made of the coral limestone and is beautiful even after so many centuries. It is in the town of Bato and is about 15 minutes car drive from Virac downtown.
The Province of Catanduanes is not to be missed if you want to experience a blend of history, culture, fun, and excitement. The places mentioned in this article are a few of the best places you can go to while traveling in the Philippines.
How to get to Catanduanes?
Catanduanes is reachable by plane and a combination of bus+ferry. The most popular mode of transporation is by a bus ride from Manila going to Tabaco City. From Tabaco, take a RORO ferry to get to Catanduanes Island via Virac seaport or San Andres.
If you want convenience, you can simply book a flight with Cebu Pacific and arrive in Virac as fresh as you can be. Hahaha