15 Awesome Naga Tourist Spots (Naga Travel Guide)

Naga Tourist spots

Naga City is located in Camarines Sur and it’s usually a stopover before going to Caramoan since there are daily flights coming from Manila to Naga Airport. We passed by coming from Calaguas Island and after visiting Burias Island. We will discover our favorite Naga tourist spots. We really loved the place and it reminded us to Angeles City in Pampanga where we are based. There are a lot of places preserved to show Spanish heritage. There are many bars and restaurants if you like nightlife. During the day you will find churches, cathedrals and places to visit for spending at least a couple of days in Naga. Make sure you keep reading our Naga travel guide.

Read here our Cagauas Island travel guide and how to get to Calaguas!

Read here Caramoan tourist spots and how to get from Naga to Caramoan!

Naga Travel Guide

How to get to Naga City

The best way to get from Manila to Naga is by plane to Naga Airport. Since there are daily flights with Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. But if you are on a budget you can get to Naga from Manila by bus.

GETTING FROM MANILA TO NAGA BY PLANE

If you are getting to Naga from Manila by plane. There are daily flights with Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. Click here to check the best deals with 12 Go!

Prices are around 2500-4000 PHP one way from Manila to Naga. The travel time will be only 45 minutes going by plane. Meanwhile you do by bus will be around 10 hours depending on the traffic.

GETTING TO NAGA CITY FROM THE AIRPORT

If you are getting to Naga City from the airport. Once in the airport you can take a bus or a jeepney going to Naga City. It will take 30 minutes and prices are around 20-30 PHP. If you prefer more comfort there are also taxis available in the terminal.

GETTING FROM MANILA TO NAGA BY BUS

If you are getting from Manila to Naga by bus. There are 450 kilometers between Naga and Manila. If you travel by bus prices are between 700-1000 PHP. The travel time is around 10 hours. There are bus companies going from Manila to Naga: Raymond, DLTB, Penafrancia. The bus departure is from EDSA Cubao. The schedule is from 7 am to 10 am in the morning and from 2pm to 10 pm in the afternoon.

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There are also buses leaving from Aranang and Pasay in Manila going to Naga City Bus Central Station which is only 1 kilometer distance from city center.

Getting from Naga Bus Terminal to Naga City Center

If you are getting to Naga City Center from Naga Bus Terminal. There is only one kilometer distance from Bus Terminal in Naga to city center you can go walking. There are tricycles 8 PHP per person and kilometer. If you get the whole tricycle will be 40 PHP.

Best time to visit Naga

Like any other place in the Philippines there are two kinds of seasons- the dry season from November to April and the wet season from May to October. It is recommended that travelers visit during dry season, especially from December to February when temperatures are much cooler and touring will most likely not be interrupted by rains and will not be really hot going around.

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ATMs And Exchange Currency in Naga

The currency in the Philippines is Philippine Peso. You won’t also find it hard to find ATM machines in Naga City. There are a lot of establishments as well as banks in the town proper that has ATM machines.

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Wifi And Internet Connection in Naga City

Naga City is already a highly urbanized area. Connecting to the internet will not be an issue when visiting this city as many of its residents also rely on stable net access for their day to day activities. There are countless spots that offer free Wi-Fi in the city. Almost all the hotels and hotels will offer free internet connection. And data will work great with Globe and Smart when going to visit Naga tourist spots. Read here to know the best Filipino sim for tourist.

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Transportation Around Naga

Transportation around Naga, Naga tourist spots, Naga travel guide

Naga City is small and you can go walking to most of the places. If you want to ride a jeepney prices are 8 PHP per person. If you want to move around by tricycle prices are 8 PHP per person and kilometer. What we loved about Naga transportation is that they are using Electric tricycles.

Daily Budget Travel in Naga

For the daily budget travel in accommodation in Naga. There are plenty of rooms and B&Bs, Airbnb available all over Naga City that cost around 1000 PHP per night. That’s just $19 USD! Most of the places are close to city center and Bus Terminal.

On the other hand, meals in local joints only cost $2-3 USD so eating here won’t burn a hole in your wallet, for sure. You might actually  $25 USD per day if you’re traveling as a couple, like we were splitting costs in tours and the room. Finally, you can rent a motorbike for around $8-10 USD. A cheaper option to get around is riding the local bus with rates depending on the distance.

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Naga Tourist Spots

1. Basilica of Our Lady Penafrancia

Naga tourist spots, Basilica of Our Lady Penafrancia

Basilica of Our Lady Penafrancia, Naga tourist spots

Basilica of Our Lady Penafrancia is located two kilometers far from city center. It was built on 1976 and finished on 1981. It’s opened everyday from 5 am to 10 pm and the interior is so beautiful.

2. Bicol Indian Sikh Temple

Naga tourist spots, Indian temple in Naga

Bicol Indian Sikh Temple is located close to the Basilica of Penafrancia just two minutes walking distance and 2 kilometers outside the city center. We could only going around the temple which looks nice. But we weren’t allowed to go inside just taking pictures.

3. St John The Evangelist Metropolitan Cathedral

Naga tourist spots, St John The Evangelist Metropolitan Cathedral

St John The Evangelist is known like Metropolitan Cathedral. It’s a Roman Catholic Cathedral and it’s popular because it was hit for typhoon but it’s still in good conditions.

4. Plaza Quince Martires

Plaza Quince Martires, Naga tourist spots

Plaza Quince Martires is located in city center. It’s a memorandum of people in Camarines Sur in 1896. It’s close to Plaza Rizal and San Francisco Church.

5. San Francisco Church

San Francisco Church in Naga, Naga tourist spots

San Francisco Church is in front of Plaza Quince Martires in city center in Naga. The church was bombed during World War II and it was in ruins until a few years ago was constructed again.

6. Porta Mariae

Porta Marie, Naga tourist spots

Porta Marie was inaugurated in 2010 by Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi. It’s next to the Metropolitan Cathedral. And the most interesting thins is lighted by solar panels.

7. Plaza Rizal

Plaza Rizal in Naga, Naga tourist spots

In the heart of Naga City Plaza Rizal was built to remember the national hero of the National hero of the Philippines Jose Rizal.

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8. Ocampo Deer Breeding Farm

Ocampo Deer Breeding Farm, Naga tourist spots
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The popular deer farm located in Santa Cruz. If you want to get there by bus from Naga City you have to get to Barangay Santa Cruz. There is no entrance fee.

9. Penafrancia Museum and Shrine

Penafrancia Museum and Shrine, Naga tourist spots
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Penafrancia Museum and Shrine is a two floor museum. You would like especially if you are devote.

10. Holi Rosary Minor Seminary

Holi Rosary Minor Seminary, Naga tourist spots
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Holy Rosary Minor Seminary is a Roman Catholic seminary and college run by the Archdiocese of Caceres in Naga City.

11. Malabsay Falls

Malabsay Falls, Naga tourist spots, Naga travel guide,
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Malabsay Falls is located on the food of Mt. Isarog an active volcano. From Naga City you can take a jeepeny to Panicuason. It costs around 30 PHP for 45 minutes ride. Once you get there take a Habal-habal 50PHP one way. The entrance fee is only 10 PHP.

12. Panicuason Hot Spring Resort

Panicuason Hot Spring Resort, Naga tourist spots, Naga travel guide
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Panicuason Hot Spring Resort and Nature Adventure is located in Panicuason. You can enjoy water activities, the bike zipline and the Tarzan swing as activities. There are also climbing, rappelling and of course relax yourself swimming around.

13. Mount Isarog National Park

Mt Isarog National Park, Naga tourist spots, Naga travel guide
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Mount Isarog is an active volcano. Its 2,011 m high and historically was a spot where the troops of the Philippine Army and Bicolano guerillas fought against the Japan. Nowdays Mount Isarog is a national park where you can enjoy waterfalls and springs. The entrance fee is 3500 PHP and includes the tour and transportation from Naga City.

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14. Sonrisa Farm

Sonrisa Farm, Naga tourist spots, Naga travel guide
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Sonrisa farm is located in Carangcang 30 minutes drive from Naga City. There is an entrance fee 250 PHP  that includes an organic meal. They will show you their organic products and facilities around the farm.

15. Day Trip to Caramoan

Day trip to Caramoan, Naga travel guide, Naga tourist spots

Naga is closed to Caramoan so why not spending a night in Caramoan and enjoying an amazing island hopping. You can choose whole day trip visiting 4 islands for 2500 PHP. Or short trip 1500 PHP enjoying beaches with huge rock cliffs similar to El Nido, in Palawan.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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