Last updated on February 6th, 2020 at 10:58 am
Caramoan in Camarines Sur is becoming in one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. You can enjoy an amazing island hopping, beaches in a quiet town. We will tell you how to get to Caramoan from Manila, Cebu and Naga. There are many options and we will write full of details all of them.
How to get to Caramoan
How to get to Caramoan from Manila by Bus
If you want to get to Caramoan from Manila by bus. There are direct buses going from Pasay and Cubao to Caramoan. Prices are between 820 PHP ordinary bus to 1200 PHP with air conditioning. The trip takes 12-14 hours depending on the traffic. Before getting to Carmaoan the road is in bad conditions around 2 hours. And it takes long time but the views are great!
How to get to Caramoan from Manila by Plane
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.
You can also go by plane to Virac in Cantaduanes. There are daily flights from Manila. Once in Virac you have to go to the Codon port around 1 hour ride from the airport. And ride a boat around one hour going to Guijalo Port. Once in Guijalo Port just ride a tricycle to Caramoan town or Bikal port. This route is becoming more popular since is faster than going to Naga from Manila by plane.
You can also take a plane to Legazpi City. There are daily flights. Once in Legazpi City take a bus to Tabaco Port where you can ride a boat to San Andres port in Catanduanes. From San Andres ride to Codon port will take you 20 minutes. Once in Codon you will take an hour boat ride going to Guijalo port in Caramoan.
HOW TO GET 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.
HOW TO GET FROM NAGA TO CARAMOAN BY BUS
It’s the easiest way from Naga City you have to go to the Bus Terminal located near SM Mall. It’s only one kilometer far from city center. You can go walking or by tricycle is only 8 PHP per person. The system of shared tricycles in Naga is so efficient. There aredaily buses going from 5 am to 3 pm from Naga to Caramoan. We took the bus around 8 am and the departure is every 1-2 hours. It’s depending on the season the frequency of the buses. The bus take 5 hours to reach Caramoan and it costs 260 PHP per person. The road is really bad when you are getting close to Caramoan on the coast but the views are nice.
You can get a jeepney until Goa from Naga and change to the bus going to Caramoan.
HOW TO GET FROM NAGA TO CARAMOAN BY VAN AND BOAT
In case there are no buses or you prefer going by van plus boat to reach Caramoan (it can be faster than the bus this way). You have to go to Naga Bus Terminal and get a van to Sabang Port. It takes 1 hour and a half and it costs 150 PHP per person. Once in Sabang Port you have to take the boat going to Caramoan Guijalo Port. There are a few boats from 6 am to 11 am. The boat takes 2 hours and it costs 120 PHP.
Make sure you take the van before 9 am from Naga Bus Terminal to make sure you get the last boat going to Caramoan. If you miss the boat you will have to hire a private boat around 3000 PHP maximum 16 people. Once in Guijalo Port in Caramoan you will have to ride a tricycle to get to Caramoan town or Bikal port where you will start your island hopping. Prices for the tricycle for 30 minutes ride can be 100 PHP per person in a shared tricycle. It depends on where you would prefer to stay. In the town there are more options for food and it’s close from the Bus Terminal in Caramoan. In Bikal Port you will stay right on the beach quite and calm ready for your island hopping next day!
HOW TO GET TO CARAMOAN FROM CEBU BY PLANE
If you want to get from Caramoan to Cebu by plane. You have to go to Legazpi City. And follow the steps mentioned above Tabaco port to San Andres. From here to Codon port to ride a boat to Guijalo port. And finally a tricycle going to Caramoan 20 minutes ride to the town and 30 minutes going to Bikal port.
WHERE TO STAY IN CARAMOAN
There are two areas to stay in Caramoan as we mentioned previously. You can stay in Caramoan town or around Bikal Port. Prices are starting from 800 PHP to 5000 PHP depending the luxury and comfort that you need. We decided to stay River View in Caramoan town.
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