Updated: Oct 20, 2022
The alluring beach along its coastline, the swaying and raging sounds of the ocean blue water, and the green scenery of the mountain on the upper side are the things that will make one remembers Paniman, Caramoan, Camarines Sur.
Suppose you are getting used to the classy places and want to visit a new site where simplicity underrates its pristine and serene tranquil community. In that case, it is time for you to try Paniman, Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines.
Paniman is only 6 kilometers from the town proper of Caramoan, with 12 minutes of travel time, reachable and accessible by any transport vehicle except the tricycle. It has excellent road conditions and a green environment of the dense forest areas you will pass through to make your travel a nature-communing trip easier and enjoyable.
Name of the Place: Barangay Paniman
Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Distance for the Town Proper: 6 kilometers
Marble Rockwall Formations
Blue Ocean Water Beaches
Dense Forest Mountain
Scenic Winding Road
Activities You Can Do
Hotel/ Tourist Inn/Lodging House – Standard only
With stores nearby for the basic needs
Powered with Electric Supply – 24 hours
Mobile phone and internet signals are available but with spots that are low to no signal.
Reachable and accessible by any type of vehicle
How To Get Here:
From the town proper, ride with the motor riders for hire. Tell them to bring you Paniman. If you are currently booked to any lodging accommodation in Paniman, tell them the name of the facility; the riders will take you there.
The only available public transportation that can bring you here to Paniman is a motorcycle. The same way on your way back because of the road portion that where the vehicle needs to climb which is difficult for the tricycle to climb with the passengers.
Island Hopping Arrangement
Paniman is one of the take-off points for island hopping, so no worries because right there, there are boats standing by for rent.
Discuss with the operator the itinerary and arrange the price.
Boat Rental Cost
For the island-hopping boat rental, the price for the whole day is P2500.00
The boat's maximum Capacity is 12 passengers as per the regulation by the Municipal Tourism Office.
But, following the municipal tourism rules for safety, each boat is limited to 8 passengers, excluding the crew.
For more than eight passengers, you need to rent two boats
Passengers should all be provided with a life vest by the boat operators
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Recommendations To The Travelers
For solo travelers, here are my suggestions of things to do before traveling to Caramoan:
Scout a hotel, tourist inn, or any lodging facility that will cater to your needs according to what you intend to do during your stay in Caramoan.
If you want beachside accommodation, you need to verify with the hotel if they are on the beachside or not.
Ask the hotel to recommend a boat to rent for your island hopping—also a land transport service for your tour around the mainland of Caramoan.
Naga City is the take-off point to Caramoan, so ride the aircon van vehicles. Never try riding the ordinary bus; otherwise, be ready to suffer all the inconveniences to experience beyond your imagination. An aircon van will take you 3 hours ride from Naga City, which is convenient and enjoyable. While ordinary will end up 6 hours ride, like what I had experienced, it would make you never feel about returning to Caramoan.
The aircon vans to Caramoan are standing by at SM Naga City.
Tell the aircon van driver to drop you at the hotel you booked as a guest. They will bring you there.
On your arrival at the hotel in Caramoan, discuss with the hotel staff your plans. Ask them to recommend the people they know are safe to ride with and responsible.
Somehow, they can help you join with another group staying in the same hotel; you can give your share for the rental if ever, and it will save you from spending the higher rental cost.
Anticipate that the accommodation rates in Caramoan make no difference and sometimes, to some extent, are higher than the hotel rates in Manila (standard hotel). My rate comparison is based on the room size, facilities, and amenities. I booked a standard room in one of the tourist inns for P1500.00 per night plus taxes. But I was surprised because the room was almost half the size of a standard hotel in Manila I stay in whenever I travel to Manila and need accommodation at the same rate. A small room just enough to fit a single bed, small bathroom, and without even a mirror and a shelf to put your stuff. Not all the hotels maybe are in the same terrible condition, but I am putting this on note based on my experience in that hotel.
Some buses travel directly from Manila to Caramoan. But I don't recommend doing it; however, on your personal decision, you may inquire from them at the booking office in PITX, Pasay. Raymond Bus Company is the company that has a direct trip.
Buses from Naga to Caramoan are at the Naga City Bus Terminal.