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COTIVAS SANDBAR, CARAMOAN, PHILIPPINES
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COTIVAS SANDBAR, CARAMOAN, PHILIPPINES

https://underratedadventuresspot.blogspot.com/ One of the islands in Caramoan promises nothing but an enjoyable experience and beautiful sights to see around. Cotivas is an island that belongs to the barangay of Guinahuan, Caramoan Camarines Sur, Philippines, south of Lahuy Island. It has sugary-fine sand along its shoreline and sandbar with the crystal-clear water you can plunge into during your swimming activity. Its unspoiled and unaltered natural landscape draws thousands of sea worshippers, island hoppers, and excursionists annually. After satisfying yourself with its pristine beauty, you can proceed to the main island of Guinahuan to get another island experience by climbing the mountain top and seeing the ocean water of the Pacific. Watch its waves raging to the shoreline with its spirit-lifting sounds. After visiting the main island of Guinahuan, you may proceed to the nearby islands for island hopping before wrapping up your day's activities. Coming here entails boat rental because there is no regular trip from the mainland to cater to the needs of the tourists wanting the visit Cotivas. That's why coming here as a solo traveler is not economically advisable unless you are willing to pay the boat rental cost all by yourself. Or scout from the other guests of the hotel you are staying; if there are any of them going for island hopping, you can join them and share the rental cost. The rental cost for the boats ranges from P2,000.00 to P2,800.00 for the whole day. It is limited to a maximum of 8 passengers per the regulation of the Caramoan municipal tourism office to avoid any predicament that compromises the safety and security of the visitors.
SITIO NIPA, LAHUY ISLAND, CARAMOAN, CAMARINES SUR
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SITIO NIPA, LAHUY ISLAND, CARAMOAN, CAMARINES SUR

https://underratedadventuresspot.blogspot.com/2022/07/sitio-nipa-gogon-lahuy-island.html Sitio Nipa is another zone of barangay Gogo, Lahuy Island, Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines. No resort is currently operating here, but it has a great potential to become one of the major destinations. Its sugary fine sands on the shoreline, the medium waves of the ocean water, and the beautiful blue sky blue color make it hard to resist getting to the beach and swimming. If you desire to come to an island to feel the way of being a castaway, Sitio Nipa is one good option in Lahuy Island, Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines. The beige sugary-fine sand on the coastline, the blue ocean water, and the green vegetation comfort you in solitude, away from the mainstream social activities and facilities. You are not a castaway, but since the number of people in the area is only within your finger count, the distance and travel time to get to and leave the place, the minimal facilities available are good enough to give you that castaway experience. From the mainland of Caramoan to Sitio Nipa will take you 1⅟2 hours boat ride during low tide and 2 hours during rough sea period. Here, you will realize the importance of being an environment and nature protection advocate. Because the high and big waves of the open ocean water are getting broken by the waves breakers; that’s why the waves reaching the shorelines are no anymore as big as their original size and strength.
ISLA SOLEDAD, LAHUY ISLAND, CARAMOAN, CAMARINES SUR, PHILIPPINES - BGY GOGON
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ISLA SOLEDAD, LAHUY ISLAND, CARAMOAN, CAMARINES SUR, PHILIPPINES - BGY GOGON

https://underratedadventuresspot.blogspot.com/2022/07/isla-soledad-resort-with-two-different.html Isla Soledad is an island resort with two different ocean waves mood; tranquil on one side and splashy to rough waves on the other side of the resort. So, the guests have the luxury of choosing which condition of the sea they want to plunge into: the eastern side with exciting waves rushing in calm weather that get rougher during the windy season or whenever there is impending nasty weather. At the same time, the western side gives you clear, calm seawater that allows you to see the ocean bed under its crystal-clear water. On the 1 hour and 20-minute boat ride from the Bikal Port of Caramoan you will find the Sitio Bogtong of Gogon, Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines with a beautiful island tip beach area. Sugary-fine beige sand takes your breath away as you watch the blue ocean water rush to the shore, creating a splashing sound that goes along with the hiss of the ocean breeze. The Isla Soledad Resort is at the tip of the Lahuy southern side, shaded by the coconut palms, making the place look perfectly covered to keep you away and protected from the searing sunburn heat. Away from the noise and hustle-bustling sound of the city traffic, you can experience a complete feeling of an island escapade. Just unfortunate that the COVID-19 outbreak prompted the resort to close, so, during my trip to this part of Lahuy Island, the resort was in a hibernation state. For the time being, all you can do here is include the place in your island-hopping activity, roam around the resort, enjoy the site and leave for your next island stop. Isla Soledad means the Island of Loneliness in English; however, once you get to this island, you will realize it’s the other way; it is Isla Felicidad instead. How To Get Here Visiting Lahey from the mainland of Caramoan has several points of take-off: 1. Bikal Port – The main port 2. Paniman Port – Alternative port 3. Tabgon Port – Alternative port On my way to Lahey, Bikal port was my take-off point, and I learned that most passengers were using this port for their daily trips to Lahuy and other islands nearby. Here are some quick facts that you need to know: From the Town Proper to Bikal Port 1. Distance: 4.6 Km 2. Travel Time: 4 – 6 minutes 3. Public Transport Available: Tricycle, motorbike ride From Bikal Boat Terminal to Lahuy Island (La Isla Soledad) 1. Main Port of take-off – Bikal boat terminal 2. Distance: 22 Km 3. Travel Time: 1 hour Minutes during low tide 1⅟2 hours or more during high tide Unfortunately, there is no regular boat passenger trip coming to this point, so you need to rent a boat from Bikal Port. Boat Rental Cost For the island-hopping boat rental, the price for the whole day is P2500.00 - Boat's maximum Capacity is 12 passengers - But, following the municipal tourism rules for safety, each boat is limited to 8 passengers, excluding the crew. - More than eight passengers, you need to rent two boats. - Passengers should all be provided with a life vest by the boat operators - You can arrange the boat rental at the Bikal port/boat terminal. Islands To Visit 1. Lahuy Island - Manlawi Floating Cottages - Gogon Mangrove Area - Cotivas Sandbar - Guinahoan Light House - Basol Island - Batibagan Island - Bageing Island - Hapunan Island Depend on your arrangement with the boat operators. Road Networks in Lahuy Island 1. The road networks in Lahey Island are only within each barangay 2. No roads connecting the four barangays or the entire island 3. The only way to get to the other barangay is through boat rides. Utility Services 1. No source of potable water supply. 2. The drinking water supplies are from the mainland, but bottled waters are available in mini-stores in each barangay. 3. Water for washing and bathing is available, but you need the patience to fetch water from the open pit wells. Communication Access 1. There are areas with excellent mobile phone and internet signal 2. But there are areas with poor signal or dead spots. What To Expect On the Way To Lahuy 1. During high tide, the sea trip may go well but expect a slower run because of a strong current and waves the boat needs to deal with along the way. 2. During low tide, the trip may go faster, but the skippers would take extra precautions to ensure that the boat would not skid to the ocean floors because there are plenty of shallow areas on the way to Lahuy. 3. Traveling at a low tide would allow you to see the ocean floors with corals and seaweeds and the sudden drop in the water depth of the underwater escarpment.
LAHUY ISLAND, CARAMOAN CAMARINES SUR PHILIPPINES – BGY. DARAGA PART 2
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LAHUY ISLAND, CARAMOAN CAMARINES SUR PHILIPPINES – BGY. DARAGA PART 2

https://underratedadventuresspot.blogspot.com/2022/07/daraga-lahuy-island-caramoan-camarines.html Barangay Daraga is one of the Four barangays that occupy Lahuy Island in the town of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines. A peaceful community where residents look after one another with utmost care and concern, know one another, and seem related to one another by blood. Daraga is a humble community; that’s why it was a surprise to me to find them all so very welcoming to visitors; that’s why there were no doubts or fears that crept into my veins to go around the community hour after my arrival. Still, in a boat from afar, I was awed by the sights I was looking at from the seashore to the mountaintop, the beige and grey shoreline and the multi-shades of green on the mountain, the colorful fishing boats docked at the coastline, painted houses, building. The residents gathered along the shore, resting and chatting after the day of work. By the time I got off the boat at first, I had noticed everyone was looking at me, sensing that another stranger had come into the community. Having been to different places, such an occasion is no new to me. They look at you with gladness for your arrival and gauge how they will handle you and how you will interact with them. As I passed a group seated under the tree by the seashore, I now took the first step and initiative to greet them. Such a move is my style to make the residents comfortable with my presence, so as I uttered my greeting, they responded with a smile. Following that brief exchange of greetings, my niece introduced me to them, so the more they flashed a smile and welcomed me. Upon settling at my niece's house, I immediately shot the sights that kept amazing from afar and right where I was standing. I asked my guide, the skippers of my nephew-in-law, to bring me to the top of the hill to get full shots of the ocean, the islands nearby, and the barangay. As I got to the top, the more my heart was pounding with the scenic views I was looking and only then did I discover that is so much more to explore inside the island, so many adventures to engage and plenty of places to visit. Early the next day, upon my arrival, I strolled the community all by myself to fully immerse myself with the residents. I was in a store selling general merchandise items to buy cigarettes and water for the stroll. The intent of buying turned to personal casual chatting, talking about different things. I could not even notice I was already late for our island-hopping take-off schedule because I enjoyed having casual conversations with the store owners amicably. Quick Facts Name of the Place: Daraga Location: Lahuy Island, Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines Distance from the Mainland: 20 Km Approx Travel Time: 35 Min to 1 hr Best Character of the Place: Peaceful, with accommodating residents. Activities You Can Do 1. Mountain Hiking 2. Island Hopping 3. Swimming 4. Sightseeing Accessibility 1. No existing hotel or lodging, but the residents can accommodate you in case of a worse situation for your housing stay. 2. Should you opt to go back to the mainland on the same day of your visit; you should leave the island at least 2 hours before sundown to have an allowance for your trip back to the mainland. 3. Mobile phone and internet signal; there are networks with good signals but there are also poor to no signal. 4. With an Electric Power supply 5. No modern water supply distribution – For washing and bathing, the waters are fetched from an open well. Ideal Season for a Visit 1. Summer seasons are the ideal period to visit. The island is on the Pacific coast, and during the summer seasons, the sea is calm most of the time. 2. During rainy seasons, you need to avoid when there is a low pressure coming or typhoon signals because the sea is rough. Although going to Lahuy the sea route is between and close to several islands along the way, extra precautions for safety should be considered first and foremost.
LAHUY ISLAND CARAMOAN CAMARINES SUR - BGY DARAGA PART 1
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LAHUY ISLAND CARAMOAN CAMARINES SUR - BGY DARAGA PART 1

https://underratedadventuresspot.blogspot.com/2022/07/daraga-lahuy-island-caramoan-camarines.html Barangay Daraga is one of the Four barangays that occupy Lahuy Island in the town of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines. A peaceful community where residents look after one another with utmost care and concern, know one another, and seem related to one another by blood. Daraga is a humble community; that’s why it was a surprise to me to find them all so very welcoming to visitors; that’s why there were no doubts or fears that crept into my veins to go around the community hour after my arrival. Still, in a boat from afar, I was awed by the sights I was looking at from the seashore to the mountaintop, the beige and grey shoreline and the multi-shades of green on the mountain, the colorful fishing boats docked at the coastline, painted houses, building. The residents gathered along the shore, resting and chatting after the day of work. By the time I got off the boat at first, I had noticed everyone was looking at me, sensing that another stranger had come into the community. Having been to different places, such an occasion is no new to me. They look at you with gladness for your arrival and gauge how they will handle you and how you will interact with them. As I passed a group seated under the tree by the seashore, I now took the first step and initiative to greet them. Such a move is my style to make the residents comfortable with my presence, so as I uttered my greeting, they responded with a smile. Following that brief exchange of greetings, my niece introduced me to them, so the more they flashed a smile and welcomed me. Upon settling at my niece's house, I immediately shot the sights that kept amazing from afar and right where I was standing. I asked my guide, the skippers of my nephew-in-law, to bring me to the top of the hill to get full shots of the ocean, the islands nearby, and the barangay. As I got to the top, the more my heart was pounding with the scenic views I was looking and only then did I discover that is so much more to explore inside the island, so many adventures to engage and plenty of places to visit. Early the next day, upon my arrival, I strolled the community all by myself to fully immerse myself with the residents. I was in a store selling general merchandise items to buy cigarettes and water for the stroll. The intent of buying turned to personal casual chatting, talking about different things. I could not even notice I was already late for our island-hopping take-off schedule because I enjoyed having casual conversations with the store owners amicably. Quick Facts Name of the Place: Daraga Location: Lahuy Island, Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines Distance from the Mainland: 20 Km Approx Travel Time: 35 Min to 1 hr Best Character of the Place: Peaceful, with accommodating residents. Activities You Can Do 1. Mountain Hiking 2. Island Hopping 3. Swimming 4. Sightseeing Accessibility 1. No existing hotel or lodging, but the residents can accommodate you in case of a worse situation for your housing stay. 2. Should you opt to go back to the mainland on the same day of your visit; you should leave the island at least 2 hours before sundown to have an allowance for your trip back to the mainland. 3. Mobile phone and internet signal; there are networks with good signals but there are also poor to no signal. 4. With an Electric Power supply 5. No modern water supply distribution – For washing and bathing, the waters are fetched from an open well. Ideal Season for a Visit 1. Summer seasons are the ideal period to visit. The island is on the Pacific coast, and during the summer seasons, the sea is calm most of the time. 2. During rainy seasons, you need to avoid when there is a low pressure coming or typhoon signals because the sea is rough. Although going to Lahuy the sea route is between and close to several islands along the way, extra precautions for safety should be considered first and foremost.
BOAT RIDE TO LAHUY ISLAND, CARAMOAN, CAMARINES SUR PHILIPPINES
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BOAT RIDE TO LAHUY ISLAND, CARAMOAN, CAMARINES SUR PHILIPPINES

Lahuy Island is the biggest island in the peninsular town of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines, stretching almost 10 kilometers. Its location is on the Pacific coast facing the open ocean water of the Pacific on the eastern tip. Lahuy island consists of Four barangays, namely, Daraga, Gata, Gogon, and Oring. Lahuy island has now become a rising tourism adventure site drawing thousands of tourists to feed their curiosity about the island. It has excellent potential to become one of the main destinations in the Philippines by its unique characters, perfect coastal areas with beige sugary fine sands, and the great ocean waves kissing its shorelines. Though getting thronged by tourists at present, there is still lots more to do to utilize its full potential to become among the prime destinations. The island draws intense admiration for its aquamarine ocean water and the blending of the green mountain scenery with the beautiful shorelines. Not to mention also the welcoming and hospitable residents of the island who are ready to accommodate visitors. Visiting Lahuy from the mainland of Caramoan has several points of take-off: 1. Bikal Port – The main port 2. Paniman Port – Alternative port 3. Tabgon Port – Alternative port On my way to Lahuy, Bikal port was my take-off point, and I learned that most passengers were using this port for their daily trips to Lahuy and other islands nearby. Here are some quick facts that you need to know: From the Town Proper to Bikal Port 1. Distance: 4.6 Km 2. Travel Time: 4 – 6 minutes 3. Public Transport Available: Tricycle, motorbike ride From Bikal Boat Terminal to Lahuy Island (Daraga) 1. Main Port of take-off – Bikal boat terminal 2. Distance: 20 Km 3. Travel Time: 35 Minutes during low tide 45 Minutes to more than 1 hour during high tide Boat Rental Cost For the island hopping boat rental, the price for the whole day is P2500.00 - Boat's maximum Capacity is 12 passengers - But, following the municipal tourism rules for safety, each boat is limited to 8 passengers, excluding the crew. - More than eight passengers, you need to rent two boats. - Passengers should all be provided with a life vest by the boat operators - You can arrange the boat rental at the Bikal port/boat terminal. Islands To Visit 1. Lahuy Island - Manlawi Floating Cottages - Gogon Mangrove Area - Cotivas Sandbar - Guinahoan Light House - Basol Island - Batibagan Island - Bageing Island - Hapunan Island Depend on your arrangement with the boat operators. Road Networks in Lahuy Island 1. The road networks in Lahuy Island are only within each barangay 2. No roads connecting the four barangays or the entire island 3. The only way to get to the other barangay is through boat rides. Utility Services 1. No source of potable water supply. 2. The drinking water supplies are from the mainland, but bottled waters are available in mini-stores in each barangay. 3. Water for washing and bathing is available, but you need the patience to fetch water from the open pit wells. Communication Access 1. There are areas with excellent mobile phone and internet signal 2. But there are areas with poor signal or dead spots. What To Expect On the Way To Lahuy 1. During high tide, the sea trip may go well but expect a slower run because of a strong current and waves the boat needs to deal with along the way. 2. During low tide, the trip may go faster, but the skippers would take extra precautions to ensure that the boat would not skid to the ocean floors because there are plenty of shallow areas on the way to Lahuy. 3. Traveling at a low tide would allow you to see the ocean floors with corals and seaweeds and the sudden drop in the water depth of the underwater escarpment.