18 June 2020

The Best Places To Go In Catanduanes

Where are the best places to go to in Catanduanes?

 

  1. Puraran Beach
  2. Binurong Point
  3. Cagnipa Rolling Hills
  4. Bato Church
  5. Palumbanes Group of Islands
  6. Hitoma Lake

 

Looking for a new place to travel in the country? Where do you even begin with the Philippines? There are more than 7,000 islands to choose from! Well, here’s one interesting and promising location that you should place on your must-visit list. Catanduanes, settled in the East Bicol Region of Luzon, is the 12th largest island in the country. It flaunts a diversity and balance of jaw-dropping tourist places such as coasts, hills, waterfalls, surfing spots, beaches, and historical churches. And to give you the ultimate experience, we’ve handpicked some of the best places in Catanduanes for you to visit. These spots will surely have you pack your bags and book the next flight there!

 

Puraran Beach

Puraran Beach

If there’s one thing that Catanduanes is known for, it’s surfing. Puraran Beach in Baras makes it onto the list of one of the top surfing destinations in the country. So if you’re planning to catch some waves in the Philippines, Puraran is the best place to experience the fastest and most hallow right-hand waves during the months of July to October. And if you’re just starting out with surfing, don’t worry, because beginners can start out on the calmer side of the waters and take lessons with the nearby surf instructors. Or if you care for a wide, peaceful, and uncrowded beach, Puraran welcomes non-surfers too!

 

Binurong Point

Binurog Point

You might have already seen the wonderful pictures of Binurong Point, however, nothing can describe the feeling of seeing this masterpiece up-close and personal. The green grasslands, majestic rock formations, rocky coastlines, and blue waters are definitely worth the 25-minute hike. Your tour guide will take you to three points throughout the hike, where you can enjoy the different views. If you want a more picturesque and breathtaking experience, visit Binurong Point at dawn so you can see the sunrise complementing the grand landscape. See for yourself what Binurong Point has to offer at Catanduanes, you certainly won’t regret it!

 

Cagnipa Rolling Hills

Cagnipa Rolling Hills

If you just can’t get enough of Binurong Point, Cagnipa Rolling Hills is another spot that you can visit to appreciate lush high green grasslands that connect to the deep blue ocean. Some may say that this spot is comparable to Ireland’s hills and the Batanes terrain. After enjoying the view, you can even take a dip at the Tuwad-Tuwad Lagoon! If you’re looking for the best place to enjoy a unique scenery, take pictures, and watch the sunset, Cagnipa Rolling Hills in Pandan, Catanduanes should be on your list.

 

Bato Church

Bato Church

Take a journey to the Bato Church in the town of Bato, Catanduanes to get a glimpse of when Spain first introduced Catholicism. St. John The Baptist Church or “Bato Church” is one of the churches they built during their time. It is made with coral limestones that are strong enough to withstand the storms that hit Catanduanes. It is the oldest church in the province and is truly an extraordinary architecture that the province boats because it has stood the test of time. See for yourself and experience history, culture, and a scenic view.

 

Palumbanes Group of Islands

Palumbanes Group of Islands

Now it’s time for island hopping! The Palumbanes Islands, also known as “Parompong” are a group of beautiful islands in the West of Catanduanes. The first of the three is Calabagio, you may not be able to dock on this hidden gem, but it is a picture-perfect spot that consists of rocky shores and vibrant green hills. So make sure to bring your cameras along with you. The next stop, Bitaog Beach, is the best place to enjoy your island hopping lunch. You can also bring your snorkeling gear along with you to witness the coral formations that lie meters away from the shore. And lastly, to top it all off, you have the Tignob Island. Here lies a paradise of crystal-clear water and pearly sand.

 

Hitoma Lake

Hitoma Lake Caramoran

Want a more tranquil experience? Hitoma Lake has a great peaceful setting that consists of bamboo cottages and rafts where you can enjoy meals and nature at its finest. It is about 85 kilometers from the town of Virac. Here you’ll be able to see more of the local community and the rich agriculture of growing rice, fish, and coconuts.

 

Key Takeaway

Running out of places to add to your bucket list? Catanduanes is undoubtedly a place you should be adding in there! It boasts a wide array of tourist spots and activities such as beautiful rock formations, surfing spots, historical landmarks, and breathtaking scenery. These best places in Catanduanes will level up your travel game for sure!

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