Monday, July 29, 2013

TRAVEL GUIDE : Naga City

Everything you need to know about Naga City: Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What to Do, How to Get There and Basic Phrases to Get You Started

Naga is one of Bicol region's premiere city which offers an exciting combination of activities and adventures ranging from natural, historical and religious attractions. So whether you are looking for a day trip, a food trip or an adrenaline pumping adventure, Naga City has got it all for you.


Where to Stay in Naga City
Naga has a lot of accommodations to choose from ranging from hostels to fancy hotels.


Naga Land Hotel is situated in the heart of Naga City. It is located in front of a shopping mall and is walking distance to San Francisco Church, Naga Metropolitan Cathedral and Rizal Park. It is also one jeepney ride to Basilica Minore of our Lady of Peñafrancia and Shrine of our Lady of Peñafrancia. 



2. Aristocrat Hotel
45 Elias Angeles St., Naga City
(054) 473-3607

3. Avenue Plaza Hotel 
Magsaysay Ave., Naga City
(054) 473-9999
www.theavenueplazahotel.com

4. Villa Caceres Hotel
Magsaysay Ave., Naga City
(054) 473-6530 to 33
info@villacacereshotel.com
www.villacacereshotel.com

5. Golden Leaf Hotel
40 Misericordia St. Tinago, Naga City
(054) 472-6507

Where to Eat in Naga City

1. Bob Marlin (Crispy Pata)
Magsaysay Ave., Naga City
(054) 473 1339

2. Bigg's Diner
Elias Angeles St., SM City Naga, Magsaysay Avenue (24 hours), J Miranda Ave.
(054) 473-1212

3. Naga Garden Restaurant
Panganiban Drive, Naga City
(054) 811-8805

Things to do in Naga City

1. Church Hopping
Naga is home to several historical and heritage churches. Every September, people flock to Naga City to celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Virgin of Penafrancia. Anytime during teh year, you can experience the Pilgrim City of Naga by visiting Naga's heritage churches such as the Basilica Minore, Penafrancia Shrine, Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, San Francisco Church and the Porta Mariae.

San Francisco Church
Naga Metropolitan Cathedral
Penafrancia Shrine
Porta Mariae
2. ATV Ride to Malabsay Falls
One of the newest things to do in Naga City is the ATV Ride. I have tried it once and it was such an adrenaline pumping experience. A must try while in Naga really for those who wants adventure.


3. Visit Panicuason Hotsprings Resort
The resort is situated in the foot Mt. Isarog. It offers a number of natural pools with different temperature from as low as 20 to as high as 39 degrees Celcius.


4. Food Trip
One of the most interesting things to do in Naga is food tripping. Naga is home to a lot of gastronomic satisfying dishes. Some of the most sought-after dishes are Bicol express, laing, Pinangat, Kinalas and Toasted Siopao.


5. Night Life
Visit Magsaysay St. during the night for some drinks and fun.

How To Get There
By Air: Major carriers have multiple daily flights to and from Naga Airport.
By Land: Several bus companies have multiple daily bus trips to Naga and other part sof the Bicol region from Manila and even from Davao City passing through the Maharlika Highway.
By Philippine National Railway : Trips currently suspended.

Basic Phrases
Good Morning / Afternoon / Evening : Dios marhay na aga / hapon / banggi po
Can you help me: : Patabang man tabi?
How much? : Gurano po?
Can I get a discount? : May inâ pa?
Excuse me. : Tabi po.
Thank you. : Dios mabalos po.
What is this / that? : Ano po ini / iyan?
How do I get to (name of place)? : Pano po paduman sa (name of place)?
How far is (name of place) : Pira karayo an (name of place)?
This is delicious! : Masiramon!
I love you. : Padangat ta ka.
Bye, see you soon : Paaram, hilingin kita guiraray

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