More and more tourist spots are becoming popular in the Bicol Province including the Land of the Howling Wind - Catanduanes. This island is fresh, fascinating, and full of life wherein you will witness a lot of attractions that only here can be seen. Barreling waves caused by strong winds will surely excite you as you stroll along the shore. But what are the 10 best things to do in Catanduanes? (Read: Achievement Unlocked: Visited All 81 Provinces in PH)
Binurong Point. This place will make you feel like you’re in Batanes. After a 30-minute trek, there’s more time to spend in exploring Binurong Point. You’ll see rugged cliffs, mesmerizing views, and undulating green hills from this spot. Be prepared when you go trekking, make sure you have one of those hydration backpacks from RunnerClick.com.
Nahulugan, Hicming, and Maribina Falls. Before you enjoy the freshness and clearness of these waterfalls, you’ll first endure an exciting trek in the mountains. These falls are a few meters high and are surrounded by verdant trees.
Bato Church. Originally called St. John the Baptist Church, Bato Church is literally made of stones and bricks. This is a historical building in Catanduanes with its century-old and Baroque-style cathedral that offers a lot of life-learning stories.
Museo de Catanduanes. If you want to discover the rich history and culture of Catanduanes, this is the right place to be. There are so many antique materials and artifacts to see inside the building.
Puraran Beach. This beach is a paradise for surfers and swimmers located in the town of Baras. If you want a little bit of excitement, Puraran Beach can give you barreling waves and stronger current for more adventurous activities.
Twin Rock Resort. Got its name from the iconic rocks located in the shoreline. This resort offers breathtaking views for tourists as they explore the boulders and giant rocks with floating huts in the sea.
Luyang Cave. For those who want some mysterious effect while they experience Catanduanes’ beauty, Luyang Cave is another must-see attraction. You’ll also get a glimpse of Mount Cagmasoso from this point.
Fiat House Cave-Inspired Chapel. This chapel is formed into a cave so it’s more dramatic during pilgrims and soul searching. You can find peace and serenity here, so don’t forget to check out this spot.
Balacay Point. Another spot for nature tripping and sightseeing. The stunning views offered from this point will give you unforgettable memories. You’ll see the Pacific horizon with islets and hills around it.
Food trip. And before you end your Catanduanes trip, you deserve some delicious treats from local restaurants and food shops in the island. Seafood is rich in the place along with vegetables and fruits.
Where to stay in Catanduanes? Recommended hotels to stay in the province of Catanduanes. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
- Puraran Surf Beach Resort
- Catanduanes Midtown Inn
- Tugawe Cove Resort
- D' Padual Traveler's Camp Hotel
- Terrazas De Ponti Mansion
Catanduanes is reachable via air, water, or land. But the popular transporation is a bus ride from Manila going to Tabaco City. From Tabaco, ride a RO-RO ferry to get to Catanduanes Island via Virac seaport or San Andres. But if you don’t like road tripping, you can simply book a flight with Cebu Pacific and arrive at Virac airport fresh. However, taking a plane will cost you much. For buses, you can ride DLTB, Alps, or Cagsawa bus from Cubao Station to Tabaco. (Read: Ferry Schedule Tabaco to Catanduanes)