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This is our list of the best tourist spots in Catanduanes, an emerging tourist destination in the Philippines located in the Bicol region.

Dubbed as the Land of the Howling Wind, Catanduanes, is becoming one of the emerging tourist destinations in the Philippines. The island-province of Catanduanes is home to many undiscovered gems like beaches, caves, and lagoons waiting to be explored. [Check out our list of 5 Budget Hotels and Resorts in Catanduanes]

7 Best Tourist Spots in Catanduanes

Binurong Point

When you’re at Binurong Point, you’ll feel like you’re in Batanes. After a 30-minute trek, there’s more time to spend in exploring this lovely place. You’ll see rugged cliffs, mesmerizing views, and undulating green hills from this spot. Just make sure to bring water to keep you hydrated while at Binurong Point.

Binurong Point - one of the best tourist spots in Catanduanes
Binurong Point, Catanduanes | Photo by Maffeth.opiana under CC

Maribina Falls

One of the most popular waterfalls in Catanduanes, Maribina falls is located in the town of Bato, Catanduanes. It was named after the villages of Marinawa and Binanwahan. It’s a great spot for people who want to chill and enjoy its cool crystal clear waters.

Puraran Beach

Puraran beach is considered to be a paradise for surfers and swimmers located in the town of Baras, Catanduanes. It’s one of the most sought after tourist attractions in Catanduanes as it is popular to both locals and travelers from the rest of the Philippines and other countries. Whether you want to chill or play the waves, Puraran Beach can give you a fun and memorable experience when you visit Catanduanes.

Puraran Beach - one of the top tourist attractions in Catanduanes
Puraran Beach

Luyang Cave

Located in Barangay Lictin in the town of San Andres, Catanduanes, Luyang Cave is home to numerous bats and beautiful rock formations. From this cave, you’ll get a glimpse of Mount Cagmasoso.

Fiat House Cave-Inspired Chapel

This cave-inspired chapel is a popular place for pilgrims and soul searchers. You can find peace and serenity here, so don’t forget to check out this tourist attraction in Catanduanes.

Balacay Point

Balacay Point is another lovely spot for nature lovers. The stunning views offered from this point will give you unforgettable memories. You’ll see the Pacific horizon with islets and hills around it. There is less hike when you go to this place compared to Binurong Point.

Balacay Point in Catanduanes
Balacay Point

Bato Church

Originally called St. John the Baptist Church, Bato Church is literally made of stones and bricks. This is the oldest church in Catanduanes featuring a century-old and Baroque-style cathedral that offers a lot of life-learning stories.

10 Notable Catanduanes Tourist Spots

Hiyop Highlands
Hiyop, Pandan, East Catanduanes

Palestina Rolling Hills
Podeo Point, Panay Island, Bagamanoc, East Catanduanes

Lolong Point
Panganiban, Catanduanes

Cagnipa Rolling Hills
Pandan, Catanduanes

Batag Beach
Virac, Catanduanes

Tampad Beach or Talisoy Beach
Brgy. Talisoy, Virac, Catanduanes

Sakahon Beach
Bato, Catanduanes

Carangyan Beach
Barangay Oga, Pandan, Catanduanes

Mamangal Beach
Virac, Catanduanes

Bote Lighthouse
Brgy. Bote, Bato, Catanduanes

Festivals in Catanduanes

  • Catandungan Festival – provincial festival
  • Kagharong Festival in San Andres, Catanduanes
  • Manok-Manok Festival in Bagamanoc, Catanduanes
  • Badas Festival in Baras, Catanduanes
  • Abacaco Festival in Bato, Catanduanes
  • Sugbo Festival in Caramoan, Catanduanes
  • Umasilhag Festival in Gigmoto, Catanduanes
  • Dinahit Festival in Pandan, Catanduanes
  • Kinis Festival in Panganiban, Catanduanes
  • Burunyogan Festival in San Andres, Catanduanes
  • Himuluan Festival in Viga, Catanduanes
  • Burac Festival in Virac, Catanduanes

Must-Try Food in Catanduanes

  • Catandungan Latik (suman/rice cake)
  • Mud crabs
  • Tilmok (steamed seafood with coconut meat)
  • Kaluko (taro root cooked in coconut milk)
  • Sinalpungan (fried carabao tripe)
  • Kandingga (dry bopis)
  • Binutong (glutinous rice with coconut cream)
  • Tapa at Cafe de Au in Virac, Catanduanes

Where to Stay in Catanduanes

Depending on where you plan to go in Catanduanes, the province has many hotels and hostels to accommodate every guest. The majority of the accommodations are located in Virac, the provincial capital. Check out these hotels and hostels in Catanduanes or you may also consider staying at these Airbnb units in Catanduanes.

How to get to Catanduanes?

Catanduanes is reachable by plane and a combination of bus+ferry. The most popular mode of transporation is by a bus ride from Manila going to Tabaco City. From Tabaco, take a RORO ferry to get to Catanduanes Island via Virac seaport or San Andres.

If you want convenience, you can simply book a flight with Cebu Pacific and arrive in Virac as fresh as you can be. Hahaha

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