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]
TRAVEL GUIDE CONTENTS
- 1 7 Best Tourist Spots in Catanduanes
- 2 10 Notable Catanduanes Tourist Spots
- 3 Festivals in Catanduanes
- 4 Must-Try Food in Catanduanes
- 5 Where to Stay in Catanduanes
- 6 How to get to Catanduanes?
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7 Best Tourist Spots in Catanduanes
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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 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.
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.
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, Pandan, East Catanduanes
Palestina Rolling Hills
Podeo Point, Panay Island, Bagamanoc, East Catanduanes
Cagnipa Rolling Hills
Tampad Beach or Talisoy Beach
Brgy. Talisoy, Virac, Catanduanes
Barangay Oga, Pandan, Catanduanes
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