|Matukad Island Caramoan|
|Zeline and me at the bus|
|at Bigg's Diner|
|waiting for our breakfast|
|see how cool the ambiance of this resto :D|
We reached Sabang Port, and were greatly surprised on the number of people waiting for the ferry. We were informed that all morning trips were fully booked. Ms. Nievas talked to a boatman, and told us that we were going to Caramoan not by ferry but by a boat. A very small boat. It was scary because we would sail the sea for 2 hours with rain and waves with this small boat that has 10 people in it.
|that little boat in the photo is our boat going to Caramoan|
We were super tired when we arrived in the ancestral house where we will be staying for 3 days. We were welcomed by Mommy Chikiting (sister of Mrs. Nievas) and her daughter Sweet. Couple of hours after we arrived, the power went off. And I am beginning to regret this tour. Because so far I haven't seen any beautiful views that I read regarding Caramoan.
To entertain ourselves, we explore the town by checking different hotels and inns. We also went to a souvenir shop and we bought a pili nut key chain for souvenir and pasalubong. Then we went back for dinner.
|sinigang na hipon|
|grilled blue marlin|
Next day, we woke up around 5am, had our yummy breakfast, dressed up and hopped in the tricycle that would bring us to Dumaghong.
|Dumaghong, jump off point going to the peninsula.|
|off to our adventure|
As the sun shone, we saw the beauty of the Island. My disappointment from the previous day vanished. It was replaced with awe. Truly, God shown His beauty through His creations.
First Island: Minalahos Beach
Adjacent to Minalahos is the Gota Beach. But we cannot go there that time because it houses the Survivor Bulgaria. And we also cannot visit Lahus Beach because the survivors were currently shooting in the island.
We had our share of adventure in Matukad beach because we were able to climb the lime stone mountain in this island. At first, I was afraid because of my clumsiness, I worry that I will fall off the cliff. But Sweet ( our guide), Zeline and Jm encourage me, so at the end, I found my self staring at the beautiful view in the top of the lime stone.
Cotivas was an hour from Matukad island. When we alighted in the island, we took some photos, swam a bit and ate our lunch. We also went on the sand bar across Cotivas where we found a lot of star fish.
Manlawi Island has a vast sand area specially when its low tide. It was scorching hot since there were no trees to shade us from the sun. We just stayed for around 30 mins., enough time to take some photos.(haha)
Hunongan is an ordinary island for me. Not much to see except the props/equipment of the Survivors who previously shoot a challenge in the island.
Hunongan was a bit crowded so we opt to go back to Matukad Island to swim. It took us an hour to reach Matukad. Then stay there until its time to go back to the town.
We reach the town and into our place before night fall. JM and Zeline visited the old church in Caramoan while Kizzy and I had a little rest. After we had our dinner, we walk around town to buy a t-shirt souvenir.
|Caramoan town at 8 in the evening|
Since most of the store closes around 8pm, we go back to the ancestral house to have our beauty rest.
Next day, we went early at Guijalo Port to catch the ferry going to Sabang Port. Around 10am, we arrived at Sabang Port and Mrs. Nievas was already there to pick us up. She also gave us souvenir bags.
|JM with his bag from Mrs. Nievas|
We drove again for 1.5 hrs going to CWC. But before we scout the famous CWC, we had lunch first. Mrs. Nievas introduced us to her friend who work in CWC so we could get a discount. We didn't try the wakeboard activities because there's a long queu of people waiting for there turn, so we just pay for the pool entrance but we decided not want to swim anymore. We just explore the place instead.
We stayed for 2 hrs in CWC then Mrs. Nievas pick us up again and brought us to Naga Public Market to buy pasalubong (pili nuts)
We spend our remaining hours in Naga at Mrs. Nievas house. She's so hospitable. She even cooked dinner for us ( which was not included in our tour package). When its time for us to leave for Manila, they drove us to Naga bus terminal.
We arrived in Manila early of Sunday. Though tired we had so much fun. Its was indeed an adventure. Caramoan is such a paradise, blessed with beautiful beaches and people who are so hospitable and friendly. And I am so blessed to see its beauty.
Special thanks to the Avila and Sucil Family of Naga City and Caramoan who accommodate us in this trip.
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