5D4N Catanduanes : The Happy Island

Category: DIY Travel, Itinerary

By: Bryan Bier

Date: Jan 23, 2017

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5D4N Catanduanes : The Happy Island

Move over, Ireland! Catanduanes is here to bring breathtaking views, richness, and wonders of nature. It is indeed a little glimpse of Batanes. Syempre, love your own padin. #BackpakingBicol

Catanduanes is for those who love nature at its best.

? It is also called “The Happy Island” and “The Land of the Howling Winds”.
? The surfing haven of Bicol – Puraran Beach, Baras

? Expect extreme breathtaking views for this post!
? Only one fast food chain in the island– Jollibee.
? The only airport serving the island – Virac Airport
? Better to take trip overnight – sleep on the way.
? Best months to visit – March to August


1. Surfing in Puraran Beach, Baras
2. Experience the Balacay Point and the awesome Binurong Point, Baras
3. Beach hopping – Mamangal Beach, Twin Rock Resort, Batag Beach and Natural Arc
4. Maribina Falls, Virac
5. Side trip to the famous Caramoan Islands!
6. Swim at the Tuwad-tuwaran Natural Tidal Pool, Pandan
7. Be amazed in Batalay Mangrove Eco Park
8. Visit old Bato Church, Bato
9. Take a dip in Green Lagoon, Gigmoto
10. A chance of Mt. Mayon!

Day 0 – Sunday
06:00 PM ETD of Bus from Cubao Bus Terminal

Day 1 – Monday
06:00 AM ETA of Bus in Virac Port, Catanduanes
08:00 AM Start Virac Tour
1. Batag Beach and Natural Arc, Virac
2. Mamangal Beach, Virac
3. Twin Rock Resort, Virac
4. Maribina Falls, Virac
05:00 PM End of Virac Tour
05:30 PM ETD to Marem Pension House, Virac

Day 2 – Tuesday
06:00 AM ETD from Marem Pension House, Virac8
08:00 AM ETA Codon Port, San Andres
08:30 AM Start of island hopping
05:00 PM End of island hopping
05:30 PM ETD to Codon Port, San Andres
07:30 PM ETA to Puraran Surf Camp, Baras

Day 3 – Wednesday
06:00 AM ETD from Puraran Surf Camp, Baras
07:30 AM ETA to Binurong Point
09:00 AM ETD from Binurong Point
11:00 AM ETA to Balacay Point
11:30 PM ETD from Puraran Surf Camp, Baras
12:00 PM ETA to Puraran Surf Camp, Baras

Day 4 – Thursday
01:00 PM ETD from Virac Port, Catanduanes
04:00 PM ETA to Tabaco Port, Albay
06:00 PM ETD of Bus from Tabaco City Bus Terminal

Day 5 – Friday
06:00 AM ETA of Bus in Cubao Bus Terminal

How to go to Virac City, Catanduanes:

Via Bus and Ferry (RORO)
From Cubao (Manila) to Catanduanes
Bicol Isarug beside Philtranco, Farmers, Cubao
Telephone No.: 727-8194
P830 – one way ticket

Via plane at Virac Airport


Marem Pension House (Cheaper)
Virac City, Catanduanes
Contact No.: 0929-1620000, 0909-1888703,
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: MaremPensionHouse, MAremsPH
P250 – standard room per pax non-aircon

Puraran Surf Camp
Baras, Catanduanes
Contact No.: 0977-1827537
P700 – 2 pax non-aircon (beach front)

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