Boat to Caramoan
I thought I would Share some photos of my last trip coming back to Caramoan from Naga City by boat. Sadly the weather was partly cloudy and I did not get the full sun to show some wonderful colors along the way.
There are two ways to get to Caramoan. One is by bus from Naga City Bus Terminal in Camarines Sur and the second is by Boat. I prefer the boat but it requires being up extra early in the morning to catch the high-tide in Sabang Port, Camarines Sur, Bicol. My wife prefers the Bus because it picks us up and drops us off at the end of our Village’s driveway.
If you stay over night in Naga City or arrive on an early bus, ask a tricycle operator to take you to the UV Express Van Terminal for Sabang. It will be about a 5 minute ride from the Bus terminal. From the Van Terminal it is about one hour trip to Sabang. There are around 4 to 5 trips daily. Be sure to have change to tip the baggage porters at the Boat Terminal.
The trip to Caramoan by boat is much smoother than taking the bus. The bus will go up and down mountains and left and right around blind curves. Sometimes if feels as if you are on a roller coaster and often someone ends up vomiting along the way. It takes 4 hours to go 145 KM by road through the mountains.
On the boat route you will have an excellent view of the Mayon Volcano in Albay Province from across Lagonoy Bay.
While enroute you can either sit inside on the wood benches or stand on the outside if you like to take photos as I like to do. Just watch your step and hold on to your camera.
As you arrive in Caramoan’s Guijalo Port there will be many tricycles waiting to take passengers to town or to their desired destinations. The resorts and guest houses will also have their business vehicles waiting as well to collect new arrivals or drop off departures. I hope those who take this route fully enjoy the trip.
David Lee Martin
Functional US Army Veteran