Very little is known regarding Caramoan. Since it is isolated from the rest of Camarines Sur, it is not a surprise why the so-called Secret Paradise of the Philippines remains unexplored from commercial tourism. After the place has been featured in local television programs and on the news, both foreign and local travelers began exploring the beaches of the peninsula. As a result, it gained tourism popularity over the years. The 8th season of Koh-Lanta which is the French edition of Survivor was entirely shot in Caramoan. One of the hidden paradises in the Philippines is the Caramoan Islands. It is situated at the scenic Caramoan Peninsula of Bicol Region. The Caramoan Islands enjoy nature’s blessings of overwhelming land masses, pristine white beaches, breathtaking scuba diving spots and ancient caves. It is known to be one of the National Parks of the Philippines.
Previously known as Guta de Leche, Caramoan Peninsula consists of group of islands located at the lower eastern area of Camarines Sur province. Not much was known regarding these amazing islands. Surprisingly, there was a boom in tourism due to the different franchise of the Survivor Series. This drove numerous tourists to flock in this region. But in spite of the sudden deluge in the tourism scene, Caramoan Peninsula still maintains its natural beauty devoid of being exploited and spoiled. Some of the things which could be anticipated when describing Caramoan include crystal clear blue water, breathtaking underwater scenery, pristine powdery white sand beaches and an array of panoramic islands. A culture with rich history as well as warm, friendly people is an addition to the spectacular work of nature.
You can be captivated by the rugged coastline and tread on the powdery white sand beach surrounded by crystal clear water. No one can help but fall in love with this hidden treasure. Caramoan provides ‘island hopping’ a new meaning. You can enjoy its beauty in a lot of ways. For kayakers, the ocean provides great adventures. Actually, you can do a lot of things. These include exploring the caves, snorkeling and scuba diving to experience the diverse marine life, rock climbing the limestone cliffs, trekking and searching for the enigmatic lagoon or simply star gaze at night. It will be an experience anyone certainly does not want to miss.
You can have fun kayaking or scuba diving from any of the 6 Caramoan Islands. Surely, its diverse marine life will captivate the hardcore enthusiasts and beginners as well as those who love the water. A testament to its virginity and Eden-like atmosphere is the clear waters. It is for this reason that island hopping will never be the same. Try hopping from any of these island paradises: Aguirangan, Lahuy, Tinago, Matukad, Basud or Cotivas, Pitogo, Gota, Sabitang Laya, Hunongan, Minalahos and Lahos. Every island offers a unique adventurous experience. Try conquering the elevation of the vicinity by climbing the limestone cliffs and rocky land masses. Have fun with the majesty of the place from the top of these mountains. The best place to relax and escape the stress from the city is the Caramoan Islands. You can reward yourself with a momentous experience. Be deeply interested with nature at its finest. Truly, Caramoan Islands is one of the natural treasures here on earth.
Caramoan is a must-place to go if you plan for a trip to the Philippines. Since the reality TV show Survivor was filmed in this place, it has gained its popularity as a tourist destination. A lot of people are saying that this can be the next Boracay. During our wedding anniversary, my husband and I decided to make a three-day and two-night trip to Caramoan. It was such a remarkable experience and overwhelmingly beautiful. I highly recommend a trip to Caramoan to everyone who just want to stroll on the beach or to those who want adventure such as snorkeling and climbing rocks.