How to get to Calaguas Island


How to get to Calaguas Island: The jump off point to Calaguas Island is Daet, Camarines Norte, either via Paracale or via Vinzons. You can either travel by land or by air. By air, it is just 45 minutes away from Manila to Naga, Camarines Sur, which is the nearest airport. Then from Naga domestic airport ride a  van going to Daet for 2 hours. Major airlines flies there. 

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By Land:

1.  From Manila to Paracale. 

Superlines Bus Line, EDSA, Quezon City
Contact Number: +63 2 414-3321 / 414-3319
Luckily as to date, Superlines also has a direct trip to Panganiban/Paracale. 

Daily Trip Schedule from Manila to Panganiban/Paracale. Travel time is 10-12hrs.

5:45am - Non Air-conditioned Bus for P390
5:30pm - Air-conditioned Bus for P515
7:45pm - Air - conditioned Bus for P515
8:45pm - Non Air-conditioned Bus for P390
*Other bus lines are Philtranco & Isarog Bus.

From Panganiban, take a bus or jeep going to Bato - balani and from there hire a tricycle going to Paracale fish port.  

2. If you're from Naga


a. via Paracale (fish port going to Calaguas Island)

From Naga ride a van going to Daet (van terminal is near SM Naga), fare is roughly 200Php and travel time is about 2.5 hours. From Daet take van or bus going to Paracale for another 1.5hrs for 100Php. From Paracale, rent a tricycle to the fish port. Several boatmen are waiting there to bring you to Calaguas Island, boat rental for round trip is 2500Php whether overnight or just a day trip. Try to haggle it down to P2000. Sea travel is approximately 2-2.5 hrs boat ride from Paracale.

Contact detail:
Mang Boy (Boatman) - 0908 546 0683 

Paracale Fish Port

b. via Vinzons (fish port going to Calaguas Island) 

From Daet you can take a van or jeep going to Vinzons fish port.  From there hire a boat man going to Calaguas. Rate is up to Php2500 - 3500, again depending on your haggling skills. It is more or less 4 hours boat ride and is approximately 19 nautical miles (35.19km.) to Calaguas Island. 

Budget Breakdown

Bus from Manila to Panganiban/Paracale Php515
From Paracale fish port to calaguas island Php2500 (round trip, good for 5pax, small boat)
Bus from Panganiban  to Manila Php515

Total = Php1530 budget From Manila to Calaguas Island back to Manila exclusive for your food budget.




13 comments:

  1. what's the complete mobile number of the boatman? thanks!

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    1. very informative KIRK, ill be on April 4-6 2014 in Calaguas Island

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  3. Is the boat rate via Vinzons round trip already?

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  4. I will go there this coming friday to sunday. anything I need to keep in mind apart from the details above? thanks for the info

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  6. Sir, Is it possible to include a link of this article in our Calaguas FAQs page? We have come across different sites but your article is the most informative hence useful to those who want to visit Calaguas. Salamat po at Mabuhay!

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  7. Hi im just quite confused on which port should i go. Some bloggers said that it is better go to paracale. And some said that it is more cheaper in vinzons...

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  8. Are there cheap hotels on the island? Thanks!

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