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Calaguas Island - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Mangcawayan, Calaguas, Vinzons, Camarines Norte, Philippines


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About Calaguas Island

Calaguas is a group of islands in the Pacific area under the jurisdiction of the Province of Camarines Norte, a merely two-hour boat ride from the mainland. It has a powdery white sand beach, crystal-clear waters, and unspoiled natural resources, a place where one can truly relax while enjoying the pristine beauty and the climate of this island. It is famous among tourists by its nature.

Attractions Near Calaguas Island

Jose Rizal's First Monument
Jose Rizal's First Monument40.09km from Calaguas Island

At Rizal Park in Daet, Camarines Norte of the Bicol Region stands the first Rizal Monument built in February 1899. Jose Protacio Rizal, one of the martyrs during the Spanish colonial that fought for the rights of a Filipino to have equal rights with the colonizers. The monument is three-sided where two of its sides feature two of his famous novels, the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. This place is one off the famous hangout areas in this province.

Bicol Natural Park
Bicol Natural Park61.89km from Calaguas Island

A protected area which was declared as a national park covering 4,225 hectares in 1934, later extended to its present area of 5,201 hectares and was reclassified as a natural park in 2000. The park covers more than 30 percent of the country’s remaining total lowland rainforest area and is the habitat of rare hardwood and wildlife species, as documented by the National Museum. Its centerpiece is the 300-year old red lawaan dubbed as Bicol’s Mother Tree.

Balesin Island
Balesin Island97.32km from Calaguas Island

A destination of unmatched natural beauty located off the eastern coast of Luzon in the Philippines, Balesin Island is a 500-hectare tropical island paradise with 7.3 kilometers of pristine white-sand beaches. It is one of the best tourist places in this area.

Our Lady of Peñafrancia Shrine
Our Lady of Peñafrancia Shrine97.33km from Calaguas Island

A Roman Catholic church which was located in the Naga City. The parish church is also the location of the Plaza Miguel Robles de Covarrubias, where the Traslacion procession of Our Lady of Peñafrancia begins, opening the Peñafrancia Festival.

Basilica of Our Lady Of Peñafrancia
Basilica of Our Lady Of Peñafrancia97.72km from Calaguas Island

A Roman Catholic Minor Basilica which was located in the Naga City. It is one of the largest Marian Pilgrimage Sites in Asia. It is the only Basilica in the Bicol Region and the whole Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres. It houses an image of the Virgin Mary that was sculpted in 1710. It was one of the popular attractions in this area.

Museo del Seminario Conciliar de Nueva Caceres

Holy Rosary Minor Seminary (also named Seminario del Santissimo Rosario) is a Roman Catholic seminary or a house of formation for high school and college would-be priests run by the Archdiocese of Caceres in Naga City, Philippines. t was declared as a National Historic Landmark . It also houses a museum which has a lot of things to see.

Where is Calaguas Island

Discover More Attractions in Camarines Norte, Where Calaguas Island Is Located

Camarines Norte
Camarines Norte
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Camarines Norte is the northernmost Province in Bicol Region. Home of the First Rizal Monument, century-old churches, cascading waterfalls, and islands.