Top 3 attractions to explore in Camarines Norte
Camarines Norte is the northernmost Province in Bicol Region. Home of the First Rizal Monument, century-old churches, cascading waterfalls, and islands.
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.
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.
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.
Map of attractions in Camarines Norte