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Survivor Calaguas

No picture will ever be enough to fully capture this beauty

No picture will ever be enough to fully capture this beauty

“Ang mahal naman ng 170 pesos”. That was my comment when the ‘caretaker’ of the portion of Calaguas where we stayed asked us for entrance fee. I have read blogs posted several years back that they did not pay entrance fee and that forced me to say that. But just like what Rhan and Ruby said, 170 pesos is nothing compared to the beauty this island has to offer. And that is true in so many ways.

Love at first sight

Love at first sight

How it happened:

My college friends and I were originally scheduled to fly to Bangkok by mid May. However, due to the recent political unrest in Thailand, we decided to skip the trip and just go somewhere nice in the Philippines to cap off the summer season – and that was Calaguas. I think saying nice is an understatement. Anyway, after almost a month of planning and a cancellation once, it pushed through. The number of people who first planned the trip did not materialize but going there ‘threesome’ style was an experience I will never forget – we did not have enough utensils and manpower to carry our supplies but it was a ‘survivor’ edition like no other.

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Calaguas Island: DIY Budget and Itinerary

Here’s my back-to-basics beach bumming experience budget and itinerary for Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte. For the rest of our story, you may┬áread this post : Survivor Calaguas.

I spent 2 days and 1 night at this beautiful white sand beach 8 hours from Manila with 2 of my friends. Below is our itinerary (budget for 1 person):

Calaguas Itinerary

Calaguas Itinerary