By Marjorie Gorospe
DAET, CAMARINES NORTE – The Calaguas Group of Islands is comparable to Boracay and other world class beaches except it suits those craving for serenity.
Calaguas is far from the noise of the city, bars and parties and other commercial establishments but is abundant in picturesque sights. Water activities like snorkeling, diving and wind surfing will provide you with something to do while indulging in their island’s white-sand beaches.
Don’t expect to stay in five-star hotels, though. No resorts can be found in the island so it’s advisable to bring tents. Pinaytravelr Gaye wrote about the Calaguas Islands for CNN iReport. This is her description of the island:
“The air is cool, the water is so blue, a lot of landscapes around and within the area and the place is friendly for all landscape photographers like me. For us, nothing beats the serenity, and peacefulness of the island.”
Located in Tinaga Island is Halabang Baybay, which means long beach in the local dialect. It is located in Barangay Mangcawayan and is under the jurisdiction of the town of Vinzons. It is also the most frequented place by travelers in the area.
Blogger Lakwatsero describes the beach as “a picture perfect paradise with its long stretch of fine white sand dotted with volcanic rocks on its both ends.” For those who prefer traveling on their own, check out this post by Pinaysolobackpacker about her trip to Calaguas Islands.
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