Surfing in Cam Norte, BICOL

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Everybody’s waiting for.. a long vacation!  Most of us may opt to just stay at home and spend the whole week eating and sleeping but there’s so much more you can do without sacrificing a lot of good sleep and a lot of eating!

This time we headed for another long trip to Bicol and there are two things we love doing there – surfing and wakeboarding.  If you want to try something new, Bagasbas Beach in Daet,Camarines Norte and Camsur Water Sports Complex (CWC) in Naga, Camarines Sur is the best place for you! That’s if you are also in for a long ride.  This time we weren’t able to book for a promo fare to Bicol but that’s ok, there’s so much more to see on an 8 hour or so ride to Bicol.

You can get tickets going to Daet via Philtranco, Amihan Bus Lines, Suiperlines Buses that go straight in Daet.  Bus fares range from Php 550-600 (air con)

Philtranco
PASAY TERMINAL (Central station):
EDSA Corner Apello Cruz St.
Pasay City, Metro Manila
851-8078 / 851-8079

Philtranco Alabang Ticketing Office
542-4570

Superlines
CUBAO TERMINAL
EDSA near Victory Liner Station and Raymond Bus Station
414-3319 to 21

We chose to ride Philtranco Bus in Alabang since it’s the nearest pick up station to us.   It took us about 9 hours to get to Daet, Camarines Norte on a day trip but it’s always nice to travel at night which can possibly be just a 7 hour trip.  Upon reaching Daet Central, there are tricycles that can take you to Bagasbas Beach and it would cost you for about Php 50, it’s just a 10 minute ride from the Central to Bagasbas.

There a lot of places to stay in Bagasbas usually costs from Php 700 – Php 1,000/per night depending on your preference,prices can vary between Php 1,500-Php 3,000/per night.  You can try Bagasbas Lighthouse Hotel Resort  http://bagasbaslighthouse.com/

Bagasbas Lighthouse

Bagasbas Lighthouse

Catherine’s Restaurant inside Bagasbas Lighthouse

They offer renting of Surfboards which costs 150/hour, for first timers and beginners you can ask the reception to get you an instructor for 200/per hour but you can also go to Hangloose Store which can be found just along the shore that offers surfing lessons.

Surfboards for rent at Bagasbas Lighthouse

Hangloose

Hangloose

Waves in Bagasbas Beach are friendly enough for first timers and beginners.  It is an addicting hobby!

 

Waves can go up to 11 feet high!

Go Surfing!

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