Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Why Travel Tuesday: Calaguas Islands

(Every Tuesday, I will be featuring a photograph from a place I have gone to, a photograph which I believe will inspire others to go out and see the world for themselves. For this week, the week that marks the beginning of summer back in my country, the Philippines, Why Travel Tuesday features a photo from one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever set foot on: Calaguas, Camarines Norte.)

Calaguas, Camarines Norte

Calaguas is a group of islands two to three hours off the eastern cost of Camarines Norte, a province in the Bicol region southeast of the capital, Manila. It has some of the finest stretches of white sand in the country, one of which locals call Mahabang Buhangin or Long Sand. It is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever set foot on precisely because it is remote, untouched, virgin, and undeveloped. Yes, no hotels, no guesthouses, no restaurants in any part of the island. I reckon it won't remain that way for long though. Calaguas is gaining popularity with travelers all over the country. That is why I hope to visit it again before it all changes. And before this month ends, I just might do that.

(See related posts: Camarines Norte: Calaguas Islands, Seven of the Most Beautiful Virgin Beaches of the Philippines)

Which beach are you headed off to this summer season? And please, please can you take me with you?

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