Gateway to Bicol Region

Naga City’s strategic location  and role as the center of trade and commerce in Bicol has transformed into the primary gateway to Bicol’s many natural attractions. Home to around 50 hotels, inns, and other establishments, Naga offers a myriad of options for the most discerning traveler.

At present, two major airlines have three daily flights each to Naga. Bus companies also have daily trips to the city, using new and comfortable buses, many with their own lavatories. The trains of the Philippine National Railways have also resumed their trips to Bicol using refurbished coaches from Japan.

From Naga, travelers can visit many of Bicol’s stunning attractions from adventure parks, white-sand islands, world-class surfing spots, and eco-tourism sites.

Caramoan

Caramoan peninsula is an unspoiled paradise that features tropical resorts, white powder sand islands, all under the tropical sun. Frequented by many adventurous visitors, it provides a scenic backdrop for that well-deserved holiday. Guests can indulge in beach activities, island-hopping, and of course, freshly-caught seafood by the beach.

Calaguas


Located at the northeastern fringe of Bicol, Calaguas island is a beach-lover’s paradise. Long stretches of white sand, framed by weathered rock formations, make this an increasingly popular destination. The calm turquoise sea that seamlessly merges with the beach and coves provides plenty of room for fun under the sun.

Catanduanes

This island province takes pride in its world-class surfing destinations. The Pacific Ocean offers huge swells, much to the delight of surfers and beach-goers alike. International surfers have recently discovered what Catanduanes has to offer and have been visiting and braving its Pacific-born waves.

Getting There

Naga-based tour operators offer packages to these destinations. Rates vary between peak and lean seasons, as well as group size. For more information, travelers can email tourism@naga.gov.ph.

Photo credits: Bong Bajo, creative commons licensed-content

TOURIST ARRIVALS IN BICOL (2007 2011)
CITY/PROVINCE 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
NAGA CITY/CAM. SUR 456,911 547, 194 902,202 2,330,116 2,475,820
LEGAZPI CITY/ALBAY 141,855 138,208 107,871 299,363 350,629
CAM. NORTE 80,936 61,698 81,177 138,151 155,106
CATANDUANES 51,055 44,776 65,141 92,143 126,913
MASBATE 107,008 129,402 81,887 169,584 172,446
SORSOGON 59,915 72,686 54,203 161,799 132,696
TOTAL 897,680 993,964 1,292,481 3,122,156 3,413,610
Source: Department of Tourism, 2012