Wednesday, May 9, 2012

2 Days / 1 Night Itinerary and Expenses - Camping in Calaguas and Surfing in Bagasbas




Itinerary:

Day 0Friday
8:30-9PMETD Philtranco Bus in Cubao/Off to Calaguas (the bus stopped at Pasay Terminal too)


Day 1Saturday
6AMDrop off and arrival in Talobatib Junction. Take a tricycle (or bus) to Paracale.
7AMMeet up Kuya Roberto in Paracale bridge (hired boatman for Calaguas)
730AMProceed to the Paracale Market to buy our foods and everything else we need
8:30AMBreakfast in a carenderia in Paracale.  Asked for packed lunch to eat in Calaguas
10AMETD Boat ride bound to Calaguas
12PMArrival in Mahabang Buhangin, Calaguas.
12:15PMLunch time at rented open cottage
1:30PMFree time
4:00PMStart cooking before it gets dark
4:30PMFixing our tents
6:30PMDinner time
7:30PMFree time, chitchat & drinking session
11:00PMRest


Day 2Sunday
1AMWoke up from a bad weather
2AMSleep again
430AMWoke up to check a better weather
6AMFree time, checking out the beach
7AMPreparing for breakfast
8AMBreakfast
9AMWash up, pack things up
10AMPicture taking, the weather is better this time
11AMETD Boat Ride from Calaguas to Paracale
1PMArrival in Paracale
2PMLunch in Paracale
2:45PMETD Paracale to Daet
3:45PMArrival in Daet, buy pasalubong, bought tickets to Manila
4:30PMProceed to Bagasbas Beach
5PMSurfing in Bagasbas
6PMEnd of surfing, freshen up
7:30PMDinner at Leo's cuisine
8:30PMBack to Philtranco Bus Terminal in Daet for the 9PM schedule to Manila


Date of Visit: June 2011
Number of Bakasyonistas: 7 people

Expenses:
Day 1Group ExpensesPer Head
Philtranco Aircon Bus (Manila-Daet)
Php 580
Tricycle Fare: Junction to ParacalePhp 250/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp71.50
Grocery items bought beforehandPhp 1000Php 143
Food bought in Paracale MarketPhp 850Php 121.50
Breakfast
Php 30
Packed Lunch (pusit, chicken, rice)Php 600Php 86
Boat Rental: Paracale to CalaguasPhp 4000Php 571



Fees

Open Cottage rentalPhp 150Php 20
Environmental Fee (c/o Mang Pio)
Php 100
Barangay Fee
Php 20
Use of pump water
Php 10



Miscellaneous Expenses

Tricycle Fare: To the Market (back & forth)Php 80Php11.50
Fish bought in Paracale (thru Mang Pio)Php 100 (c/o Pikapi)



Day 2Group ExpensesPer Head
Tricycle fare to carenderiaPhp 30/tricyle; 2 tricyclesPhp 9
Lunch
Php 60
Aircon Van: Paracale to Daet
Php 50
Philtranco Aircon Bus (Daet-Manila)
Php 580
Tricycle Fare: Philtranco Terminal to Bagasbas    Php 40-50/tricyle; 2 tricycles   Php 13
DinnerPhp 500Php 71.50



Fees

Cottage rental in BagasbasPhp 200Php 29



Miscellaneous Expenses

Surfing in Bagasbas
Php 400
Pasalubong: pili nuts etc. (optional)
Php 300



Things to Remember / Bring:
** Tent
** Flashlight
** Water - you can rent big gallons of water in Paracale for around Php 5 0(check a water refilling station near the market) just that you need to add deposit Php150. They will return it once you return the container to them.
** Eating utensils/plates - maybe you could bring your own plate or baunan, spoon and fork, nevertheless these are also available in the market.


If you plan on cooking check these items:
** Pugon - thankfully Kuya Roberto has a pugon and lend it to us
** Grill - You can ask the caretaker to buy fish and you can just grill it.  It's fresh and healthy! If I only knew it, baka puro isda nalang pala kinain namin hehe. We brought our own grill c/o my friend Imee.
** Cooking Utensil
** Gas
** Charcoal
** Match / Lighter
** Oil for cooking
** small knife


If not:
**canned goods
**can opener

Miscellaneous items:
** dishwashing paste/scrub
** garbage bags - let's be responsible campers.

  • Most of the things can be found in the market (talipapa), so if you dont want to bring a lot of things with you, just buy it there.
  • If it is peak season, book your bus ticket in advance.
  • You can go up the mountains of Calaguas for overlooking

Our Meals During Camping

Obviously, we love eating!

Lunch: Pusit, Fried Chicken, Rice, Ripe Banana, Green Mangoes with Bagoong
Dinner: Itlog na Maalat at Kamatis, Grilled Fish, Adobong Baboy, Ripe Mangoes, Rice
Breakfast: Canned Tuna, Scrambled Egg, Sauted Corned Beef, Rice, Liver Spread, Bread, Leftover Adobong Baboy

Other Places to Visit or See In Camarines Norte

Other islands of Calaguas
Pulang Daga Beach
Malatap Falls
Busok-busok Falls
Mercedes / Apuao Grande Island
Rizal Monument


Our Surf Guide in Bagasbas Beach


Sandbar Surf and Dive
John "Baldo" Baldorado
surfer and owner
Contact Nos. / Mobile : 0918.812.34.53 / 0922.872.66.48
Email Address: jbaldorado@gmail.com / jbaldorado@yahoo.com / jbaldorado@hotmail.com
Cottage Rental (communal cr) - please call for updated rates
Php 700 for 2pax
Php 100 for 4pax


My Trip:
Part 1: Camarines Norte Day 1 - DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Trip to Mahabang Buhangin, Calaguas Islands
Part 2: Camarines Norte Day 1 - Surviving Mahabang Buhangin, Calaguas Islands
Part 3: Camarines Norte Day 2 - Calaguas Aftermath
Part 4: Camarines Norte Day 2 - Surfing in Bagasbas Beach, in Daet
2 Days / 1 Night Itinerary and Expenses - Camping in Calaguas and Surfing in Bagasbas



5 comments:

Pinoy Adventurista said...

Bookmarked! Thanks for this... will definitely use this on my trip to CamNorte soon! :)

WANDER SHUGAH said...

wow really helpful! :) Favorited! Im going to luzon soon so im sure will using this guide! Thank you

kuya jack said...

FOR RENT BOAT SERVICE VIA PARACALE TO MAHABANG BUHANGIN BEACH AT CALAGUAS ISLAND JUST CONTACT ME TO MY NUMBER 09486793920 or SEND MESSAGE TO MY E MAIL & FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AT granhier@yahoo.com,,,,MEET UP HERE IN FISHPORT PARACALE CAMARINES NORTE...THANK YOU

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Nice post !

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