Places to Visit in (or near) Naga City
It’s summer again! Time to escape to paradise and get those oh-so-fashionable tan lines. The urban setting has its numerous appeals, I’ll grant you that. But come summer, there’s nothing more wonderful than the feeling of the sun on your face and the sand between your toes. And may we be so bold as to say that this time of the year belongs to Naga City. 😉
If you’re looking for places to visit in Naga City or places to visit near Naga City, you’ve come to the right place! Cam Sur has a lot to offer whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure junkie, or a hopeless romantic planning a glorious getaway.
There are a lot of awesome tourist spots in the Philippines but Cam Sur is where you can actually be one with nature at its full, raw, least altered majesty. The locals are friendly, the beaches less crowded, and the food is great. Moraville Restaurant’s Eat All You Can Buffet features authentic Bicolano dishes from laing to Bicol express!
IMHO, the following are some of the best places to visit in Naga City/ best places to visit near Naga City.
This is perhaps one of the most popular places to visit near Naga City.
From Naga City, drive to Sabang Port. This drive will take you 1 hour and 30 minutes. You have to wake up really early to catch the passenger boat which will take you to Guijalo Port. The first trip is at 5:30 in the morning and the last trip is at 1 o’clock pm. Take note that there’s a boat that sails every hour. The boat ride is pretty cheap and it will take you a couple of hours to get to Caramoan.
Of course, you’ll have to do some pre-planning regarding your accommodations/island-hopping packages in Caramoan. All the islands are unique and beautiful in their own way but I highly recommend Matukad Island. The quality of the beach is fine, white, and powdery. If this isn’t heaven, what is?
Other islands to explore:
Manlawi Sandbar (another personal favorite)
The Caramoan islands are exceptional because apart from the immaculate waters, you get to marvel at the gorgeous rock formations. But perhaps the true appeal of Caramoan is that it’s devoid of large-scale developments and thus, it’s able to retain its unspoiled state.
Whichever you choose to visit, you’ll want to look for an accommodation in Naga City.
Whether you’re a solo traveler or travelling as a family, Moraville Hotel and Restaurant can provide you with rooms that are comfortable and affordable, perfect for budget travelers.
Moraville Hotel and Restaurant is right at the heart of Naga City, within walking distance from drug stores, restaurants and fast foods, convenience stores, and grocery stores. So if you need to grab some sunscreen, food, umbrellas, swimsuit, or whatever it is that you need before going off on your island adventure, you can easily get it.
Moraville Hotel and Restaurant is also one tricycle ride away (5 minutes) from SM Naga City and the bus station. Its strategic location provides you with easy access to various modes of public transportation.
Travelling to Naga City by plane? Don’t worry, we’ll pick you up. Moraville Hotel and Restaurant offers free shuttle service from the Pili Airport to the hotel and vice versa!
If you’re a little pressed for time (or energy or budget) or if you just want a whole-day swim as opposed to an overnight excursion, then we suggest the Aguirangan Island.
Found along the Lagonoy Gulf, the Aguirangan Island is a 1.5 hectare of immaculate beach surrounded by crystal waters. If you choose to visit Caramoan, you’ll see this along the way. Because of the shorter boat ride, this is more ideal if you got kids traveling with you.
Just don’t expect hotels and restaurants and bathrooms! In fact, you won’t find any stores on the island. The Aguirangan Island continues to be one of the best places to visit in Naga City/ places to visit near Naga City because it enables you to enjoy the island at its virgin state. So if you’re game, feel free to bring your portable cooker, your own baon, and do ihaw-ihaw on the island.
Another wonderful thing about this island is that you’ll get an awesome view of the perfect cone-shaped Mayon Volcano on a sunny day. This is also one of the best-known diving spots in Cam Sur.
If you live outside Bicol and plan to see only the Aguirangan Island, then you should definitely seek accommodation in Naga City.
If you’re traveling to Naga City by car, check in at Moraville Motorlodge where you can get a safe parking space for your vehicle and a comfortable and affordable room for yourself.
- Panicuason Hot Spring Resort
If you’re not so keen on the idea of an island adventure or if you’re travelling with kids or elders, then you may wish to visit the Hot Spring Resort in Panicuason instead. It’s just a 30 minutes ride away from Naga City.
There are lots of cool places to visit in Naga City/ places to visit near Naga City but this local gem is right on top of the list. The place has improved a great deal over the years and now it attracts adventure junkies with its wall climbing, rappelling, and 200 meters and 100 meters zip line. During the exhilarating ride, you’ll get to enjoy a wonderful view of Mt. Isarog in its wild tropical perfection.
The natural warm water heals the body but the lush green surroundings purify the soul. It’s a really great place to bond with nature and the entrance fee is cheap as chips.
This is a great place to visit with your family. Contact Moraville Hotel and Restaurant to know more about budget-friendly family rooms.
- Malabsay Falls
Fancy hiking to Malabsay falls? If you’re a nature lover thirsting for cool water and soothing green vistas, check this place out. Located at the foot of Mt. Isarog, this local treasure is certainly one of the places to visit in Naga City/ places to visit near Naga City.
If you’re a solo traveler, contact Moraville Hotel and Restaurant to know more about budget-friendly single rooms.
This tourist attraction is roughly 40 minutes away from Moraville Hotel and Restaurant.
If you want to engage in water sports or maybe just go for a dip, one of the recommended places to visit in Naga City/ places to visit near Naga City is the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex. It’s ideal for tourists of all ages and especially popular among wakeboarders!
Like most famous tourist attractions in Naga City, this man-made attraction is only a few minutes ride away from Moraville Hotel and Restaurant.
Book your ticket, make your reservations, and don’t forget your sunscreen. You know where you need to be this summer! 😉
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