Friday, June 18, 2010

islands of calaguas

Mahabang Buhangin beach is not Calaguas. it is just among the most beautiful shoreline of Tinaga island. this island is also the largest in the Calaguas group of Camarines Norte. on my second trip here, we had enough time that i invited the group to an island closest to the central beach area. we rented a smaller boat since it's a short boat trip just about ten minutes. i actually think one can cross the island by swimming from the Northern side of Mahabang Buhangin.large rock formations shapes this island's coast and the sand that it holds. sand here are not as fine as the one in the central beach but one can easily find shells of sorts. but there's a part here where the rocks seem to have surrounded and hold the sand forming a good spot for camping.it made me wonder why the locals didn't gather the shells much, maybe because of its abundance in the many islands of Calaguas. it is quite common to see barnacles strongly attached on rocks which submerges during low tide on erosive areas.this uninhabited island is home to many crustaceans. though not big enough for land dwelling animals, shell picking or plain photo pose makes it a good stop.

31 comments:

gillboard said...

beautiful.

alicesg said...

Wow it is beautiful. We cant find such beautiful shells and corals here.

Sendo said...

gusto kong magpakawala dito after board exam T_T ganda

sheng said...

i really want to unwind there!

Photo Cache said...

oh that's simply gorgeous. i would spend a lot of time just combing for shells. how fabulous that they leave the shells alone.

Luna Miranda said...

it's weird that there is no shell craft industry in Cam Sur and Norte. but i know that some shells in Cebu used in fashion accessories come from Bicol.

the corals are beautiful! ganda ng photos mo.

beero said...

wow ang ganda naman pala dun kuya dong. nice pics! i remembered ininvite mo kong sumama. sayang di ako nakajoin. hehe

SandyCarlson said...

The shells there--and the shell seeker--are beautiful. You roll out one bit of paradise after another. We are spoiled.

Pietro said...

Another fabulous place. I'd like to walk very very much and admire in person those nice landscapes.

Raft3r said...

camarines norte
nice!

Redlan said...

I can simply say, calagues is almost a paradise!

Ailee Verzosa said...

i really love the photos of sea shells... cool!!!

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poea said...

how is the sand there? is it powdery? great pictures! :)

eunice said...

are this islands easily accessible? what a paradise! if there are good n cheap seafood to offer on the island, it would be great!

Bengbeng said...

i hope nobody goes there to harvest the shells for craftwork etc... one day it will all b gone

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Your Calaguas series really shows what a gorgeous, unadulterated beach foreign tourists miss out when they troop to overrated Thailand. Pero mas mainam nang mga lokal muna ang mag-enjoy nito bago dumugin ng mga banyaga.

the donG said...

sorry that i rarely have the opportunity to reply to your comments but with enough time today, let me see:

>gillboard, thanks!

>alicesg, you should visit the philippines again.

>sendo, perfect! pero check mo muna weather condition kasi medyo delikado pag tag ulan dun.

>sheng, you can have all the space that you want.

>photocache, let's do it.

>luna, really? hmmm... the bicolanos should benefit from this. thanks for sharing!

>beero, next time.

>sandy and pietro, we're just waiting for your visit to the philippines. (winks)

>raft3r, true!

>redlan, some parts it is.

>ailee, thanks! you'll end up bringing home a lot of it.

>poea, sand is fine in this island but not as fine as the ones in the central each area of mahabang buhangin.

>hi eunice, these islands are not so accessible in fact it's seasonal. best option for calaguas is between january to may.

seafood... you cant find it there but what you can do is to buy it from the locals and let it cook in the nearby village.

>bengbeng, it wont be much of an issue as long as they get the ones which were already detached from the crustaceans.

>nomadic, maraming salamat. that's true. in the case of calaguas it has a growing number of both (coming from the metro and the region's locals). this is because of the availablity of some packages for calaguas.

BlogusVox said...

Just as I thought. That white sand are pulverized corals and sea shell, isn't it?

Masarap mag overnight camping dyan, donG.

witsandnuts said...

The mind is yearning for Calaguas right now. Is it a good time to come in the month of December?

Heart of Rachel said...

That's lovely. I enjoy looking for unique shells.

nuts said...

papasyalan ko din yan at iuwi ko lahat ng shells..:)

docgelo said...

parang sobrang bait ni manong boatman for not rushing you to capture calaguas on lenses.

i like your photos with pebbles. the first one and the second and third to the last. husay!

The Gasoline Dude said...

Naks! Model si Rosa! :)

Hilda said...

Those black rocks are fascinating. Is there a volcano nearby? And it also looks like there's a coral reef among the islands too.

Finance Business Corner said...

I like it, and I'm sure everyone would like to place this good, I was eager to visit it for the sake of my family happy.

Travel vacation said...

Thank you for everything you have shown to us, you will definitely experience I use to soon come and visit this nice place.

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very good, the quality of the natural beauty of incredible ..

healthy live said...

thank you for this excellent info, I would like to visit there.

bobby said...

really beautiful and very fitting for my soon to visit.

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a good place that can increase the inspiration for all of us ..

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