if the view from the boat to the island is remarkable the view from the village to the shoreline is intimate. it is a spot where one realizes that the absolute escape for one to do is simply to do nothing.the colors blue, white and green radiates the islands of our archipelago. years back, we were only looking at Boracay, Palawan and Cebu when it comes to great beaches. but the time has come for Bicol to prove its grandeur in having the country's best beaches.one good stop is an island far Southwest of Calaguas and North of Paracale, the island of Maculabo. a long knife-like island with a nice beach strip that's about less than an hour trip from Paracale or Calaguas.the island holds a small fishing village hidden from the coconut trees. something unusual for an island dock site, where one can immediately see the nipa houses. here they are nestled by these trees.i was amazed when i saw this beautiful hidden village. you'll see thatched houses with walls made up of dried coconut leaves. just imagine how great a summer experience be in an island like this.for someone who grew up in an island, the wooden motored boats remains a favorite subject. a number of these lined up along the fine cream-colored fine sand beach makes an even great sight.we almost missed out dropping by this island on our way back to Paracale because of the strong winds during that day. but the boat man managed to bring us there since the waves was relatively fair. a great stop!
coming up... the reasons why i love Calaguas. a last look at the Calaguas series.