Other Places To Visit In Camsur
Sun, sand and sea... hundreds of islands waiting to be explored... seascapes with varying depths and infinite shades of blue, dazzling underwater coral gardens, skyscraping limestone formations covered in a rich green hue.
Mountain Climbing/Trekking at Mt. Isarog
A popular forest reserve and natural park, Mt Isarog, has become a favorite destination among mountaineers. For the people of Camarines Sur, the mountain provides potable water, building materials, medicinal plants and irrigation to the surrounding areas.
Towering 6,489 feet above sea level, it is now the last rainforest mountain in Southern Luzon. Mt. Isarog is a haven of indigenous flora and fauna, most of which are found on the base of the mountain slopes. Here you’ll be delighted to find rare and exotic orchids, medicinal flowering plants, wild boars, deer, squirrels and monkeys. Hundreds of waterfalls scatter all over, making it a breathtaking experience.
Camarines Sur’s latest addition to the roster of ecological sites is the Ragay Gulf where marine enthusiasts will be fascinated by the dolphins of Camarines Sur. Spotted dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins will greet passersby with their friendly and stunning exhibitions. These dolphins are permanent residents of the Ragay Gulf and can be spotted most frequently from December to August.
Bird Watching in Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur is home to a great diversity of endemic and migratory birds. Bird watching in Camarines Sur can be done in a variety of areas such as the Caramoan National Park, the marshlands of Magarao, Calabanga, the Ragay Gulf and even in the Ecovillage located within the Provincial Capitol Complex, in Pili, Camarines Sur. The variety ranges from tropical birds (exotic pigeons and hornbills), to water fowls (mallards, ducks and egrets) to Birds of Prey (eagles, hawks and kites).
The Deer Farm Ocampo
The deer farm is entirely stocked with different species of Australian deer such as Blackbuck Antelope, Fallow Deer, Chital Deer, Red Deer, Elk, and local deer such as the Philippine deer. Owned by the Camarines Sur government, it was started in 1996 with only 60 heads of five species from Australia. The number has now multiplied to over 300 heads.
Discover this enchanting retreat within the provincial capitol complex. A perfect harmony of modernity and natural splendor, the Ecovillage is an ideal tourist destination.
Explore the man-made wonders, from the cave, waterfalls, fishponds and breeding houses, to the aviaries with its exciting variety of colorful birds. For the sports-minded, the wall climbing facilities are a favorite while nature lovers and the slightly adventurous would definitely enjoy setting up camp or staying in the tent-like huts situated in the camping area.
Designed to display nature at its finest, the sprawling 25-hectare Ecovillage is, indeed, a bit of paradise found conveniently within the Provincial Capitol Complex, just minutes away from the Pili Airport.
Waterfalls Bolan-ogan Falls, Lagonoy
An impressive natural wonder situated in the town of Lagonoy, the Bolan-ogan falls is a treat. Relish in the refreshing coolness of the water gushing from picturesque rock formations covered in lush greenery. Itbog Falls, Sta Cruz, Buhi
The more adventurous can opt to rappel down this 30-feet high body of water/falls located in Barangay Sta. Cruz in Buhi. Trek to Itbog Falls, experience nature’s wonder and take in the breathtaking scenery.
Fancy a break from cosmopolitan living? Take a breather and enjoy the natural hot springs of Camarines Sur. Unwind and pamper yourself, revel in the therapeutic benefits of hot mineral baths (sulfur) and begin your journey towards healthier living.
Caves Kulapnit Cave
The cave contains stalactites and stalagmites of various sizes. At dusk, countless bats emerge from the caves, providing a mystical sense of awe and joy. Omang Cave
Enter a whole new world as you step into these limestone caves. Behold the intriguing stalactite formations in varying sizes. Explorations in these caves can be both intriguing and spooky, best suited for curiosity seekers.
Islands Atulayan Island
This tiny ivory-beach island was once the set of the French-Italian movie “Mutiny in the South Seas”. A 20-minute travel by motorized boat from the Nato coastline, the island is famous for its white sand beaches abound with colorful shells and rare stones Aguirangan Island
Its small size, relative accessibility and white beach made out of powdered corals make it a favorite excursion site. It has an area of 1.5 hectares surrounded by beautiful coral formations stretching a kilometer or more on the eastern side.
Sun, sand and sea…hundreds of islands waiting to be explored… seascapes with varying depths and infinite shades of blue, dazzling underwater coral gardens, skyscraping limestone formations covered in a rich green hue; a perfect natural combination for the ideal holiday destination. The Caramoan Peninsula is the Philippines’ next prime tourist destination.
Buhi is endowed with the most lavish offerings of nature. It has two islands, six waterfalls, 12 lakelets, 14 rivers, 15 springs and the fames Lake Buhi. At 300-feet above sea level, the Lake of Buhi presents a lovely picture, surrounded on all sides by hills a thousand feet high; its western shore is bordered by the remains of the Iriga volcano. Voted as one of the cleanest lakes in the Philippines, Buhi Lake is also home to the world’s smallest edible fish, the sinarapan (pandaca pygmea)
Rock Climbing in Caramoan
Camarines Sur offers an array of routes bolted on a massive limestone wall for this extreme sport. The bolted limestone wall found on Gota Beach in the Caramoan Peninsula is the first ever beach front rock climbing facility found in the Philippines
With the wide variety of athletic activities available, Camarines Sur will surely be a favorite destination among sports enthusiasts.
Every summer the Province of Camarines Sur is ablaze with the most awaited KAOGMA FESTIVAL. This occasion commemorates the founding of the province of Camarines Sur. KAOGMA dubbed as “The World’s Hottest Festival” runs for nine days from the 20th of May till the 28th. The Kaogma, which in local vernacular translates to “happiness”, is the biggest and the most colorful festival in the Bicol Region. Since 2005 the Kaogma festival has been using the chili pepper or “sili” as its handle, with the “sili” being the base of the hot, spicy and flavorful cuisine of the province.