Take Anti-Motion sickness medicine
Luggage and bags: small bag will be more convenient
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: swimwear, slippers, shorts, shirts
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring Anti-Emetics/Anti-Motion sickness medicines- you may not want to feel sick when big sea waves attack during the boat trip from Sabang Port to Guijalos Port (vice versa)
Photo Equipment: camera
- Sailing and Boating
- National/State Park
A Little Of Everything You Need
Luggage and bags: Backpack, beltbag, 1 dry gear bag big enough to accommodate your backpack, 1 small dry gear bag for your valuables (mobile phone, cash, credit card, ID)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light cotton t-shirts/blouses, light cargo pants/shorts, swimwear, windbreaker, all weather sandals, aqua shoes
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: maintenance medicines (e.g., for hypertension, diabetes, asthma), first aid medicines (e.g. for allergy, fever, colds, diarrhea, balm or plaster for muscle pain, bandaid), wet wipes, eye drops, insect repellant, sunblock
Photo Equipment: digicam/videocam, tripod, lenses/filters, extra charged batteries, extra cleared memory cards, waterproof camera bag
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: sari to double up as picnic mat when needed, sunglasses, scarf, safari hat or any hat with string
Miscellaneous: For your island hopping, bring packed food, bottled water and plastic bag for your trash. For rock climbing, wear old long sleeved shirt that you wouldn't mind being stained or ripped by the sharp limestones.
- Mountain Climbing
- Sailing and Boating
Environmentally Friendly Flies!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Please bring very light and thin long sleeves and pajama pants especially if you’re camping out or staying at an accommodation where there are abundant mangrove trees nearby coz there are insects that have very itchy bites like mosquitoes. They call it Nik-nik OR Nok-nok or Sand Flies in English. Unfortunately, Off Lotions or any type of insect repellant doesn’t work. But don’t let that alarm you. A Nik-nik/Nok-nok/Sand fly only comes out when there's no wind blowing and/or during the moon formations and low tide. They are quite essential and beneficial to the mangrove environment, and the mangroves are very important feeding grounds for fishes, therefore, these sand flies, though not human friendly, helps the environment more than you'll ever know :)! So don't mind the bites, they're probably just getting their revenge on human beings for destroying half of the earth's environment :)!
Pack bag to Caramoan
Luggage and bags: The ever handy backpack is a must.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: No need to bring a whole lot of clothes. All you would ever need are beach shorts, tanks tops, swim wear, malong and of course your favorite hat. Well, do bring lightweight pants for the bus ride (the bus aircon could get too cold).
For swimming, if you have booties, bring it. Otherwise wear your sandals with straps (mojos). No need to wear rubber shoes going to Caramoan coz most of the places you would be going are the beaches and flip flops or mojo's is the way to go.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In most of my travel my kikay kit always contains:
small bottle of shampoo/conditioner (you can buy from Watsons a small container so you can transfer you favorite shampoo there)
several small soap (Safeguard or hotel soap with small soap sizes, so that i don't have to bring wet soggy soap after taking a shower in the beach resorts)
toothpaste and toothbrush
facial cleanser (you would need this esp after coming from a day soaked in salt water)
moisturizer and lotion
nail cutter (you'll never know when your nails might get chipped off right?)
small packets of wet ones/tissue paper (just to make sure that you don't get caught off guard in the bathroom ;) )
my medical supply is usually composed of: a few tablets of paracetamol, alaxan, non-drowse neozep, diatabs, antacid, anti-histamine and band-aids.
Photo Equipment: You might want to pack your cam in a handy dry bag (this doesn't cost too much, you can buy this in some sports shops or dive shops) and malong or towel to wrap your camera.
For those of us with no underwater cam, a disposable underwater cam is good enough since you'd be in the water most of the time.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you want to camp, La Playa is a good place to go since they have campsites. You can bring your own tent or rent one from them.
For the beach, bring along your booties, snorkel/mask (unfortunately corals and marine life is not that great, it has been damaged from overfishing some years ago according to locals), sunblock, and don't forget to bring food and lot's and lots of water. Island hopping takes the whole day and you'd need food and water to keep you happy. :D
- Diving and Snorkeling
- Adventure Travel
Outdoor Gears Needed
Luggage and bags: You should use a back pack rather than a shoulder bag, there are times where you will need to walk, back packs are easier to carry as well
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swimwear there are a lot of beaches in Caramoan, Outdoor shoes or walking shoes and Jacket or windbreaker nights in Caramoan are cold due to its fresh surroundings
Photo Equipment: Water proof Camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring a tent if you wish to camp in the beach or islands, Snorkel Gear
- Budget Travel