Caramoan Transportation

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    For The Daring,"Singgol/Habal-habal"

    by cyndymc Updated Oct 16, 2013
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    An alternative to tricycle ride from Guijalo Port to Centro: Single motorcycle (pronounced "singgol" by the locals) or "Habal-habal" for P20/pax or P100 special trip. Skilled drivers easily avoid the potholes so this is a faster mode of transportation.

    The "singgol/habal-habal" can carry up to 3-4 passengers.

    We met a tour guide who is also an agile "habal-habal" driver. If you like to be met at Guijalo Port and brought to your hotel, or if you need a fast ride to Paniman Beach, contact Rene Fernandez at +639296282894 or +639391926860. (You can also use him as guide, but that's another transaction.)

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    Ferry from Sabang Port to Guijalo Port- Vice Versa

    by theguardianangel Updated Aug 19, 2013
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    3rd: Travel by Water

    After the air and water transportation, finally we got to the Sabang Port.

    You really need to travel as early as possible so you can be able to arrive in Sabang Port before the last ferry departs at 2pm. Adult fare costs 120php. It’ll be also advisable if you take the ferry ride in the morning because the locals say that big waves accumulate every afternoon and that would be a very terrible thing to happen… but that’s what happened to us. Piles of waves welcomed us that I can’t help to feel sick at that time! I felt very dizzy and the feeling’s very unbearable! My friend who sat beside me, vomited… she felt very bad too.

    We’re supposed to travel for a maximum of 2hrs but due to the wavy journey, it took us 3 hrs to reach the Guijalo Port and arrived around 5pm.

    The trip for that day wasn’t that good.. gawd.. if you could just look at my tired face! I really felt soOo awful!!! So I strongly recommend that you take or bring with you your anti-emetics medicines for motion sickness.

    Please take note that last ferry ride from the Guijalo Port departs at 11am.

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    Boat from Sabang to Guijalo

    by heydelin Written Mar 12, 2013
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    Last trip from Sabang post to Guijalo port leaves at 2pm BUT it may leave before 2pm when that boat is full. We were on the port before 2pm and we were left so we need to take a chartered boat which cost a lot :(

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    Boat for island hopping

    by theguardianangel Updated Mar 17, 2012
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    Island hopping’s my favorite thing to do here in Caramoan! There are 10 islands that are very popular in the peninsula.

    We hired a boat for the island hopping in Barangay Paniman, since we’re on a large group we hired 2 boats (roundtrip) and paid a total of 3,000Php (cheap!). On the smaller boat we're 8 passengers (including the 2 boatmen) while on a much larger boat they're about 11 passengers.

    We’re really privileged to know a local from here since they served as our tourist guide of the islands. Even the boatmen are friendly too to give some information about the islands.

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    Tricycle (from Guijalo Port) going to town

    by theguardianangel Written Mar 12, 2012
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    Caramoan has 49 barangays (native Filipino term for village).

    From Guijalo Port, we rode a tricycle to get to Barangay Ili, to the place where we’ll stay.
    It took us about 30minutes to get there, fare’s around 20-25php per pax.

    After the terrible long ferry ride from Sabang port, we thought we already survived! But the travel from Guijalo Port to the town is not that good too. We went up like going up on a mountain.. well, the rough road was only on the 1st part of the trip and it didn’t take long to reach Barangay Ile.

    Barangay Ile’s market is commonly called as Centro. It’s just a small market with a few stores and 2 souvenir shops. You can also ask discounts when buying fruits, vegetables or meat.

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    Van for hire going to Caramoan (Sabang Port)

    by theguardianangel Written Mar 11, 2012
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    2nd- Travel by land

    From Naga Airport, you have to travel by land to take the ferry in Sabang Port. You can take a van for hire outside the airport. Since we knew a local in the city, we’re given to contact someone who can take us in the Sabang Port. We hired a van for about 1500-2000Php, gasoline fee already included. Kuya Budoy, our driver, who’s very polite and accommodating, is a fast driver. Time travel from Naga Airport to Sabang Port usually takes 1.5hrs-2hrs, but since Kuya Budoy drove fast, we’re able to arrive at about 140pm in the Sabang Port, good thing about it, we arrived before the last ferry that’ll depart at 2pm! Whew!

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    Cebu Pacific Airline to Caramoan

    by theguardianangel Written Mar 11, 2012
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    Travel By Air

    Local airlines like Cebu Pacific and Airphil Express offer domestic flights in Bicol Region. Flying from Metro Manila to Naga City takes about 1 hour. We booked our flight through Cebu Pacific Airlines and during that time we’re very lucky to avail a promo fare last January. We only paid 1675Php roundtrip airfare which is very affordable. You can avail promo fares like we did when you visit the website of the Cebu Pacific, I believe that Airphil express also offers promo fares.

    We arrived in Naga Airport at 1015am.

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    Take Boat From Sabang Port To Caramoan

    by cyndymc Updated Nov 30, 2011

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    The Motorized Boat We Rode To Caramoan
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    It was our first time to go to Sabang Port so we had no idea what the place looked like. When the other passengers got off the Filcab van we rode from Naga City, hubby Willy and I knew that it must be the place. We were surprised that there was no structure whatsoever that identified the place as Sabang Port. Then, men came scampering towards the van, and with loud voices offered to carry the passengers' bags. We realized they were the porters. As we waited for the ferry, we learned from the other people that the Port is near the market, but we had to take the motorized boat to Caramoan at a nearby beach because it was low tide so the boats coming from Caramoan cannot dock at the port near the market.

    It was a little past 9am, and we expected a boat to leave at 10am because we saw a boat arrive, and a local whom we met said that the departing schedules from Sabang to Caramoan are normally 5:30am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am 12nn, 1pm. However, we were told that the next trip would be at 11am yet. I thought perhaps it was that way during weekdays on lean months; there were only a few tourists and commuters.

    At about 10:20 am, passengers were asked to write on the boat's manifesto (a yellow pad, not a printed manifesto form), then at about 10:30 am, we were already allowed to go to the boat. Our boat left Sabang Port before 11am, at about 10:45 am.

    In Caramoan, we met Rene Fernandez (tour guide) who informed us that the first trip is 5:30am, followed by trips every 2 hours. That explains why when we were there past 9am, we didn't have a 10am trip, but had to wait for the 11am trip. The last trip is 1pm or 2pm, depending on number of passengers.

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    Bus trip

    by kemisteryoso Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    Bus trips start at 7 PM and be sure to book a week before your trip to have a better seat. Raymond is just okay but not so nice like Penafrancia or Isarog which are more comfortable they have Comfortech, lazyboy and captain seats to choose from. There is no seat available that is why we ended up on a 2x2 aircon bus. Plane is the best option but the flight schedule starts at 7:30 AM and there is 4 more hours travel by land and sea from Naga City. Bus fare ranges from 600 to 1000 pesos.


    Schedule of trip from Sabang to Guijalo port
    7 AM
    9 AM
    11 AM and 2 PM.

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    Product Of Caramoan Creativity: Unique Ride

    by cyndymc Written Apr 19, 2010

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    Unique Ride in Caramoan

    Hubby took the photo of this unique type of transportation. It looked like a "hybrid" between a tricycle and a multicab. We saw it on Real St. of Centro about 5:30pam, when there were very few tricycles. It was the only one of its kind plying the street. I didn't get the chance to verify what it was called.

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    Take A Tricycle To & Around Town

    by cyndymc Updated Apr 11, 2010

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    The Port of Guijalo is your entry point to Caramoan town. Early mornings, when it is still high tide, you get off the boat and walk down through wooden planks, with boat personnel and/or porters eagerly assisting you. Then at the port, you can take a tricycle enroute to Centro (town proper) for P20/pax, or if you do not want to share the tricycle with other passengers, you can just pay P100 for the special trip. From the port to Centro, the ride takes about 20-25 minutes. The time we went to Caramoan, we passed alternate stretches of concrete road and patches of dirt road (construction ongoing). Hopefully, the roads would have been fully constructed when you go there.

    Roads at Centro are paved, but going to Paniman from Centro, you will pass by some stretches of dirt road. Tricycle fare (special trip) from Centro to Paniman snd back is P150/one way.

    Aditonal tip: Wear a scarf or hat lest your hair become stiff because of road dust. A headgear is also added protection in case the tricycle's tire falls abruptly into a pothole, causing a bump on your head (roof is kinda low).

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    From Sabang Shore To The Boat

    by cyndymc Updated Apr 11, 2010

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    Porters Carry Not Only Bags But Passengers, Too

    At low tide, you will have to take a "unique ride" before you board the boat. "Macho" porters of Sabang Port will carry you over their shoulders so you don't get wet on the rampaging waist- to chest-high waters. It's amazing how they can carry you while carrying your bag, too. Usual tip is P20/pax, but nothing prevents you from giving more, especially if you know you're big and heavy.

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    If/When It Is Low Tide, Transfer To A "Banka"

    by cyndymc Updated Apr 9, 2010

    If/When your motorized boat arrives at Guijalo Port during low tide, you will need to transfer to a "banka" (small paddle boat) that will bring you to side of the port where the tricycles wait for passengers. Fare is P10/pax. We were not charged payment for our luggage, but the boatmen help us carry our bags.

    Observation: I noticed some locals didn't transfer to a "banka". They opted to stay behind until almost all of the passengers were gone. I asked a woman why they weren't leaving yet. She said the boat will be pulled to the port when most of the passengers have gone, so she will just stay and wait for that time to save on "banka" fare.

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    For Island Hopping, Hire Outrigger Boat

    by cyndymc Updated Apr 9, 2010

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    Outrigger Boat Used For Island Hopping
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    An outrigger boat is used to bring tourists to the different islands. Boat rental would depend on distance of destinations covered by the island hopping tour.

    We got a boat from Ramil Cruel (cp no. +639074351962). He owns & rents out 2 boats and a speedboat for island hopping. He used to personally act as boatman to guests, but this time, he was contracted as speedboat operator by Survivor-Israel, so when you contact his cp, his wife, Myrna will be the one replying to you. Standard rates for island hopping are P1,500 for short trip (nearby islands) and P2,500 for long trip (more islands included in tour). Boat rental from Ramil includes lifevests.

    If Ramil's boats have all been rented out, contact Rene Fernandez (cp no. +638105461222; email address is renetouristguide@yahoo.com). He is an independent tour guide who usually gets boats from Ramil, but he has a lot of other contacts for boat rental.

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    From Naga City, Take Van To Sabang

    by cyndymc Updated Apr 9, 2010

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    Van Bound For Sabang

    From Naga City, there are jeepneys and buses going to San Jose, Camarines Sur but we opted to ride a shuttle/van to go to Sabang Port (P90/pax fare). The Shuttle terminal can easily be found; it is just across SM Mall. The vans are in queue, and the one infront has to be filled to capacity before the next van can accomodate passengers.

    The van will pass through the towns of Pili, Ocampo, Tigaon, and Goa before reaching Brgy. Sabang in San Jose. The ride will take approximately 2 hours.

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