Matnog Things to Do

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    Gather Seashells at Matnog coastal areas

    by Ramsor Written Jul 22, 2008
    A Conidae
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    Matnog has its own share of Cypraedaes and Conidaes, among other seashells.

    Shell collectors would find it in abundance on Matnog coastal areas and islands. Residents are not that keen on collecting shells perhaps its not one of their primary concerns; thus, somewhat ignored.

    Some sea shells from Matnog have ended up in the hands of non-Filipino collectors and buyers.

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    Island Hopping

    by Ramsor Updated Jul 12, 2008

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    Juag Island, Matnog
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    Summer (March to May) is a suitable time for island hopping off Matnog coast, a local boatman with motorized outrigger can be hired for about a 1,000 Peso to take you to places notably the white-sandy Ticling island, Juag, Calintaan (where Subic beach is), among others.

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    Subic Beach: Island of Rose-Colored Sands

    by lekimumu Updated Mar 24, 2008

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    Subic is nothing short of magnificent. There are no resorts here and is more suitable for day trips. However, you can still camp there; the boatmen assured us that it's quite safe. We spotted several locals line fishing--maybe you can try buying fresh fish from them to cook on the island. Otherwise, if you plan on camping, better bring your own food and drinks before reaching Matnog. There are beachside huts where you can leave your things while you go swimming. It's written on the wooden planks that each one costs P150 to rent, but when we were there, no one approached us to collect, so it was free.

    It's funny because before we got there, the boatman was referring to it as Sorsogon's "Little Boracay". We just came from the deserted Tikling island and so he went on to tell us that Subic is more populated. Right. When we got there, the inhabitants were several chickens and not much else. There was a single caretaker who was sweeping up leaves; she's probably also responsible for keeping the huts and the shores clean.

    What's interesting about Subic is its fine, pinkish white sand. It is sometimes called La Playa Rosa because of this. The water is a clear and beautiful aqua and is pretty deep already just a few meters away from the shoreline. The waves are less choppy compared to its state before you dock inland possibly because of the island's shape. The calmer waters reside at the bosom of surrounding mountains and rocks. Moving outward there are many coral reefs to explore which is also visible even from the banca. That's just how lovely it is.

    We paid the boatman P700 for a ride to Subic and Tikling islands and back. That wasn't the original price and we haggled it down. But when we realized how far the islands actually were from Matnog (it was about 20-30 minutes away), we gave them an additional tip. P700 is actually pretty cheap for a banca ride like that, and every peso counts for these townspeople.

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    beach hopping

    by sadayhamok Written Mar 17, 2004

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    Makiwalo in Bacon, Sorsogon

    ... one should see the pinkish beach in the island of Huwag, it's called Subic beach. It's there one can also see a beautiful cave, a haven for vats and a huge deposit of A-grade fertilizers. Tikling island is also a must see island and its beautiful beach. You can cover the island by foot in less than an hour. This island looks the same viewed from any angle because of its triangle form. Swimming and snorkling and just lying on the beach complete the visit and keep you wanting to come back.

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  • Camping

    by SanBernardino Written Apr 12, 2003

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    one can easily camp along the beaches of the eastern part of the town. a real camping is on the island of tikling and subic, all have white beaches and the lights and sounds of mother nature. the waves in padang and kandumaay are a must see for surfers. bats and other birds make the islands their home for the day and bye for the night.

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  • Camping

    by SanBernardino Written Apr 12, 2003

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    one can easily camp along the beaches of the eastern part of the town. a real camping is on the island of tikling and subic, all have white beaches and the lights and sounds of mother nature. the waves in padang and kandumaay are a must see for surfers. bats and other birds make the islands their home for the day and bye for the night.

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    One of the 3 ferry in Matnog

    by kylian74 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Matnog's ferry

    The boat at 6 in the afternoon, ready for boarding! no much passenger that time, there are only 4 private cars on board.

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    The view from the ferry terminal

    by kylian74 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Ferry terminal in Matnog

    These is a part of the ferry terminal where they load and unload all vehicles and passengers going to Allen,northern samar.
    Still some part are under construction.

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