Roughly 534 kilometers from Metro Manila, Lahos Island in the Caramoan Peninsula, Camarines Sur is blessed with a remote location and a sweeping landscape. Turquoise waters lap gently onto either side of the main beach strip, creating two separate beaches in this idyllic little island. Stroll barefoot on the chalky white sand or slip on your mask and snorkel to take a peek underwater for sightings of multi-hued corals and coral snakes. Limestone cliffs frame the island on all sides. This private island is the setting of multiple challenges in the international reality television show Survivor.
How to get there
Tourists from Metro Manila may fly to Naga, Camarines Sur via Cebu Pacific. Philtranco also offers bus trips to Naga. Hop off at the Naga Central Terminal where there are both vans and jeepneys headed to Sabang port. From here, ride a passenger boat going to Guijalo port in Caramoan. Travel time is roughly two hours. Get on a tricycle to Bikal port, which is the jump-off point for island hopping tours around the peninsula.
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By Celia Nachura
Published November 2016