MY TRIP TO ATULAYAN ISLAND
This day trip with my niece and our friend, Jake was spontaneous. Had a late start and left the terminal in Naga City Central around 8:00 am..The bus ride took about two hours and had to take a Trycicle in Tigaon to Nato Port. From there, I hired a boat (Banka) for P700 ($16.50) and rented a Hut for P300 ($6.92). The boat ride only took us 15 minutes from the Port of Nato. The island is located in Sangay Camarines Sur and was once the site of the French-Italian movie “Mutiny in the South Seas.” It is a paradise of an island…with its thick forest, coral reef and friendly Bicolano caretakers.
I say, I truly enjoyed this day trip with my niece. Nothing but adventure especially the part when we had to wash off in the balon (well) and changed behind a coconut tree.
Now, I am itching to see Bagasbas in Daet Camarines Norte..a 4 hour bus ride from Naga City. It is known to be a surfing beach because of its waves….I plan to take my niece again tentatively this Saturday but will have to stay overnight if the plan pushes through. Would love to go to Caramoan but it is currently close since they are shooting the Survivor USA in that chain of Islands…
Happiness all day!