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Mangcamagong Beach


Mangcamagong Beach is a clean gray beach facing San Miguel Bay with clear water suitable for swimming and outings.

by Kheem Caparas on June 27, 2012

Mangcamagong Beach is a clean gray beach facing San Miguel Bay with clear water suitable for swimming and outings. Its scenic and peaceful ambience provides excursionists and tourists a nice place for relaxation. Cottages, restrooms, roadside eateries, and sheds are available at reasonable prices. Here, you can broil capiz shells - a delicacy.

The Mangcamagong beach has almost the same feature as that of Taba-taba. Taba-taba can also be found in the town of Basud and it has a white sand beach. The only difference is that Mangcamagong beach has a longer shoreline than Taba-taba

How to get there

The beach is located in the town of Basud in the province of Camarines Norte. There are two ways to go to the province - either by land or by air.

By Land

Camarines Norte is about six hours drive from Manila through lush forests and picturesque seascapes. Leave Manila before dawn and eat a sumptuous breakfast of native dishes in nipa huts along the highway. Drop by fruit vendors along the way and savor the place's most delectable fruit - the piña. Before noon, you'll be in Daet, the capital, in time for business or pleasure. You can ride a bus from different bus companies like Amihan, Superlines, and PhilTranco, at terminals located in Pasay and Cubao.  

By Air

Camarines Norte can also be reached by air through the Pili Airport in Camarines Sur.  Airline companies like Zest Air, Philippine Airlines, and Cebu Pacific have routes from Manila to Pili, Camarines Sur. From the airport you can take a bus or a cab to Daet via Naga City, Camarines Sur's capital and home to Bicol's Patroness - Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia.

The town of Basud is 6 kilometers far from the capital city of the province which is Daet.

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