Island hopping at Caramoan is arguably one of the best experiences that any self-respecting traveler may have. Of the many spectacular beaches and islands that can be found in this town, one particularly captivating attraction is Cotivas Island, a tropical paradise merely an hour's boat ride from Caramoan proper.
A particularly pristine tropical island, Cotivas is a long stretch of white sand beach lined palm trees that beckon weary adventurers to its shores. Swimming is the ideal activity here as you can fully enjoy the crisp, cool light blue waters. Snorkelling and scuba diving are also offered to be able to also enjoy the breathtaking view of marine wildlife under the waves. With such picturesque surroundings, it is no wonder visitors keep coming back to Caramoan's Cotivas Island whenever they can.
How to get to Caramoan
By Air: The province of Camarines Sur can be reached by plane within 45 minutes. Flights are serviced by Air Philippines (Pal Express), Zest Air and Cebu Pacific from Manila to Naga City Airport.
By Land: Aircon and non-aircon buses from PhilTranco, Isarog Bus Co. and Peñafrancia Bus Lines ply routes daily through the Quirino Highway from Manila to Naga.
From Naga Central Terminal ride a jeepney or a minivan bound to Sabang Port / Talisay Port in San Jose. Travel time is about 2 hours. From Sabang / Talisay Port catch a motorboat enroute to Guijalo Port in Caramoan. Public boats are only available from 6AM to 11AM so be sure to be there before the last boat leaves otherwise you will have to rent a private boat. Travel time of 2 hours. From Guijalo Port ride a tricycle or habal-habal (motorbike) to Centro or wherever your accommodation is located. Travel time of 15-20 minutes.
Here is a list of inns, pension houses, and hotels in Caramoan that offer accommodations in the island.
- Rex Tourist Inn
- Villa Julianna Inn
- Caramoan Home Stay
- CMC Villa Caramoan
- Caramoan Bed and Dine
- West Peninsula Villas
- Gota Beach Resort
- La Casa Roa
- BC Hometel Tourist Inn
- Caramoan Kayaks Inn